In 2012, Radcliffe Haughton opened fire in a Milwaukee suburban spa, killing his wife, Zina, and two other victims before killing himself. Zina’s daughter, Yasmeen Daniel, later sued the website Haughton used to purchase the firearm.
The life and work of Vel Phillips, who passed away April 17, 2018, leaves a legacy that has forever reshaped the civil and legal landscape in Wisconsin.
The State Bar of Wisconsin’s Board of Governors approved a 2019 budget and heard reports on court e-filing developments and a petition to increase the hourly pay rate for private bar attorneys who take public defender appointments.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled (5-2) that an attorney’s presentment of an original note secured by a mortgage in court was enough to establish that the bank was entitled to judgment of foreclosure based on “possession” of the note.
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The Wisconsin Supreme Court (6-1) has upheld the conviction of a man who transported a loaded handgun in his car’s glove compartment without a concealed carry license.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has reversed a Wisconsin federal district court decision that halted, at the pleadings stage, a Wisconsin woman’s federal claims against a Watertown police officer who arrested her.
The Wisconsin circuit and appeals courts ruled that Robert Shugarts could not tap his underinsured motorist coverage because his claim was untimely. Recently, the Wisconsin Supreme Court unanimously reversed in favor of Shugarts.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled (5-2) that an appeal filed by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) must be heard by the District II Court of Appeals, based in Waukesha, rather than District IV, based in Dane County.
A defendant convicted of murdering his father at the age of 17 recently lost an appeal. A state appeals court rejected Dorian Torres’s argument that police violated the constitution when they entered his father’s home without a warrant.
A state appeals court recently ruled that a couple cannot proceed on negligent misdiagnosis claims against a physician because the lawsuit was not timely filed, applying Michigan’s statute of limitations under Wisconsin’s “borrowing statute.”
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled that a circuit court properly awarded attorney fees as an equitable remedy to a defendant who prevailed against a mortgage servicer that acted in bad faith and induced a mortgage default.
Between 2008 and 2014, the City of Milwaukee’s tax assessments on oil terminals located in the city were between $16 million and $23 million per year. Recently, the oil companies that challenged the assessments lost their appeal.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court may hear a case to determine whether Wisconsin law comports with recent decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court when it comes to sentencing juveniles to life in prison with no chance for parole.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court may decide whether a member of a liability company (LLC) has standing to sue another member of the LLC based on injuries to the LLC, rather than the individual member who is asserting the claim.
March 12, 2018 – In the mid-1990s, DNA samples pinned one unknown suspect with five different sexual assaults. More than a decade later, the DNA was matched to Rodney Washington, who was convicted. Recently, the convictions were overturned.
A who man signed guaranty on a $5 million mortgage loan secured by a sprawling Door County property recently won an appeal to the Wisconsin Supreme Court on the issue of a guarantor “credit” towards a money judgment against him.
The Dane County Board of Supervisors in 2016 voted against renewing a billboard lease near the airport in Madison, prompting a lawsuit for violations of the open meetings law. Recently, an appeals court said no such violation occurred.
A prosecutors' union argued that the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission (WERC) could not refuse to hold an annual union certification election for failure to file a petition for election. Recently, the state supreme court said it could.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has overturned the conviction of a Milwaukee police officer sentenced to 24 years in federal prison for sexually assaulting a woman who called 911 to report vandalism by her neighbors.