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Federal law and Trump’s ‘Mexican judge’ comments

In an election year of equal opportunity hyperbole, presidential candidate Donald Trump’s comments in late May and early June about U.S. District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel — suggesting that his “Mexican” heritage creates an “absolute conflict” precluding him from presiding over the Trump University class action suit — were certain to ignite strong feelings, fears and days of seemingly endless talking-head debates.

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Making the jump from criminal to civil is more natural than you may think

I spent five years as a prosecutor in the Racine County District Attorney’s office and made the leap to civil law in January of 2014 with Habush Habush & Rottier. Since then, I’ve heard the above comment expressed with some frequency by lawyers who only practice criminal law and question how well their experience would transfer to a civil practice.

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When the doctor’s wrong

There is a scene in the 1970’s movie classic, "Network," when the TV anchorman Howard Beale finally snaps. “I’m a human being” (expletive deleted) rants Beale, “my life has value.” Value, yes, but God help us if we get sick.

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Resilience: An often overlooked ally

A recent study found lawyers have a rate of depression that is four times higher than that of the general population. The study also found lawyers have a rate of alcohol abuse that is three times higher than the general population.

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A crawl space too small

My job, like any Wisconsin trial lawyer, is to make sure safety rules are followed. That means if you are injured or a loved one is injured because of someone else's carelessness, shortcuts, or cover-up of a problem, we're here to help you.

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No infringement in law firms’ trademark fight

To build up its personal injury practice, the Krueger Law Firm in Roseville, Minn., urges prospective clients to call 1-800-INJURED, a trademark the three-attorney firm licenses through the Mountain Marketing Group, an Illinois company with a niche in the alphanumeric telephone business.

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