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Bio mechanics

Joshua M. Koch is a real Boy Scout. The civil litigator at Arndt, Buswell & Thorn in Sparta highlights his Eagle Scout award in his online firm biography. Koch also advertises his love of hunting and fishing, personal tidbits which often prove useful in connecting with clients, especially in northern Wisconsin.

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2010 Year in Review

From the ongoing debate over the mandatory bar to a district attorney resigning after sending inappropriate text messages, 2010 was a news-filled year for Wisconsin’s legal community. Take a look back at the highlights in the Wisconsin Law Journal’s 2010 Year in Review.

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Knowledge can be imputed to defendant

A lawsuit against Wisconsin Electric Power Company (WEPCo) can proceed, even though it was filed after the statute of limitations, because the plaintiff mistakenly sued Wisconsin Energy Corp. before the limitation period ran.

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New Supreme Court Cases

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept two new cases, both arising from a dispute between the Village of East Troy and the Lake Beulah Management District over a proposed high-capacity well. Proponents argue the well is needed to support increased development; opponents charge that pumping millions of gallons of water per day will damage the lake and surrounding wetlands.

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TIPSY-TURVY

A federal court has held that the Wisconsin Supreme Court unreasonably applied federal law when it upheld a trial court's exclusion of expert testimony based on the defendant's preliminary breath test (PBT).

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PBT results should have been admitted

A federal court has held that the Wisconsin Supreme Court unreasonably applied federal law in State v. Fischer, 2010 WI 6, 322 Wis.2d 265, 778 N.W.2d 629, when it upheld a trial court's exclusion of expert testimony based on the defendant's preliminary breath test (PBT).

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Ziegler in majority most often

The popular perception of the Wisconsin Supreme Court is that of a court deeply divided on personal grounds, with Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson and Justices Ann Walsh Bradley and N. Patrick Crooks in the minority.

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