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Road to Russia — Part II

Editor’s Note: Milwaukee attorney Diane Slomowitz is beginning her second week of teaching law to Russian students. Slomowitz has been writing about how she got involved with the international program that took her from Milwaukee to St. Petersburg. This week ...

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Statute cannot bar litigation in federal court

Wisconsin’s statute requiring that litigation over the value of corporate stock be litigated in state courts has been struck down as unconstitutional. Section 180.1330(2) provides that, if there is a dispute over the fair value of shares, the corporation must ...

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Supreme Court candidates spar with words

During his opening statements at a forum sponsored by the Milwaukee Bar Association, state Supreme Court candidate Michael J. Gableman jokingly felt the need to introduce himself to attendees in light of recent television advertisements. “Some of you might have ...

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Not all crack offenders get new sentences

Not everyone sentenced for crack cocaine offenses will be able to get a new sentence, despite the recent holding by the U.S. Supreme Court that district courts may depart from the guidelines to alleviate the disparity in sentences for crack ...

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Voelker field questions about electronic filing

Several members of the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Board of Governors raised eyebrows and a few questions about the proposed system for voluntary electronic filing of circuit court documents. With an established program already in place throughout the federal district ...

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