Wisconsin Supreme Court Hears Case Involving Equitable Assignment of Mortgages

Today the Wisconsin Supreme Court heard arguments in Dow Family LLC v. PHH Mortgage Corp., 2013AP221, a case involving the Mortgage Electronic Registration System (MERS), an electronic mortgage tracking system operated by MERSCORP. (The oral argument is available on WisconsinEye here.) The result in the case could affect mortgage lending throughout Wisconsin.

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Donning and Doffing More Than His Robe, Judge Posner Tries an Experiment in Chambers

At the end of every episode of the People’s Court, viewers were admonished: “Don’t take the law into your own hands. You take them to court.” But what happens when you do take them to court, and the judge takes the facts into his own hands?  This afternoon’s decision from the Seventh Circuit in Mitchell v. JCG Industries, No. 13-2115, provides the answer.

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Shaking Down the Thunder From the Sky: Notre Dame's Challenge to the Contraception Mandate

The Supreme Court will inevitably decide to what extent the Religious Freedom Restoration Act protects religiously affiliated employers from providing insurance coverage for contraceptive services, as is generally required under the Affordable Care Act. But in the meantime, the Seventh Circuit has entered the discussion by affirming the denial of the University of Notre Dame’s motion for a preliminary injunction in University of Notre Dame v. Sebelius (No. 13-3853).

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Michael Jordan v. Jewel Food Stores -- Follow Up: LXBN TV Interviews Kasper

Last week Wisconsin Appellate Law contributor Kellen Kasper wrote about the Seventh Circuit’s recent decision in Michael Jordan v. Jewel Food Stores, Inc., No. 12-1992, and its discussion of what is and what is not commercial speech.  You can find the post here.   This week Kellen and Colin O’Keefe of LXBN TV discussed the case further in a video interview.  LXBN TV has posted the video on its website here.