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Arnstein & Lehr LLP Legal News

Arnstein & Lehr LLP Legal News

Features news, publications, events and cases.

http://legalnews.arnstein.com
  • Jan 8

    Joel Hurwitz quoted in Law360 regarding real estate legislative and regulatory issue

    Joel Hurwitz quoted in Law360 regarding real estate legislative and regulatory issue
    Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Joel Hurwitz was quoted in a January 1 article, “Real Estate Regulation And Legislation To Watch in 2014.” The article provides an overview of the biggest legislative and regulatory issues real…
  • Jan 8

    Robert E. McKenzie writes on common tax mistakes and Swiss tax evasion issue

    Robert E. McKenzie writes on common tax mistakes and Swiss tax evasion issue
    Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Robert E. McKenzie was quoted in two recent articles, one dealing with common tax mistakes and the other with tax evasion issues in Switzerland. The first article, “Avoid These 10 Common Tax…
  • Jan 8

    David Sugar testifies on proposed amendments to Chicago Condominium Ordinance

    David Sugar testifies on proposed amendments to Chicago Condominium Ordinance
    Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner David Sugar testified on January 8, 2013 before the City of Chicago Committee on Housing and Real Estate in support of proposed amendments to the Chicago Condominium Ordinance introduced by Alderman Thomas…
Rank this Week: 37

Althouse

Althouse

Covers the law and news. From University of Wisconsin Law Professor Ann Althouse.

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 44

WisBlawg

WisBlawg

Covers legal research and Internet news & information with an emphasis on Wisconsin. From the University of Wisconsin Law Library and librarian Bonnie Shucha.

http://www.law.wisc.edu/blogs/wisblawg/
  • Apr 17

    UW Law Library's Newest Faculty READ Poster

    UW Law Library's Newest Faculty READ Poster
    Each year, the Law Library creates a new Faculty READ Poster to be added to our collection. This year, we were lucky enough to have emeritus professors Bill Whitford and Stewart Macaulay grace the poster. If you are in the library, be sure…
  • Apr 15

    Legislation Relating to CCAP Die

    Legislation Relating to CCAP Die
    From the Law Librarians Association of Wisconsin Government Relations Chair, Candace Hall Slaminski: It appears all proposed legislation relating to CCAP has died this session. AB 253 and SB 234, both relating to restricting access to and…
  • Mar 12

    UW Law School named 3rd Best School for Practical Training

    UW Law School named 3rd Best School for Practical Training
    National Jurist recently released their rankings of law schools for best practical training. The UW Law School placed third in the nation, receiving an "A+" for the experience it gives students. Congrats to all the hard-working faculty…
Rank this Week: 981

Wisconsin Employment & Labor Law…

Wisconsin Employment & Labor Law Blog

Focuses on recent developments and news in labor and employment law in Wisconsin and at the federal level. By Randy T. Enochs.

http://milwaukeeemploymentlawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 14

    Court Holds Placing Pregnant Employee on Paid Leave Not a "Per Se Reasonable Accommodation"

    Court Holds Placing Pregnant Employee on Paid Leave Not a "Per Se Reasonable Accommodation"
    A federal district court in California granted in part and denied in part a defendant-employer's Rule 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss a plaintiff's claims, primarily based on pregnancy discrimination, holding that their placing the plaintiff,…
  • Apr 10

    Wisconsin Social Media Protection Act

    Wisconsin Social Media Protection Act
    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed the Wisconsin Social Media Protection Act (2013 Wisconsin Act 208) into law this past week, giving employees in Wisconsin more privacy in the workplace, though the legislation provides several exceptions…
  • Apr 8

    NLRB Holds Hospital's Rule Barring "Negativity" Violates NLRA

    NLRB Holds Hospital's Rule Barring "Negativity" Violates NLRA
    On April 1, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") ruled that Hills and Dales General Hospital's work rules barring "negativity" and requiring employees to represent their employer "in the community in a positive and professional…
Rank this Week: 958

Wisconsin Business Law Blog

Wisconsin Business Law Blog

By Schober & Mitchell, S.C.

http://www.wisconsinbusinesslawblog.com
  • Apr 23

    Proposed Federal Legislation is Likely to Raise Legal Fee

    Proposed Federal Legislation is Likely to Raise Legal Fee
    How is Washington going to raise legal fees? Quite simple: just raise the costs for lawyers to do business by raising taxes substantially on many law firms. The Federal Government has two bills pending, each of which would require law…
  • Apr 3

    What do Clients Feel about the NSA Evesdropping on Attorney-Client Phone Conversations?

