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Legal Updates Archive

Published Before November 18, 2015

The content in the following publications is based upon the state of the law at the time of its original publication. As legal developments change quickly, the content in these publications may not remain accurate as laws change over time. None of the information contained in these publications is intended as legal advice or opinion relative to specific matters, facts, situations, or issues. You should not act upon the information in these publications without discussing your specific situation with legal counsel.

Managing Environmental Impairment


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Authored by Russell W. Wilson, April 10, 2003
Environmental issues permeate commercial and industrial real estate development and acquisition of businesses. In addition to traditional contractual mechanisms to allocate the risk of environmental liability, there are a variety of statutory protections…

New Burden Placed on Employers to Disprove Discrimination


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Authored by Kevin E. Wolf, September 1, 2001
Last year, the United States Supreme Court increased the burden on employers to disprove claims of discrimination. In a case known as the Reeves decision, the Supreme Court, for the first time, allowed a jury to find that discrimination had occurred based…

Who Should Be Trustee?


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Authored by Daniel J. Rupar, March 1, 2001
Many people think of trusts as stodgy legal documents used primarily for leaving money to heirs. But the truth is that trusts are much more than that. Trusts can be used for a broad variety of purposes, from charitable gifting to reducing your taxes. A…

Non-Compete Agreements Must Be Limited To Be Enforceable

January 9, 2001
A noncompete provision prohibits an individual from competing against the individual's employer or former employer during his or her employment and after the employment relationship has ended. Wisconsin has adopted a law which addresses the legality of…

2018 Health Savings Account Cost of Living Adjustments


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Authored by Mary Ellen Schill, May 8, 0017
The Internal Revenue Service on May 5th announced the cost-of-living adjustments for the HSA contribution limits and for High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) deductibles and out-of-pocket maximums for 2018. HSA/HDHP Requirement Cost-of-Living…