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Apr 29, 2013

Bill to add penalties for harassing lawmakers

A Wisconsin lawmaker is pushing for tougher laws to deter people who would intimidate or harm members of the Legislature and their families.

Apr 28, 2013

Man who killed Summit police officers wins release

A man who killed two Summit police officers nearly 40 years ago has won release from a Wisconsin mental hospital.

Apr 28, 2013

Racine man requests not to attend own trial

A 68-year-old Racine man accused of killing a retired school teacher and robbing her of quarters doesn't want to be present for his trial.

Apr 26, 2013

US Supreme Court justices have mixed feelings in mixed-motive Title VII case

The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court seemed to have mixed feelings about allowing an employee asserting a Title VII-based retaliation claim to prove that his complaint of discrimination was one motivating factor for the employer’s adverse action rather than the but-for cause.

Apr 26, 2013

Rule would boost Medicare whistleblower bounty to $10M

A proposed rule to drastically increase whistleblower rewards paid for information leading to successful Medicare fraud actions to as high as nearly $10 million was proposed by the Department of Health and Human Services this week.

Apr 26, 2013

Supreme Court creates another snag for class actions

The U.S. Supreme Court dealt another blow to class actions in its recent decision allowing an employer to get rid of a wage class action by “picking off” the named plaintiff before it begins.

Apr 26, 2013

Attorney brings class-action background to Wisconsin practice

Doug Dehler honed his specialty skills as a class-action attorney out of state, but now he’s brought them home.

Apr 26, 2013

Things to consider before forming a small-firm partnership

It’s said that two is company, and three is a crowd.

Apr 25, 2013

Two tort-reform proposals move ahead, one likely dies (UPDATE)

Two Wisconsin tort reform proposals received approvals from a legislative judiciary committee Thursday and one more or less died.

Apr 25, 2013

Proposal changing informed consent law advances (UPDATE)

Doctors would not be required to give patients as much information about alternative treatments available to them under a bill passed by an Assembly committee.

Apr 25, 2013

Mom pleads not guilty in 3 kids’ fire deaths

A Milwaukee-area woman who lost three of her four children in a fire this month after she left them alone in a locked bedroom has pleaded not guilty to charges of felony child neglect.

Apr 25, 2013

State Supreme Court urged to take collective bargaining lawsuit (UPDATE)

A state appeals court on Thursday urged the Wisconsin Supreme Court to take a case brought by two unions challenging the constitutionality of Gov. Scott Walker's law effectively ending collective bargaining for most public workers.


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