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Seventh Circuit sanctions plaintiffs attorney for filing case in Arkansas

Rebecca Campbell Sep. 8, 2016, 11:05am

MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has imposed sanctions on a plaintiff attorney after he filed litigation in an Arkansas state court where the case allegedly had no connection to Arkansas.

Federal court: Debt relief law firms not exempt from CFPB’s authority

Jessica Karmasek Aug. 25, 2016, 12:53pm

A Wisconsin federal judge recently ruled that the owners of two law firms offering debt relief services may be held liable by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for allegedly violating federal consumer protection laws.

Legal wrangling over Wis. DA’s probe into Walker recall campaign continues; nonprofit targeted by investigation files class action against prosecutor

Jessica Karmasek Aug. 17, 2016, 2:43pm

The John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy, one of the targets of Milwaukee County District Attorney Mike Chisholm’s “John Doe” investigation, claims the district attorney, his employees and some state board staffers illegally seized the institute’s digital records during the now-stalled criminal probe that alleged “illegal coordination” of campaign funding by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and 29 independent nonprofits.