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The criminalization of business

On day one in criminal law class, students learn about mens rea: a guilty mind as well as a guilty deed is a necessary element for a criminal prosecution.

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Bucyrus clears hurdle in merger lawsuits

Oak Creek-based Bucyrus International Inc. has overcome the first major hurdle in a handful of lawsuits seeking to halt a proposed $8.6 billion merger with Caterpillar Inc. and Badger Merger Sub Inc.

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Firms expanding due to  intellectual property growth

While many business-related practice areas took a hit during the recession, intellectual property has been a bright spot for local firms.

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Bouncing back from the recession

Mergers and acquisitions aren’t going to support a firm’s entire practice anytime soon, but the market for them is coming back from the depths of the recent recession, Wisconsin firms say.

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Entrepreneurs need counsel

Founding a company is tricky business — just ask college buddies Mark Zuckerberg and Eduardo Saverin, whose struggle for control of their creation, Facebook, was detailed in the popular 2010 film “The Social Network.”

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