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July/August 2017 Issue

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Expands Fair Dealership Law to Municipalities

Anita T. Gallucci
In a case of first impression, the Wisconsin Supreme Court expanded the Wisconsin Fair Dealership Law (WFDL) to apply to municipalities.

Conditional Use Zoning Law in Flux

The Wisconsin Supreme Court rejected an effort to substantially change the rules applicable to conditional use permits.

Limitations on Interior Property Inspections for Property Tax Assessments

Brian P. Goodman
In its recent decision in Milewski v. Town of Dover, 2017 WI 79, the Wisconsin Supreme Court held that requiring property owners to either consent…

Supreme Court Decides Wisconsin Regulatory Takings Case

Julia Potter
Under the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, private property cannot be taken for public use without just compensation.

County’s Courthouse Access Policy Violated First Amendment

Brian P. Goodman
In Higher Society of Indiana v. Tippecanoe County, Indiana, 858 F.3d 1113 (2017), the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals held that a County’s policy that…

Wisconsin Supreme Court Addresses Open Meetings Law And Committees

Douglas E. Witte
On June 29, 2017, the Wisconsin Supreme Court decided that a school district’s Communication Arts I Review Committee (Review Committee) was a governmental body subject…

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