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Wisconsin Attorney General joins bipartisan coalition filing a Federal lawsuit against Meta (Facebook)
10/25/2023

Wisconsin Attorney General joins bipartisan coalition filing a Federal lawsuit against Meta (Facebook)

Wisconsin AG Josh Kaul joined a coalition of 42 Attorneys General throughout the country in suing Meta (Formerly known as Facebook) in federal and state courts.

Former NSA employee pleads guilty to attempted espionage.
10/25/2023

Former NSA employee pleads guilty to attempted espionage.

Digital dead drop: Former NSA employee thought he was selling classified documents to Russia --- instead an undercover FBI employee received them.

Not all heroes wear capes.  Germantown Police Department Wisconsin kept the 50-70 students inside Kenndy Middle School s...
10/24/2023

Not all heroes wear capes. Germantown Police Department Wisconsin kept the 50-70 students inside Kenndy Middle School safe as they subdued an active shooter outside of the building. No members of the public (other than the shooter) or law enforcement were injured.

Germantown Police fatally shot someone Monday afternoon in the Kennedy Middle School parking lot, as 50-70 children were inside of the school.

CVS robber demanded Vi**ra
10/24/2023

CVS robber demanded Vi**ra

An armed robbery took an unusual turn.

10/23/2023

Congratulations to Emil Ovbiagele👏🏆, 2023 recipient of the John Lederer Distinguished Service Award! The award recognizes those focused on improving the lives and practices of solo and small-firm attorneys in Wisconsin. Learn more about Emil's contributions to the profession, https://www.wisbar.org/NewsPublications/InsideTrack/Pages/Article.aspx?Volume=15&Issue=19&ArticleID=30054&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=news%26pubs&utm_content=ap_ya6slrkgws

📸Pictured, past recipients of the Lederer Distinguished Service Award: (From left) Matthew Beier representing Wisconsin Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company, David Krekeler, Paul Angel, Emil Ovbiagele, Nerino Petro, Nancy Trueblood, and Kate Knowlton.

Drug Take Back Day is October 28
10/23/2023

Drug Take Back Day is October 28

More than 140 events are planned across Wisconsin next Saturday with more than 270 participating law enforcement agencies, where Wisconsinites are encouraged...

  Former Wisconsinite, Lawyer Chesebro pleads guilty in Georgia Presidential election case.
10/20/2023

Former Wisconsinite, Lawyer Chesebro pleads guilty in Georgia Presidential election case.

Chesebro pleaded guilty to a felony before Voir Dire was slated to begin in Georgia. The case stems from his efforts to overturn 2020 presidential election.

Former Shawano Police Officer Noah Bunt was accused of having a sexual relationship with another officer's wife. He resi...
10/20/2023

Former Shawano Police Officer Noah Bunt was accused of having a sexual relationship with another officer's wife. He resigned during the investigation and now works as an officer with The Hurley Police Department.

Jay Thums was terminated from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources for cause. He is currently employed by the Price County Sheriff’s Office

Former Superior Police Officer Brittany Letica resigned in lieu of termination. She now works for the Bayfield County Sheriff’s Office.

Former Superior Police Officer Damen Rankin also resigned in lieu of termination and now works for UW-Superior Police Department.

Don't miss this The Badger Project article.

The state DOJ tracks police who leave employment with law enforcement agencies under negative circumstances. The Badger Project found these officers analyzing that database.

Dane County Receives $405,000 Grant to Expand Drug Treatment Court Program
10/20/2023

Dane County Receives $405,000 Grant to Expand Drug Treatment Court Program

The Dane County Department of Human Services received more than $400,000 in Federal grant funding to expand the county’s Drug Treatment Court Program,

Attorney pleads guilty over efforts to overturn Trump’s loss in Georgia
10/20/2023

Attorney pleads guilty over efforts to overturn Trump’s loss in Georgia

Lawyer Sidney Powell pleaded guilty to reduced charges Thursday over efforts to overturn Donald Trump’s loss in the 2020 election in Georgia, becoming the second defendant in the sprawling case to reach a deal with prosecutors.

The Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) is investigating an officer involved shooti...
10/19/2023

The Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) is investigating an officer involved shooting in the City of Watertown, Wis. The incident occurred Wednesday, authorities said.

The Wisconsin Department of Justice is investigating an officer involved shooting in Watertown, Wis. The incident occurred Wednesday, authorities said.

  Watertown Police involved in fatal shooting
10/19/2023

Watertown Police involved in fatal shooting

No other members of the public or law enforcement were injured during the incident, officials noted.