    What do Clients Feel about the NSA Evesdropping on Attorney-Client Phone Conversations?
    The American Bar Association’s annual technology conference was held in Chicago last week, and one session was entitled, “Tools for lawyers worried that NSA is eavesdropping on their confidential conversations.” While I…
  • Jan 16

    Obamacare’s New 3.8% Sales Tax on Real Estate

    Obamacare’s New 3.8% Sales Tax on Real Estate
    Starting in 2013, a new 3.8% federal tax, known as the “Medicare Tax,” may apply to some gains on the sale of real estate, including even sales of personal residences. However, this is not a general tax and there are some…
Rank this Week: 2079

Wisconsin Estate Planning

Wisconsin Estate Planning

Covers Wisconsin estate planning, elder law, probate and trust administration, real estate law, business organization, and individual income tax preparation. By Tesar Law Group, S.C.

http://blog.tesarlaw.com/
  • Apr 23

    Don't Let Long-Term Care Lapse!

    Don't Let Long-Term Care Lapse!
    Once you have determined the importance of long term care insurance and went through the effort of obtaining it, make sure you follow through with paying the premiums or risk losing the benefits altogether.
  • Apr 21

    Life Estate: One Way To Pass On The Family Home

    Life Estate: One Way To Pass On The Family Home
    Life estates can be a useful transfer tool to avoid the probate process.
  • Apr 18

    Consider Gifting Your IRA To Your Grandchildren

    Consider Gifting Your IRA To Your Grandchildren
    IRAs can be a very powerful estate planning tool that can pass to generations with deferred tax implications, however be sure to carefully evaluate all the options, advantages and disadvantages before simply naming a beneficiary.
Rank this Week: 2404

Wisconsin Bankruptcy Blog

Wisconsin Bankruptcy Blog

Provides information on Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy. By Gregory A. Holbus.

http://wisconsinbankruptcy.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 21

    April is Financial Literacy Month

    April is Financial Literacy Month
    Did you know that only three states in the U.S. mandate that kids receive a semester of instruction in personal finance education?  18 states have it folded into another class, leaving 29 states with no requirements whatsoever.I have…
  • Apr 16

    March 2014 Foreclosure Statistic

    March 2014 Foreclosure Statistic
    Foreclosure cases spiked in two counties relative to the February 2014 numbers.  Brown County saw a 57% increase and Manitowoc County saw a 262% jump.  But it's not too late to save your home.  Call us today to find out how…
  • Apr 14

    Beware of Tax Refund Fraud

    Beware of Tax Refund Fraud
    Last week's news about HeartBleed, identity theft has been a topic on everyone's mind.  But internet hacking software isn't the only way thieves can harm you.  A few weeks ago, one of my pending Chapter 13 cases encountered a slight…
Rank this Week: 1841

Lakeblawg

Lakeblawg

Covers consumer and business bankruptcy, and mortgage foreclosure defense. By Lake Law.

http://www.lakelaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 18

    Who Can File Chapter 13?

    Who Can File Chapter 13?
    Typically, individuals who file bankruptcy have a choice between filing a chapter 7 “liquidation” and a chapter 13 “reorganization”. Individuals who are determined to have disposable income under the Means Test only…
  • Apr 17

    Free Lance-Star and Fisker Automotive: Development of the ‘For Cause’ Exception to Credit Bidding

    Free Lance-Star and Fisker Automotive: Development of the ‘For Cause’ Exception to Credit Bidding
    On April 14, 2014, the Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia issued an opinion limiting the credit bid of a party asserting that it held senior secured position in all assets of the debtors. In re The Free …
  • Apr 17

    If My Chapter 13 is Dismissed, Who Gets the Money?

