Even with a new chief justice, the disputes continue behind the scenes inside the Wisconsin Supreme Court.Read More »
A Wisconsin Supreme Court decision issued Thursday avoided a reinterpretation of law that would have left many mortgage lenders wondering if they could retain their right to foreclose on delinquent loans.Read More »
At least two justices on the state's Supreme Court have lobbied Senators in favor of a bill that would change the way the title of chief justice is bestowed in Wisconsin.Read More »
I know parents sharing a bed with their kids is a hotly contested issue. When I lived in Pensacola, Fla., the area’s medical examiner put her face on multiple billboards that essentially said “Don’t do it. It’s dangerous and I should know, I do the autopsies.”Read More »
Although it appears Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser is about to win the biggest legal battle of his career, he should be worried, even embarrassed, about the cost.
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The Wisconsin Supreme Court in fall will hear a construction litigation case in which an insurance company might be compelled to pay more than $600,000 in subrogation claims based on the interpretation of the word “occurrence,” the economic loss doctrine and commercial general liability policy exclusionary language.Read More »
The state Supreme Court delayed a decision Wednesday on a proposal to formalize a process in which foreign-educated lawyers would be eligible to take the Wisconsin bar exam, pending further review of the criteria.Read More »
State Bar dues may spike more than 15 percent next year, but assessments imposed by the Wisconsin Supreme Court will drop, albeit slightly.
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The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Monday unanimously dismissed a case challenging campaign rules that require financial disclosure from groups running issue ads for or against candidates.
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The Wisconsin State Bar dodged a budgetary bullet this week when the Wisconsin Supreme Court voted, 4-3, Monday against a potential performance audit of the organization.Read More »
As cost concerns loom over a proposal to expand civil appointments in state, members of the judiciary this week also began to question how such appointments would be divvied up without a plan for how to assign cases.Read More »
The 115th paragraph of a July 8 Wisconsin Supreme Court opinion consists of a single sentence: “… Justice MICHAEL J. GABLEMAN joins this concurrence.”Read More »
Defense attorneys may renew their campaign to recuse Justice Michael Gableman from criminal cases should attorney JoAnne Kloppenburg defeat Incumbent Justice David Prosser in Tuesday’s Wisconsin Supreme Court election. With Prosser on the court, the six state Supreme Court justices ...
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The popular perception of the Wisconsin Supreme Court is that of a court deeply divided on personal grounds, with Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson and Justices Ann Walsh Bradley and N. Patrick Crooks in the minority.Read More »