President’s Message: The Disappearing Defense Lawyer: Still Here After 20 Years

When I first started practicing law 20 years ago I remember numerous discussions regarding changes in the legal practice and the Disappearing Defense Lawyer. Twenty years later I am pleased to report Defense Lawyers are present and active in Wisconsin. Property and Liability Insurance continue to be mandatory purchases for all responsible…

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Advance eSheet June 11-15, 2018

(U.S. Supreme Court) Animal Science Products Inc. v. Hebei Welcome Pharmaceutical Co., 16-1220, 6/14/18. “Held: A federal court determining foreign law under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 44.1 should accord…

Advance eSheet June 4-8, 2018

(U.S. Supreme Court) Masterpiece Cakeshop Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Comm’n, 16-111, 6/04/18. “Held: The Commission’s actions in this case violated the Free Exercise Clause. ...(a) The laws and the Constitution can,…

Advance eSheet May 28-June 1, 2018

(Wisconsin Court of Appeals, recommended for publication) Town of Holland v. Public Service Commission, 2017AP1129, May 30, 2018, “¶5 We conclude that the PSC properly determined that construction of the new…

Advance eSheet May 21-25, 2018

(U.S. Supreme Court) Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, 16-285, 5/21/18. "Held: Congress has instructed in the Arbitration Act that arbitration agreements providing for individualized proceedings must be enforced, and…

Advance eSheet April 30-May 4 and May 7-11, 2018

(Wisconsin Supreme Court) State v. Jones, 2015AP2665, May 04, 2018, 2018 WI 44 (see On Point and Justia posts following) Daubert’s teeth still missing, On Point, Wisconsin State Public Defender, MAY 7, 2018 State v.…

Advance eSheet April 16-20 and 23-27, 2018

(U.S. Supreme Court) (Wisconsin Supreme Court) Deutsche Bank National Trust Company v. Wuensch, 2015AP175, Apr 17, 2018, 2018 WI 35 (see Joe Forward post following) Supreme Court Upholds Foreclosure Judgment, Bank…

Advance eSheet April 9-13, 2018

(Wisconsin Court of Appeals, unpublished signed panel opinion) Pinter v. Village of Stetsonville, 2017AP1593, Apr 10, 2018. Appeal from summary judgement on ground of municipal immunity, WIS. STAT. § 893.80(4), against…

President’s Message: The Disappearing Defense Lawyer: Still Here After 20 Years

When I first started practicing law 20 years ago I remember numerous discussions regarding changes in the legal practice and the Disappearing Defense Lawyer. Twenty years later I am pleased to report Defense Lawyers…

Advance eSheet April 2-6, 2018

(U.S. Supreme Court) Kisela v. Hughes, No. 17-467, 4/02/18 (see Amy Howe post following) Justices grant one new case, summarily reverse in excessive-force case, by Amy Howe, SCOTUSblog, April 2nd, 2018 1:02 pm…

Advance eSheet March 26-30, 2018

(U.S. Supreme Court) Hall v. Hall, No. 16-1150, 3/27/18 (see Thomas L. Shriner, Jr., post following) SCOTUS Raises an Interesting Question for Appeals in Consolidated Cases in Wisconsin, by Thomas L. Shriner, Jr.,…

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