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Attorney Disciplinary Proceedings

This is a reciprocal discipline matter. On January 14, 2019, the Office of Lawyer Regulation (OLR) filed a complaint and motion pursuant to Supreme Court Rule (SCR) 22.22, requesting this court suspend Attorney B.C. Fischer's license to practice law in Wisconsin for a period of 90 days, and direct him to comply with the terms of a Minnesota court order, as reciprocal discipline identical to that imposed by the Minnesota Supreme Court.

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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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