Friday, August 22, 2014

FS WI law & policy review - week of August 11th (part 5)

Recent news and comment on law and policy:

Administrative Law & Regulation

Kazynski v. Wisconsin Department of Revenue, Wisconsin Tax Appeals Commission, 13-I-169

Corporations, Securities & Antitrust

Wisconsin Supreme Court strengthens hand of corporate directors defending challenges to their exercise of business judgment, by Michael B. Apfeld, Godfrey & Kahn S.C., Milwaukee, on Data Key Partners v. Permira Advisors LLC, 2014 WI 86 (2012AP1967)

Criminal Law & Procedure

Defendant failed to make sufficient showing to get review of victim’s mental health records, On Point, Wisconsin State Public Defender, on State v. Obriecht, 2014AP445-CR

With Friends Like These ...": New Critiques of Graham and Miller, by Michael M. O'Hear, Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog, on Graham v. Florida 560 US 48, 130 S. Ct. 2011, 176 L. Ed. 2d 825 (2010) and Miller v. Alabama 567 US __, 132 S. Ct. 2455, 183 L. Ed. 2d 407 (2012)

Crime Victim Privacy (Hearing Order 14-01), Inside Track

Financial Services & E-Commerce

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Update - August 2014, by Wayne A. Abernathy, American Bankers Association, and Julius L. Loeser, Winston & Strawn LLP, Practice Group Podcast, Federalist Society

Twenty Years In the Making: Transitioning Patented Seed Traits Into the Generic Market, by Brianna M. Schonenberg, Marquette Law Review

Litigation

Cracking down on a ‘litigious frolic’, by Eric Heisig, Court Gestures, Wisconsin Law Journal

Seventh Circuit Affirms Decisions Concerning Jury Selection, by Nathaniel Jordan, Yoder Ainlay Ulmer & Buckingham LLP, Goshen, Indiana, DRI Blog, on Marshall v. City of Chicago, No. 13-2771

'Molecule by Molecule': How to Build Your Case Before the Court of Appeals, Chief Judge Richard S. Brown, Wisconsin Court of Appeals, Waukesha, Inside Track

Professional Responsibility & Legal Education

Joint Law Practice Splits, Only One Gets Contingency Fees, Court Says, by Joe Forward, WisBar News, on Winston v. Guelzow, 2013AP2764