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Apr 12, 2012

Court ruling puts final touch on election map

Two Milwaukee voting districts were revised Wednesday in favor of Democrats and an immigrant-rights group, concluding a federal lawsuit over the constitutionality of the state's newest election maps.

Apr 12, 2012

Judge asked to resume costly cleanup of Fox River

Federal prosecutors were expected to ask a judge Thursday to restart the cleanup of contaminated sediment from the Fox River in Brown County, a project that could cost more than $1 billion.

Apr 6, 2012

Lawsuits over ‘all natural’ claims blossom

A number of recent lawsuits filed by plaintiffs allege that companies are falsely advertising their products as “all natural” or “100 percent” natural when they in fact contain synthetic ingredients or genetically modified organisms.

Apr 3, 2012

US Supreme Court denies certiorari for Engle litigation

In between hours of oral argument over the federal health care legislation, the justices took the time to deny certiorari in the first of the Florida tobacco suits to reach the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mar 29, 2012

Court upholds PepsiCo trade secrets ruling (UPDATE)

A judge properly vacated a $1.26 billion judgment against PepsiCo Inc. in a lawsuit alleging the soft drink giant stole two Wisconsin men's idea for bottled water, a state appeals court ruled Thursday.

Mar 28, 2012

Voter ID lawsuits may go to Supreme Court (UPDATE)

Appeals courts sent two lawsuits challenging Wisconsin's blocked new voter ID law directly to the state Supreme Court on Wednesday, determining it was imperative to resolve the cases quickly given the slate of important upcoming elections, including the state's presidential primaries next week.

Mar 27, 2012

Judges: Collaboration needed on voting maps (UPDATE)

A federal court on Tuesday asked the parties in a lawsuit over two Milwaukee voting districts to collaborate on drawing new boundaries, a request that means legislators won't be called back into a special session to redraw the maps themselves.

Mar 22, 2012

Horse’s venereal disease prompts unusual lawsuit

A lawsuit filed by the owners of a prized Oconomowoc stallion against a prominent Wisconsin equine clinic gives new meaning to the phrase horsing around.

Mar 12, 2012

Suit challenges federal licensing of tax preparers

After three decades as a part-time tax preparer, 80-year-old Elmer Kilian of Eagle, Wis., is concerned that new IRS regulations may prevent him from hanging out his shingle. Kilian is one of three plaintiffs filing a federal lawsuit this week that challenges new licensure requirements for hundreds of thousands of tax preparers across the nation.

Mar 6, 2012

Judge temporarily stops new voter ID law

A Wisconsin judge on Tuesday granted a temporary injunction to groups trying to stop the state's controversial new voter identification law.

Mar 5, 2012

Wis. Supreme Court takes deep tunnel case (UPDATE)

The state Supreme Court's decision to hear a deep tunnel lawsuit has placed the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District at risk of spending at least $16 million to resolve the dispute.

Feb 24, 2012

High court won’t hear Madison’s Edgewater Hotel lawsuit

A lawsuit from two Madison residents contesting the merits of a controversial downtown hotel expansion project will not be heard by the state Supreme Court.


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