Advance eSheet February 27-March 3, and March 6-10, 2017

(Wisconsin Supreme Court)

Final Order 16-01: Repealing the "Deadman's Statutes", 2017 WI 13 [February 21, 2017, effective July 1, 2017], Inside Track, MARCH 01 2017

Final Order 16-04: Allowing Lawyer-mediators to Draft Settlement Documents in Family Cases [February 21, 2017, effective July 1, 2017] 2017 WI 14, Inside Track, MARCH 01 2017

(Wisconsin Court of Appeals, recommended for publication)

Wilmet v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Co.,, 2015AP2259, Feb 28, 2017 (see Joe Forward and Laura E. Callan posts following)

Recreational Immunity Applies to Injured Supervisors, not Just Participants, by Joe Forward, WisBar News, Feb. 28, 2017

Court of Appeals Expands Municipal Protection Conferred by Wisconsin's Recreational Immunity Statute, by Laura E. Callan, Stafford Rosenbaum LLP, Madison, March 6, 2017

Wisconsin DWD v. Wisconsin LIRC, 2016AP1365, Mar 08, 2017 (see Associated Press post following)

Court: Unemployment benefits depend on attendance situation, by Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal, March 8, 2017 10:11 am

(U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit)

Whitaker v. Wisconsin Department of Health Services, No. 16-1807, Justia U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Opinion Summaries, February 27, 2017, Labor & Employment Law

Gill v. City of Milwaukee, No. 16-2846, Justia U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Opinion Summaries, March 7, 2017, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law

Allied Property & Casualty Insurance Co. v. Metro North Condominium Association, No. 16-1868, Justia U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Opinion Summaries, March 8, 2017, Construction Law and Insurance Law

Northern Illinois Telecom Inc. v. PNC Bank, No. 15-2142, Justia U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Opinion Summaries, March 11, 2017, Civil Procedure and Legal Ethics



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Also of interest:

The Case of the Very Very Impossibly Long, Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, by John H. Fisher II, Ruder Ware L.L.S.C., Wausau, February 28, 2017

Using your client's authenticity in mediation, by James J. Mathie, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Law Journal, February 28, 2017 10:01 am

Judge Gorsuch's Plan to Save the Civil Jury Trial, by Jacob Gershman, Wall Street Journal Law Blog, Feb 28, 2017 5:04 pm ET

'Show Some Teeth,' And Other Misguided Coaching Commands, by Jerry Weissman, Forbes, FEB 28, 2017 @ 06:00 AM (via Bob Kohn)

West's Jury Verdicts, Bench Decisions, Settlements, and Arbitration Awards, Inside Track, March 1, 2017

6 more leading trial lawyers share secrets of effective opening statements, by Allison Leotta, ABA Journal, MAR 01, 2017 03:30 AM CST

Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts 12 new cases [including The Manitowoc Company Inc. v. Lanning, 2015AP1530, on restrictive covenants; Benson v. City of Madison, 2015AP2366, municipal golf course pro as "dealership"; Sands v. Menard, 2012AP2377 and 2015AP870, lawyer's ethical obligations and romantic relationship as bar to contractual claims; Estate of Miller v. Storey, 2014AP2420, civil theft claim under § 895.446(3)(c) as an action in tort; Wis. DNR v. Wis. Court of Appeals (District IV), 2016AP1980-W, application of Wis. Stat. § 752.21(2) choice of appellate venue to case appealed under Wis. Stat. § 227.53(l)(a)3.], Wisconsin Court System, March 6, 2017

Harassment Discrimination Covers the Waterfront, by Dean R. Dietrich, Ruder Ware L.L.S.C., Wausau, March 6, 2017

Diane Fremgen guest posts on the pagination of appellate records in the era of e-filing, On Point, Wisconsin State Public Defender, MARCH 6, 2017

Wisconsin Administrative Register No. 735A1, Legislative Reference Bureau, March 6, 2017

WSLL @ Your Service: March 2017, Library Highlights, Wisconsin State Law Library, March 6, 2017

Plaintiffs Beware: Broad-brush Expert Opinion of Design Professional Negligence Will Not Suffice, Brian R. Smigelski, DeWitt Ross & Stevens s.c., Brookfield, Construction ? Public Contract Law Section Blog, State Bar of Wisconsin, MARCH 07 2017

Wisconsin Court of Appeals Considers Insurance Coverage For Allegations of Failure to Render Aid, by Todd G. Smith, Godfrey & Kahn S.C., Madison, National Law Review, March 8, 2017

Attorney Guide to Decoding the 2017-18 Legislative Session, by Cale Battles, government relations coordinator, State Bar of Wisconsin, March 9, 2017

Hamilton Political Tidbits - March 10, 2017, Hamilton Consulting Group, Madison

Must Former Counsel Provide a Client File in a Second Format? Inside Track, Feb. 15, 2017

Workers Compensation Advisory Council (WCAC) - Agenda for Meeting on 03/14/17

Unemployment Insurance Advisory Council (UIAC) - Meeting March 16, 2017

Wisconsin Judicial Council, agenda for meeting March 17, 2017

Wisconsin appellate court week March 13-17, 2017, Milwaukee Federalists, March 12, 2017 7:55 PM

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