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Tag Archives: John DiMotto

Milwaukee judge’s appointment of special master raises questions for justices

The Wisconsin Supreme Court justices on Tuesday appeared concerned that Milwaukee County judge may have granted too much power to a special master the judge appointed to handle a business dispute between two parties.

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BLAWG LOG: A quick survey of blogs written by judges

Senior U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Kopf made national news this week when he wrote on his blog, Hercules and the Umpire, about the frequent irrelevancy of the Supreme Court. “A lot of what the Supreme Court does is simply irrelevant to what federal trial judges do on a daily basis,” wrote Judge Kopf, who presides and blogs from Lincoln, Neb.

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BLAWG LOG: DiMotto on the state’s Good Samaritan Law

Section 895.48(1) of the Wisconsin statutes is commonly referred to as a "Good Samaritan Law." The intent of this law is to encourage people, particularly people with medical training and experience, to take action in an emergency situation to provide needed medical attention by providing them with immunity from civil, legal action.

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