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Author Archives: Kirsten Klahn, kirsten.klahn@wislawjournal.com

Day in Circuit Court set for Oct. 8

The Greater Milwaukee Association of Legal Professionals, along with John Barrett, Milwaukee County’s clerk of court, and the staff of the Milwaukee County Circuit Court will host A Day in Circuit Court on Oct. 8.

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Dodge County courthouse putting paper in the past

The mountains of paper clogging the Dodge County Justice Facility are disappearing. In their place are neatly stored computer files and the feeling that the people working in the courthouse are leading the way in embracing new technologies.

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AG: Golf course to pay 12K for wetland, waterway violations

The Platteville Golf and Country Club will pay $12,000 for the grading and filling of a streambed and wetlands without obtaining a permit from the state Department of Natural Resources, according to a news release from Attorney General’s J.B. Van Hollen office.

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State settles Milwaukee County environmental case

Wauwatosa resident Ronald Collision will pay $2,000 for violations regarding the maintenance of underground gasoline and dry cleaning storage tanks, according to a news release from Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen's office.

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AG orders railroad to pay 49K for storm water, wetland violations

Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen on Friday announced Progressive Rail Inc., and its Wisconsin Northern Railroad division, must pay $49,000 in forfeitures, assessments, costs and fees for violating Wisconsin's storm water and wetland protection laws, according to a news release from the Attorney General's office.

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Wind farm opponents file suit over sign ordinance

Four Morrison residents on Thursday filed a federal lawsuit against town officials for prohibiting residents from placing signs with political or religious messages on their property, according to a Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty news release.

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Milwaukee files lawsuit over City Hall terra cotta

The city of Milwaukee on Friday filed a lawsuit in Milwaukee County Circuit Court against four companies for damages related to terra cotta installed on the exterior of City Hall during the building’s restoration project between 2006 and 2008, according to a city of Milwaukee news release.

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Senator drafts legislation to protect drug makers

Sen. Rich Zipperer, R-Pewaukee, has drafted a bill that would protect drug makers from being held responsible for any claim based on strict liability for a defect in a drug if it has been approved by the Federal Food and Drug Administration.

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Circuit Court day set for Oct. 10

The Greater Milwaukee Association of Legal Professionals, along with John Barrett, Milwaukee County’s clerk of court, and the staff of the Milwaukee County Circuit Court will host A Day in Circuit Court on Oct. 10. The seminar will be held at the Milwaukee County Courthouse in the jury orientation room, 901 N. Ninth St. Barrett will present an overview of ...

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Innocence Project gets $1 million in grants

For the second time in three weeks, the U.S. Department of Justice has awarded a grant to the Wisconsin Innocence Project at the University of Wisconsin Law School's Frank J. Remington Center.

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