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412 ABA Journal Wisconsin articles.

Street Legal Lawyers Look for Adventure

The deep aggressive roar of a Harley engine generally isn’t the first association that comes to mind concerning an attorney.

But it’s a familiar sound to the founding members of…

Sex With Client’s Mom Requires Waiver

It may be OK for a lawyer to have sex with a client’s mother—if the client approves the relationship in a written waiver of the conflict. But you can’t ethically…

Goat’s-Head Note Threatens Lawyer

Remember the fictional scene in The Godfather involving a severed horse’s head?

A similarly aggressive threat apparently was intended by the person responsible for leaving a severed goat’s head for…

Lawmakers Move to Slash Law School $$

A Wisconsin lawmaker fed up with “ambulance chasers” and “frivolous lawsuits” has managed to convince his state’s General Assembly this week to de-fund the University of Wisconsin law school.


Wis. Archdiocese Can Be Sued for Fraud

It’s too late for five alleged child victims of sexual abuse by Catholic priests in Milwaukee between 1973 and 1982 to sue the archdiocese there for negligent supervision. But it…

City Didn’t Discriminate re Bipolar Atty

A former city attorney in Lake Geneva, Wis., says he won’t appeal a state administrative law judge ruling that he wasn’t discriminated against due to his bipolar disorder.

Michael Rielly…

Another Big Defense Win in Paint Case

Now is apparently the time to be a defense lawyer representing a paint manufacturer in big-bucks litigation over injuries allegedly caused by lead-based products manufactured decades ago.

Hard on the…

Wisconsin Supreme Court: Officials Must Specify Subject of Public Meetings

Government officials must specify the subject of public meetings, particularly when they know the subject is likely to be controversial, the Wisconsin Supreme Court says.

Ruling today on a parent’s…

Wisconsin Bar Weighs a Degree of Change

Status may end as last state to admit its law school grads without taking bar exam

Risky Business

Wisconsin Court’s Risk Analysis May Be Last Hope for Lead Paint Plaintiffs