Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Wisconsin Federalinks Tue June 17th

Milwaukee Chapter events: June 25th Hans von Spakovsky (more); July 17th Jeremy Rabkin; July 23rd summer reception

Recent news and comment on law and policy:

Administrative Law & Regulation

Get Your 2015 Health Savings Account Limits Here! by Mary Ellen Schill, The Blue Ink, Ruder Ware L.L.S.C., Wausau

More Health Insurance Exchange Problems; Some Consumers Have Incorrect Premium Tax Credit or Wrong Plan, Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (via The Wheeler Report)

Cheesemakers rush to defend wooden-board aging in wake of FDA statement, by Emily Conover, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Corporations, Securities & Antitrust

Here’s what you need to know about Donald Sterling’s lawsuit against the NBA, by Matt Bonesteel, The Washington Post (via Marquette Law News)

Criminal Law & Procedure

Dad was not 'innocent owner' of the car daughter used to sell drugs, On Point, Wisconsin State Public Defender, on State v. One 2010 Nissan Altima, 2013AP2176

June 24, 2014 Meeting Study Committee on the Review of Criminal Penalties, Legislative Council

Environmental Law & Property Rights

More Flexibility for Nonroad Diesel Engine Replacement and Technical Hardship, by Phillip R. Bower, Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C., Madison

Federalism & Separation of Powers

Attorney general candidates say they wouldn't defend some laws, by Patrick Marley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Courts shouldn't interfere on the issue of gay marriage, by Rick Esenberg, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Financial Services & E-Commerce

US high court rules on scope of bankruptcy authority, by Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal, on Executive Benefits Insurance Agency v. Arkison, 12-1200

Lenders Face Difficulties Complying with Wisconsin’s New Mortgage Satisfaction Law, by Anthony C. Marino, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Milwaukee

Intellectual Property

Co-Owner’s Refusal to Join Suit Defeats Standing to Sue for Patent Infringement, by Marshall J. Schmitt, Chicago, and Andrew T. Dufresne, Madison, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

International & National Security Law

US Supreme Court: Children over 21 go to back of visa line, by Sam Hananel, Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal


"We don't want to be part of a class action. Usually consumers get very little and it ends up being all about attorneys' fees." --Vince Megna

Professional Responsibility & Legal Education

'Under the facts presented,' lawyer did not violate ethics rules by disclosing confidential client information before a Machner hearing, On Point, Wisconsin State Public Defender, on Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Thompson, 2014 WI 25 (2011AP2458-D)

Neuroscience approaches the bench, by Terry Devitt, University of Wisconsin-Madison News

Marquette Law School News, Marquette Lawyer Magazine

On a Life Without a Face, and Turning Deficits into Assets, interview of Lisa Boero, Security Health Plan of Wisconsin Inc., Wausau, Wisconsin Lawyer

Religious Liberties

Supreme Court rejects appeal from Wisconsin school on graduations in church; Elmbrook schools no long us church for graduation, Channel 3000, Madison (via Wisconsin Family Action)