Mistakes on a map do not give the state free rein to take private property without compensating the owner, a state court of appeals has ruled.Read More »
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Half a year after the rejection of a train company’s claim related to Gov. Scott Walker’s scotching of a high-speed railway to be built between Milwaukee and Madison, a railway is seeking compensation related to the same project.Read More »
In the wake of a Wisconsin Supreme Court decision that said it was unfair for residents to pay for documents to obtain a free photo ID for the purposes of voting, the state Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that residents soon will be able to obtain the documents for free.Read More »
Prior drunken driving convictions will play into the Department of Transportation’s decision to revoke a license, even if they were stricken from being part of the corresponding criminal case, according to an opinion issued by Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen.Read More »
Vince Megna, the self-described "Lemon Law King," has filed a writ of mandamus asking a Dane County judge to block a law because of what he sees as an error-prone form that litigants are required to fill out to make a claim.Read More »
A Kenosha landowner is urging the state Supreme Court to reject the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s attempt to avoid paying damages after removing a driveway.Read More »
A top attorney for the state Department of Transportation sought advice on interpreting a new motor vehicle lemon law from a lawyer who tried to stop the changes in the Legislature, arguing they made it difficult for consumers to successfully sue car dealers and manufacturers.Read More »
A Milwaukee resident is claiming more than $50,000 in damage to his home as a result of nearby construction on Interstate 94.
Tagged with: Detherdt Trucking Inc. DK Contractors Inc. Edgerton Contractors Inc. Enrique Rodriguez Gil Urfer I-94 Mike Pyritz Milwaukee County Circuit Court Nistler Law Office SC Sharon Blando Wisconsin Department of Transportation WisDOTRead More »
When the state cut Nels Naslund and his partners a $1.9 million check for a chunk of prime real estate off Highway 41, he said he never expected to have to share it with a renter.Read More »
A Milwaukee man who claimed the Wisconsin Department of Transportation undervalued his property by as much as $600,000 in a case tied to the construction of the Marquette Interchange won’t get a new trial.
Tagged with: Basil Ryan Jr. Biersdorf & Associates Dan Biersdorf Gregg Hagopian Marquette Interchange Milwaukee Circuit Court Register of Deeds Office Wisconsin Department of Transportation Wisconsin Supreme Court WisDOTRead More »
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal jury has convicted a Marshfield man of conspiring to sell fake driver’s licenses. Twenty-six-year-old Ricardo Gonzales De Arcos faces up to 45 years in prison when he’s sentenced in September. According to an indictment ...Read More »
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case of a Milwaukee property owner assessed the costs of removing a sunken barge from the Menomonee River. At issue is the doctrine of “judicial estoppel,” which provides that a party ...Read More »
Saying the owner of a sunken barge in Milwaukee was a “textbook example of a litigant playing fast and loose with the judicial system,” an appellate court judge Tuesday upheld more than $37,000 in environmental penalties. The case stems from ...
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The former owner of a storage yard in Milwaukee's Menomonee Valley whose property was seized through eminent domain faces a Dec. 1 deadline to remove a barge that sank in the river next to his former property.Read More »