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Wisconsin’s new e-discovery rules provide a protocol for preserving and producing e-documents, create a safe harbor for electronically stored information lost solely as a result of routine computer operations, and more. The authors discuss the rules’ impact on attorneys’ discovery duties.
As a 13 year old, State Bar President Jim Boll was just as eager to shoot hoops on a basketball court as he was to sit quietly in a courtroom watching a trial. With an athlete’s energy and attorney’s focus, Boll aims to team with members to improve member awareness of the Bar’s offered benefits and services, strengthen local bars, and help young lawyers make connections, among other concerns.
The 2010 court of appeals decision in Williams v. Housing Authority of City of Milwaukee makes clear that administrative agencies must strictly apply the legal residuum rule and base adverse decisions on substantial evidence. It further held that agency decisions may not rely solely on uncorroborated hearsay evidence and determined that an agency may not rely on a default municipal ordinance conviction as evidence or admissions of the allegations in the underlying citation.

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