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Wisconsin targets federal nutrition officials

By Robbie Hargett | Aug 13, 2015

The state of Wisconsin is suring federal food and nutrition officials in a controversy involving drug testing of welfare recipients.

Supporters of new Wis. chief justice amendment want Abrahamson’s lawsuit tossed

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Apr 14, 2015

MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) - A coalition of Wisconsin voters want a federal lawsuit filed by state Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson to be dismissed.

Wisconsin firm must pay $29,444 in hazardous waste case

By Ashley Perry | Oct 23, 2014

In a judgment announced by Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen on Wednesday, Gary J. Nagy and his company, St. Croix Truck and Trailer Ltd., must pay $29,444 to the state over allegations of hazardous waste violations.

Wisconsin AG announces Medicaid settlement with pharmaceutical wholesaler, publisher

By Bryan Cohen | Nov 6, 2013

MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) - Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced an agreement Tuesday with a pharmaceutical wholesaler and a publisher to resolve allegations that they defrauded the state Medicaid program.

District attorney to run for Wis. AG

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Oct 16, 2013

WAUKESHA, Wis. (Legal Newsline) -- Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel announced Monday he will run for attorney general.

Wisconsin announces judgment against The Light Hero

By Bryan Cohen | Aug 22, 2013

MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) - Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced a $42,153 judgment on Wednesday against a bankruptcy attorney who identified himself as The Light Hero.

7th Circuit upholds Wisconsin's Act 10

By Nathan Bass | Jan 22, 2013

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, on Friday, upheld Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's Act 10 "in its entirety." The budget repair bill significantly altered the state's public employee labor laws.

Wis. public employees want action in 'Act 10' case

By Michael P. Tremoglie | Aug 16, 2012

Walker CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) -- Three Wisconsin public employees appealed the dismissal of their intervenor status by the federal district court hearing the challenge to Gov. Scott Walker's public-sector unionism reform measures known as "Act 10."

Wis. AG takes on window and door retailer

By Bryan Cohen | Jul 5, 2012

Van Hollen MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) - Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced an enforcement action on Tuesday against an Outagamie County-based window and door retailer for allegedly violating the state's No Call Law.

Wis. SC affirms $9M in damages for state Medicaid program

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Jun 26, 2012

Gableman MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) - The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Friday affirmed a jury verdict of $9 million in damages for the state's Medicaid program.

Wis. SC rules for gov in budget bill issue

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Jun 15, 2011

Prosser MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) - The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Gov. Scott Walker's controversial Budget Repair Bill.

Arguments scheduled in Wis. budget suit

By Jessica M. Karmasek | May 5, 2011

Walker MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) - The Wisconsin Supreme Court, in an order Wednesday, has set oral arguments in the ongoing legal challenge to Gov. Scott Walker's Budget Repair Bill.

Wis. AG obtains $300K default judgment

By Keith Loria | Dec 3, 2010

Van Hollen MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) - Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced on Friday that he has obtained a default judgment against a home modification company that allegedly misrepresented that it was affiliated with the federal government.

Van Hollen files environmental lawsuit

By Keith Loria | Oct 15, 2010

Van Hollen MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) - The Wisconsin Department of Justice announced on Thursday that it has filed a lawsuit to ensure continued environmental cleanup work at Wisconsin's Lower Fox River and Green Bay Site.

Pfizer subsidiary to forfeit $4.5 million over fraudulent pricing‏

By Nick Rees | Oct 1, 2009

MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) - A forfeiture award of $4,578,000 has been levied against a pharmaceutical company for misrepresentations that defrauded the Wisconsin Medicaid program.

Wisconsin chief justice has 56-1 fundraising advantage

By Chris Rizo | Feb 5, 2009

Shirley Abrahamson MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline)-Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson has raked in more than $820,000 in campaign contributions for her reelection bid.

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