    If My Chapter 13 is Dismissed, Who Gets the Money?
    Recently, the district court for the Northern District of Illinois ruled on one of the important unresolved issues in chapter 13 bankruptcy: If a chapter 13 bankruptcy is dismissed, what happens to money that the chapter 13 trustee…
Rank this Week: 2086

Gray On Claims

Gray On Claims

Covers claim construction and patent law. By Justin E. Gray.

http://www.grayonclaims.com/
Rank this Week: 1815

Law Rules

Law Rules

Covers dispute resolution and civil litigation. By Michael A. Pollack.

http://lawrules.squarespace.com/journal/
  • Jan 21

    How does a mediator spell success?

    How does a mediator spell success?
    Like many mediators, I am often asked how many of my cases result in a settlement, as opposed to impasse. The question implies that a successful mediation results in a full settlement of all issues, and that anything less is an impasse,…
  • Dec 9

    Practice!

    Practice!
    An old joke relates the story of a tourist in New York City who asks someone on the street how he can get to Carnegie Hall. The native New Yorker responds “Practice!” The same can be said for negotiating. Whether you are using a…
  • Aug 14

    Fly on the wall

    Fly on the wall
    How many times have you finished a negotiation and wondered how much more you could have gotten the other participant to agree to? Have you ever wished you could have been a fly on the wall in the other side’s conference room? My…
Rank this Week: 1862

Not Guilty!

Not Guilty!

A forum for those who feel they have been blind-sided by the justice system and seek to defend their rights and their innocence. By Sydne French.

http://sfrenchlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    What to Do if You Are Stopped By Police

    What to Do if You Are Stopped By Police
    Knowledge is Power. Know Your Rights!I get a lot of calls from people asking what they should do if the police are at their door asking questions, or if they are stopped by police in the street. In these types of situations it is…
  • Apr 15

    Confessing to a crime via social media: Is it the new social norm?

    Confessing to a crime via social media: Is it the new social norm?
    What makes a person confess to a crime – online?Given my background in clinical psychology, the driving force behind what makes someone confess to a crime via social media fascinates me. Take the case of Derek Medina in Florida. By now…
  • Apr 7

    Guilty or No Contest?

    Guilty or No Contest?
    Why Knowing the Difference Can Make All the Difference.The two most common pleas a person can enter before sentencing are the guilty plea, and the no contest plea. Both pleas can seem very similar, since both result in a conviction. However,…
Rank this Week: 4553

Tristan's Landlord-Tenant Law Blog

Tristan's Landlord-Tenant Law Blog

Discusses various aspects of landlord-tenant law and comments on various court decisions within the areas of real estate and property law. By Tristan Pettit.

http://petriestocking.com/blog
  • Apr 23

    Act 76 – Wisconsin’s New Landlord Tenant Law – Part 5: Domestic Violence Notice Langauge & More Prohibited Rental Agreement Provision

    Act 76 – Wisconsin’s New Landlord Tenant Law – Part 5: Domestic Violence Notice Langauge & More Prohibited Rental Agreement Provision
    Act 76 has made many changes to Landlord-Tenant law in Wisconsin, some of which I have explained in prior blog posts.  One of the biggest changes, which I have not yet blogged about, is the requirement that a landlord…
  • Feb 27

    Only 7 Days Left To Sign Up For Landlord Boot Camp on March 8th

    Only 7 Days Left To Sign Up For Landlord Boot Camp on March 8th
    There are just 7 days left to register for Landlord Boot Camp!!! Come learn about Wisconsin’s new Landlord Tenant law – Act 76 – plus everything else you need to know about Landlord-Tenant law in Wisconsin. The Apartment…
  • Feb 24

    New CCAP Bill Introduced

    New CCAP Bill Introduced
    A new CCAP bill (Senate Bill 526) was introduced on January 30, 2014 by Senators Grothman, Taylor, Schultz, Harris, and Risser.  A public hearing has already been held. Current law allows for any criminal charge to remain on CCAP even if…
Rank this Week: 4607

Madison Bike Blog

Madison Bike Blog

Focuses on Wisconsin bicycle laws, advocacy, biking issues, bike races, bicycle legal news. By Clayton Griessmeyer.

http://www.madisonbikeblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    2014 Madison Practice Crits Research Park

    2014 Madison Practice Crits Research Park
    2014 Madison Practice Criteriums schedule:Practice criteriums will take place on Tuesday evenings in May and June. The crits are a great opportunity for new racers to learn crit racing skills and for experienced racers to work on their…
  • Apr 1

