Wisconsin Lawyer Learns – If you’re going to Cite, Get it Right

By at 16 October, 2009, 1:42 pm

The ABA Journal has posted an interesting story about an unnamed Wisconsin lawyer fined for getting a case citation wrong. The citation appeared in a footnote in a brief to the Court of Appeals; however, not only did the cited case not support the proposition put forth in the footnote, it wasn’t even the right citation.

The Court expressed it’s displeasure in a footnote to its decision which said:.


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