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Apr 22, 2013

Plea deal reached in illegal strip search case (UPDATE)

A Milwaukee police officer accused of illegal strip searches is expected to accept a plea deal.

Apr 22, 2013

US cracks down on worker classification

In an effort to fend off an official investigation of its books, a major tobacco company hired a law firm to audit the classification of 5,000 workers.

Apr 22, 2013

Court: Does ex or current wife get money?

Supreme Court justices are questioning a Virginia law that would override a federal employee's designation of a beneficiary in a federal insurance program.

Apr 22, 2013

Tort reform tug of war: Political opponents pit corporations against citizens in debate

If tort-reform bills now before state legislators had been laws two years ago, Lindy Orlowski would be out about $60,000.

Apr 22, 2013

State bill would shield job seekers’ web privacy

A Wisconsin state lawmaker is pushing legislation that would prevent employers from requiring employees or job applicants to provide access to their personal social media accounts.

Apr 22, 2013

DA promises thorough probe of police shooting

The district attorney in Winnebago County is promising a "very thorough" investigation into whether a town of Menasha police officer was justified when he shot and killed an armed 66-year-old man.

Apr 19, 2013

Judge rejects stay in police union lawsuit (UPDATE)

A police union's lawsuit challenging Gov. Scott Walker's polarizing collective bargaining law will go forward, following a ruling Friday by a Madison judge who refused the state's request to delay proceedings until appeals in another case were settled.

Apr 19, 2013

Once on life support, ‘I’m sorry’ bill gets another chance

After Wisconsin legislators failed last year to pass a bill that would have let doctors tell patients “I’m sorry” without fear of legal consequences, a nurse-and-doctor pair of Republican lawmakers has resuscitated the proposal.

Apr 19, 2013

Dahlby excels in life sciences, life

Mark Dahlby envisioned a very different career as he approached the end of law school in 2005.

Apr 19, 2013

Juror jailed for texting during trial

A judge in Oregon noticed an unexpected glow on a juror's chest while the courtroom lights were dimmed during video evidence in an armed-robbery trial.

Apr 19, 2013

Judges sue Social Security over case ‘quotas’

Judges struggling to handle a surge of disability cases sometimes award benefits they might otherwise deny in order to clear cases faster so they can meet quotas imposed by the Social Security Administration, according to a lawsuit filed by the union representing the agency's administrative law judges.

Apr 18, 2013

Misdemeanor charges filed in fatal Dodge Co. fire

A Cambria man faces misdemeanor charges in a fatal mobile home fire.


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