U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin News

Federal government alleges Walmart denied religious accommodation to assistant manager

By Marian Johns | Oct 1, 2018

MADISON, Wis. — The federal government has filed a lawsuit against Wal-Mart Inc., and Walmart Stores East LP in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, alleging the company refused a religious accommodations request made by an assistant manager.

Menard alleges the NLRB is exceeding authority in action over independent contractors

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 1, 2018

MADISON, Wisc. (Legal Newsline) – A Wisconsin corporation that sells home improvement goods alleges a federal agency has exceeded its authority regarding a lawsuit.

Mountain Crest SRL claims Molson Coors, Anheuser-Busch agreement harmed its export sales

By Wadi Reformado | Aug 16, 2017

MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) – The owner of Wisconsin's Minhas Craft Brewery alleges that it was damaged by lost export sales to Canada because of an agreement signed by Molson Coors and Anheuser-Busch.

Seventh Circuit sanctions plaintiffs attorney for filing case in Arkansas

By Rebecca Campbell | Sep 8, 2016

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

By Jessica Karmasek | Aug 25, 2016

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

By Jessica Karmasek | Aug 17, 2016

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.

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