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Author Archives: Rick Benedict

1 year and 105 jury trials later, Milwaukee County courts continue efforts to return to normal

It has been nearly a year of in-person, pandemic-related operations for Wisconsin’s First Judicial District, and every day still brings new questions for Chief Judge Mary Triggiano. As she describes how Milwaukee County courts have been returning to in-person proceedings, a staff member interrupts to ask: Where should warrant return walk-ins be sent? “There are all sorts of things that ...

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Recommitment Order – Sufficiency of Evidence

WI Court of Appeals – District I Case Name: Milwaukee County v. T.L.T. Case No.: 2020AP426 Officials: DUGAN, J. Focus: Recommitment Order – Sufficiency of Evidence T.L.T. appeals a one-year recommitment order entered on May 28, 2019, and argues that the circuit court lost its competency when the expert reports bearing on the issue of T.L.T.’s recommitment were not accessible ...

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Bartelme helps make sure court can keep operating at a distance

Phil Bartelme has been at the forefront of helping the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin find ways to continue operating during the pandemic. With Bartelme, director of information technology for the district, leading the court’s efforts to permit remote work, employees were able to begin teleworking within a day’s time. Bartelme also helped find plexiglass, gloves ...

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Trademark Infringement – Damages

United States Supreme Court Case Name: Romag Fasteners, Inc., v. Fossil. Inc., et al. Case No.: 18-1233 Focus: Trademark Infringement – Damages When it comes to remedies for trademark infringement, the Lanham Act authorizes many. A district court may award a winning plaintiff injunctive relief, damages, or the defendant’s ill-gotten profits. Without question, a defendant’s state of mind may have ...

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