Wisconsin

The state of Wisconsin is in the Central portion of the US, falling in the Seventh US Court of Appeals Court system. The state is bordered by two of the Great Lakes, Lake Michigan and Lake Superior, and the states of Michigan and Illinois. The state is the 20th most populous, and 23rd largest US state by area. Madison is the state capital while Milwaukee is the largest city in the state, which is divided into a total of 72 counties. It was the 30th state admitted to the Union on May 29, 1848.

During early parts of the 19th and 20th centuries, the state was emigrated into by Scandinavian and Germans from Europe. To this date, the state is still a major hub for Scandinavian-American and German-American residents like its neighbor, Minnesota. Prior to European settlement in the state, it was inhabited by Native American tribes, and Paleolithic groups.

The state is known as “America’s Dairlyand” and is a major producer of cheese, milk, eggs, and other dairy products. Manufacturing of paper products, the IT industry/sector, and tourism, are all major contributors to the state’s economy. The state’s tourism industry is greatly driven by National Parks including the Ice Age National Scenic Trail, Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway, North Country National Scenic Trail, and Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, among others.

Information on specifics related to Wisconsin’s state government is available in the Wisconsin Blue Book, which state residents can request through their state representatives.  The state has a three-pronged government, with an executive, legislative, and judicial branch.  The Executive Branch is headed by the governor, along with five other elected state-wide positions.  The Legislative branch is bicameral, broken into the Assembly and the Wisconsin State Senate. 

The Judicial Branch is comprised of a court system broken into four levels: municipal courts, circuit courts, the Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court. Local ordinance matters are handled by the Municipal courts.  The Trial courts are the circuit courts, with original jurisdiction for both civil and criminal cases.   Challenges to these courts are hard by the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, which is 16 judges broken into 3 judge panels. 

The highest court in the state is the  Wisconsin Supreme Court, which hears appeals as well as original actions, and is in charge of regulating the practice of law across Wisconsin.

Two major law schools in the state are the University of Wisconsin School of Law in Madison, Wisconsin and Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The National Law Review covers cases, news stories, legislation, and agency news from the state of Wisconsin. Legislation like “ban the box” affecting labor and employment laws, wage and hourly law legislation, Medicare/Medicaid, telemedicine, real estate property rights, and other cases and stories are published regularly by NLR, providing visitors up to date information about the state.

