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Administrative Agency Deference No More

Administrative Agency Deference No More

By: Dillon J. Ambrose In Tetra Tech EC, Inc. v. Wisconsin Department of Revenue, decided this last week, the Wisconsin Supreme Court changed the entire landscape of administrative law in the State of Wisconsin. If your business or municipality deals with administrative regulations—and it most assuredly does—be aware that the law now allows...

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10 Millionth U.S. Patent Milestone Illustrates Increasing Competition in Innovation

10 Millionth U.S. Patent Milestone Illustrates Increasing Competition in Innovation

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) experienced a historic moment yesterday – its 10 millionth patent was issued to Raytheon Co, a major U.S. defense contractor. While it is clear from this landmark moment that there has been an explosion of activity regarding patent application filings in the United States, what does that...

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REMINDER: It’s Time for School Districts, Municipalities and Other Tax-Exempt Entities That Sponsor 403(b) Plans to Adopt New Pre-Approved Documents

REMINDER: It’s Time for School Districts, Municipalities and Other Tax-Exempt Entities That Sponsor 403(b) Plans to Adopt New Pre-Approved Documents

By Bruce B. Deadman Reminder: It’s not too soon for sponsors of 403(b) plans to start the process of adopting IRS pre-approved plan documents. Under a new program, local governments, school districts and other tax-exempt entities that sponsor retirement plans under Section 403(b) of the Internal Revenue Code (the “Code”) can for the first time...

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Use of Transfer on Death (TOD) Deeds Broadened Under New Statute

Use of Transfer on Death (TOD) Deeds Broadened Under New Statute

By Jacqueline L. Messler The Governor recently signed 2018 Wisconsin Act 332, which affects a method to transfer real property without going through a probate proceeding known as a transfer on death (“TOD”) deed. The new law gives clients more options to transfer real property without having to go through a probate proceeding. A TOD deed does not...

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Recent Wisconsin Supreme Court Decision Clarifies “Substantial Variance” Standard Impacting Real Estate Brokers and Sellers.

Recent Wisconsin Supreme Court Decision Clarifies “Substantial Variance” Standard Impacting Real Estate Brokers and Sellers.

On May 10, 2018, the Wisconsin Supreme Court released a game changing decision in McNally v. Capital Cartage, Inc., 2018 WI 46 impacting the potential commission for real estate brokers as well as the obligations of brokers and sellers. The Court held that a substantial variance between a full price offer and the listing contract can be declared...

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