Three of the most difficult Rules/Principles/Doctrines in the Civil Practice of Law that have a direct impact on the award of damages are The Collateral Source Rule, The Principles of Subrogation and The Made Whole Doctrine.Read More »
A Guardianship of the Person for a Minor creates a legal relationship between "the ward" -- the child for whom a guardian has been appointed by the court and "the guardian" -- the individual appointed by the court to provide for the essential requirements for health and safety and personal needs of a minor.Read More »
This issue keeps raising its head over and over and over ... so I feel compelled to address it. The question: Must a landlord have completed the repair of tenant-caused damages to a rental unit before being legally able to deduct the repair costs from the tenant’s security deposit?Read More »
I thought, for a while, about whether the title of this post was a bit too extreme. My subject is the pressure placed on King & Spalding to drop its representation of the House of Representatives with respect of the Defense of Marriage Act.Read More »
The current Wisconsin statute governing spousal maintenance is an undoubtedly well-meaning legislative attempt to give broad discretion to judges who must make difficult decisions about the division of financial assets at the time of a divorce. I believe, however, that the breathtakingly broad discretion granted under the statute is a mistake.
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