    Kegs and Eggs Verona, Wisconsin 2014

    Kegs and Eggs Verona, Wisconsin 2014
    What: Bike/Brewery Tours Where: Verona - New Glaurus, WisconsinWhen: May 10, 2014Join us for a Craft Brew Bike Ride from Wisconsin Brewing company to New Glaurus Brewery and back! Event registration includes a pre-ride Barriques…
  • Mar 22

    Wisconsin Driver's Education Now Requires 30 Minutes of Instruction In Safely Dealing with Vulnerable Users of the Road

    Wisconsin Driver's Education Now Requires 30 Minutes of Instruction In Safely Dealing with Vulnerable Users of the Road
    The push for stiffer penalties for drivers who hurt bicyclists and other vulnerable users of the roadways did not pass and make it into law.However, the legislature did pass a new law requiring driver's education classes to acquaint each…
Rank this Week: 4782

The Virtual Attorney Blog

The Virtual Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and business law. By Michael Brennan.

http://thevirtualattorney.com/blog
  • Apr 16

    Today Marks a Milestone

    Today Marks a Milestone
    Wow! So, as I was browsing Google the other night-as I do from time to time to make sure that The Virtual Attorney is being appropriately represented in the ether- I came across this. That happens to be the very first press release I ever…
  • Apr 14

    Legal Headlines for April 14, 2014

    Legal Headlines for April 14, 2014
    >     It is now illegal in Wisconsin to post a sexually explicit image of someone on the Internet without their knowledge as the state legislature follows a number of other states in passing a “Revenger…
  • Apr 10

    The Virtual Attorney's Response to the Heartbleed Bug

    The Virtual Attorney's Response to the Heartbleed Bug
    By now, you may have heard about Heartbleed- an OpenSSL bug which allows an internet attacker to read the memory of a server or a client, allowing them to retrieve, for example, a server's SSL private keys. A number of websites have…
Rank this Week: 3829

Wisconsin Probate & Estate…

Wisconsin Probate & Estate Planning Blog

Covers estate planning, trusts and wills. By Krause Donovan Estate Law Partners, LLC

http://www.madisontrustlaw.com/
  • Apr 11

    Online and Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Estate Planning

    Online and Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Estate Planning
    Online and do-it-yourself (DIY) legal providers continuing to grow, some of individuals may be wondering if they could do their estate planning themselves.
  • Apr 7

    Another Added Benefit: Using Your Estate Plan to Protect You From Unwanted Guardianship

    Another Added Benefit: Using Your Estate Plan to Protect You From Unwanted Guardianship
    In recent years, many studies and reports have discussed the problem of the abuse of the legal procedures of guardianship and conservatorship. In an unfortunately large number of cases, people have used their positions as guardians or…
  • Mar 20

    Carrying on a Family Tradition: Passing the Family Farm to Future Generation

    Carrying on a Family Tradition: Passing the Family Farm to Future Generation
    Attendees at a farm show in neighboring Minnesota heard important information about the special types of estate planning available for farmers to facilitate transferring family farms to future generations in the most advantageous way…
Rank this Week: 4096

Startup Blawg

Startup Blawg

For Wisconsin and Illinois startups. By the Gauthier Law Group, LLC.

http://startupblawg.com/
  • Feb 27

    The Pros, Cons and (Surprisingly) High Cost of Using Online Legal Form

    The Pros, Cons and (Surprisingly) High Cost of Using Online Legal Form
    Startup founders often wonder if they should use online legal documentation services, rather than hiring an attorney. There are many online providers out there, and the temptation to save on legal fees by using this seemingly low-cost…
  • Feb 13

    When to Incorporate or Organize an LLC for Your Startup

    When to Incorporate or Organize an LLC for Your Startup
    If you are thinking about launching a startup, or have already done so, you may be grappling with the question of whether, and when, you should create a corporation, LLC or other limited liability entity for your business. Perhaps you…
  • Feb 13

    When to Create a Legal Entity for Your Startup

    When to Create a Legal Entity for Your Startup
    If you are thinking about launching a startup, or have already done so, you may be grappling with the question of whether, and when, you should create a corporation, LLC or other limited liability entity for your business. Perhaps you…
Rank this Week: 2563

The Tax Law Forum

The Tax Law Forum

Covers Federal and Wisconsin tax law issues. By Rob Teuber.

http://www.taxlawforum.com/
  • Jan 22

    Did you expense the lap dances?

