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Dan Shaw is the managing editor at the Wisconsin Law Journal. He can be reached at dshaw@wislawjournal.com or at 414-225-1807.

Three Bears Resort developer gets jail time

A developer whose company went belly up after he persuaded a small Wisconsin village to take on millions of dollars of tax increment finance debt for a resort has been sentenced to five years of supervision on a related charge of theft by contractor.

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Winning streak: Tort-change proponents savor victories, look to make up defeats

State Rep. Jim Ott, R-Mequon stands along Michigan Street on April 8 in Milwaukee. Ott drafted some recent proposed changes to the state’s tort laws. (Staff photos by Kevin Harnack)

In compromising on and even killing some proposed changes to the state’s tort laws, supporters say they have furnished proof they are not mindless puppets controlled by outside interest groups. But plans already are afoot to resurrect some of the tort proposals that did not make it through the Legislature this session.

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