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Plain meaning or ’causes confusion’: Supreme Court disagrees on DOT property damage case

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Although the majority of the Wisconsin Supreme Court agreed a Kenosha company didn't have a claim against the Wisconsin Department of Transportation for property damage in a recent decision, the three dissenting justices said the majority's opinion is going to cause confusion throughout the court system.

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Attorney finds his niche in public agencies

Daniel Graff was interested in working in the private sector after law school, but, as he said, it “didn’t take him up on the offer.” Instead, Graff found his way into the public side of law, working 17 years for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources before joining the state Department of Transportation in July.

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High court agrees to take on barge case

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case of a Milwaukee property owner assessed the costs of removing a sunken barge from the Menomonee River. At issue is the doctrine of “judicial estoppel,” which provides that a party ...

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Court confirms owner must pay to have sunken barge removed

Saying the owner of a sunken barge in Milwaukee was a “textbook example of a litigant playing fast and loose with the judicial system,” an appellate court judge Tuesday upheld more than $37,000 in environmental penalties. The case stems from ...

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