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Former judge's law license suspended for 30 days

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) ‚" The Oregon Supreme Court suspended the law license of a retired Clackamas County Circuit judge, finding that after he left the bench and went into private practice, he represented a client without disclosing that he had represented the client’s ex-wife in their divorce. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the court decided Thursday to ...

Wisconsin's Walker signs sweeping lame-duck GOP bills

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By TODD RICHMOND and SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) ‚" Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed a sweeping package of Republican-written legislation Friday that restricts early voting and weakens the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general, brushing aside complaints that he is enabling a brazen power grab and ignoring the will of voters. Walker ...

Walker signs sweeping lame-duck GOP bills

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=154772
By TODD RICHMOND and SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) ‚" Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed a sweeping package of Republican-written legislation Friday that restricts early voting and weakens the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general, brushing aside complaints that he is enabling a brazen power grab and ignoring the will of voters. Walker ...

Ex-Cowboys player, nightclub owner hit with $25M verdict

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=154759
DALLAS (AP) ‚" A Texas jury has returned a $25 million verdict against former Dallas Cowboys player Josh Brent and the owner of a now-defunct nightclub in the death of Brent’s teammate, Jerry Brown Jr. Brown was killed six years ago when the car Brent was driving at 110 mph in a 45-mph zone overturned ...

Lawyer accidentally shot by Dick Cheney recalls 2006 incident

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By JOHN C. MORITZ Corpus Christi Caller-Times AUSTIN, Texas (AP) ‚" Harry Whittington was a longtime Austin lawyer and a largely behind the scenes player in Texas Republican politics in February 2006 when he became a central actor in what came close to being a life-or-death drama involving then-Vice President Dick Cheney. The Corpus Christi ...

Husch Blackwell's Milwaukee office to move to new downtown building

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The Milwaukee office of Husch Blackwell will be moving into a new building in downtown Milwaukee.

Ex-attorney gets life sentence over mother's death

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=154756
HILO, Hawaii (AP) ‚" A former attorney convicted of killing his mother on the Big Island delivered a bizarre, rambling statement to the court during sentencing, telling the judge he had “attained immortality” and is the Antichrist. Sean Alan Rutledge, 43, was sentenced this week to life in prison with the possibility of parole for ...

Committee seeking response to proposed changes to lawyer-ethics rules, disciplinary process

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A committee convened by the Wisconsin Supreme Court is proposing various changes to the state‚™s lawyer-discipline procedures and rules, such as letting referees dole out license suspensions in certain circumstances without cases having to go before the high court.

Wisconsin strip club reaches $400k settlement with dancers

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=154741
A Wisconsin strip club has agreed to pay $400,000 to settle dancers' claims that they were paid essentially nothing for their performances.

Ex-Oshkosh YMCA worker charged with child sex assault

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A former daycare worker at the Oshkosh YMCA is charged with sexually assaulting a 3-year-old girl.

Packers fan loses bid to wear team colors at Soldier Field

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A Green Bay Packers fan has lost a court battle to wear green and gold on the sidelines of Soldier Field, home of the rival Chicago Bears.

Weekly Case Digests ‚Äď December 10 ‚Äď December 14, 2018

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Weekly Case Digests ‚" December 10 ‚" December 14, 2018

High court suspends Fond du Lac attorney's license

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=154692
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has suspended a Fond du Lac attorney‚™s license for 14 months.

Construction-fraud sting nets ex-Bloomberg executive

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=154705
The former head of construction at Bloomberg LP cooked up a lucrative side business, prosecutors say: an electrical-contracting company that he kept humming with $250 million worth of business from the global media and financial-information company.

Former priest to face trial for alleged abuse decades ago

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=154699
A former priest accused of sexually abusing at least three boys in Wisconsin decades ago has been bound over for trial.

Report: Valve hole set off refinery blast, fire in Wisconsin

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A hole in a valve was the source of an April explosion at a Husky Energy refinery in northwestern Wisconsin that injured 36 people and required the evacuation of a large part of the city of Superior, according to findings of the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board presented Wednesday.

Oshkosh police: Death of 10-month-old boy suspicious

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=154689
Police in Oshkosh are investigating what they say is the suspicious death of a 10-month-old child.

Lawyer charged with fraud in alleged investment scheme

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=154678
A lawyer who formerly worked in northern Indiana and already was ordered to repay more than $2.5 million to clients now is facing criminal charges.

Ex-judges to ICE: End immigration arrests at courthouses

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Dozens of retired state and federal judges called Wednesday on U.S. immigration officials to stop making arrests at courthouses of people suspected of being in the country illegally, saying immigrants should be free to visit halls of justice without fearing they will be detained.

von Briesen expands into Fox Valley

Source: https://wislawjournal.com/?p=154667
Milwaukee-based von Briesen & Roper recently acquired a law firm in the Fox Valley.