With a new legislative session underway, once again there are efforts to require Wisconsin family courts to order equal physical placement in every – or virtually every – case.Read More »
An interesting article recently appeared in the Wisconsin Lawyer concerning domestic abuse and child custody: Meuer, Gibart & Roach, “Domestic Abuse: Little Impact on Child Custody and Placement”, Wisconsin Lawyer, Vol. 91, No. 11 (December, 2018).Read More »
Five years ago state Rep. Melissa Sargent rejected the backward thinking of those who seek to maintain a failed "drug war" and announced: "The facts clearly show that legalization is right for Wisconsin and that the most dangerous thing about marijuana is that it's illegal."Read More »
Lawmakers, judges and lawyers have all struggled to find the appropriate balance between the ideas of liberal discovery, designed to ensure that every party can secure the best facts to support its positions, and the rising cost of litigation, much of which is spent on discovery, especially of electronic information.
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If America wants to be great, America and its leaders must be good.Read More »
FAMILY LAW: Court to look at when grandparents’ visitation rights can infringe on children’s well-being
On Nov. 7, the Wisconsin Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a grandparent-visitation case, Michels v. Lyons, 2017AP1142. This case affords the Supreme Court an opportunity to affect the law in an important and highly emotional area. In the ...Read More »
Candidates visiting the Kenosha News editorial board say there's heightened awareness among residents that the "dark store" tax loophole must be closed in Madison.Read More »
For decades, Wisconsin courts have deferred to administrative agencies’ interpretations of law. In a recent decision - Tetra Tech EC, Inc. v. DOR, the Wisconsin Supreme Court effectively ended this practice: “We have also decided to end our practice of deferring to administrative agencies’ conclusions of law.”
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Does glyphosate, the active ingredient in the widely used weedkiller Roundup, cause non-Hodgkin lymphoma? This question is at issue now in a lawsuit in San Francisco Superior Court. Hundreds more claims have been cleared to proceed in a federal multi-district lawsuit.Read More »
It’s 11 a.m. on a due date and I’m procrastinating, staring at my phone instead of my computer. This past month has been a mess, between deadlines and family health issues and summer school, with weddings and day trips and a conference thrown in for good measure. A three-hour hearing turned into six yesterday in a windowless basement room, and my lower back is screaming at me for sitting in the same wobbly government-issue chair in the same position for too long. Still, a stupid phone game is what I’m capable of handling right now.Read More »
Wisconsin added another chapter to its litigious history of skirmishes with lawmakers over releasing copies of public records under the state's open-records law last week.Read More »
We legally defend, with our tax dollars, our elected officials when they are sued for actions taken as part of their official duties. That's only natural and fair; the elected official shouldn't be personally liable for good-faith discharge of his or her duties.
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