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Koss settles suit against American Express for $3M

Koss Corp. has settled a lawsuit against American Express Co., resolving allegations that the credit-card company should have known that Koss’s money was being embezzled to pay for a former Koss executive’s shopping sprees. Koss, a Milwaukee-based maker of high-fidelity headphones, announced Friday that it will receive a gross amount of $3 million from the settlement. ... Subscribe Login Digital ...

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Schimel argues John Doe prosecutors should hand over documents

Attorney General Brad Schimel is arguing that a federal court has no authority to overturn the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s order calling on prosecutors to hand over documents gathered in a recently halted John Doe investigation into one of Gov. Scott Walker’s previous re-election campaigns.

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Mayor to announce changes to Chicago police training, Tasers

by Sara Burnett Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel is expected to announce Wednesday a "major overhaul" of police training, including a requirement that every officer responding to a call be equipped with a Taser, after a series of fatal shootings by police sparked weeks of protests and complaints that Chicago officers are too quick ... Subscribe Login ...

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Schimel calls for prosecutor to drop John Doe II

Attorney General Brad Schimel released a statement Tuesday calling on the special prosecutor who had been the lead in a now-halted John Doe investigation to not try to take the probe before the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Law sets procedures for settlement transfers

Wisconsin has joined 48 other states that have laws in place intended in part to prevent the beneficiaries of structured settlements from having to pay excise taxes when they sell their future payments in return for upfront cash.

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State’s high court accepts 12 new cases

The Wisconsin Supreme Court announced plans Friday to weigh in on cases involving time limits on filing medical-malpractice claims, breach of the duty to defend clients and the state’s recreational immunity statute.

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Walker calls for scrapping Davis-Bacon

Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker is hoping to pull his campaign off the mat by taking on unions — a familiar foe for the Wisconsin governor — in a sweeping plan to upend pillars of organized labor nationwide.

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Schimel sticks up for right-to-work law

Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel is calling for the rejection of a lawsuit filed against the state’s new right-to-work law, arguing it not only makes use of a “novel” legal theory but is also grounded in no prior case law.

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Court gives initial OK to privacy rule (UPDATE)

Lawyers and others who file court documents will be responsible for removing Social Security numbers and similar personal information beforehand, under a rule petition adopted by the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Tuesday.

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Flushable wipes prompt lawsuit

“Flushable” wet wipes are gumming up sewer and wastewater systems, necessitating costly maintenance and repairs, the city of Wyoming, Minn., is alleging in a lawsuit filed against a half dozen companies in federal district court: http://bit.ly/1Jv5omZ

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