Crivitz Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for PPP Fraud
10/18/2023

Crivitz Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for PPP Fraud

Robert J. Solberg, 39, of Crivitz, Wisconsin, has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison by Senior District Judge William C. Griesbach.

On Saturday, October 14, 2023, the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office issued criminal charges against Romuan J....
10/17/2023

On Saturday, October 14, 2023, the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office issued criminal charges against Romuan J. Moye for neglecting a child which resulted in death.

Moye was charged with one count of Chronic Neglect of a Child – Consequence is Death.

Republicans who control the Wisconsin state Senate proposed sweeping changes Friday to Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ plans...
10/16/2023

Republicans who control the Wisconsin state Senate proposed sweeping changes Friday to Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ plans to address worker shortages in the state.

Republicans who control the Wisconsin state Senate proposed sweeping changes Friday to Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' plans to address worker shortages in the state.

  DOJ investigating Fond Du Lac fatal shooting, canine deputy also shot and ‘seriously’ wounded.
10/14/2023

DOJ investigating Fond Du Lac fatal shooting, canine deputy also shot and ‘seriously’ wounded.

ASheriff’s Office canine was shot and seriously wounded during the incident.

A handful of Wisconsin Democrats refuse to condemn Hamas terrorists, Wisconsin GOP says.
10/13/2023

A handful of Wisconsin Democrats refuse to condemn Hamas terrorists, Wisconsin GOP says.

Thursday the Wisconsin Assembly voted unanimously to condemn Hamas’ attack against Israel. However, according to the Wisconsin Republican Party, three Democratic members of the Assembly, including two members of their Socialist Caucus, refused to vote to denounce the terrorism inflicted on the Isr...

A new Oklahoma judge could lose her job for sending more than 500 texts to her bailiff during a murder trial, including ...
10/13/2023

A new Oklahoma judge could lose her job for sending more than 500 texts to her bailiff during a murder trial, including messages mocking the prosecutor, praising the defense attorney and calling a key witness a liar.

A new judge could lose her job for sending more than 500 texts to her bailiff during a murder trial, including calling a key witness a liar.

Milwaukee attorney says "Strike while the iron is hot"- time is right to sue   over data leak.
10/12/2023

Milwaukee attorney says "Strike while the iron is hot"- time is right to sue over data leak.

Hackers have compiled and shared a list of people with Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry from the website 23andMe, terrorists are calling for the hunting down of Jews

Bill came from a four-generation legal family who has practiced more than a century in Wisconsin. He donated millions of...
10/12/2023

Bill came from a four-generation legal family who has practiced more than a century in Wisconsin. He donated millions of dollars back to Wisconsin.

One of Milwaukee's most respected personal injury attorneys and well-known philanthropists, William (Bill) Cannon passed away at his Mequon home on Oct. 7 at age 75.

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case challenging the Federal Reserve's cap on debit card swipe fees. The case cou...
10/12/2023

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case challenging the Federal Reserve's cap on debit card swipe fees. The case could have a significant impact on merchants and consumers, as lower swipe fees could lead to lower prices for goods and services.

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to take up a lawsuit seeking to have the Federal Reserve lower its 12-year-old cap on swipe fees that banks charge merchants to process debit card transactions. The justices accepted the case after appellate courts disagreed on whether the 2021 case was brought too....

Froedtert, Planned Parenthood, University School, Marquette among impacted in Blackbaud Data Breach.
10/11/2023

Froedtert, Planned Parenthood, University School, Marquette among impacted in Blackbaud Data Breach.

Wisconsin AG Josh Kaul announced Friday Wisconsin, along with 49 other AG's, has reached a settlement with Blackbaud for its deficient data security practices.

Attorney Pleads Guilty To Operating $18.8 Million Ponzi Scheme And To Money Laundering, Obstruction Of Justice, And Perj...
10/11/2023

Attorney Pleads Guilty To Operating $18.8 Million Ponzi Scheme And To Money Laundering, Obstruction Of Justice, And Perjury Charges

Wisnicki, 44, pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering.

Endeward was convicted of First Degree Reckless Homicide as a Party to a Crime, four counts of Maintaining a Drug Traffi...
10/10/2023

Endeward was convicted of First Degree Reckless Homicide as a Party to a Crime, four counts of Maintaining a Drug Trafficking Place, three counts of First Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety, and Obtaining a Controlled Substance by Fraud.

Fond du Lac DA Eric J. Toney announced that Carla Endeward was sentenced for her role in the fentanyl death of her husband and three other fentanyl overdoses.

