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Danielle Bergner

Danielle Bergner, who represents the Redevelopment Authority as an assistant city attorney, describes herself as “a municipal attorney with a more specialized background in real estate.” Not surprising given that she has been a licensed real estate professional since she was 21.

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Steven C. McGaver

Steven C. McGaver didn’t want to follow his father in the law enforcement profession, or take his grandfather’s advice to attend the United States Naval Academy.

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Christine M. Rice

When she goes to CLE programs, an appellate decision Christine M. Rice often hears discussed is a case she helped take to the Wisconsin Court of Appeals. The court in Rosario v. Acuity found that the statute of repose barred a claim against a building owner for an injury due to a step that was built 40 years earlier in an unsafe manner.

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Katherine D. Spitz

Foley & Lardner may call its litigation department the “Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution” practice. But although Kate Spitz only joined the firm in 2007, she would likely have fit in well in the days before “alternative dispute resolution” entered the lexicon.

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Sarah C. Whiting

As a social worker with children facing delinquency or child in need of protection orders, Sarah C. Whiting says she did not feel she had the legal knowledge to advocate the way that she wanted for them.

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2009AP1524 SEIU v. WERC

LaborDuty of fair representation Multiple acts by a union, none of which is arbitrary individually, cannot be considered arbitrary in the aggregate. “WERC has never before held that various substantially different actions, none of which are arbitrary individually, can nonetheless ...

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2009AP2831-CR State v. Harrell

Search and SeizureSearch incident to arrest Where officers suspected that the defendant had committed a violent crime, they could lawfully search the area near him as an incident to his arrest. “Harrell does not dispute that the officers went to ...

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2002AP1871-D OLR v. Banks

Professional ResponsibilityReinstatement Where revoked attorney Elvis C. Banks failed to take the required CLE credits, failed to comply with the terms of his revocation, and failed to file tax returns, reinstatement is denied. “After our review of the matter, we ...

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2009AP2835-CR State v. Jones

EvidenceBallistic evidence Evidence tying a bullet or a cartridge to a specific gun is admissible. “Further, even in the federal system governed by Daubert, admission of firearm ballistics evidence is decided on a case-by-case basis. See, e.g., United States v. ...

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09-3518 U.S. v. Hudson

SentencingPrior convictions; look-alike drug crimes “Look-alike” drug offenses constitute controlled-substance offenses for sentencing purposes. “The Sentencing Commission frequently makes use of an explicit cross-reference to incorporate one provision or definition into another. See, e.g., U.S.S.G. § 2D1.1 n.3 (drawing the ...

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