Friday, September 5, 2014

FS WI law & policy review - week of August 25th (part 4)

Recent news and comment on law and policy:

Administrative Law & Regulation

Navigators/Nonnavigator Assisters/Certified Application Counselors FAQs, Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance

Corporations, Securities & Antitrust

A Compilation of Enforcement and Non-Enforcement Actions, by Peter D. Fetzer and Jason M. Hille, Milwaukee, and Terry D. Nelson, Madison, Foley & Lardner LLP

Building or Buying a Biofuel Plant? Think PSM, by Charles B. Palmer, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Waukesha, Ethanol Producer Magazine

Criminal Law & Procedure

Deeply Divided Court Rules in Warrantless Cell Phone Tracking Case, by Joe Forward, WisBar News, on State v. Subdiaz-Osorio, 2014 WI 87 (2010AP3016-CR)

Lengthy imposed and stayed sentence wasn’t unduly harsh or excessive, On Point, Wisconsin State Public Defender, on State v. McKenzie, 2014AP314-CR

Arresting officer provided accurate information regarding implied consent law, On Point, Wisconsin State Public Defender, on State v. Godard, 2014AP396-CR

Financial Services & E-Commerce

From a Scream to a Whisper: The Supreme Court Does Little to Fix Its Bankruptcy Court Mess, Jonathan C. Lipson, the Harold E. Kohn Professor of Law at Temple University, Beasley School of Law, WLR Online, on Executive Benefits Insurance Agency v. Arkison, U.S., No. 12–1200.

Labor & Employment Law

Friend Me or You’re Fired: An Overview of Wisconsin’s New Internet Privacy Protection Statute, by Sara C. Mills, Crivello Carlson S.C., Milwaukee, WDC Journal

Lazy Days of Summer are Gone – EEOC Files Lawsuits, by Dean R. Dietrich, The Blue Ink, Ruder Ware L.L.S.C., Wausau (via Wisconsin Defense Counsel)

Litigation

Wisconsin Supreme Court Decides Injured Worker Can Be Forced to Accept Settlement from Third Party Who Caused His Injuries, by Aaron Halstead, Hawks Quindel S.C., on Adams v. Northland Equipment Company, Inc., 2014 WI 79 (2012AP580) (via Wisconsin Defense Counsel)

Professional Responsibility & Legal Education

The Business Side of Law Practice: Advice on Taxes, Technology, and Checking Your Firm’s Vital Signs, by Joe Forward, Inside Track

Religious Liberties

"If the hate-crimes law is used to punish intra-religious crimes, it could change from a shield to protect minorities into a weapon against them.", by Ann Althouse, Madison