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Improving the lives of Milwaukee youth tangled in the criminal justice system, examining “unsubstantiated” child abuse, and how the #MeToo movement marks a changing tide for employers, including lawyers. The September Wisconsin Lawyer explores these topics and much more.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently ruled that the City of Madison did not violate the due process rights of a public worker seeking backdated hours and wages for purposes of retirement benefits in the public system.
A federal appeals court recently remanded a case to determine whether 11 Milwaukee police officers are entitled to qualified immunity in a case involving a 22-year-old Milwaukee man, Derek Williams, who died while police were arresting him.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court held its first oral arguments of the term yesterday. It was the first set of cases for the court’s newest member, Justice Rebecca Dallet, while the court's most senior member, Justice Shirley Abrahamson, began the last year of a judicial career that spans five decades.
A state appeals court has ruled that a circuit court judge did not properly follow a statutory formula to determine attorney fees in a third-party liability lawsuit that settled after an injured employee received worker’s compensation from an insurer.
Heavy rainfall, which is expected to continue in the coming week, has caused widespread flooding across Wisconsin. For law firms and lawyers impacted by the floods, the State Bar of Wisconsin can provide guidance and assistance.
Norris Culver admitted he was angry when he posted nude photos of his ex-girlfriend online without her consent, a violation of the state’s revenge porn statute. Recently, a state appeals court rejected his argument that the statute is unconstitutional.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court’s 2018-19 term is right around the corner, and the court recently accepted review of 21 civil cases, including one involving a continuing noise nuisance claim by a yacht club in the Village of Sister Bay.
Richard Arnold’s son accused Arnold of sexually assaulting him as a teenager and, in 2008, Arnold was sentenced to life in Wisconsin prison. Now that his son has recanted his testimony, Arnold will get a second chance to prove his innocence.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court recently accepted review of six criminal cases, including one to determine whether an expunged operating while intoxicated (OWI) conviction can be used to support a conviction for a second offense.
It’s called “candling,” using bright lights behind scratch-off cards to read numbers or symbols that might reveal a winning prize. Recently, a federal appeals court ruled that a Wisconsin-based company met the security standard for anti-candling.
Landowners in the Town of Hixton, in Jackson County, recently lost an appeal to stop a frac sand mine in the town. A state appeals court ruled that their complaint did not adequately state a claim for “anticipated private nuisance.”
A state appeals court recently clarified the elements necessary to succeed on a fraudulent transfer claim in Wisconsin, concluding the judgment creditor in the case failed to prove a transfer was made to an insider for an antecedent debt.
From health care cybersecurity to cannabis law, from #MeToo to protecting confidential employer data, the 2018 Health, Labor, and Employment Law Institute was action packed with big players and big information.
A state appeals court has ruled that the Board of Supervisors (Board) for Milwaukee County can compel the county executive to appear at Board meetings to provide information and answer questions, in addition to other rulings.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has ruled that the Madison Metropolitan School District is not liable for damages to a former student who alleged a security assistant sexually abused her when she was an eighth grade student.
The state appeals court has asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court to review a case involving the “forfeiture by wrongdoing” doctrine and whether out-of-court statements by a homicide victim can be used against the accused killer.
A 1938 Talbot Lago, worth more than $7 million, went missing 17 years ago. Milwaukee police learned the vehicle was shipped to Europe based on fraudulent documents. Recently, those claiming ownership moved one step closer to recovering it.
Kimberley Motley is the only foreign lawyer practicing in Afghanistan. Why does she do it? A new law affects divorcing parents who want to relocate with children. The new EU Privacy Law affects Wisconsin lawyers and clients, really. The July/August Wisconsin Lawyer looks at these and other matters.
A three-judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled that Wisconsin prison officials violated the constitutional rights of a transgender inmate by prohibiting her from taking hormones, reversing the lower court’s ruling.