October

Learning a new craft.The Tempest
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Governing your Business

Just posted a new article on LinkedIn concerning the importance of a business constitution.  Just like a nation, businesses need a fundamental structure for adopting rules, making decisions and resolving conflict.
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Grafton, Wisconsin

Learn more about Grafton here.  We love our hometown.
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Property Owner’s Rights/Environment/State vs. Local Control

Yesterday, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals ruled in favor of a property owner seeking to reclaim an abandoned quarry over the objection of the Village of Richfield, Wisconsin.  See, Scenic Pit LLC v. Village of Richfield.  The Court held that Wisconsin’s comprehensive statute and DNR regulation regarding the siting of solid waste facilities preempts the […]
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Love the Beatles

McCartney v Sony Check out full complaint filed by Sir James Paul McCartney in the Southern District of New York.
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Congratulations to Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan is 2016 Nobel laureate in literature.  One of my heroes from the past and still relevant today.  I’m pleased that Bob Dylan was so honored.
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Expedited Discovery in Microsoft Case Against Brookfield Man

September 22, 2016, United States District Judge Pamela Pepper granted Microsoft’s motion for expedited discovery in action against Brookfield man filed in Eastern District of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, alleging sale of pirated Windows license keys.  The Court denied concurrent requests for pre-judgment freeze on the defendants’ assets.  This is not surprising as this motion was […]
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Advice for 2016 Candidates

Learn from your predecessors.
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A Lot of Hard Work Ahead

We are excited about progress made this week on The Blues Factory project.  Factory now has until April to close deal
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The High Cost of Litigation

I originally chose to read New Richmond News, et al. v. City of New Richmond because of an interest in the scope of open records law in Wisconsin and its relationship to the federal Driver’s Privacy Act (18 U.S.C. § 2721), but was initially awed by this sentence: “[a] A judgment was entered on July […]
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