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Door County
Jun 25, 2024

Wisconsin Supreme Court resolves Door County sidewalk issue

On June 19, 2024, the Supreme Court of Wisconsin reversed a lower court decision that impacts the use of a Door County sidewalk.

Feb 16, 2024

A loophole got him a free New York hotel stay for five years. Then he claimed to own the building

For five years, a New York City man managed to live rent-free in a landmark Manhattan hotel by exploiting an obscure local housing law.

Shipwrecked Pub
Dec 13, 2023

Door County microbrewery dispute to be litigated before Wisconsin Supreme Court

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has granted the village of Egg Harbor’s petition to review a Wisconsin Court of Appeals decision involving Shipwrecked Brew Pub and Restaurant — a Door County microbrewery and mainstay owned by Sojenhomer LLC. During an interview with the Wisconsin Law Journal, village of Egg Harbor officials said Shipwrecked Brew Pub and […]

Lac Du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
Jun 2, 2023

Federal government lawsuit accuses Wisconsin town of trespassing on tribal reservation

The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit to force a northern Wisconsin town to pay unspecified damages for failing to renew access easements on American Indian tribal land.

Apr 2, 2021

Split court finds DOT made valid offer for church property obtained through eminent domain

A split Wisconsin Supreme Court decided the Wisconsin Department of Transportation made a valid offer to a Fox Valley church for land obtained through eminent domain.

Nov 4, 2019

Eminent domain, road with ‘lengthy, complex litigation history’ at center of Supreme Court lawsuit

A Dane County road with a “lengthy and relatively complex litigation history” is at the center of an eminent domain case in front of the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Apr 8, 2019

Evers’ budget would restore eminent domain for bike trails

Gov. Tony Evers wants to restore local governments and state agencies’ right to seize private property for biking and hiking trails, a step that would again pit private property owners against villages, towns and cities looking to make public improvements.

Dec 26, 2018

High court to hear dispute over city’s annexation of land for sand mine

The Wisconsin Supreme Court will be kicking off 2019 with a lineup of oral arguments that includes a dispute between a city and town over whether the land for a sand mine was properly annexed.

Sep 24, 2018

Largest landowners left in Foxconn’s path sue over Mount Pleasant’s eminent-domain threats

The owners of the largest swath of private land left near the massive factory Foxconn Technology Group is building in southeast Wisconsin are suing to prevent the village of Mount Pleasant from seizing a sliver of the land for a road-expansion project.

Jul 17, 2018

New lawsuit challenges Mount Pleasant’s broad blight designation on Foxconn site

A group of homeowners filed a new lawsuit against Mount Pleasant on Tuesday, challenging the village's decision in June to declare thousands of acres of farmland in Foxconn's path blighted.

Jun 29, 2018

Eminent-domain fears swirl as Foxconn breaks ground in Mount Pleasant

As Foxconn Technology Group officially marked the start on Thursday of work on its $10 billion factory in Mount Pleasant, fears swirled that local officials were moving to unleash a legal means of forcing homeowners to make way for the technology giant: eminent domain.

Jun 5, 2018

Lawyer warns Foxconn blight designation could lead to lawsuit

Mount Pleasant officials slapped a blighted designation Monday on thousands of acres of land near the site of Foxconn Technology Group’s new $10 billion factory, a step that could allow the village to use eminent domain to obtain property from holdout landowners.

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