    Did you expense the lap dances?
    Not long ago, I came across this online gem that has been floating around for while.  The spoof of the most well known scene of the movie "A Few Good Men" questions the whether lap dances at a strip club can be reimbursed as a business…
  • Jan 21

    Can the IRS do more with less?

    Can the IRS do more with less?
    President Obama has signed the Omnibus Spending Bill which will fund the U.S. Government through fiscal year 2014.  This bill gives the IRS $11.3 billion to fund its operations.  This is a reduction in IRS funding levels by $526…
  • Oct 22

    Waking the Government

    Waking the Government
    Restarting the government after a two and one half week shutdown is like waking up on a weekend after you found the time to sleep in.  It doesn't happen quickly.  The websites of each the IRS and Tax Court have each posted notices…
Rank this Week: 4377

Wisconsin Family Lawyer Blog

Wisconsin Family Lawyer Blog

Covers child placement, property division and other family law issues. By Wessel, Lehker & Fumelle Inc.

http://www.wisconsinfamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 17

    Termination of Child Support in Wisconsin When a Child Reaches Adulthood

    Termination of Child Support in Wisconsin When a Child Reaches Adulthood
    In Wisconsin, parents have an obligation to support their child financially until the child is 18 years old. This support obligation can extend to age 19 if the child is in high school ("pursuing an accredited course of instruction leading to…
  • Nov 15

    ENFORCEMENT OF PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENTS IN WISCONSIN: PROVISIONS REGARDING DIVISION OF PROPERTY UPON DIVORCE

    ENFORCEMENT OF PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENTS IN WISCONSIN: PROVISIONS REGARDING DIVISION OF PROPERTY UPON DIVORCE
    Maybe you entered a marital property agreement (prenup) prior to your marriage, and now that you are contemplating divorce, you assume there is no point in discussing division of property because the prenup's provisions will control. Or maybe…
  • Mar 25

    MORE ON CONCEALING INCOME

    MORE ON CONCEALING INCOME
    Late last year we blogged about our continuing efforts to uncover accurate income information for former spouses/partners despite their efforts to conceal their income or assets. The February 2013 Newsletter from Tracy Coenen and Sequence…
Rank this Week: 4148

WisconsinTrustsandWills.com

WisconsinTrustsandWills.com

Covers elder law and estate planning. By Swendson/Fey Law Ltd.

http://wisconsintrustsandwills.com/family/
  • Dec 13

    Charitable Remainder Trust Planning Opportunity to Deal with the Medicare Surtax

    Charitable Remainder Trust Planning Opportunity to Deal with the Medicare Surtax
    On December 2nd, 2013, the Treasury issued final regulations addressing IRC § 1411, the 3.8% Medicare Surtax. § 1.1411-3 of the regulations addresses estates and trusts, including Charitable Remainder Trusts, CRTs.  The final…
  • Aug 8

    Incorporating Faith and Values in Estate Planning

    Incorporating Faith and Values in Estate Planning
    For many, passing along religious beliefs and values to the next generation is just as important as passing along financial wealth and tangible assets. Estate planning creates many opportunities to do this, including: * End-of-Life Care. A…
  • Jul 30

    8 Things to Do Before You Travel

    8 Things to Do Before You Travel
    Before any trip, most of us create a “to-do list” of things we have put off and want to take care of before we leave. Here is a checklist of estate planning things to do before you take your next trip. Taking care of these will…
Rank this Week: 4721

Wisconsin-Consumer Blog

Wisconsin-Consumer Blog

Information for consumers on their legal rights in consumer and employment matters. By Gordon Leech.

http://wisconsin-consumer.com/
  • Oct 22

    Unlawful Debt Collection by Text Message

    Unlawful Debt Collection by Text Message
    Should a debt collection agency be permitted to send you a text message demanding payment or telling you to “call about an important matter”? The Federal Trade Commission says “No” because text messages like this…
  • Sep 18

