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The families of the Crandon shooting victims are suing Forest County and the city of Crandon. Watch the news report by WSAW-TV.
Lawyers Should Emulate Cates By Doug Moe
Wisconsin ought to trumpet this warning: From now on, the owners of shady door-to-door sales businesses had better steer their traveling crews away from Wisconsin.
Employees and applicants with arrest and conviction records pose unique concerns for Wisconsin employers. Seemingly conflicting legal obligations flank the employer's pathway for hiring and firing individuals with criminal records. To walk that path with a sure foot, employers must be familiar with Wisconsin law and implement strategies for compliance. On the one hand, employers must avoid employing persons whose backgrounds pose an unreasonable risk of harm to others or their property. Neglecting this duty may expose employers to negligent hiring, training and supervision claims. On the other hand, employers must avoid unlawfully discriminating against employees and applicants based on their arrest or conviction records for felonies, misdemeanors, or other offenses. Failing to do so may expose employers to discrimination claims under the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act (WFEA).
Are you affected by a current child support order? Do you know what conditions allow for a change in that order? Do you need to file for a modification of your current support order? How to calculate child support: The current guidelines suggest calculating child support based on a percentage of the parents' gross income as applied to the percentage of time the child(ren) spend with each parent. If one parent is designated as the primary placement provider, then the guidelines suggest that child support shall be set based on a percent of the other parent's gross income.
A federal judge ruled Monday that a jury should decide if Oscar Mayer production workers should get paid for time spent putting on and taking off safety and sanitation equipment required by federal law and the company.
Tyler Peterson's superiors in Forest County law enforcement knew he was prone to violence before he killed six people and himself in an Oct. 7 shooting rampage, according to allegations made by an attorney seeking to hold Peterson's employers accountable for his crimes.
Children At Risk Hight Court Rules In Favor of Young Cancer Survivor, Exposing Little Known Exclusions In Heath Care Policies
Kevin and Amy Summers have always considered themselves responsible citizens. They live modestly, pay their taxes and make sure their family is covered by insurance. But when the Appleton couple's then 3-year-old son, Parker, was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer in 2002, their carefully constructed safety net turned out to be illusory. The stem cell rescue therapy recommended by Parker's pediatric oncologist at UW Hospital and Clinics was turned down for coverage by Touchpoint Health Plan, the Summers' insurance company.
The state Department of Natural Resources and the village of East Troy in Walworth County are the subjects of a potentially precedent-setting lawsuit filed last week by several individuals and two lake management districts over potential damage to a spring-fed lake and nearby wetlands by a proposed municipal high-capacity well.
Reprinted with permission by The Forest Republican. Author: Northwoods Media Staff, The Forest Republican, Issue 48, Volume 117, pages 1A and 4A
Richard L. Cates, a Madison trial lawyer who historians credit with playing a critical role in the Watergate inquiry that led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon, died Wednesday, August 3, 2011, at age 85.
Longtime Madison trial lawyer Richard Cates, who advised the U.S. House committee that voted to impeach President Richard Nixon in 1974, died Wednesday in Madison of natural causes. He was 85.
Richard Lyman Cates, who rose from childhood years in an orphanage to become a successful Madison lawyer and played a key role in the Watergate impeachment inquiry that led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon, died Wednesday. He was 85.
Bill Wineke reminisces about Dick Cates.
Richard Cates ’47, a trial lawyer who was instrumental in the Watergate inquiry that led to former President Richard Nixon’s resignation, died Wednesday at age 85. Cates died of natural causes in his home in Madison, Wis.
Richard Lyman Cates Sr. died surrounded by family of natural causes Wednesday morning, Aug 3, 2011, in Madison, finishing his 85-year adventure that began on Nov. 22, 1925, in New York City.
Some of my best friends are lawyers — make of that what you will — but the first lawyer I ever met was Dick Cates. Since I was just a kid at the time — and Cates was early in his career — I had no way of knowing the tall man with a twinkle in his eye and a love of telling stories would go on to become perhaps the greatest trial attorney Madison has ever seen.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 4:15 p.m. at THE EDGEWATER HOTEL, 666 Wisconsin Avenue, Madison (PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF LOCATION AND TIME). In lieu of flowers and gifts, contributions will be used for the Richard Lyman Cates, Sr. Memorial Fund to assist less fortunate youth and student scholarships.
Kirby Hendee's Letter to Editor regarding John Nichol's tribute to Dick Cates.
One of the lessons learned at the memorial service for Dick Cates is that there is a storytelling gene. Dick was a remarkable storyteller. All four of his sons and his daughter inherited the gene. The memorial service was graced by great stories by great storytellers about their great storyteller father.
Bill Kraus said it well. One of the stories comes from Bill Dixon, an old friend who was on the Rodino staff. As I was preparing remarks for Cates' service I called Bill. He gave this gem. Rodino needed a trial lawyer and Bob Kastenmeier recommended Cates. Dixon reports that when Dick Cates came in the room it was as if Matt Dillon had arrived: "Boys--there is a new sheriff in town."
Lawton & Cates, S.C., of Madison will acquire the law practice areas of Krek & Associates, S.C. effective Thursday, September 1.
Attorneys Dixon Gahnz and Levi Bjork were successful in their appeal to uphold a $26,000 judgment against a Fort Atkinson woman who unlawfully obtained medical records of our client and disclosed them. This District 4 Court of Appeals decision clarifies a statute that regulates disclosure of medical records. Although the statute sets out obligations for healthcare providers, it does not limit confidentiality requirements just to them, but on “any person.”
Jim Olson, Jim Gardner, Kent Carnell and Bruce Davey were selected for inclusion in the 2011 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of personal injury, construction and labor and employment law.
Residents of Jefferson County now have another option for taking care of their general legal needs, as well as complex litigation, with the reent opening of the Lawton & Cates, S.C. offices in downtown Jefferson.
Voters in DeForest have re-elected Attorney Dixon Gahnz as a Village Board Trustee for the Village of DeForest. Dick Josephson also was re-elected as a trustee. Chip Van Meter will join the board as a trustee, filling the seat being vacated by trustee Megan Blount.