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16
Feb
Arrested Development: Wisconsin Court of Appeals Holds ‘Arrest Record’ Does Not Include Civil Violations Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
6
Feb
Trending in Telehealth: January 16 – 22, 2024 McDermott Will & Emery
31
Jan
USDA Awarding $19 Million in Grants to U.S. Business Owners to Increase Access to Clean, Affordable Domestic Biofuels Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
26
Jan
CFPB and Attorneys General Sue Debt-Relief Enterprise Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
27
Dec
Wisconsin PFAS Groundwater Standards Halted—for Now Foley & Lardner LLP
22
Dec
Trending in Telehealth: December 14, 2023 – December 20, 2023 McDermott Will & Emery
14
Dec
Trending in Telehealth: December 6 – December 13, 2023 McDermott Will & Emery
8
Dec
Trending in Telehealth: November 29 – December 05, 2023 McDermott Will & Emery
27
Nov
Wisconsin State Assembly Fast Tracks Wisconsin Data Privacy Act Foley & Lardner LLP
10
Nov
Trending in Telehealth: November 1 – 7, 2023 McDermott Will & Emery
8
Nov
Right of Publicity Bill Would Federally Regulate AI-Generated Fakes Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
3
Nov
FTC and Wisconsin DOJ Agree to $1.1M Settlement with Auto Dealers over Unlawful Junk Fees and Discrimination Against American Indian Customers Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
3
Nov
Trending in Telehealth: October 24 – 31, 2023 McDermott Will & Emery
3
Nov
Legislature Amends Law Permitting Collective Bargaining Negotiations Involving Certain Aspects of Health Care Plan Design and Coverage von Briesen & Roper, s.c.
12
Oct
It's a TRAP! Labor Board Seeks to Prohibit Use of Training Repayment Agreement Provisions Barnes & Thornburg LLP
4
Oct
It Begins…NLRB Regional Director Targets Noncompetes in New Complaint Proskauer Rose LLP
2
Oct
New Technical Assistance Resources: If You Are Not Shovel Ready, Here’s How to Start the Process Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
12
Sep
Agencies' Amgen Settlement Won't Protect Competition in Drug Industry MoginRubin
21
Aug
Verbal Disclosure of Employee’s COVID-19 Status Didn’t Breach Health Record Disclosure Law, Wisconsin Appeals Court Rules Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
17
Aug
Trending in Telehealth: August 8 – 14, 2023 McDermott Will & Emery
14
Aug
Trending in Telehealth: August 1 – 7, 2023 McDermott Will & Emery
28
Jul
FFF Sovereign Immunity Series – Part XIII and Wrap-Up Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
19
Jul
Formal Medical Diagnosis Not Required at Time of Wisconsin Fair Employment Act Accommodation Request, State Court Rules Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
10
Jul
States with Penalties for Non-Compete Law Violations Foley & Lardner LLP
7
Jul
Wisconsin Supreme Court Holds the Integrated Systems Rule No Longer Applies to Determine Coverage Under a CGL Policy von Briesen & Roper, s.c.
3
Jun
Wisconsin Supreme Court Affirms Court of Appeals Decision that Anti-Assignment Clause Does Not Prohibit Post-Loss Assignment of Insurance Rights von Briesen & Roper, s.c.
13
May
Ride on the Magic School Bus: Navigating Student Needs with Staff Shortages von Briesen & Roper, s.c.
1
May
Ensuring Your Independent Contractors Don’t ‘Deliver’ Wisconsin Unemployment Insurance Tax Liability Foley & Lardner LLP
1
May
EPA Proposes Regulatory Limits for PFAS in Drinking Water von Briesen & Roper, s.c.
26
Apr
The Wisconsin Supreme Court Issues Two Decisions Concerning the Interpretation of Underinsured Motorist (UIM) Reducing Clauses von Briesen & Roper, s.c.
25
Apr
2023 Wisconsin Act 4 von Briesen & Roper, s.c.
13
Apr
Wisconsin Supreme Court Concludes Silence Speaks Volumes When it Comes to Fees for Copies of Electronic Medical Records von Briesen & Roper, s.c.
31
Mar
Ophthalmology Distributer and Owner Oppose Government Request for $490 Million Award After Jury Verdict ArentFox Schiff LLP
21
Mar
Residential Landlord Provision That Can Cause Big Trouble von Briesen & Roper, s.c.
14
Feb
Wisconsin Resident Producers Required to Submit Annual Cybersecurity Certification By March 1, 2023 Foley & Lardner LLP
13
Feb
Wisconsin Employers Don’t Owe Employees Who Voluntarily Cut Their Meal Breaks Short Foley & Lardner LLP
7
Feb
Wisconsin Supreme Court Addresses "Occurrence" in Case involving Insured’s Reckless Homicide Conviction von Briesen & Roper, s.c.
1
Feb
The Wisconsin Supreme Court Keeps Wisconsin Weird and Applies the Common Law in Its First Look at Wisconsin’s Product Liability Statute Foley & Lardner LLP
20
Jan
Madison, Wisconsin’s Denial of Athletic Field Lights Upheld Over Claims of Religious Discrimination Robinson & Cole LLP
11
Jan
School Safety: Adolescent Athletes & Cardiac Arrest von Briesen & Roper, s.c.
9
Jan
The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board Votes to Allow WDNR to Develop PFAS Regulations for Groundwater von Briesen & Roper, s.c.
16
Dec
Wisconsin Court of Appeals Requires Disclosure of E-Mail Listserv Maintained by Public School District Used for Community Outreach von Briesen & Roper, s.c.
21
Nov
Preventing Post-Death Issues for a Wisconsin Will: Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way Foley & Lardner LLP
8
Nov
Magistrate Recommends 180° Course Correction on Previously Denied Motions to Dismiss In ERISA Fee Litigation Cases Proskauer Rose LLP
1
Nov
Should LLC Members Opt-in, Opt-out, or Do Nothing with Respect to the New LLC Statute? von Briesen & Roper, s.c.
20
Sep
EPA Begins Hazardous Waste Cleanup at Chudnow Iron and Metal Co. Site in Milwaukee U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
28
Aug
EPA Issues Fuel Waiver for Four States Impacted by BP Refinery Shutdown U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
23
Aug
School Law Update: CDC Adjusts Direction on Exposure Quarantine Requirements for Employees von Briesen & Roper, s.c.
23
Aug
Best Practices: Recent DPI Decisions Suggest Assuring Students and Parents are Not Only Timely “Mailed” But “Receive” Notices for Expulsion von Briesen & Roper, s.c.
9
Aug
The EPA’s Environmental “Audit Policy Program” von Briesen & Roper, s.c.
 

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