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2013

09/23/2013 At Issue:  Statute of Limitations
Wisconsin State Journal
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08/15/2013 Stombaugh: Stray Voltage Harms Dairy Farmers. Don't let Utility Companies off the Hook
Stevens Point Journal
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07/22/2013 Bill seeks to limit lawsuits against electric companies
Wisconsin State Journal
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06/25/2013 Bill would zap stray electricity suits
WisconsinWatch.org
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06/13/2013 Catch-all budget motions are a controversial Wisconsin Joint Finance Committee tradition
Isthmus newspaper
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05/29/2013 Where have all the trials gone?
Isthmus newspaper
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05/02/2013 Wisconsin GOP Pushes to Limit Corporate Liability
Isthmus newspaper
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04/24/2013 UW Legal Expert: Proposed Change Puts Patients' Rights at Risk
Public New Service - WI
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04/04/2013 A Fraud crackdown or unnecessary roadblock? Bills would make it harder to claim asbestos injuries
Wisconsin State Journal
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03/28/2013 Attorney: New Legislation Could Harm WI Drivers
Public New Service - WI
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03/01/2013 Critics say proposed bill would hold up asbestos lawsuits until plaintiffs die
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02/25/2013 Dying to Get Their Day in Court
Public New Service - WI
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02/05/2013 What You May Not Know About Road Safety in Wisconsin
Public New Service - WI
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01/26/2013 Wisconsin man with little recourse after highway mishap
La Crosse Tribune
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01/26/2013 New Wisconsin law leaves man with little recourse after he was blinded in 1 eye in highway mishap
The Republic
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01/28/2013 Man Suffers after odd accident; Fall River resident has little legal recourse after concrete fell from bridge and hit him
Portage Daily RegisterThe Cap Times
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01/26/2013 New Wisconsin law leaves man with little recourse after he was blinded in 1 eye in highway mishap
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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01/26/2013 Wisconsin man has little recourse after highway mishap
Wisconsin State Journal
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01/26/2013 Man falls victim to change in road maintenance liability law
The Cap Times
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01/04/2013 Jeff Pitman column: 10 things Obamacare does for you
Wausau Daily Herald
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2012

12/06/2012 Jeff Pitman Featured on Citizen Action of Wisconsin Podcast
Citizen Action of Wisconsin has a special newsmaker interview with Jeff Pitman, the new WAJ President. He discusses, with Robert Kraig, changes brought on by the Walker Administration which made nursing home residents more vulnerable to neglect and abuse, mandatory arbitration agreements and other threats to our civil justice rights.
listen to the podcast

08/27/2012 What You Might Not Know About Generic Drugs
Public News Service
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08/17/2012 Views Differ on Whether State Malpractice Laws are Adequate
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram and Superior Telegram
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04/09/2012 WI Drivers: A Few Seconds Can Change Your Life
Public News Service
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03/13/2012 Nursing Home Admission: Know Your Rights
Public News Service
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02/11/2012 Bill Would Let Doctors Say "I'm Sorry"
Appleton Post Crescent
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02/08/2012 Proposed Wisconsin Ski Area Law Bad for Skiers and Tourism?
Public News Service
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01/30/2012 Bill Would Absolve Ski Area Operators from Liability
The Capital Times
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01/30/2012 Proposed Bill Could Change Things on the Slopes
WFXS TV Wausau
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01/23/2012 Further Fast-Tracked "Tort Reform" Would Work Retroactively
The Capital Times
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01/18/2012 Pothole Liability: Proposed Bill Could Create "Discretionary" Immunity for Highway Defects
Inside Track/State Bar of Wisconsin
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2011

