Thursday, September 11, 2014

FS WI law & policy review - week of September 1st (part 4)

Recent news and comment on law and policy:

Administrative Law & Regulation

7th Circuit Defines "Worthless Services" Under the False Claims Act, by Eric G. Pearson Posted By Eric G. Pearson, Foley & Lardner LLP, Milwaukee

Criminal Law & Procedure

Supreme Court Oral Argument: State v. Myron C. Dillard, Wisconsin Eye

Supreme Court Oral Argument: State v. General Grant Wilson, Wisconsin Eye

Trial counsel’s failure to file timely alibi notice doesn’t get defendant new trial, On Point, Wisconsin State Public Defender, on State v. Bannister, 2013AP2679-CR

Any error in admitting expert testimony in CHIPS case was harmless, On Point, Wisconsin State Public Defender, on State v. Eugene P., 2014AP361, 2014AP362 and 2014AP363

Ch. 51 appeal is moot, On Point, Wisconsin State Public Defender, on Milwaukee County v. Rebecca G., 2014AP359

Environmental Law & Property Rights

WPDES CAFO Permit Program Affirmed by Administrative Decision, by David A. Crass and Anna J. Wildeman, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Madison

Wis., Ind. Same-Sex Marriage Bans Unconstitutional, 7th Cir. Rules, by Mark Wilson, Seventh Circuit News and Information Blog

Free Speech & Election Law

Oral argument on voter ID September 12th 9:30am, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Frank v. Walker, Nos. 14-2058 and 14-2059

As predicted, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals panel has struck down the Wisconsin and Indiana bans on same-sex marriage. by Ann Althouse, Madison

Labor & Employment Law

Aggressive Conduct Toward Subordinate Places Sheriff in Jeopardy of Civil Suit Under Wisconsin Law, by Russell W. Wilson, The Blue Ink, Ruder Ware L.L.S.C., Wausau

Procedure & Checklist for Missing Participants in Terminated DC Plan, by Charlene Kelly, Chicago, and Alyssa Dowse, Milwaukee, Quarles & Brady LLP

Two Important Lessons about the FMLA That Employers Need to Know, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c., Milwaukee, on Gienapp v. Harbor Crest (7th Cir., No. No. 14-1053)

Payroll Deductions and Union Dues: Can Government Employers Still Encourage Employees to Support the United Way? by Kyle J. Gulya, Madison, and James R. Korom, Milwaukee, von Briesen & Roper s.c.

English-Only Policies Under Scrutiny, by Dean R. Dietrich, The Blue Ink, Ruder Ware L.L.S.C., Wausau


Supreme Court Oral Argument: Julie A. Augsburger v. Homestead Mutual Insurance Company, Wisconsin Eye (via Wisconsin Defense Counsel)

Professional Responsibility & Legal Education

Campaign 2014: Susan Happ (D) Candidate for Attorney General, Steve Walters interview, Wisconsin Eye

Attorney general hopeful unveils plan to combat human trafficking, by Todd Richmond, Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal

A lesson from Red Lobster, LawBiz Coaches Corner column, by Ed Poll, Wisconsin Law Journal, (via Wisconsin Defense Counsel)