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    • Tort Reform: Judges now have less discretion in finding frivolousness, imposing sanctions
    • March 16, 2011 — Amendments to Wis. Stat. section 802.05, which sets out the procedure for challenging pleadings as frivolous and for imposing sanctions, remove judges' discretion to impose sanctions after the safe-harbor period expires. Attorney Timothy Edwards warns those facing such a challenge to cure the offending pleading within 21 days, otherwise the judge must impose sanctions.
    • Getting your money's worth: Considerations in valuing a law practice
    • March 16, 2011 — Valuing a business is difficult enough, but valuing a closely held law practice presents additional and unique challenges. Whether a sole practitioner wants to move out of the area or retire or another lawyer wants to buy in, CPA Greg Ksicinski says sellers and buyers need to be aware of numerous issues in valuing a law practice.

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  • The new Daubert standard in Wisconsin
  • March 16, 2011 — The Legislature changed Wisconsin's rules of evidence regarding lay and expert witness testimony for all actions filed on or after Feb. 1, 2011. Marquette Prof. Daniel Blinka, author of "The Daubert Standard in Wisconsin: A Primer" (Wisconsin Lawyer, March 2011), explains the Daubert reliability standard's effect on Wisconsin evidence rules and practice.