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Archive of: Law Biz Report

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Taco Bell sues city

Madison’s City Council and Mayor Paul Soglin are being sued by a Taco Bell franchise group after a January decision to deny a beer and wine license for a Taco Bell Cantina on State Street.

April 2018

Promega case heads to court

The bitter back-and-forth between Promega CEO Bill Linton and a couple of disgruntled shareholders heads to a Dane County courtroom in July.

April 2018

Law firms merge

Foley & Lardner LLP combined with Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP on April 1.

April 2018

Former Spectrum employee sentenced for embezzlement

Shonn Northam of Briggsville, a former employee with Spectrum Brands, was sentenced to 42 months in federal prison for embezzling from his former employer between 2013 and 2014.

April 2018

Edgerton biz owner pleads guilty

Gary Auerswald, owner of Edgerton-based Full Spectrum Building Components, pleaded guilty to not paying the IRS over $24,000 in payroll taxes collected from employee paychecks in 2014.

April 2018

Humana ordered to pay $2.5M in back wages

Humana Inc. has agreed to pay $2.5 million in back wages and interest as part of a conciliatory agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor to resolve allegations of pay discrimination against 753 women.

March 2018

Monona business owner arrested for alleged sexual assault

Mathew Levin of Mount Horeb, owner of Integrity Auto at 935 Femrite Drive in Monona, was arrested for allegedly kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 25-year-old woman, who later showed up partially clothed at a nearby gas station.

March 2018

Judge dismisses Promega counterclaim

Dane County Circuit Court Judge Valerie Bailey-Rihn has dismissed claims of conspiracy, fraud, and racketeering against a former Promega Corp. manager Paul Shain in connection with an alleged scheme by disgruntled shareholders to take over the Fitchburg biotech company.

March 2018

Council approves new food cart rules

The Madison City Council approved a phase-out of late night food carts downtown by 2023; however, it also approved a new amendment to allow late night vending on Library Mall at the west end of State Street.

March 2018

City council approves online liquor sales

Fourteen votes were needed, and on a 14–5 vote the Madison City Council overrode Mayor Paul Soglin’s veto of a plan to allow grocery stores to offer curbside liquor pickup.

March 2018
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