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Tag Archives: Peter Anderson

Wisconsin court: Hunters can train dogs on wolves

A state appeals court ruled Thursday that hunters can train dogs to chase down wolves, rejecting arguments from a group of humane societies that wildlife officials are allowing deadly wolf-dog clashes and cementing one of the most contentious elements of Wisconsin wolf hunting.

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Madison contractor questions legal fees

A construction contractor and the city of Middleton together scored a victory in court over the Associated General Contractors of Wisconsin, but that result cost the company about three times as much.

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‘Lemon Law King’ asks judge to block law

Vince Megna, the self-described "Lemon Law King," has filed a writ of mandamus asking a Dane County judge to block a law because of what he sees as an error-prone form that litigants are required to fill out to make a claim.

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Construction bidding dispute headed back to court

When Middleton officials stipulated that only members of a particular trade group could build a proposed public works garage using a method known as tilt-up concrete, the city limited the number of companies that could compete for the work.

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Judge postpones Middleton bidding lawsuit ruling

Dane County Judge Peter Anderson has extended until at least May 5 a temporary restraining order barring the construction of a public works building in Middleton following a daylong hearing in a lawsuit against the city.

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Recycling company fined for spills

A Clyman recycling company was ordered this month to pay $40,000 in penalties and court costs after it failed to adequately respond to two spills that sent waste into waterways, according to a news release sent Thursday by Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen’s office.

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Judge rules against telecom company

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Dane County judge has ruled against a telecommunications company that wanted to slow down a broadband project in rural communities. The University of Wisconsin System and others were awarded more than $37 million in grants for the project. Its goal is to deliver telecommunications capabilities to schools, hospitals and emergency services. But Wisconsin Independent Telecommunications ...

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Judge recuses himself from union case

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Madison judge has recused himself from handling a lawsuit challenging Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s contentious collective bargaining law. Judge Peter Anderson was presiding over a lawsuit two public union chapters filed in March alleging the law impairs unions’ ability to sustain themselves and individuals’ ability to associate with unions. The lawsuit also alleges the state ...

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Additional Unsung Heroes – Award Winners

The auditing staff in the State Public Defender’s Assigned Counsel Division has the challenging task of reviewing the thousands of bills submitted for work done by private bar attorneys. They review each one to ensure that it complies with the agency’s rules and policies. When things don’t look right and cuts are made to bills, they have the unenviable task of contacting the lawyers to let them know about the changes.

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