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Sep 25, 2013

Dangers lurk around ghost blogging

Blogging can be a cost-effective means of marketing, but when the writing is done by someone other than a lawyer, firms put themselves at risk of potential ethics violations.

Sep 25, 2013

2 more cases tied to Milwaukee ATF sting dismissed

Two more cases tied to a flawed U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives sting in Milwaukee have been dismissed - this time because the prosecutor can't use the top agent as a witness.

Sep 24, 2013

Unions file contempt motion over restrictions (UPDATE)

A group of unions asked a judge Tuesday to hold Wisconsin labor relations officials in contempt for continuing to enforce parts of Gov. Scott Walker's collective bargaining restrictions despite a ruling the provisions are unconstitutional.

Sep 24, 2013

Appeals court refuses to overturn rape conviction

The Wisconsin Court of Appeals refused to overturn the conviction of a Somali refugee who argued that a Milwaukee County judge didn’t properly explain the ramifications a plea would have on his immigration status.

Sep 24, 2013

Long road ahead for proposed criminal code overhaul

A proposal to rewrite Wisconsin’s criminal code is drawing ire from some because of a clause that would eliminate preliminary hearings in felony cases.

Sep 24, 2013

Dane County judge orders telemarketing company to pay hefty fine

A Dane County judge has ordered a telemarketing company to pay more than $52,000 in fines for violating laws that prohibit companies from calling residents on a no-call list.

Sep 24, 2013

Bill proposes tighter gun rules for abusers (UPDATE)

A bipartisan bill expected to get a speedy hearing at the state Capitol would better verify whether domestic and child abusers covered by restraining orders have guns in their possession.

Sep 24, 2013

DA won’t press charges in officer’s injury at sing-a-long (UPDATE)

Dane County prosecutors have declined to file charges against a Capitol demonstrator who was accused of injuring a police officer.

Sep 24, 2013

Dane County jury awards couple more than $1.7 million

After the defendant rejected the plaintiffs’ settlement offers, a Dane County jury awarded more than $1.7 million to a couple injured in a single-vehicle accident.

Sep 23, 2013

Contractor plans to file garnishment claim for bar project

A Milwaukee contractor plans to file a garnishment claim against a downtown bar that has not paid more than $38,000 in renovation bills.

Sep 23, 2013

Labor panel won’t stop union restrictions (UPDATE)

Wisconsin labor officials are refusing to stop enforcing provisions of Gov. Scott Walker's contentious public union restrictions on local government workers, brushing aside assertions that they're violating a court order.

Sep 23, 2013

Justice Thomas touches on life, law

When Clarence Thomas reflects on his path from Pin Point, Ga., to the U.S. Supreme Court, he credits his college nuns with teaching him the most important word he ever learned. And that word was this:


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