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Practice Corner: Strategic Arbitration – Everything Counts

Lawsuits involve a bit of procedural jockeying – substitution, consent to a magistrate judge, removal, picking a mediator. In arbitration, everything is up for grabs. Parties choose the arbitrators, set discovery’s scope, decide the hearing rules, and even choose the form of decision. If the arbitration agreement is basic, parties can challenge the arbitration locale.

Make Sure That Your Advertising Isn’t False

Imagine that you are the owner of a company that sells used manufacturing equipment. Over the years, you have sold a couple pieces of a certain type of equipment to a company, so when that type of used equipment came into your inventory, you called up the company and told them what you knew about.

Search Online Court Records With Care

Many clients use the Wisconsin circuit court website, known as “CCAP,” wcca.wicourts.gov, to obtain information about state civil and criminal court cases. CCAP information includes a case’s parties, judge, a list history, and status. One using CCAP, however, must be careful to avoid liability by unwittingly using such information for illegal purposes. For example, a.

The Return of Commercial Real Estate

One of the interesting things about practicing real estate law over a period of decades is you get to experience first-hand the various business cycles that make or break business markets. In the early 80’s, with interest rates in double digits and the economy in recession, the commercial real estate market here was in a.