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Civil Digest

Jul 18, 2018

Free Speech Violation

Under Illinois law, public employees are forced to subsidize a union, even if they choose not to join and strongly object to the positions the union takes in collective bargaining and related activities.

Jul 18, 2018

Sufficiency of Evidence

This case concerns the proper apportionment of the water of an interstate river basin.

Jul 18, 2018

1st Amendment Violation

The California Reproductive Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care, and Transparency Act (FACT Act) requires clinics that primarily serve pregnant women to provide certain notices.

Jul 18, 2018

Immigration – President Authority To Act – Establishment Clause

Under the Immigration and Nationality Act, foreign nationals seeking entry into the United States undergo a vetting process to ensure that they satisfy the numerous requirements for admission.

Jul 18, 2018

Court Error – Congressional and State Legislative Districts

Before us for review are orders of a three-judge court in the Western District of Texas effectively directing the State not to conduct this year’s elections using districting plans that the court itself adopted some years earlier.

Jul 18, 2018

Antitrust Violation

American Express Company and American Express Travel Related Services Company (collectively, Amex) provide credit-card services to both merchants and cardholders.

Jul 18, 2018

Indemnification – Statutory Intepretation

Becker Property Services LLC ("Becker") and Cintas Corporation No. 2 ("Cintas") executed a contract containing indemnification and choice-of-law provisions.

Jul 18, 2018

Court Error – Exclusion of Evidence

This is a review of an unpublished, authored decision of the court of appeals affirming the Lafayette County Circuit Court's judgment of conviction against Kyle Lee Monahan.

Jul 18, 2018

Substitution of Counsel

This original action is before the court for the determination of preliminary motions related to two issues.

Jul 18, 2018

Equal Protection Violation

This is a review of a published decision of the court of appeals affirming a judgment of the Circuit Court for Waukesha County, Patrick C. Haughney, Judge.

Jul 18, 2018

Noneconomic Damages – Medical Malpractice

Our review considers whether the legislatively-enacted cap of $750,000 (the cap) on noneconomic damages for victims of medical malpractice that is set out in Wis. Stat. § 893.55 (2015-16) is unconstitutional facially or as applied, based on equal protection and due process grounds.

Jul 17, 2018

Unemployment Compensation Benefits

Valerie Beres was denied unemployment compensation benefits on the ground that she was terminated for engaging in "misconduct" as an employee, namely absenteeism, as defined by Wis. Stat. § 108.04(5)(e) (2015-16).


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