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Month: May 2012

Government Worker Entitled to Immunity For Running Red Light

Posted on May 31, 2012 That’s Outrageous!

According to the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, a governmental worker is not entitled to immunity for his decision to run a red light in violation of Wisconsin’s Rules of the Road. In a recent case decided by the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, a volunteer fire fighter for Okauchee Fire Department intentionally ran a red light… read more

How does the jury know what to do?

Posted on May 23, 2012 Personal Injury,Your Trial

When a case goes to trial, the members of the jury usually decide the verdict.  A potential juror often arrives in court with a summons telling them to appear, and no more information on what will happen.  Many courts have short video programs to help potential jurors learn how their work will go.  The jurors… read more

What judge handles my case?

Posted on May 23, 2012 General,Personal Injury,Your Trial

Once a lawsuit is filed, a judge is assigned to administer the case.  The judge works with the lawyers and other court staff, such as the clerk of courts and the court reporter, to make the case move as efficiently as reasonably possible. The way in which a judge is selected varies depending on which… read more

What is an appeal and when is review available?

Posted on May 15, 2012 State Law,What We Do For You (Civil Process)

Wisconsin has a two-tier appellate court system, consisting of an intermediate court of appeals and a supreme court.  These reviewing courts provide a potential avenue for relief after a case is resolved in the circuit court. As your case progresses in the circuit court, the circuit court may enter several nonfinal orders in regard to… read more