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Jun 10, 2013

Appeals court reverses decision that put brakes on speeding ticket

If a woman claims she was going faster than 90 mph in a 55 mph zone to get away from an unknown vehicle that was terrorizing her and following her every move, can the trial court legally recognize this as a “necessity” defense for speeding?

Jun 10, 2013

Walker makes appointments to 2 benches

Gov. Scott Walker’s office announced Monday the appointments of two judges, one to the Eau Clair County Circuit Court Branch 1 and one to the Jefferson County Circuit Court Branch 3.

Jun 10, 2013

Court: Judges can’t use new guidelines on old case

The U.S. Supreme Court says judges can't use newer sentencing guidelines on an old case.

Jun 7, 2013

Milwaukee asks court for sanctions against parking garage owners

Years of ignoring city deadlines finally could prove costly for the owners of an abandoned downtown Milwaukee parking garage.

Jun 7, 2013

Will Obama’s proposals rein in patent trolls?

The Obama Administration has announced five executive actions and seven legislative proposals aimed at holding back the tsunami of litigation by patent trolls, and lawyers are weighing in on whether the recommendations will wall off the tidal waves or merely be sandbags on the shore.

Jun 7, 2013

Husband charged in officer’s death in court

A state-hired psychiatrist has decided that an Iraq War veteran was not suffering from a mental disease when he allegedly killed his wife while she was on duty as a suburban Milwaukee police officer.

Jun 7, 2013

Tuttle helps clients explore all the options

A court case between two family members opened Debra Tuttle’s eyes to the power of mediation.

Jun 7, 2013

Who’s Doing What: Quarles partners graduate; Milwaukee Bar section head announced

Amalia Todryk of Quarles & Brady LLP, Milwaukee, was designated chairman of the estate & trust section of the Milwaukee Bar Association. She will take over in September and complete her term in June 2014.

Jun 7, 2013

Onalaska seeks city attorney applicants

The city of Onalaska is seeking applicants for its city attorney position.

Jun 7, 2013

Discrimination complaint filed against Regis

A New Mexico school principal has filed a discrimination complaint with Wisconsin state regulators against Regis Catholic Schools, contending it rescinded an offer to be its president because of unfounded speculation that he is gay.

Jun 7, 2013

Assembly approves court injunction bill

Wisconsin attorneys would be able to nullify court rulings that block state laws under a Republican-backed bill approved Thursday by the state Assembly.

Jun 6, 2013

Former US justice calls for fair, impartial judges

Many Americans do not see the need for an independent and impartial judiciary and would prefer that judges act as a reflex of popular will, former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor said Wednesday.


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