    Home Care Workers Can Now Get Minimum Wage & Overtime Pay Protection

    Home Care Workers Can Now Get Minimum Wage & Overtime Pay Protection
    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division issued a final rule on September 17, 2013, that extends the minimum wage and overtime pay protections to direct home care worker’s that provide essential home care assistance…
  • Jun 14

    Wisconsin Workers Will Find it Harder to Get and Keep Unemployment Benefits in 2013

    Wisconsin Workers Will Find it Harder to Get and Keep Unemployment Benefits in 2013
    Wisconsin’s Joint Finance Committee recently approved a modification to the state budget bill, 2013 Assembly Bill 40, for 2013-2015 that substantially curtails unemployment benefits to Wisconsin workers. The modification broadens the…
Rank this Week: 3922

Authentic Law Marketing Blog

Authentic Law Marketing Blog

By Ferris Consulting.

http://www.authenticlawmarketing.com
  • Oct 8

    How to "Find" Time for Marketing Your Law Practice

    How to "Find" Time for Marketing Your Law Practice
    Time is one of the most important assets for a lawyer. Often, business development and marketing can feel like an invasion on this precious asset. As I work with lawyers across the country on business development plans and strategies for…
  • May 22

    Take Charge of Your Law Practice Brand

    Take Charge of Your Law Practice Brand
    A challenge many lawyers face is finding the balance between client work and growing a legal practice. How do you find the time to do both effectively? One solution is to focus on attracting better clients, not just "more" clients.  This…
  • Feb 19

    Qualities of Successful Collaborative Law Professional

    Qualities of Successful Collaborative Law Professional
    The most frequent question I am asked is how do I get more collaborative cases? Why are some Collaborative Law professionals attracting more collaborative cases than others? What are the qualities of a successful collaborative professional? I…
Rank this Week: 4116

BIZ LAW DDS

BIZ LAW DDS

Law blog for Wisconsin and Illinois dentists. By the Gauthier Law Group, LLC.

http://www.bizlawdds.com
  • May 8

    Wisconsin Senate Approves Non-Covered Services Legislation

    Wisconsin Senate Approves Non-Covered Services Legislation
    Yesterday, the Wisconsin Senate, by an overwhelming vote of 30 to 3, passed a bill that prohibits insurers from setting fees for dental and related services not covered by their policies.  This non-covered services bill was approved by…
  • Apr 18

    Wisconsin Assembly Approves Limits on Price Setting by Dental Insurer

    Wisconsin Assembly Approves Limits on Price Setting by Dental Insurer
    On Wednesday, April 17, 2013, the Wisconsin Assembly, by a vote of 89 to 8, passed a bill that prohibits insurers who provide limited-scope dental benefit policies from setting fees for dental and related services not covered by those…
  • Apr 12

    Illinois Says Dentists May Use Groupon

    Illinois Says Dentists May Use Groupon
    IDFPR Says Voucher Advertising Is Not Fee-Splitting If Advertising Fee Is Reasonable and Required Disclosures Are Made On April 10th, the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (the “IDFPR”) issued a…
Rank this Week: 2598

Drunk Driving in Wisconsin

Drunk Driving in Wisconsin

Covers drunk driving laws, studies and surveys. By Tracey A. Wood.

http://drunkdrivinglawwi.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 4

    Drug Dog's Nose Violates 4th Amendment Right

    Drug Dog's Nose Violates 4th Amendment Right
    The Supreme Court issued its opinion in Florida v. Jardines today, holding that a dog sniff at the front door of a house where the police suspected drugs where being grown constitutes a search for purposes of the Fourth Amendment. …
  • Jan 27

    Is http://www.VanWagnerWood.com Authoritative?

    Is http://www.VanWagnerWood.com Authoritative?
    Is the VanWagnerWood.com website authoritative?We often receive phone calls from students asking if they can cite our website in their papers due to the tremendous volume of informative data and interpretations on it (most of the thanks for…
  • Sep 13

    Are BB Guns Firearms?

