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Machine operator fired for reporting on the job injuries to receive $100,000

By Marian Johns | Oct 15, 2018

MILWAUKEE — A machine operator employed by Wisconsin-based Dura-Fibre LLC has been awarded $100,000 in back wages by U.S. District Court for the Eastern Division of Wisconsin to resolve charges the company fired the employee for reporting injuries to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

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.

Billionaire mega-donor Steyer picks favorite AG hopefuls; More global warming cases possible

By John O'Brien | Sep 13, 2018

Democrat challengers aspiring to become the top lawyers in their states have received financial boosts from Tom Steyer, a billionaire investor and environmental activist who some feel is a driving force behind the recent string of climate change lawsuits struggling to persuade judges to punish the energy industry.

Time Warner Cable purchaser accused of moving employee with night blindness to evening shift

By Marian Johns | Sep 5, 2018

MILWAUKEE — A federal agency has filed a lawsuit against the purchaser of Time Warner Cable, Charter Communications LLC, for allegedly moving an employee with night blindness and cataracts back to an evening shift in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

U.S. accuses University of Wisconsin of age discrimination

By Marian Johns | Aug 15, 2018

MADISON, Wis. — The federal government is suing the University of Wisconsin over allegations the school hired a 23-year old over a 53-year old former employee with 25 years of experience because of age discrimination.

Maker of Scott flushable wipes, defending itself in lawsuit, says it never claimed they were synthetic-free

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 13, 2018

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – Kimberly-Clark Corp. has filed a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit over allegations that the "natural" label on Scott flushable wipes is misleading.

Retired AA Management Group employee files suit over fraud allegations

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jun 14, 2018

MILWAUKEE (Legal Newsline) – A Wisconsin man has filed suit against his former employer over allegations facts were omitted from him before he accepted an early retirement offer.

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.

Kohl's wants ADA lawsuit dismissed

By Amanda Thomas | May 9, 2018

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – The plaintiff in a disability discrimination lawsuit against Kohl’s Corp. is fighting the company's effort to dismiss it.

Champion Petfoods dog food alleged to have excessive levels of heavy metals

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Apr 5, 2018

MILWAUKEE (Legal Newsline) – A consumer alleges the manufacturers of premium-priced dog foods failed to disclose the products contain excessive levels of heavy metals on the products' labels.

Business leaders welcome passage of Wisconsin civil litigation bill

By John Breslin | Mar 28, 2018

MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) – Small business leaders are welcoming the passage of a bill in Wisconsin that changes certain civil litigation rules likely to benefit contractors.

Wis. Assembly passes legal reform bill

By John O'Brien | Feb 23, 2018

MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) – Legal reform in Wisconsin is now in the hands of its state senators, following passage of an amended version of the bill on Feb. 22.

Judiciary Committee approves amended legal reform bill in Wisconsin

By John Breslin | Feb 21, 2018

MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) - Wisconsin lawmakers could vote Thursday on changes to the state's rules regarding civil litigation.

In Wisconsin legal reform debate, GOP lawmakers split from party while lobbyist firm with corporate clients stumps for trial lawyers

By John Breslin | Feb 9, 2018

MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) – As Wisconsin Republicans and their governor push a legal reform agenda that includes a bill that would reform the state’s electronic discovery and class action rules, a lobbying firm seeking to derail it on behalf of the state's trial lawyers may be at odds on this one with other clients it has represented.

Panel: Chapter 15 eases the way for cross-border bankruptcy proceedings

By John Sammon | Jan 8, 2018

SANTA MONICA (Legal Newsline) – A panel of experts on Chapter 15 cross-border bankruptcy proceeding indicated the increasing use of the legal option allows a greater harmony and coordination between foreign and U.S. courts.

Wis. SC won't go easy on lawyer arrested for helping inmate make shanks, pepper spray

By John Revak | Nov 28, 2017

MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) – The Wisconsin Supreme Court has refused to reduce the punishment on a lawyer previously arrested for allegedly giving his imprisoned client materials to make pepper spray and shanks.

Plaintiffs in class action lawsuit over Subway’s ‘footlong’ sandwiches abandon litigation

By Jessica Karmasek | Nov 3, 2017

The plaintiffs filed a two-page stipulation of dismissal without prejudice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin Oct. 24. Their voluntary dismissal comes nearly two months after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit dismissed a proposed settlement agreement, describing it as “utterly worthless.”

Confusion at federal government: Are transgender persons protected under Civil Rights Act or not?

By Angela Underwood | Oct 18, 2017

WAUSAU, Wis. (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed suit against a Colorado-based auto retailer for not hiring a transgender candidate.

Litigation over length of Subway’s footlong sandwiches to continue; plaintiffs say they plan to pursue case

By Jessica Karmasek | Sep 27, 2017

The plaintiffs filed their notice of termination of settlement agreement days after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit’s Aug. 25 decision. The Seventh Circuit reversed the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin’s decision certifying a proposed class and approving a settlement in the case, calling it “utterly worthless.”

Seventh Circuit: Settlement in case over length of Subway’s footlong sandwiches ‘utterly worthless’

By Jessica Karmasek | Sep 6, 2017

The plaintiffs in the case alleged foot-long sandwiches sold at Subway restaurants were marketed as being 12 inches in length, when, in fact, they were not. According to their complaint, Subway’s alleged business practices violated state consumer protection statutes.

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