Legal

The venture capital picture in Wisconsin, while improving, still lags behind other states that also are trying to grow knowledge-based economies, but venture capitalist Paul Carbone is among the optimists. Carbone, managing partner of Baird Venture Partners, says some historical perspective is needed to accurately...

“You don't get Superman by paying Jimmy Olson wages,” observes columnist James Carlini, which means that downsizing and other cost-cutting personnel decisions made at the height of the dotcom bust are now coming home to roost. In this edition of Carlini's Comments, he notes that...

Merge Healthcare reported an annual net loss of $258.5 million, or $7.67 per diluted share, in a difficult 2006 that saw several executives resign in the wake of financial reporting errors. However, the medical imaging and software company's new chief executive says the company will...

Misclassifying employees as independent contractors for unemployment insurance tax purposes can lead to an audit of your business, warns Early Stage columnist Joe Boucher. In this case, the business proprietor will have the burden of proof in defending the contractor status of all similarly classified...

Risk management, risk management, risk management. It's become the matra of IT, but not for trivial reasons, according to key presenters during the Fusion 2007 CEO-CIO Symposium. With threats hitting businesses from all directions, and with technology becoming more pervasive and complex, technologists are in...

Has a new Madison business truly found a disruptive new technology for the voice-recognition market? The proprietors believe so, and if they are correct, their voice-recognition technology could save law firms, healthcare facilities, and insurance companies countless hours of transcribing dictations and voice mails....

In its latest response to a patent infringement suit regarding a diagnostic test for the human papilloma virus, Third Wave Technologies is accusing its accuser of anti-trust activity. The dispute between Third Wave and Digene Corp. is playing itself out in a Wisconsin courtroom....

Labels have meaning, particularly when entrepreneurs are making the key decisions of whether and when to add their first employees. In Part I of their look at the considerations involved with classifying workers as employees or independent contractors, Early Stage columnist Joe Boucher and legal...

Journal Communications has completed its sale of Norlight Telecommunications to Q-Comm Corp. for $185 million. The sale, which is subject to federal and state regulatory approvals, could close in four to six months....