“The Gazette is on the side of the people.”

Wisconsin State Journal, July 12, 1875

1870s Janesville, Wisconsin was not a large city, and its residents frequently encountered one another in both business and social settings. During her years in Janesville, Lavinia Goodell developed a very cordial relationship with the proprietors of the Janesville Gazette, both the local editor, Nicholas Smith, and the paper’s co-owner and editor-in-chief, General James Bintliff.

General James Bintliff (Photo courtesy of Wisconsin Historical
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Hurley Burish, S.C. is proud to announce the following awards:

Andrew W. Erlandson was named Best Lawyers® 2023 Litigation-Construction Lawyer of the Year, Madison, WI. As well as selection on The Best Lawyers in America 2023 Edition – Commercial Litigation.

Marcus J. Berghahn was named Best Lawyers® 2023 Criminal Defense: White Collar Lawyer of the Year, Madison, WI. As well as selection on The Best Lawyers in America 2023 Edition – Criminal Defense: General Practice.

Patrick J. Fiedler was
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von Briesen & Roper, s.c. is proud to announce that 66 of its attorneys were included in the 29th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.  Three attorneys are designated as “Lawyer of the Year” and three attorneys are listed as Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, a category for attorneys in practice between 5-9 years.
“Lawyer of the Year” Awards:
Milwaukee, WI

Madison, WI

Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch:
Milwaukee, WI

Best Lawyers®:
Chicago, IL

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Aug. 18, 2022 – A judge’s statement that prison time for an Amish man convicted of sexual assault was necessary to send a message to the Amish community does not entitle the man to a resentencing, the Wisconsin Supreme Court has held.In State v. Whitaker, 2022 WI 54 (July 5, 2022), the court held that nothing in the record showed that the judge gave the defendant a harsher sentence solely because of his religious beliefs or his association
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On August 16, 2022, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued a decision in EEOC v. Wal-Mart Stores East, L.P. (found here), holding that Wal-Mart did not discriminate against pregnant employees by reserving temporary light duty positions only for those employees injured on the job. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) commenced its action against Wal-Mart in 2018 by claiming that Wal-Mart’s denial of temporary light duty work to pregnant women violated Title VII of
Continue Reading Employment LawScene Alert: Seventh Circuit Holds That Employer Did Not Discriminate Against Pregnant Employees by Reserving Light Duty Positions Only for Employees Injured On The Job

By Attorney Ray Dall’Osto and Attorney Jaclyn Kallie
Attorney Raymond M. Dall’Osto and GRGB Law were retained a number of years ago by Daryl Holloway’s family to conduct a postconviction investigation into his felony sexual assault convictions.  After a careful review of the evidence, previous testing and methodology, new DNA testing was requested by Attorney Dall’Osto.  DNA expert Dr. Alan Friedman was retained as a consultant. 
Attorney Dall’Osto and the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office, represented by Asst. DA
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The Fair Labor Standards Act provides an employee should receive compensation for overtime hours at a rate “not less than one and one-half times the regular rate at which he is employed.” 29 U.S.C. § 207(a)(1). This is a well-known principle by employers and employees alike. However, “regular rate” is not the same as the employee’s “hourly rate.”

Regular rate

Regular rate is defined to include all remuneration for employment paid to the employee by the employer. The regular
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Please join us for the 20th Anniversary of the Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Forum on October 5 and 6, 2022, at the Brookfield Conference Center. In addition to programming, the event offers networking, an Exhibitor Hall, attendee giveaways, and the popular Happy Hours!
Our very own Chelsie Springstead is the current President of the WIWC Forum. Additionally, Doug FeldmanOyvind Wistrom and Sally Piefer are presenters at this year’s Forum.
If you are unable to attend in person,
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This is the last week of work for our summer law clerk, Karen Perez-Wilson. She has been an absolute pleasure. One of her last assignments was to write two blog posts about her experiences with us this summer. This is her first post. As you will see, I think she is gunning for ice cream, too.


My name is Karen Perez-Wilson, I am a second-year law student at the University of Wisconsin Law School. For the last ten
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As the second school year of the NIL era is about to begin, many collegiate student-athletes have taken advantage of the opportunities that have come with the ability to market their name, image, and likeness. In year two, college athletes should consider taking the next steps to advance their NIL activity. Here are four things to help take your […]
The post Taking NIL to the Next Level: What to Look for in Year Two appeared first on Frieser Legal.
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By: Attorney Chris Strohbehn and Paralegal Ruth Campos
Truck accidents are a serious problem on our nation’s roads. Each year, thousands of people are killed in accidents with large trucks and other commercial vehicles, and tens of thousands more suffer serious injuries in these types of collisions. Many of these accidents are caused by driver fatigue. Truck drivers can easily become tired or drowsy after being on the road for extended periods of time. Attempting to drive when a
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Mentoring and mentorship. Is there a generational divide? What experienced attorneys view as positive mentorship may be different from that of newer and younger attorneys in their first decade of practice. How do we bridge the gap? Co-hosts Emil Ovbiagele and Kristen Hardy explore the topic with guest Syovata Edari, a former criminal trial lawyer who is now an award-winning chocolatier.
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Here is the latest faculty scholarship appearing in the University of Wisconsin Law School Legal Studies Research Papers series found on SSRN.

Among the threats to American democracy, the most serious may also be the most banal: that future elections will be compromised by quiet changes to
Continue Reading Recent UW Law Faculty Scholarship: Countering the New Election Subversion: The Democracy Principle and the Role of State Courts; Reliance; and Law and Public Policy: What Is It, Skills of Practitioners and Researchers, Research Designs and Methods, Law School Courses

State v. Kallie M. Gajewski, 2020AP7-CR, District 3, 8/2/22 (not recommended for publication); case activity (including briefs)
Police arrested Gajewski in the curtilage of her home without a warrant and exigent circumstances. While this makes the arrest unlawful, the evidence obtained from the arrest is not subject to suppression because police had probable cause to arrest her.
While investigating a suspected OWI, police went onto Gajewski’s property without a warrant. She was inside her home, but on seeing
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State v. Quaheem O. Moore, 2021AP938-CR, District 4, 7/28/22 (not recommended for publication); case activity (including briefs)
Police searched Moore for speeding and after detecting the odor of what the officer believed to be marijuana searched Moore. (¶¶2-9). Distinguishing State v. Secrist, 224 Wis. 2d 201, 589 N.W.2d 387 (1999), the court of appeals affirms the circuit court’s suppression order, holding that the odor of marijuana, by itself or coupled with other information, did not provide
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