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Weird Wisconsin Law

STRANGE BUT TRUE…… In Wisconsin, a restaurant cannot serve margarine instead of butter, unless the customer specifically requests it! See Wis. Stat. Sec. 97.18(4) Oleomargarine regulation: “The serving of colored oleomargarine or margarine at a public eating place as a … Continue reading

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Motion to Order Filing of Criminal Complaint Granted

Judge David Reddy granted attorney Mara C. Spring’s motion to order the filing of a criminal complaint after Walworth County refuses to prosecute…. http://www.gazettextra.com/20160315/judge_allows_private_attorney_to_file_criminal_prosecution

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Attorney Mara Spring Files Petition to Issue Criminal Charges for Embezzlement

On March 10, 2016, the Janesville Gazette reported Attorney Spring’s filing of a petition to permit the private filing of a criminal complaint. Attorney Spring successfully prosecuted a civil claim against Heidi Kuhnke for the the theft of over $167,000 … Continue reading

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Zoning Variance

The zoning variance procedure can be frustrating. Understanding the historical purpose of the variance procedure and being able to discuss it in an academic way may help you in your quest to obtain one. Historically, the zoning variance procedure was … Continue reading

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Estimates for security deposit withholding?

The Court of Appeals has rendered an unpublished decision which although is not binding is very informative as to how one Appellate Judge is interpreting Boelter v. Tschantz, 2010 WI App 18, 323 Wis.2d, 779 N.W.2d 467 (WI App 2009). … Continue reading

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Contractors in Trouble

Attorneys frequently receive questions from contractors and homeowners regarding remodeling projects. Contractors can get into trouble if they don’t pay close attention to the Wisconsin Administrative Code. Wisconsin law requires any contractor who makes improvements to an existing home and … Continue reading

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Can judges help?

Yesterday, the Wisconsin Supreme Court held a public hearing on a proposal to allow Wisconsin judges to assist litigants in court. If it is approved, this change to the Judicial Code would allow judges to use their discretion to assist … Continue reading

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Spring receives AV rating

Martindale-Hubbell® has confirmed that attorney Mara C. Spring received the AV Preeminent Rating. The Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent® rating is the highest possible rating for an attorney for both ethical standards and legal ability. This rating represents the pinnacle of professional … Continue reading

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Mara C. Spring joins firm

Attorney Mara Spring joined Wassel, Harvey & Schuk, LLP this month. Mara began her career as a prosecutor, serving two terms as the Taylor County District Attorney in Medford, WI. For the past ten years she has been an associate … Continue reading

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Changes in Landlord Law

LANDLORDS BE ON THE LOOKOUT – Senate Bill 179 is making its way to the Governor’s office for signature. It is expected to be signed into law this year. There are sweeping changes, and some “gotcha’s” that all landlords need … Continue reading

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