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Vitamins Instead of Birth Control Pills?

May 11, 2013 Comments Off on Vitamins Instead of Birth Control Pills? bernardo

In the case Nell v. Froedtert & Community Health, 2013 WI App 40 (filed 30 Jan. 2013) (ordered published 27 March 2013), the Court of Appeals heard a case where …

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4 Trials Set for April

Mar 29, 2013 Comments Off on 4 Trials Set for April bernardo

Wislawyer will be busy this month with two drug dealing trials, a restraining order violation trial, and even a worthless check trial.  It is yet to be seen whether any …

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Preliminary Hearing and a Push to not End it

Dec 10, 2012 Comments Off on Preliminary Hearing and a Push to not End it bernardo

According to the “OVERVIEW OF THE WISCONSIN JUDICIAL COUNCIL’S PROPOSED CRIMINAL PROCEDURE CODE COMPREHENSIVE REVISION” there is a proposal on the table to eliminate the preliminary hearing.  This is a …

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Voted the Chairman-Elect of Civil Rights and Liberties Section

Sep 11, 2012 Comments Off on Voted the Chairman-Elect of Civil Rights and Liberties Section bernardo

As reported in news outlets I have been voted in as the chairman-elect of the State Bar’s Civil Rights and Liberties Section.  As part of my duties I will work …

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Wisconsin Misrepresentation Types

Aug 25, 2012 Comments Off on Wisconsin Misrepresentation Types bernardo

Wisconsin has three misrepresentation: intentional misrepresentation; strict responsibility; negligent misrepresentation.  Ollerman v. O’Rourke Co., 94 Wis. 2d 17, 24, 288 N.W.2d 95 (1980). These have different elements to prove.  The …

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From Fehr Law Office in Onalaska to WISLawyer LLC in La Crosse

Aug 13, 2012 Comments Off on From Fehr Law Office in Onalaska to WISLawyer LLC in La Crosse bernardo

I have started to make the transition over to my own law office, which will open in September.  Fehr Law Office has been a great experience but it is time …

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What happens when two laws conflict?

Aug 10, 2012 Comments Off on What happens when two laws conflict? bernardo

The first thing to note is that if a judge can interpret two laws so that they do not conflict, then that is preferred.  Racine Unified Sch. Dist. v. LIRC, …

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How to Collect from a Judgment (Wis. Stat. § 816.03)

Jun 17, 2012 Comments Off on How to Collect from a Judgment (Wis. Stat. § 816.03) bernardo

A supplemental proceeding can be a really useful tool in the hands of a right attorney.  Someone at home could potentially set one up and do it properly, but it …

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Incivility Among Attorneys

Jun 6, 2012 Comments Off on Incivility Among Attorneys bernardo

“Clients, not lawyers, are the litigants. Whatever may be the ill-feeling existing between clients, it should not be allowed to influence counsel in their conduct and demeanor toward each other …

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Vicarious Liability for the Government v. Corporations

May 26, 2012 Comments Off on Vicarious Liability for the Government v. Corporations bernardo

Reading white collar crime cases are very interesting.  A corporation, as the current law holds, can be held vicariously liable for the acts of its managers and employees.  See United States …

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