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Paralyzed attorney not eligible for workers’ comp, court rules (UPDATE)

An attorney left paralyzed during a motorcycle crash that occurred when he was traveling with clients is not eligible for workers' compensation benefits, since he was not technically working when he crashed, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals ruled Thursday.

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Appeals court won’t let man who threatened judge withdraw pleas

Appeals court won’t let man who threatened judge withdraw pleas

A Kenosha man with a history of mental health issues will not be allowed to withdraw his pleas for sexual assault of a child and threatening a judge, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday.

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Court rules on explosion settlement

An insurer is exempt from paying court costs and settlements connected to lawsuits filed after a contractor ruptured a gas line and caused an April 2008 explosion in Oconomowoc, the Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday.

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Evidence from warrantless search allowed by ‘good faith’ exception

Convicted murderer Jack E. Johnson asked the Wisconsin Court of Appeals to find that a warrantless search conducted in Mexico, which violated U.S. Fourth Amendment protections, should also be viewed as a bad search by Wisconsin courts.

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US high court ponders if forum selection clauses trump federal rules

Forum selection clauses are commonly used to control where disputes can be adjudicated, particularly those arising from business and consumer contracts. But when a party files suit in a court other than the one specified in such an agreement, how can the aggrieved party enforce the contract terms, given that federal law controls the issue of venue?

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Union president shocked by appeals court decision

County employees who retire after a health benefit is taken away are not eligible to receive the benefit, even if it was promised when they were hired, according to a Wisconsin Court of Appeals decision issued Tuesday.

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