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Eastern District of Wisconsin

Oct 27, 2017

Snap-on to appeal $28 million patent-infringement award

The tool maker Snap-on Inc. says it will appeal a federal court verdict that awarded Milwaukee Electric Tool nearly $28 million in a patent-infringement lawsuit.

Jun 15, 2017

Bomb scare evacuates courthouse in Milwaukee

A bomb scare has shut down the federal courthouse in downtown Milwaukee and caused buildings in the area, including the Quarles & Brady building, to be locked down.

Dec 2, 2014

US attorney collects $14 million in 2014

U.S. Attorney James Santelle says his office collected a little more than $14 million through criminal and civil collections and asset forfeitures during the last federal fiscal year.

Nov 20, 2014

Pepper becomes first female Eastern District judge

The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed Pamela Pepper to be a new Eastern District of Wisconsin judge.

Jun 2, 2014

Candid courtroom: Outspoken judges prompt criticism, admiration

Not every judge would feel comfortable writing in an opinion that “the sight of a shackled litigant is apt to make jurors think they’re dealing with a mad dog.”

Mar 28, 2014

Union sues Milwaukee County over layoffs

A union representing 25 Milwaukee County Courthouse janitors who were laid off in December 2009 is suing the county, claiming those employees then were “blacklisted” from getting other county jobs.

Feb 26, 2014

Suit: Racine leaders targeted minority bar owners (UPDATE)

Eight people who once owned bars in Racine have filed a civil rights lawsuit accusing the mayor and other city officials of discriminating against them and forcing their businesses to close.

Feb 14, 2014

Judges, attorney nominated to fill Eastern District spot

Two Milwaukee judges and one attorney have been recommended to the White House to fill a vacant seat in the Eastern District of Wisconsin.

Dec 13, 2013

‘Porn troll’ attorney fined in Eastern District

A Geneva, Ill. attorney representing a so-called “porn troll” in a plethora of federal lawsuits has been fined $600 Thursday for including exhibits in cases that a Milwaukee federal judge said were meant to embarrass defendants.

Dec 10, 2013

Justices revoke Milwaukee lawyer’s license after numerous rule violations

The state Supreme Court revoked a Milwaukee attorney’s license Tuesday for repeatedly mishandling cases in state and federal courts.

Nov 12, 2013

Commission taking applications for Eastern District judge seat

The Wisconsin State Bar-appointed Federal Nominating Commission is now accepting applications for a vacant judge seat in the Eastern District of Wisconsin.

Oct 2, 2013

Shutdown clock ticking for federal judiciary

On Day Two of the federal government shutdown, federal courthouses continue to run.

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