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Statutory Interpretation – Pension – Collective Bargaining Agreement

Milwaukee County seeks to deny what it characterizes as "unusually generous" pension benefits to certain members of Milwaukee District Council 48 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (DC-48), citing the County's structural deficit, the escalating cost of the Employees' Retirement System of the County of Milwaukee (ERS), and the County's intention to grant a particular benefit to only those represented employees who were hired before 1994.

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Insurance Claim – Duty to Defend

In this duty to defend case, West Bend Mutual Insurance Company asks us to reverse the court of appeals' decision holding that the allegations in Abbott Laboratories' complaint against Ixthus Medical Supply, Inc. alleged a potentially covered advertising injury, and as a result, triggered West Bend's duty to defend under the commercial general liability policy West Bend issued to Ixthus.

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OWI – Sentencing Guidelines

This is a review of an unpublished decision of the court of appeals, State v. Justin A. Braunschweig, No. 2017AP1261-CR, unpublished slip op. (Wis. Ct. App. Feb. 1, 2018), affirming the Jefferson County circuit court's judgment of conviction of defendant Justin A. Braunschweig ("Braunschweig") for Operating While Intoxicated ("OWI") as a second offense.

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Attorney Disciplinary Hearing

Attorney Daniel Parks has appealed a report filed by Referee William Eich concluding that Attorney Parks committed eight of 14 alleged counts of professional misconduct and recommending that Attorney Parks' license to practice law in Wisconsin be suspended for 14 months, rather than the two-year suspension sought by the Office of Lawyer Regulation (OLR).

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