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John Markson

Jun 19, 2017

Walker appoints assistant AG to Dane County bench

Gov. Scott Walker has appointed an assistant attorney general to fill a spot on the Dane County Circuit Court.

Apr 14, 2017

Walker seeking applicants to fill Dane County bench vacancy

Gov. Scott Walker is searching for applicants for an appointment to the Dane County Circuit Court.

Apr 8, 2017

Criminal cases on Supreme Court’s April docket

The Wisconsin Supreme Court will start the month by hearing oral arguments in three criminal cases.

Jul 19, 2016

Judge: State must enforce environmental protections on farm

A Dane County judge has ruled the Department of Natural Resources can't retract a previous decision and must continue imposing environmental protections on a large dairy-farm expansion.

Jan 6, 2015

Steelworker gets 20 years behind bars in woman’s death (UPDATE)

A judge has sentenced a Massachusetts steelworker to two decades in prison in connection with his former girlfriend's death.

Oct 8, 2014

Once more, with teeth

A scene that regularly plays out in my kitchen recently took center stage in a Dane County courtroom.

Sep 24, 2014

Jail a rarity for civil contempt

Attorney David Pliner knew his request for jail time was “extreme,” but he felt he had to try.

Sep 8, 2014

Litigious duo avoids jail time

Despite pleas from their opposing attorneys, a judge did not send a pair of litigious Madison pro se plaintiffs to jail for violating his court order in an already closed lawsuit.

Aug 25, 2014

Hearing set for motions against litigious pair

A Dane County judge will hear arguments Sept. 8 whether to again find a pair of litigious Madison residents in contempt for disobeying his order.

Aug 15, 2014

COURT GESTURES BLOG: Cracking down on a ‘litigious frolic’

Another day, another judge who criticizes and sanctions Rodney Rigsby for his litigious nature.

Aug 1, 2014

Attorneys seek jail time for litigants who won’t stop filing

Two attorneys have asked a Dane County judge to make good on his threat of jail time for two litigants who continue to pursue a case the judge declared over.

Jul 28, 2014

‘Banana Lady’ files again (UPDATE)

A Madison entertainer who has made a name for herself by repeatedly filing frivolous lawsuits has filed her second suit this month associated with a car crash.

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