Prado stole a check for $600,263.55 from her employer, a mail-sorting business in Brookfield, Wisconsin
10/09/2023

Prado stole a check for $600,263.55 from her employer, a mail-sorting business in Brookfield, Wisconsin

Jimmy A. Walker and Marialuwisa A. Prado were sentenced to 14 months’ imprisonment and 3 years’ supervised release after they pled guilty to bank fraud.

Officials gathered in Milwaukee Wednesday to announce the launch of The Milwaukee County Courthouse Navigator Program. T...
10/06/2023

Officials gathered in Milwaukee Wednesday to announce the launch of The Milwaukee County Courthouse Navigator Program. The program is operated through a newly established AmeriCorps partnership administered by the Milwaukee Justice Center.

The Milwaukee County Courthouse Navigator Program launched Wednesday in Milwaukee.

Top Wisconsin Senate Republican calls on Assembly to impeach state’s top elections official
10/05/2023

Top Wisconsin Senate Republican calls on Assembly to impeach state’s top elections official

The Republican president of the Wisconsin Senate called on the Assembly to impeach the presidential battleground state's nonpartisan top elections official.

Quarles announces new partner class
10/04/2023

Quarles announces new partner class

The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced Tuesday 11 new partners have been elected effective October 1. "We look forward to seeing the many"

Alyssa Chojnacki joins Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols
10/03/2023

Alyssa Chojnacki joins Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols

Attorney Alyssa N. Chojnacki has joined Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols S.C. in the firm's litigation practice group. Chojnacki previously worked...

Trump Tower in Chicago has been sued by the Illinois Attorney General for failing to comply with environmental laws, inc...
10/02/2023

Trump Tower in Chicago has been sued by the Illinois Attorney General for failing to comply with environmental laws, including underreporting the amount of water it discharges into the Chicago River. The lawsuit seeks to prevent further violations and civil penalties.

Data provided by Trump Tower during discovery showed a “significant discrepancy” between the flow data recorded by the building’s automated system.

Biden administration urges colleges to boost diversity after affirmative action ruling
09/29/2023

Biden administration urges colleges to boost diversity after affirmative action ruling

The Biden administration is asking America's colleges to make campuses more racially diverse, urging schools to boost scholarships and minority recruiting.

  CIA in Wisconsin victims of Havana Syndrome. Senator Ron Johnson says he has experienced symptoms and has been evaluat...
09/27/2023

CIA in Wisconsin victims of Havana Syndrome. Senator Ron Johnson says he has experienced symptoms and has been evaluated.

CIA employees around the world, including in Wisconsin and U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, are among the latest possible targets of Havana Syndrome.

Taylor Schabusiness gets life without parole for killing and dismembering ex-boyfriend
09/27/2023

Taylor Schabusiness gets life without parole for killing and dismembering ex-boyfriend

A Wisconsin woman convicted of killing and dismembering a former boyfriend was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without parole.

Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul joined the Federal Trade Commission and 16 state attorneys general Tuesday in suing...
09/26/2023

Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul joined the Federal Trade Commission and 16 state attorneys general Tuesday in suing Amazon.com, Inc. alleging that the online retail and technology company is a monopolist that uses a set of interlocking anticompetitive and unfair strategies to illegally maintain its monopoly power.

Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul joined the Federal Trade Commission and 16 state attorneys general Tuesday in suing Amazon.com, Inc. alleging that the online retail and technology company is a monopolist that uses a set of interlocking anticompetitive and unfair strategies to illegally maintain...

Judge rules Donald Trump defrauded banks, insurers as he built real estate empire.
09/26/2023

Judge rules Donald Trump defrauded banks, insurers as he built real estate empire.

A judge has ruled that Donald Trump committed fraud for years while building the real estate empire that catapulted him to fame and the White House.

A persistent error message greeted Dulce Martinez on Sept.11 as she tried to access her casino rewards account to book a...
09/26/2023

A persistent error message greeted Dulce Martinez on Sept.11 as she tried to access her casino rewards account to book accommodations for an upcoming business trip.

An error message greeted Dulce Martinez on Sept.11 as she tried to access her casino rewards account to book accommodations for an upcoming business trip.

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We’re happy to share that Foley Partner Nick Welle and Associate Jesse Byam-Katzman have been selected for Wisconsin Law Journal's Legal All-Stars awards.

In its first year, the Legal All-Stars awards celebrate outstanding legal minds across Wisconsin in multiple categories. Nick was recognized on the “Leaders in the Law” list and Jesse was named to the “Rising Young Lawyers” list.

Congratulations to Nick and Jesse on the well-deserved recognition! They will be honored at an awards ceremony on December 8 in Milwaukee.

