Wisconsin

366 ABA Journal Wisconsin articles.

Bud Light ads can’t mention rival beers and corn syrup without these qualifying words

A federal judge in Madison, Wisconsin, is barring Anheuser-Busch, the maker of Bud Light, from running advertisements that fail to give context to its ad claims about rival MillerCoors’ Miller…

MillerCoors sues over Bud Light corn syrup ad that had ‘nefarious purpose’ to mislead consumers

MillerCoors is asking a court to order the maker of Bud Light to stop running ads implying that Miller Lite and Coors Light have corn syrup in their beers.

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‘Making a Murderer’ team co-founds new Center for Integrity in Forensic Sciences

A team of lawyers in Wisconsin has launched a center to fight the use of problematic forensic evidence in court. Two co-founders of the Center for Integrity in Forensic Sciences, Dean Strang and Jerry Buting, are well-known in pop culture from their roles in the hit Netflix docuseries Making a Murderer. A follow-up season was released in October.

Takedown order for union’s giant inflatable rat didn’t violate First Amendment, 7th Circuit rules

A Wisconsin town did not violate a local union’s First Amendment rights by requiring it to take down a giant inflatable rat erected on a highway median, a federal appeals…

Appeals court says judge’s Facebook friendship with child-custody litigant could show bias

A Wisconsin judge created the appearance of partiality when he accepted a Facebook friend request from a woman before giving her sole custody of her son, a state appeals court…

Extreme cold causes widespread court closures in Midwest; one governor says US is ‘getting soft’

Many courthouses throughout the the Midwest announced closings Wednesday as an arctic blast settled on the region.

Both local and federal courthouses reported closings. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of…

Law allowing blood draw from unconscious motorist to be reviewed by Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to consider the constitutionality of a Wisconsin law that authorizes warrantless blood draws from unconscious drivers.

The court agreed Jan. 11 to consider the…

‘Making a Murderer’ lawyer acquitted on stalking charge; he did ‘meow randomly,’ court told

A former lawyer criticized by two courts for his representation of Brendan Dassey, whose case was profiled in the Making a Murderer Netflix docuseries, was acquitted of felony stalking on…

Judge orders detention of public defender for ‘acting like I’m some kind of idiot’

A Wisconsin judge ordered a short detention for an assistant public defender last Friday, saying he was in contempt for “acting like I’m some kind of idiot.”

Judge David Borowski…

Judge refuses to allow statutory rapist to share in settlement for son’s wrongful death
A Wisconsin judge has ruled that an absentee father whose son was conceived with his 15-year-old cousin is not entitled to share in an $837,000 settlement for the son’s wrongful death.
Federal judge accepts guilty pleas from lawyers in $4M phony billing scheme

Two Michigan lawyers are no longer practicing law at this time after a federal judge accepted their guilty pleas last month in an alleged $4 million phony billing scheme.

Lawyers…

Lawyer set to be recognized for volunteer work loses award over no-contest plea in sex case

The Wisconsin Lawyer’s Assistance Program Committee has rescinded an award recognizing a lawyer’s volunteer work after the state attorney general noted he had been accused of sexual assault in 2005.

Wisconsin law requires all litigation funding arrangements to be disclosed
Legislation signed by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker last week requires all third-party litigation funding deals to be disclosed—even if a discovery request has not been made for that information.
Bill toughening penalties for harm and threats to family lawyers heads to Wisconsin governor
A bill that would make it a felony to harm or threaten lawyers for their work in family law cases is heading to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.
Lawyer is accused of forging judge’s signature to back up his false claim on plea deal

A suspended Wisconsin lawyer has been accused of forging a judge’s signature on a phony document he gave to a client to mislead him about terms of a plea deal.

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