    Are BB Guns Firearms?
    Question: Is a BB gun a firearm for purposes of Wisconsin’s laws prohibiting possession of a firearm by a felon?Answer: A BB gun is not a firearm under Wisconsin laws.As well, air guns, spring guns and blow guns are not classified as…
Rank this Week: 2410

Wisconsin Workers' Compensation…

Wisconsin Workers' Compensation Experts

Covers trends and developments in workers’ compensation law, in Wisconsin and throughout the United States. By Domer Law.

http://www.wisworkcompexperts.com/
Rank this Week: 3457

Wisconsin Criminal Law

Wisconsin Criminal Law

Covers Wisconsin criminal laws and cases. By Christopher Van Wagner.

http://wisconsincriminallaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 26

    THE SCORN OF KIDDIE PORN, OR JUST AN INNOCENT MISTAKE, OFFICER?

    THE SCORN OF KIDDIE PORN, OR JUST AN INNOCENT MISTAKE, OFFICER?
    “THE SCORN OF KIDDIE PORN, OR JUST AN INNOCENT MISTAKE, OFFICER?”
  • Nov 4

    When can you pull the gun?

    When can you pull the gun?
    Caller: What is the definition of the word threatened? What does it mean? When can you pull the gun?If a person is carrying concealed, they will be more likely to use a gun to protect themselves.
  • Nov 4

    Carrying Concealed Weapon Law & Protecting Family, Home & Property

    Carrying Concealed Weapon Law & Protecting Family, Home & Property
    Caller: Can I use a gun to protect my family in my home and my property with the new CCW law?Let’s break that down into two questions. First, does the new concealed carry law allow you to protect your family in your home?
Rank this Week: 2409

TechLawBlog

TechLawBlog

Covers technology, social media and intellectual property issues. By Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek.

http://www.whdlaw.com/Blog.aspx
  • Sep 18

    Is Your University’s Cloud Contract Compliant?

    Is Your University’s Cloud Contract Compliant?
    Reviewing and negotiating an IT contract on behalf of a university can be a daunting task. It requires a firm grasp of both technical and legal jargon. In addition, it requires an awareness of the institution’s obligations to comply with…
  • Jun 17

    Outsourcing Review: PCI Data Security Standards for Mobile Payment

    Outsourcing Review: PCI Data Security Standards for Mobile Payment
    The mobile payment industry is exploding and the framework of regulations governing mobile payments is evolving at a similar speed. Gartner, Inc.
  • Jun 11

    Outsourcing Review: 2012 Working Paper on Outsourcing IT to the Cloud

    Outsourcing Review: 2012 Working Paper on Outsourcing IT to the Cloud
    Companies continue to move IT operations to the cloud given the efficiencies and convenience offered by cloud environments. While the cloud is often seen as a practical technological and financial solution by CIOs and CFOs, it conversely…
Rank this Week: 4859

Job Matters Blog

Job Matters Blog

Provides information for employees and consumers on their legal rights in employment matters. By Gordon Leech.

http://jobmatters.info
  • Dec 21

    New Employee Protections in Wisconsin for Reporting Suspected Child Abuse

    New Employee Protections in Wisconsin for Reporting Suspected Child Abuse
    As of December 9, 2011, new changes in Wisconsin law provide greater protection to employees that report suspected child abuse. 2011 Wisconsin Act 81 enlarged both the scope of employees protected and the nature of adverse employment actions…
  • Oct 20

    Wisconsin Family Medical Leave Includes Domestic Partner

    Wisconsin Family Medical Leave Includes Domestic Partner
    As of June 29, 2009, the Wisconsin Family and Medical Leave Act (WFMLA) includes protecting employees that need leave for a domestic partner. The WFMLA is at sec. 103.10 of the Wisconsin Statutes. This law provides additional protections not…
  • Mar 22

    Verbal Complaint About Unpaid Overtime & Minimum Wages Are Protected by the Fair Labor Standards Act

    Verbal Complaint About Unpaid Overtime & Minimum Wages Are Protected by the Fair Labor Standards Act
    The U.S. Supreme Court decided that both verbal and written complaints by an employee about violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) are considered protected conduct under the anti-retaliation provisions of the law. These…
Rank this Week: 4634

Wisconsin Estate Planning and Tax…

Wisconsin Estate Planning and Tax Law Blog

Commentary on estate planning, tax law, and elder law. By Nathan J. Dosch.

