When a Kenosha County Assistant District Attorney turned a witness list in a “shaken baby” case over to the defense 13 days before going to trial, attorneys for the defendant cried foul.
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Should 30 years of experience and an average of more than eight hours a day behind the wheel make a trucker more aware than the average driver of dangerous traffic conditions and thus better able to avoid an accident?Read More »
Most restaurants don’t make it past the three-year mark. Thomas Linn’s Bristol Restaurant, early on at least, seemed to be one of the few that would beat the long odds. By the middle of 2013, the New Berlin restaurant was well into its fourth year of operation.Read More »
More than nine months after Michael Luedtke had rammed his Ford Escort into the back of a stopped vehicle at an Oshkosh intersection, he was charged on Dec. 19, 2009, with six felony counts of impaired driving and operating a vehicle with a controlled substance in his blood.Read More »
The Wisconsin Supreme Court’s decision, expected by the end of this term, in Julie A. Augsburger v. Homestead Mutual Insurance Co., could markedly increase liability risk for property owners who allow dogs on the premises, according to defense counsel in the case.
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When Watertown Regional Medical Center filed a small claims lawsuit trying to collect on an outstanding hospital lien, the District 4 Court of Appeals court had to decide whether a law firm was just acting as a conduit for payment or as an actual payor when it disbursed a related personal injury settlement.Read More »
Prohibitions against ex post facto laws are supposed to protect defendants from changes in the laws that increase punishment after a crime has been committed or sentencing has occurred, according to pro se defendant Aman D. Singh.Read More »
When company founders Terrance and Judith Paul decided to sell their majority interest in Wisconsin Rapids-based Renaissance Learning Inc. for $455 million in 2011, they offered a $1.60 per share bonus just to minority shareholders to keep them happy with the transaction.Read More »
When landlord Anthony Gagliano & Co. Inc. tried to enforce terms of a lease against a remote tenant for a commercial space in downtown Milwaukee eight years after the lease was signed, tenant Quad Graphics asserted that 150 years of Wisconsin case law suggested the effort should fail.Read More »
Convicted murderer Jack E. Johnson asked the Wisconsin Court of Appeals to find that a warrantless search conducted in Mexico, which violated U.S. Fourth Amendment protections, should also be viewed as a bad search by Wisconsin courts.Read More »
The city of Wausau’s decision not to renew a liquor license for local bar IC Willy’s after it hosted a “Girls Gone Wild” event did not require de novo review, the Wisconsin Supreme Court recently ruled.Read More »
A writ of mandamus forcing Wisconsin’s Brown County and the city of Green Bay to maintain health insurance plans and benefits for police officers, firefighters and sheriff's employees should never have been issued, according to a Wisconsin appellate court decision in Green Bay Professional Police Association et al. v. City of Green Bay and Brown County, 2013 AP 269.Read More »