Although there are no standard jury instructions in the 7th Circuit for harboring illegal aliens, an Aug. 4 opinion provides support for defendants to request a specific intent instruction.
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Discovery in the multidistrict litigation over the birth control drugs Yaz/Yasmin has been expanded beyond the 24 selected bellwether cases.Read More »
Boston - The recent vote by the U.S. Sentencing Commission to apply its newly reduced sentencing guidelines for crack offenses retroactively has spurred debate among defense attorneys, prosecutors and law enforcement officials.Read More »
A Milwaukee County judge on Wednesday set a trial date in the O'Donnell Park lawsuit in which 15-year-old Jared Kellner was killed when he was crushed by a piece of falling facade.Read More »
Almost 1,500 cases tied to the defective hip implants produced by Indiana-based DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. have been funneled into a federal court in Ohio, but Wisconsin personal injury lawyers now have the option of keeping claims closer to home. That ...Read More »
A Coloma man and a Madison nonprofit want further review of a $35 million farm project proposed for Adams County. In a petition for judicial review filed in Dane County Circuit Court, Bob Clarke, a seasonal resident, and Family Farm ...Read More »
When I was a child, a song by Vickie Lawrence reached number one on the charts, about an innocent man hung for murder, entitled “The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia.” The song warned, “Don’t trust your soul to no backwoods Southern lawyer.”Read More »
Recently retired Circuit Court Judge Edward Leineweber is now Of Counsel to Bell, Moore & Richter SC, a 160-year-old Madison law firm with offices located at 44 E. Mifflin St.Read More »
One of the reasons Milwaukee law firm von Briesen & Roper SC considered moving after more than 25 years, was because its building prominently featured a competitor’s logo. But now the firm, which has leased space in the building at ...Read More »
When Casey Anthony was unanimously acquitted earlier this month, a USA Today/Gallup poll showed that nearly two out of three Americans believed she was guilty of murder. How could the court of public opinion differ so drastically from the jury in an Orlando courtroom?
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