President’s Message: WDC Offers Concrete Benefits and Opportunities for All Lawyers

As I begin my term as Wisconsin Defense Counsel President I want to share why I spend so much time and effort supporting the organization. I support WDC because it benefits me personally and professionally, and I firmly believe that membership in WDC has been worth every moment I have spent at conferences and meetings.

Advance eSheet March 4-8, 2019 and March 11-15, 2019

(Wisconsin Supreme Court) Ogden Family Trust of 2008 v. Board of Review for the Town of Delafield, 2017AP516, Mar 14, 2019, 2019 WI 23. “¶5 We agree with the court of appeals that a business purpose is not required in…

Advance eSheet February 25-March 1, 2019

(U.S. Supreme Court) Nutraceutical Corp. v. Lambert, 17-1094, 2/26/19. Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(f), which establishes a 14-day deadline to seek permission to appeal an order granting or denying class…

Advance eSheet February 18-22, 2019

(Wisconsin Supreme Court) CityDeck Landing LLC v. Circuit Court for Brown County, 2018AP291-W, Feb 21, 2019, 2019 WI 15. “¶30 A party seeking the issuance of a supervisory writ must establish four factors: (1) a…

Advance eSheet February 11-15, 2019

(Wisconsin Court of Appeals, recommended for publication) Langenhahn v. West Bend Mut. Ins. Co., 2017AP2178, Feb 12, 2019. “¶ Paula Langenhahn was injured when she tripped on a barricade positioned in an unmarked…

Advance eSheet February 4-8, 2019

(Wisconsin Supreme Court) Supreme Court Disposition table - January 2019, Wisconsin Court System, Feb 01, 2019, 2019 WI 10 (Wisconsin Court of Appeals, recommended for publication) Anderson v. Kayser Ford Inc.,…

Advance eSheet January 28-February 1, 2019

(Wisconsin Supreme Court) Koss Corp. v. Park Bank, 2016AP636, Jan 29, 2019, 2019 WI 7 (see Associated Press, Joe Forward, Justia and Wisconsin Civil Justice Council posts following) Wisconsin Supreme Court says bank…

Advance eSheet January 21-25, 2019

(Wisconsin Supreme Court) Steadfast Insurance Co. v. Greenwich Insurance Co., 2016AP001631, 2019 WI 6, Jan 25, 2019. “¶3 First, we conclude that Greenwich, who insured the risk that United Water Services Milwaukee, LLC…

Advance eSheet January 14-18, 2019

(U.S. Supreme Court) New Prime Inc. v. Oliveira, 17-340, 1/15/19, "A court should determine if the Federal Arbitration Act's sec. 1 exclusion for disputes involving the 'contracts of employment' of certain…

Advance eSheet January 7-11, 2019

(U.S. Supreme Court) Henry Schein Inc. v. Archer & White Sales Inc., 17-1272, 1/08/19. "The 'wholly groundless' exception to the general rule that courts must enforce contracts that delegate threshold arbitrability…

Advance eSheet December 31, 2018 - January 4, 2019

(Wisconsin Supreme Court) Engelhardt v. City of New Berlin, 2016AP801, Jan 04, 2019, 2019 WI 2 (see Joe Forward post following) Known Danger Exception Bars Governmental Immunity for City of New Berlin, by Joe Forward,…

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