12/27/2011 Lawyers Unveil Year's Top 10 Attacks on Consumer Rights
The Capital Times
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12/27/2011 Preparation is Key to Safe Winter Travel in Wisconsin
Public News Service
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12/22/2011 Top 10 Attacks on Consumer Right in Wisconsin for 2011
WFDL radio Fond du Lac interview with WAJ President Ed Vopal
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11/30/2011 Big Changes in Wisconsin's Car Insurance Laws
Public News Service
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11/2/2011 Lawmaker in Attorney Fee Cap Debate Has Lawyer Bill Pending
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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10/31/2011 GOP Bill Would End Consumer Protection in Wisconsin
The Capital Times Letters to the Editor
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10/30/2011 Attorneys Warn That Bill to Limit Their Fees Will Stick It to Consumers
The Capital Times
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10/29/2011 Outlawing RX Lawsuits is a Terrible Idea
The Capital Times Letter to the Editor
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10/28/2011 Senate Republicans Approve Plan to Cap Attorney Fees in Civil Lawsuits
Wisconsin Public Radio
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10/26/2011 Legislature Considers "I'm Sorry" Law for Doctors
WTAQ AM radio Green Bay
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10/25/2011 Consumer Rights Group Takes Aim at Proposal to Shield Drug Makers
The Capital Times
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10/25/2011 Bill Weakens Protections for Public
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel opinion column
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10/25/2011 Vote on Primary Move Delay [includes "I'm Sorry" legislation information]
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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10/24/011 Wisconsin Legislation Could Restrict Punitive Damages for Job Bias
Green Bay Press-Gazette
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10/24/2011 National Consumer Group Releases Study Critiquing Wisconsin Drug Immunity Bill
Center for Justice & Democracy
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10/24/2011 Wisconsin Assembly Bill Would Limit Attorney Fee Judgments
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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10/19/2011 Attorney Fee: Proposed Bill Seeks to Cap Reasonable Attorney Fees Where Available
Inside Track/State Bar of Wisconsin
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10/13/2011 ALEC Politicians Spin Special "Interest" Bill to Protect Corporate Wrongdoers as "Job Creation"
Center for Media & Democracy/PR Watch
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10/12/2011 Wisconsin GOP Pushes ALEC Anti-Consumer Bill to Protect Drug Makers
Center for Media & Democracy/PR Watch
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10/12/2011 Consumer Groups, Attorneys Criticize Proposals Backed by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, Republicans
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10/8/2011 More Tort Reform Bills Coming from the GOP
The Capital Times
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10/5/2011 Attorney Group Has Special Session Concerns
Wisconsin Radio Network
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10/2/2011 Bills Limiting Lawsuits Added to Legislature's Job Session
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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10/1/2011 "Hot Coffee" Screening Coincides With New Round of 'Tort Reform' in Wisconsin Legislature
Isthmus newspaper
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4/20/11  Auto insurance changes: New law rolls back coverage limits and prevents stacking
By Joe Forward, Legal Writer, State Bar of Wisconsin
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4/17/11 Insurance bill rollback doesn't necessarily translate into savings
The Fond du Lac Reporter
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4/14/11 Biz Beat:  The Big Auto Insurance Lie
Mike Ivey, The Capital Times
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4/12/11  Walker signs bill rolling back auto insurance minimums
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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2/9/11 Listen to WAJ President-Elect Ed Vopal debate Republican Rep. John Nygren about the proposed repeal of Truth in Auto Insurance.
Wisconsin Public Radio
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2/8/11 Opinion: Putting progress in reverse to save the budget costly move
By Taylor Nye, The Badger Herald
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2/8/11 Assembly on deck for auto-insurance bill
The Badger Herald
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2/8/11 GOP seeks to repeal auto insurance bill intended to protect consumers
The Capital Times
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2/8/11 Wisconsin Senate to take up car insurance bill
The Associated Press
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2/7/11 Debate on auto insurance limits rages on with Senate vote expected Tuesday
Wisconsin Reporter
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2/7/11 Senate to hear auto insurance bill Tuesday
The Badger Herald
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2/2/11 Dems Delay Vote On Car Insurance Bill
The Associated Press
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2/2/11 Wisconsin employers have repeatedly said in surveys that our anti-business litigation climate is one of the most important factors affecting their expansion decisions.
Scott Walker on Thursday, January 27th, 2011 in comments at a bill signing ceremony - The Truth-O-Meter Says: False
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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1/31/11 Opinion - Phil Neuenfeldt: What happened to Walker's agenda?
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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1/29/11 Joel McNally: Scott Walker, our anti-business governor
The Cap Times
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1/27/11 Our View: Law leaves nursing home victims in cold
Wausau Daily Herald
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1/25/11 What's the Hurry? Why rushing legislation often leads to real problems
Pierce County Herald
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1/25/11 Tort reform bill sparks filings
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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1/25/11 Head of Attorneys Group Expects Challenge to Liability Suit Bill
WTAQ Radio
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1/24/11 Opinion: The 'Abuser Protection Act' of 2011
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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1/24/11 Tort reform provide new challenges
Wisconsin Public Radio/Superior Telegram
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1/20/11 - Critics blast bill to reduce auto insurance requirements
The Associated Press
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1/20/11 - Our view: Gov. jobs push picks up some unrelated bills
Marshfield News Herald
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1/19/11 - Wis. Lawmakers Debate Auto Insurance Minimums
NBC15
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1/12/11 - Debate heats up over lawsuit reform bill
Wisconsin State Journal
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1/12/11 - Walker says Wisconsin will aggressively court jobs
The Associated Press
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1/12/11 - Lawmakers take testimony on lawsuit reforms
Wisconsin Radio Network
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1/12/11 Some fear liability limit bill protects drunken drivers in civil cases
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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1/12/11 Wisconsin insurance changes targeted for repeal 
The Associated Press
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1/11/11 - Mom Of Teen Killed In Garage Collapse Speaks Out
WISN
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1/11/11 - Crowd Urges Lawmakers to Reject Governor's Changes to Civil Lawsuits
WBAY
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1/11/11 - Victims challenge tort reform
WKOW
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1/11/11 - Tort Reform Criticized
NBC15
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1/11/11 Column: Oppose abusive GOP bill
Christine Bremer Muggli
For the Wausau Daily Herald
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1/10/11 Column: Protect the victims of neglectful acts
J. Michael End
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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1/9/11 National Federation of Independent Business says Wisconsin’s lawsuit rules are among the most anti-business in the nation - The Truth-O-Meter Says: False
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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1/7/11 Supporters, Critics Sound Off About Tort Reform Proposal
Milwaukee Public Radio - WUWM
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1/6/11 Lawsuit reforms raise concerns
Wisconsin Radio Network
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1/5/11 Walker’s plan calls for tort reform
Wisconsin Public Radio
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1/5/11 Listen to WAJ member and Past President Dan Rottier debate Bill Smith about Gov. Walker's special session proposals.
Wisconsin Public Radio
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1/4/11 Walker moves to make it harder to sue companies
Wisconsin State Journal
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1/4/11 Walker's civil lawsuit reforms draw split reaction
The Associated Press
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1/4/11 Walker unveils bills he says will help create jobs
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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2010

