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Weekly Case Digests — May 7-May 11, 2018

7th Circuit Digests 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Case Name: Sara Sampra v. United States Department of Transportation Case No.: 17-2621 Officials: WOOD, Chief Judge, and KANNE and HAMILTON, Circuit Judges. Focus: FMLA Violation – Time-barred Sara Sampra sued her employer, the United States Department of Transportation, alleging that it interfered with her rights under the Family and Medical Leave ...

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Weekly Case Digests — April 23-27, 2018

7th Circuit Digests 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Case Name: Jill Otis v. Kayla J. Demarasse, et al. Case No.: 16-1875 Officials: Focus: Order Correcting Opinion The opinion issued in this case on April 2, 2018, is amended as follows: On page 16, line 14, the word “AFFIRMED” is to be followed by the words “in part; VACATED and REMANDED ...

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Closing Arguments: Questions remain over state’s Keller dues policies

In a state with a mandatory bar, it’s perhaps inevitable that the dues lawyers must pay to practice law should become a subject of debate from time to time. Wisconsin has been no stranger to these controversies. In recent years, the state has seen a small group of lawyers regularly raise objections over what are known as Keller dues. These ...

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U.S. Legal Support completes acquisition of Gramann Reporting

U.S. Legal Support Inc. — a national provider of a suite of litigation support services, including court reporting, record retrieval and trial services — has completed its acquisition of Gramann Reporting Ltd., a court reporting agency headquartered in Milwaukee.

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Labor unions file lawsuit over Act 10

The International Union of Operating Engineers Locals 139 and 420 have filed a federal lawsuit seeking to invalidate Act 10, a law passed in 2011 that restricts collective bargaining.

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CLOSING ARGUMENTS: Getting down to tax

Looking for a way to raise money for various road and building projects without raising the property tax levy, Brown County officials last year enacted an ordinance instituting a 0.5 percent local sales and use tax.

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