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BENCH BLOG: Court helps define when open-records net can take in personal notes

BENCH BLOG: Court helps define when open-records net can take in personal notes

When a mid-state newspaper made a full-court press for the release of employee notes that were taken down during a school district’s disciplinary investigation, the Court of Appeals took the opportunity to construe an exception to the public-records law.

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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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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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