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New Supreme Court Cases

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept four new cases. The Court also acted to deny review in a number of cases. The case numbers, issues, and counties of origin are listed below. 2006AP2254-CR State v. Doss In this ...

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Scott Jensen to get new trial

Former state Assembly Speaker Scott R. Jensen and legislative aide Sherry L. Schultz were awarded new trials by the Wisconsin Court of Appeals on Nov. 8, because the court concluded that the jury was improperly instructed on the elements of ...

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Plan gives lawyers flexibility

The state Supreme Court has tentatively approved a plan that would give lawyers some flexibility in deciding how to allocate the annual $50 assessment to support civil legal services to the poor. Responding to a request from the State Bar, ...

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Reversal of Fortune

As it did last year, the Milwaukee County Board voted to restore aspects of the county budget which would have severely cut personnel and funding for the circuit court. By a 17-2 vote at its Nov. 5 meeting, the board ...

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Cannon’s career comes full circle

Since Thomas G. Cannon retired from private practice in 2000, he has been catching up with his past. Or perhaps his past has been catching up with him. After an honorable discharge from the U.S. Marine Corps in 1969, Cannon ...

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Interference with custody interpreted

Where a man convinced two children to accompany him to his home, he violated sec. 948.31(2) — interfering with child custody, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals held on Oct. 31. The very strange facts of the case are as follows: ...

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New Supreme Court Cases

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept seven new cases. The case numbers, issues, and counties of origin are listed below. 2006AP291 Hornback v. Archdiocese of Milwaukee and Diocese of Madison This case examines the statute of limitations as ...

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State Budget and the Circuit Courts Highlights

Increase base funding for court interpreter reimbursements from $827,100 to $1,060,600 in 2007-08 and $1,125,100 in 2008-09. State statute revised to provide an interpreter for persons with limited English proficiency, regardless of indigence. Provide $1 million for legal services for ...

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New Supreme Court Cases

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept 16 new cases. The Court also acted to deny review in a number of cases. The case numbers, issues, and counties of origin are listed below. The first half of this listing ...

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SEC approves rule increasing protection

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently approved a controversial rule proposal that will add significant protections for investors purchasing or exchanging deferred variable annuities. Deferred variable annuities are life insurance annuity contracts whose value fluctuates over time, and whose ...

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The ABCs of LLCs, S.C.s and LLPs

LLC, S.C., LLP… If you don’t practice in the area of business or tax law, you may not know what the alphabet soup after a law firm’s name means — or what it means if there’s no alphabet soup there. ...

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