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John Markson

Jul 18, 2014

Steelworker pleads guilty in ex-girlfriend’s death

A Massachusetts steelworker pleaded guilty Thursday in the death of his former girlfriend, whom authorities found shot in the head in her southern Wisconsin home.

Jul 16, 2014

Court: UW protester’s injunction must be refined (UPDATE)

A frequent University of Wisconsin System protester's antics clearly crossed the line into harassment but an injunction banning him from UW property or contacting UW personnel is too vague and must be rewritten, the state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.

Jul 14, 2014

Dane County judge halts serial litigants’ ability to file

A Dane County judge has permanently enjoined two Madison artists from filing any lawsuits against defendants and attorneys who were the subject of up to seven lawsuits that repeatedly have been thrown out as frivolous.

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Jul 10, 2014

Litigious duo face possible jail time

Attorneys who have been targeted by two Madison artists who made a reputation for themselves by filing frivolous claims against attorneys want a judge to put a stop to things, with jail time if necessary.

Feb 10, 2014

BENCH BLOG: A frustrating decision from the Court of Appeals (UPDATE)

In a decision that touches all three branches of government, the court of appeals decided that in actions for civil forfeiture pretrial discovery may be conducted.

Nov 11, 2013

Van Hollen on Act 10: ‘We shall win’ (PHOTO SLIDESHOW)

Arguing that the law penalizes those who exercise their constitutional right of association, Madison lawyer Lester Pines argued Monday that Wisconsin’s Supreme Court should strike down the state’s controversial collective bargaining legislation.

Oct 24, 2013

Judge tosses cops’ collective bargaining suit

A Dane County judge on Wednesday dismissed a law enforcement union lawsuit challenging Wisconsin's 2011 collective bargaining law.

Sep 13, 2013

Judge upholds UW doctor malpractice cap

A Dane County judge has upheld a $250,000 malpractice cap for University of Wisconsin-Madison doctors.

Apr 19, 2013

Judge rejects stay in police union lawsuit (UPDATE)

A police union's lawsuit challenging Gov. Scott Walker's polarizing collective bargaining law will go forward, following a ruling Friday by a Madison judge who refused the state's request to delay proceedings until appeals in another case were settled.

Jan 24, 2013

Court erases injunction against UW protester (UPDATE)

A Madison judge improperly issued a restraining order against a former legislator's son, a state appeals court ruled Thursday.

Apr 23, 2012

State’s high court to consider treatment court rules

Treatment court judges serve as both enforcers of the law and collaborators with defendants; a unique dichotomy that can test ethical boundaries.

Nov 23, 2011

Court: Claims can go to attorney general’s HQ (UPDATE)

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Talk about your legal technicalities. Three state doctors are fighting a malpractice suit by arguing their patient sent a claim notice to the state Justice Department’s headquarters in Madison. The doctors contend state law says such notices must be mailed to the attorney general’s state Capitol […]


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