12/29/10 Marion attorney re-elected to WAJ board
Waupaca County Post
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12/9/10 Editorial: Keep toys safe, fun for kids
Pierce County Herald
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9/24/10 Costs not on rise
Group: New laws didn't lead to premium increases
Fond du Lac Reporter
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8/9/10 Ziegler in majority most often
Wisconsin Law Journal
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7/2/10 - Letter to the Editor: Litigation system not hurting business
Wisconsin State Journal
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6/28/10 - Letter to the Editor: ‘Defensive medicine’ stats questioned
Wisconsin State Journal
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6/14/10 - Civil cases up because of foreclosures
1150 WHBY Radio
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5/31/10 - Wisconsin Car Insurance Mandate Starts Tuesday
Appleton Post-Crescent
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3/24/10 - Campus Connection: UW mock trial team wins national title
The Capital Times
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3/12/10 - Truth in Automobile Insurance Law is Great Benefit to Wisconsin Citizens
Racine News
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2009

11/3/09 - Repeal of insurance charges sought 
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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10/26/09 - Letter to the Editor: Auto insurance changes will benefit consumers
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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10/20/09 - Shop Around for Auto Insurance
Green Bay Press Gazette
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10/01/09 - Malpractice 'reform' won't fix health care or save money
The Capital Times
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8/28/09 - Labor Day Holiday Travel Alert: More than 19% 
Racine News
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8/24/09 - Attorneys look to get clients out of a bind 
Wisconsin Law Journal
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5/7/09 - Take Pride in Wisconsin Legal System
Wausau Daily Herald
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4/16/09 - Letter to the Editor: Keep liability changes
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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4/14/09 - Legislature set to change limits in personal injury cases
The Capital Times
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4/12/09 - Letter to the Editor: Keep provisions in the budget
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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4/3/09 - Auto Insurance Reform Is Needed
Eau Claire Leader Telegram
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3/29/09 - Proposed auto insurance changes debated
Eau Claire Leader Telegram
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3/25/09 - Auto Insurance Reform Is Needed
Wausau Daily Herald
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3/25/09 - Letter to the Editor: Abrahamson is the right choice
The Capital Times
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3/20/09 - Auto Insurance Reform Is Needed
The Capital Times
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3/18/09 - Auto Insurance Reform Is Needed
The Monroe Times
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3/15/09 - Our View: New car insurance rules make sense
The Wausau Daily Herald
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3/10/09 - Injured Parties Deserve Justice
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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2/23/09 - Auto Insurance Increase Proposed
NBC 15 News, Madison
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2/17/09 - Wis. Supreme Court tosses suit against Medtronic
Associated Press
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2/16/09 - Trial attorney lives her belief in the 'power of one'
Wisconsin Law Journal
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2/15/09 - Abrahamson stands up for individual rights
The Capital Times
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2/12/09 - Shirley Abrahamson should return to supreme court in April elections
The Spectator
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2008

8/13/08 - Associations reach out to women litigators
The Milwaukee Law Journal
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8/4/08 - U.S. Senate Passes Major Consumer Protection Bill
The Daily Kenoshan
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7/27/08 - Fines Sometimes Go Unpaid by Nursing Homes
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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7/26/08 - Serious Violations at Homes Spike
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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6/18/08 - Patients Signing Away Right to Sue Nursing Homes
Associated Press
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4/11/08 - This Revolution Wasn't as Heroic as the Legend
The Wall Street Journal
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2/2/08 - Growing Calls to Reign in Campaign Spending in Supreme Court Race
Wisconsin Public News Service (Radio Network)
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2/1/08 - Family Justice Bill passes state senate
Wisconsin Law Journal
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1/29/08 - Green Bay attorney elected treasurer for state justice association
Green Bay Press Gazette
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1/24/08 - When families have no redress
Isthmus
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1/23/08 - Kreitlow defends vote to limit medical malpractice awards
Eau Claire Leader Telegram
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1/22/08 - Bill would expand malpractice lawsuits
Associated Press
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1/21/08 - Family medicine
Eau Claire Leader Telegram
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2007

12/7/07  WATL Changes Name to WAJ
Wisconsin Law Journal
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12/3/07 - State's system of electing justices called 'troubling'
Wisconsin State Journal
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11/27/07 - Manor Care buyout decision imminent
Green Bay Press Gazette
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11/23/07 - Subrogation: perfectly legal for employer to claim your claim
The Capital Times
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