Wisconisn Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Case Deciding Default Judgments

The Wisconsin Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Johnson v. Cintas Corp. No. 2, et al., 2011 WI App 5, 2009AP2549, which is the latest in a number of recent cases accepted by the Court dealing with default judgments. The issue is whether a default judgment is void because the summons and complaint names the […]

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Limits Personal Jurisdiction over Foreign Corporations

  The Wisconsin Supreme Court today issued a decision today, Rasmussen v. General Motors et al., 2011 WI 52, which places limits on lawsuits filed against foreign corporations in Wisconsin. Although the case caption cites General Motors, the specific issue in this case was whether Wisconsin had personal jurisdiction over Nissan Japan. The lawsuit involved […]

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Supreme Court Upholds Collective Bargaining Legislation–Rules Judge Sumi Violated the Constitution by Striking Down Legislation

In a 4-3 decision on Tuesday June 15, 2011, the Wisconsin Supreme Court issued an order allowing the controversial collective bargaining law to go into effect. The Supreme Court overturned Dane County Circuit Court Judge Maryann Sumi’s decision to block the implementation of the law. The Supreme Court found in its ruling that Judge Sumi […]

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Dane County Judge Strikes Down Budget Repair Bill; Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments

Dane County Circuit Court Judge Maryann Sumi issued a permanent restraining order last week striking down the controversial collective bargaining legislation, 2011 Wisconsin Act 10. In her decision, Judge Sumi ruled that the State Senate violated Wisconsin’s open meetings law. As a result, Judge Sumi issued a temporary restraining order that prohibited Act 10 from […]

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments on Collective Bargaining Bill

The Wisconsin Supreme Court heard arguments today on whether to take up a lawsuit over the Wisconsin collective bargaining law (2011 WI Act 10).   The Wisconsin Supreme Court heard both the appeal of the Wisconsin Department of Justice on the original temporary restraining order (TRO) as well has final decision released by the Dane […]

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Supreme Court Recount News

The Government Accountability Board (GAB) has published certified county-by-county recount results. Waukesha County is still counting votes, with a May 26 deadline to finish. Questions as to the security of the ballot bags have been addressed by GAB. “The ability to put a hand into a ballot bag is not by itself evidence of fraud,” according […]

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Supreme Court Recount Yields No Major Changes – Justice Prosser Still Well Ahead of Kloppenburg

With 71 of 72 counties having completed the recount in the race between Justice David Prosser and his challenger, JoAnne Kloppenburg, Justice Prosser’s lead has declined by only 355 votes. The only county left to report its official recount is Waukesha County, where Kloppenburg would need to pick up 6,962 votes. According to University of […]

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Wisconsin Election Results Update

As of noon today, the Wisconsin Supreme Court race between Justice David Prosser and JoAnne Kloppenburg is still too close to call. Final, official results could vary and a recount appears likely. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is reporting that Kloppenburg holds a paper-thin lead, with town officials in the Lake Mills precinct still counting the […]

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Prosser, Kloppenburg Win Primary for Supreme Court Race

State Supreme Court Justice David Prosser received 55 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s primary election. He will advance with Assistant Attorney General JoAnne Kloppenburg to the General Election on April 5. Results of the Primary: David Prosser (inc)    55%JoAnne Kloppenburg 25%Marla Stephens         11%Joel Winnig                  9% For more information about the Wisconsin Supreme Court, […]

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