For more on their practices and awards - https://bit.ly/3FU6oo9

Congrats to University of Wisconsin Law Library Access Services Assistant Peter Lawrence-Wehrle, who is receiving the 2022 Wisconsin Law Journal Unsung Hero Award for "connecting people with the information resources they need to support their research and learning." Learn more: http://bit.ly/3UxSufn.
We are very proud to announce that Kate Bechen and Robin Lehninger were each selected to receive Wisconsin Law Journal Legal All-Star Awards. Bechen was named to the "Leaders in the Law" list, while Lehninger was named a "Rising Young Lawyer." Congratulations, Kate and Robin!
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has opened another office. In addition to our Appleton, Green Bay and Oshkosh offices we are here for you at 204 S. Main St. in Waupaca! Learn more by checking out this article in the Wisconsin Law Journal wislawjournal.com/2022/02/24/herrling-clark-opens-office-in-waupaca/
Quarles & Brady attended a luncheon at the Grain Exchange in downtown Milwaukee to celebrate the Wisconsin Law Journal "Unsung Heroes" of the legal community, including our staff members Berny Frenzer, Janet Haefemeyer and Amy Lotharius! Congratulations Berny, Janet and Amy for a well-deserved honor!
Every day, staff members across the firm help drive our success. That’s why’re so proud to see three of them honored by Wisconsin Law Journal as 2021 “Unsung Heroes.” Congratulations to Bernard Frenzer, Janet Haefemeyer and Amy Lotharius for this well-deserved recognition! https://bit.ly/3kkIAOy
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PLEASE LET'S DO THE MATH - forcing some people to deal with hardship now or hardship later.

REFLECTIONS: Please view your employees as human beings

Caring people share their time when they struggled for something they really believed in.

More often than not, employees work hard on their job not only for the sake of a money.

Their years of treatment at wprk and truthful experiences allows you to understand what matters to them and for the improvement of any organisations , please look on people's circumstances and the present conditions that affects their quality of life.
.. many of these people ended their lives and many people become vulnerable and being abused, have a long term health condition and became disabled.

How many people must die before we consider this a 'crime against humanity'?

🆘️ Magnifying existing challenges around health and poverty with devastating effects on children.

🌍 'We cannot stop telling about everything we have seen and heard.'
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Retired partner Don Schott sat down with Wisconsin Law Journal to reflect on his career at Quarles & Brady and the state of U.S. judicial system. Don discussed his time as firm general counsel, the biggest changes he has seen in the Wisconsin and Milwaukee legal profession over the course of his career and his proudest moment at Quarles & Brady.
In the case of COVID-19 vaccine mandates, Husch Blackwell's Erik Eisenmann's guidance to clients throughout the state can be summarized as: Just because you can, doesn’t necessarily mean you should.

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Congratulations to partner Kevin Long for being named a 2021 “Leader in the Law” by the Wisconsin Law Journal and to senior associates Anita Boor and Matt Pietruczak for being selected by the publication as 2021 “Up and Coming Lawyers.” https://bit.ly/2Rb70ya
We're pleased to announce Attorney Ben Streckert was honored by Wisconsin Law Journal as an "Up and Coming Lawyer." To quote the individual who nominated Ben, “he has demonstrated an impressive ability to provide quality and efficient legal services to Ruder Ware’s clients.”
Today is the day we get to recognize three very special GTW honorees — named 2021 Leaders in Law and Up and Coming Lawyers by Wisconsin Law Journal! Congratulations again to our partners and Leaders in Law, Bob Gingras and Paul Kinne, as well as Up and Coming Lawyer Scott Thompson.

Our entire firm joins in celebrating the accomplishments of all recipients, who will be recognized at a virtual ceremony this afternoon.
GTW attorney Scott Thompson has additionally been recognized by Wisconsin Law Journal as one of its 2021 Up and Coming Lawyers.

Scott's professional career began in public affairs as an environmental political organizer. For two years he fought to expand renewable energy in Wisconsin before transitioning into a legal career.

In law school, Scott worked with the Wisconsin Innocence Project to correct the ultimate injustice – wrongful conviction. He then joined Gingras, Thomsen & Wachs in 2014 as a law clerk. Since joining the firm, Scott has represented people all over Wisconsin who have been treated unfairly by other people, the government, police or employers. He thinks hard and works tirelessly to correct the problems that his clients face.

Scott's dedication to helping others stems from his upbringing. He grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in a family full of caring, honest people. His parents, both public school employees, molded Scott's youthful curiosity into a passion for continued learning, discovery and difference-making.