A vanity search on the Internet may result in some dismaying hits. But it is not the basis for a federal lawsuit.Read More »
A party who wants to review the transcript of his deposition has to buy it, or review it at the court reporter's office. He can't force the court reporter to send him a copy, free of charge.Read More »
Wisconsin's conflict of interest rules don't apply in federal court.
On Oct. 5, applying 7th Circuit precedents, U.S. District Judge Barbara B. Crabb denied a motion for disqualification of a law firm, even if, under Wisconsin’s rules, the firm would have to be disqualified from representing its client.
A federal court has held that the Wisconsin Supreme Court unreasonably applied federal law in State v. Fischer, 2010 WI 6, 322 Wis.2d 265, 778 N.W.2d 629, when it upheld a trial court's exclusion of expert testimony based on the defendant's preliminary breath test (PBT).
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GoDaddy, the Internet domain name registration company, is subject to suit outside of Arizona even though its physical presence is almost entirely limited to that state.Read More »
If a defendant does not timely object that the plaintiff is not the real party in interest, the defense can be waived.Read More »
A confirmation hearing is not required in a foreclosure action if the defendants did not appear in the case.Read More »
U.S. District Court Judge Lynn Adelman issued two noteworthy written sentencing memoranda last month, imposing a sentence well below the guideline range in each.Read More »
It has long been the law that the State cannot intentionally delay charging a juvenile until he comes of age, and then charge him as an adult.Read More »
If a John Doe complaint alleges all the elements of a criminal offense, the judge must refer it to the district attorney for investigation.Read More »
But he need not recuse himself from the entire case; instead, the judge need only refer the motion to add the party to another judge.Read More »
Being polite to a suspect and repeatedly telling him he is free to leave does not create a safe harbor for questioning him without Miranda warnings.Read More »