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Barbara Crabb

Sep 14, 2018

Attorneys refile redistricting complaint, add voters

Attorneys seeking to invalidate Wisconsin's Republican-drawn legislative boundaries are getting ready to file new arguments after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to consider their lawsuit this past summer.

Jul 20, 2018

Dozens of plaintiffs heading to arbitration with Epic

Dozens of individuals around the country are entering arbitration with the Verona-based medical-software company Epic Systems over unpaid overtime claims.

May 21, 2018

US high court: Class-action waivers enforceable in employment agreements

The U.S. Supreme Court has handed down a decision finding that employment agreements may contain clauses that prevent employees from banding together to sue their employer.

Sep 28, 2017

Decision on class-action waiver cases has Epic stakes

The U.S. Supreme Court will kick of its new term in October with oral arguments in a trio of cases that promise to settle questions over whether employees can be forced to sign away their right to band together to sue their employers.

Sep 15, 2016

Same-sex couple wins lawsuit over birth certificate

A federal judge has ruled that Wisconsin must put the names of many same-sex parents on their children's birth certificates.

May 27, 2016

Wisconsin redistricting trial wraps up with 2 witnesses

A federal trial to help a judicial panel decide whether Republicans discriminated against Democrats when they redrew state Assembly boundaries five years ago wound down Friday as two political analysts testified the map reflects demographic shifts and doesn't necessarily guarantee GOP victories.

May 24, 2016

Attorney argues redistricting plan clearly hurts Democrats (UPDATE)

A GOP plan that reworked the Wisconsin Assembly's district lines was one of the worst examples of partisan gerrymandering in American history, an attorney challenging the new boundaries argued Tuesday.

May 22, 2016

Federal judge to hear evidence in redistricting lawsuit

A federal judge will launch a three-day trial this week to decide whether legislative district boundaries that Wisconsin Republicans drew four years ago amount to an unconstitutional attempt to consolidate power.

Jan 20, 2016

Madison attorneys wage Epic battle over labor laws

With a single click, Jason Lewis, a former technical writer at Epic Corp., gave away his right to band together with other employees to take his erstwhile employer to court.

Nov 4, 2015

Court: Judge properly tossed gay couple’s parental request (UPDATE)

A judge properly dismissed a same-sex couple's request for a declaration that one of them is the legal parent of the other's child, a state appeals court ruled Wednesday.

Sep 23, 2015

Federal judge says city not liable for contamination of Ashland lakefront

A federal judge has ruled that the city of Ashland and Ashland County are not responsible for the cleanup of a designated Superfund site on the city’s lakefront.

Jun 4, 2015

Judge sentences woman to prison for false tax return

A federal judge has sentenced a northern Wisconsin woman to a year and a day in prison for filing a false tax return.


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