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Following denials, laid-off Wisconsin workers with disabilities now eligible for federal pandemic aid

By Bram Sable-Smith Wisconsin Public Radio Possibly hundreds of laid-off Wisconsin workers with disabilities can now obtain the sort of federal aid that other unemployed workers have been able to receive during the pandemic. The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development ...

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Judge lifts gag order in George Floyd case

This combination of photos provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office in Minnesota on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, shows Derek Chauvin, from left, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao. Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder of George Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by him and the other Minneapolis police officers on May 25. Kueng, Lane and Thao have been charged with aiding and abetting Chauvin. (Hennepin County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Hennepin County District Court Judge Peter Cahill on Tuesday lifted a gag order in the criminal case against four former officers charged in death of George Floyd, but said he would take under advisement a news media coalition’s request to make body camera footage more widely available.

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Dropbox ate my discovery requests: The current law on electronic service of legal documents

Greg Heinen is an associate and business litigation lawyer with Foley & Lardner. He is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation and Dispute Resolution and Antitrust Practices.

Imagine this: You’re a lawyer representing one of many defendants in a new lawsuit. You receive an email from the plaintiff’s lawyers, addressed to you as well as counsel for 19 other defendants. All that’s in the email is a link to a Dropbox folder, which contains 20 sets of discovery requests (one to each defendant).

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Delegation from Georgia comes to Wisconsin to learn about US judiciary

A group of women judges from the country of Georgia recently visited Milwaukee to learn more about the U.S. judiciary, particularly about how women support each other in the legal profession and how the law affects the lives of women. (Photo courtesy of Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren)

Female judges from the country of Georgia recently visited Milwaukee to learn more about the U.S. judiciary, particularly to learn about how women support each other in the legal profession, to observe courtrooms in action, and to learn about how the law affects the lives of women and how it has advanced or hindered equality in the U.S.

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