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Senate passes bill restricting attorney fees (UPDATE)

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin state Senate passed a measure Thursday that attempts to limit the amount of fees attorneys can collect when damages are awarded to consumers who have been harmed. The Republican-backed bill, as originally introduced, would have capped attorneys’ fees at no more than three times the amount of damages when ...

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Senator drafts legislation to protect drug makers

Sen. Rich Zipperer, R-Pewaukee, has drafted a bill that would protect drug makers from being held responsible for any claim based on strict liability for a defect in a drug if it has been approved by the Federal Food and Drug Administration.

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Senate bill could raise cost of cases against state

Individuals filing cases against the state of Wisconsin could now have their arguments heard by the judge of their choice, according to a Senate bill approved by the governing body’s judiciary committee Tuesday. Senate Bill 117 would allow plaintiffs — who file cases where the lone defendant is the state or one of its boards or employees — to choose ...

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Senate committee passes GPS tracking measure

Judges in Wisconsin might soon be required to consider GPS tracking of individuals who violate restraining orders related to abuse or harassment cases. The Senate Committee on Judiciary, Utilities, Commerce and Government Operations voted 5-0 to pass the measure Tuesday that would require courts to consider placing GPS tracking devices on restraining order offenders. The tracking device would notify the ...

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