Advance eSheet May 7-11, 2012

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Aurora Consolidated Health Care v. Labor and Industry Review Commission, 2012 WI 49 (May 11, 2012) 2010AP208 denial of third remand to cross-examine medical expert appointed by Department after previous remands ordered by Commission

Johnson Bank v. BV Nicolet, LLC, per curiam (May 8, 2012) 2011AP2186 consideration of five factors in exercise of discretion regarding reopening default judgment under Wis. Stat. sec. 806.07(1)(h)

Engerman v. Boushele, single judge (May 10, 2012) 2011AP2352 reopening default small claims judgment

Also of interest.

"Equal Voice" Confirmed: Worker's Comp Carriers Can Compel Settlement, by Monte E. Weiss, Wisconsin Lawyer, May 2012

Peterson Johnson & Murray S.C. Recent Case Update, March 2012

Appellate Practice Checklist, April 2012, Appellate Practice Section, State Bar of Wisconsin

Psychiatric Community Still Divided Over Idea of Changing PTSD's Name, PBS NewsHour, Updated: May 4, 2012, 3:33 p.m. ET (via Althouse)

Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules Plaintiffs Entitled to Receive "Phantom Damages", by Andrew C. Cook, posted May 8, 2012, State Court Docket Watch, Spring 2012

Litigation Funding, by Nathan A. Schachtman, May 8, 2012 11:02 am (via DRI blog)

Business development starts with talking, by Ed Poll, Lawbiz Coaches Corner, May 8, 2012 1:58 pm, Wisconsin Law Journal

Future Vision: Will Driving Become Too Safe to Insure? by Stephanie K. Jones, Insurance Law Journal, May 8, 2012

Ninth Circuit Rejects Selective Waiver of Attorney-Client Privilege, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, May 9, 2012

Litigation Alert: Cell Phones as Carcinogens, by Nicholas P. Panayotopoulos,  Shubhra R. Mashelkar, and P. Shane O’Neill, of Weinberg Wheeler Hudgins Gunn & Dial, Atlanta, GA, The Voice, May 9, 2012

What I've Learned, Part 7, by Francisco Ramos, May 9, 2012 4:10 PM, Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel blog

Diagnosing the D.S.M., by Allen Frances, The New York Times. Published: May 11, 2012 (via Althouse)

Children of sky diver sue insurance company, in Regional News Briefs, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, posted May 12, 2012

End the Experiment: The Attorney-Client Privilege Should Not Protect Communications in the Allied Lawyer Setting, by Grace M. Giesel, Marquette Law Review, Volume 95, Number 2 (Winter 2011)