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Following the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Granholm v. Heald striking down state efforts to stem the cross-border flow of wine, even sober minds are challenged to understand the degree to which the dormant Commerce Clause limits state discretion in regulating alcohol-beverage distribution. Despite lower-court decisions interpreting, and legislative responses to, the Granholm decision, questions remain.
Adverse-possession disputes are emotionally charged matters that are pervasive in Wisconsin. Recent cases heard by the Wisconsin Court of Appeals highlight some of the many complications of adverse possession and provide insight into how to prove and defend adverse-possession claims and how to avoid a dispute in the first place.
As of March 1, real estate licensees are required to use the 2010 WB-11 – residential offer to purchase form, authorized by the Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing. The new form, however, contains substantive drafting errors that might require a recall of the form. Until then, here is some guidance on using the form.

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