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'Bleak House,' or 'A Comedy of Errors'?

Sept. 1, 2000Where an employee's retirement fund is invested in shares of a closely held corporation, subject to repurchase upon death, and distribution of the proceeds does not occur until later, the shares are valued as of the time of exercise of t

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Attorney, firm admonished

Sept. 1, 2000The Wisconsin Court of Appeals has admonished the Mil-waukee law firm of O'Neil, Cannon & Holman, S.C., and Attorney Carl D. Holborn for what the court characterized as "lack of candor" with the court, in violation of Supreme Court Rules

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Lawyers who need lawyers

August 28, 2000One of the things they try to teach you in law school is the importance of knowing your client. Curiously, when you start practicing law, senior lawyers at The Firm don't really want you to know their clients. This is a result of the f

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Judges talk up jury trial innovations

Imagine if one of your college professors forced you take a class. That class featured countless teachers - some of whom were less reliable than others. You weren't allowed to ask questions or take notes, and you weren't told until immediately before the

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OLR staffs up for Sept. 1 debut

With the state's new lawyer regulatory system scheduled to take effect in less than one month, the Wisconsin Supreme Court's Appointments Selection Committee has been scrambling to find volunteers to serve on its various components.

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