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Plaintiffs in Wisconsin courts suing manufacturers for injuries caused by alleged product design defects must now meet both the reasonable-alternative-design requirements and the consumer-contemplation test. Here's what you need to know.
By Richard Thomas Orton & Aaron R. Wegrzyn
The author discusses oaths of office, bonds, time of taking office, de facto officers, vacancies, and other spring organizational and transitional issues affecting new municipal officers and bodies.
By Claire Silverman
When do statements about people and events in the news cross the line from legitimate commentary and become libel or slander (collectively, defamation)? Ongoing litigation involving former football star Brett Favre might help clarify the law.
By David Perry Hollander & Douglas M. Poland
The author provides tips for the non-physical-contact activity of creating persuasive arguments in litigation, gleaned from the experiences of boxing greats, including Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao, and Mike Tyson.
By Jesse Blocher

Opinions, Voices & Ideas

  • Your State Bar
  • Every Member, Every Year
  • The "Every Member, Every Year" campaign supports and expands the mission and work of the Wisconsin Law Foundation. Larry Martin requests your help.
  • Solutions - Civil Litigation Series
  • Bottom Up Podcast: Discussing Intersections Between Law and Life
  • Do you want to listen as you learn about legal practice? Joe Forward says tune in to Bottom Up, a WisLawNOW podcast produced by the State Bar of Wisconsin, for engaging conversations led by co-hosts Emil Ovbiagele and Kristen Hardy.
  • Solutions - Rural Practice Series
  • Demystifying Law Practice in Greater Wisconsin
  • Over the coming months, attorneys will share their experiences to help demystify the professional and personal realities of practicing in rural Wisconsin. Paige Juel leads the series with a look at lawyer and nonlawyer population numbers in rural areas.
  • Blogs of the Month
  • Featured Blogs of the Month
  • Blogs selected for this column are published through the State Bar of Wisconsin's section blogs and WisLawNOW, the State Bar's aggregated community of Wisconsin legal bloggers.
  • Final Thought
  • Justice in 2023
  • 50-year member Gerry Mowris says the more things change, the more they remain the same. It's time to adequately fund the criminal justice system.

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