http://www.wisconsinestateandtaxblog.com/
  • Apr 12

    Upcoming Webinar: Estate Planning for Digital Asset

    Upcoming Webinar: Estate Planning for Digital Asset
    On Wednesday, April 20th at 11am (central) Digital Estate Planning, LLC is sponsoring 1.5 hour seminar titled, "Estate Planning for Digital Assets."  I will be presenting along with Attorney Joe Boucher from Neider & Boucher, S.C. and…
  • Apr 1

    Wisconsin Lawyer Article on Estate Planning for Digital Asset

    Wisconsin Lawyer Article on Estate Planning for Digital Asset
    I have been meaning to post a link and video from an article Attorney Joe Boucher and I were fortunate enough write for the Wisconsin Lawyer magazine in December 2010 titled, E-Legacy: Estate Planning for Digital Assets.  The State Bar of…
  • Jan 26

    IRS Wins S-Corp Compensation Case

    IRS Wins S-Corp Compensation Case
    The case, Watson, P.C. v.
Rank this Week: 2483

Divorce in Wisconsin

Divorce in Wisconsin

Covers divorce and family law issues in Wisconsin. By Lakeland Law Firm.

http://divorceinwisconsin.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 14

    Waukesha County Specific Rule Change

    Waukesha County Specific Rule Change
    Normally, I try to make blog postings Wisconsin specific, not county specific. However, there has been a rule change in Waukesha County that will effect anyone paying or receiving child support under a Waukesha County order. If your child…
  • Sep 16

    Recommended Read

    Recommended Read
    For anyone looking for information about the impact divorce or legal separation on children of various ages, I recommend a book by Marc J. Ackerman titled Does Wednesday Mean Mom's House or Dad's? (ISBN 978-0-470-12753-7). Less than 250…
  • Jan 31

    Non-Divorce

    Non-Divorce
    With this recession has come a variety of articles about the non-divorce or roommate living arrangement between spouses. Whatever you call it, staying together because you cannot afford to live in two households can work. However, there are…
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Background Matters Blog

Background Matters Blog

Covers background investigations and reports in consumer and employment matters. By Gordon Leech.

http://backgroundmatters.info
  • Oct 21

    Employer Use of Credit Reports in Hiring Under Review by State

    Employer Use of Credit Reports in Hiring Under Review by State
    The Wall Street Journal reports today, October 21, 2010, that the use of credit reports or credit histories of job applicants, "a common practice among employers– is coming under fire." Employer Credit Checks on Job Seekers Draw Scrutiny,…
  • Sep 1

    Questions to Ask When An Employer Fires or Terminates an Employee or Rejects an Applicant based on a Background Check

    Questions to Ask When An Employer Fires or Terminates an Employee or Rejects an Applicant based on a Background Check
    Here is what I typically look for in Background Investigation – Employment cases where an employer terminates an employee or refuses to consider or hire an applicant for employment based on a background check or credit report. The Fair…
  • May 3

    Gordon Leech quoted in Associated Press Article on Background Check

    Gordon Leech quoted in Associated Press Article on Background Check
    On April 30, 2010, Associated Press Reporter Todd Richmond interviewed Gordon Leech regarding a story he was investigating on Background Reports sold by Wisconsin’s Criminal Information Bureau. In the story he wrote, he quoted Attorney…
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Presumption of Innocence

Presumption of Innocence

Covers Wisconsin criminal and DUI laws. By the Birdsall Law Offices.

http://presumptionofinnocence.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 9

    A Wall of Justice....

    A Wall of Justice....
    Recently the court of appeals basically attacked former Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Joseph Wall in opinion vacating the sentence of Landry Harris on drug charges because, they said, his comments at sentencing were capable of being…
  • Jan 26

    Computer Kiddie Porn Acquital

    Computer Kiddie Porn Acquital
    I have just finished a very complicated (on one level) and simple (on another level) case involving kiddie porn that was found on a computer. The complicated part was challenging the fact that digital imaging technology is of such a…
  • Nov 3

    Prison for OWI's not the answer

    Prison for OWI's not the answer
    Apparently the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel has been purchased by the Mother's Against Drunk Drivers. For the last two weeks, the state's largest newspaper has run a series of very long articles detailing the tragedy of drunk driving -…
Rank this Week: 2419