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September 26, 2011

WSLL Recommends: Class Actions, the Law of 50 States

The September 2011 issue of Wisconsin Lawyer included an article about class actions, which led to the recommended title for this month.

When researching class action litigation at the WI State Law Library, there is little doubt that Newberg on Class Actions will give you a comprehensive analysis of that area of litigation. However, as a ten volume set it is a little difficult to check out and carry from the library without a large and well-constructed bag. For a smaller overview that goes beyond a nutshell, try Class Actions: the Law of 50 States, by Thomas Dickerson (Law Journal Seminars Press).

Like the larger Newberg set, Dickerson's Class Actions provides commentary on requirements for class action cases and prefiling considerations – all heavily annotated with state cases.

Dickerson's structured analysis follows the general flow of a class action case, beginning with selecting representatives and finishing with settlements, costs, and fees. Along the way is also covered:
  • Class Action Fairness Act of 2005
  • Pre and post-certification discovery
  • Responding to motions and counterclaims
  • General state practice and notice requirements

September 22, 2011

The Oleo Wars: Margarine in Wisconsin

Are you looking for more information about Wisconsin's butter-only law for restaurants, prisons, and schools? 

Proposed Bill 
Wisconsin Statutes
Other Documents

September 19, 2011

Upcoming Classes in October, November

Space is still available for two of our upcoming fall classes:

In October, learn how to make the best use of HeinOnline, a database overflowing with full text law reviews and primary law sources. In November, brush up on your advanced Westlaw search techniques to get the most out of each Westlaw search.

See our Classes page for more information, and to register before classes fill up.

September 12, 2011

Legal Topics Focus: Job Accomodation Network

Our Disability Law legal topic page links to a number of useful resources covering everything from accessibility standards and complaint resources to service animals.

Among the employment links on this page, the Job Accommodation Network stands out.

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is an organization that provides free expert advice about job accommodations for disabilities in the workplace. It is a service of the Office of Disability Employment Policy, with U.S. Department of Labor. Browse their A to Z list of Disabilities and Accommodations or search their SOAR database, which compiles information and suggestions gleaned from the thousands of inquiries fielded by JAN. Accommodation questions? Ask JAN!

September 6, 2011

WSLL at Your Service: September 2011

The September issue of WSLL @ Your Service is now available. 
In this issue:

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