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The article looks at nine significant Wisconsin federal court decisions interpreting Wisconsin law in 2011-12, encompassing common-law claims and statutory interpretations.
The article highlights 12 significant decisions issued by the Wisconsin Supreme Court during its 2011-12 term.
In Miller and Casper, the Wisconsin Supreme Court reinforced Wisconsin's traditional support of allowing litigants their day in court by discouraging granting of default judgments when a defendant fails to serve a timely answer or moves for leave to file a late answer.
LLCs are now the most common business form in Wisconsin, but the statutes and case law are silent on whether LLCs, like corporations and other businesses, are subject to common-law fiduciary duties.

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Best practice recommends that you change your password frequently and that you don't use the same password for every website. In this video, available with the Oct. 3, 2012 issue of WisBar InsideTrack, Nerino Petro, State Bar practice management advisor, discusses passwords, password security, and ways to keep your passwords safe online.

Opinions, Voices & Ideas

  • Inside the Bar
  • The Need for Innovation
  • Make a decision. Move forward. These qualities inform how member leaders and staff work together to provide products and services to help you succeed.
  • President's Message
  • As We Progress...
  • Opening the lines of communication between members and the Bar puts us on the path to new ideas and solutions.
  • Ethics
  • Guard Client's Personal Information
  • Lawyers must keep confidential all client information, including personal information such as Social Security numbers, credit card numbers, and any other information learned or received during the representation. Lawyers must tell clients immediately if their information is lost or breached.
  • Technology
  • 25 Tips to Prevent Law Firm Data Breaches
  • Here is a look at the generally deplorable state of law firm information security and 25 practical safeguards you can implement to help protect your own firm.

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