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Reducing Clauses Analysis

If this decision is published, and not reversed by the Supreme Court, it is going to cause problems in determining its breadth. In this case, both the appellant’s and the appellee’s briefs were extremely well written. Significant swaths of text ...

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DNR Case Analysis

The question that leaps out when reading this opinion is, “How can this issue be considered without any reference to sec. 227.57(8)?” Indisputably, the Legislature has given the DNR broad authority. If the DNR’s interpretation of sec. 30.03(4) and NR ...

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Injunctions Case Analysis

The court’s discussion of the decision in D. Patrick, Inc., v. Ford Motor Co., 8 F.3d 455 (7th Cir. 1993), does not actually limit the precedent of that decision in any way, nor that of H.K. Porter Co. v. National ...

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Professional Fees Case Analysis

The decision is beneficial for attorneys, inasmuch as the professionals employed by trustees and creditor committees are frequently attorneys. Earlier this year, the bankruptcy community in the Eastern District of Wisconsin was thrown for a loop when a bankruptcy judge ...

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Patent changes pending

Raye Lynn Daugherty practices intellectual property law at Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP Thomas Edison appeared to have the right approach when it came to ensuring his legacy and securing over 1,000 patents. A pair of recent federal legislative proposals ...

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Audit supports courts’ staffing

Wisconsin Law Journal file photo With the budget season rapidly approaching, the Milwaukee County Depart-ment of Audits in cooperation with the National Center of State Courts (NCSC) completed a summer-long investigation into the operating costs and efficiency of the county ...

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Frivolous Case Analysis

The court gave two options for how the defendant could have recovered sanctions because of the frivolous suit: move for sanctions under the old law prior to July 1, 2005; or move for sanctions under the new law between July ...

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State Bar referendum on hold

Wisconsin Law Journal File Photo It has been more than 15 years since the State Bar was briefly a voluntary organization, but current President Steven A. Levine has crusaded to re-open the issue for debate. Levine planned to generate discussion ...

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Attorney Fees Case Analysis

As the court noted, it has on several occasions in the past, criticized the practice of dismissing cases with prejudice, while reserving jurisdiction to enforce the terms of the settlement. The court has been doing so at least since Otis ...

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