President’s Message: Join the Ocean Club!

Ten years ago, if you had indicated to me that I would have joined the Board of the Wisconsin Defense Counsel and become its President, I would have laughed. I also would have told you that I was underqualified and too young. Perhaps I was right, but we are all still here! All of it reminds me of a little group called the Ocean Club. During…

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Advance eSheet August 7-11, 2017

(Wisconsin Court of Appeals, per curiam) Rosenthal v. Christian, 2016AP444, Aug 10, 2017. Appeal from summary judgement for insurer on ground of no coverage under defendants’ homeowners policy. Policyholder’s minor son…

Despite latest uptick, state tort lawsuits continue downward trend

For decades, plaintiffs throughout the U.S. have been filing fewer tort lawsuits. According to recent news reports, about 10 out of every 1,000 Americans filed tort lawsuits in 1993. By 2015, the number was down to…

Advance eSheet July 31-August 4, 2017

(Wisconsin Court of Appeals, unpublished signed panel opinion) Wingra Redi-Mix Inc. v. Burial Sites Preservation Board, 2014AP2498, Jul 31, 2017. Sand and gravel quarry operator appealed, under WIS. STAT. ch. 227, from…

Advance eSheet July 24-28, 2017

(Wisconsin Court of Appeals, per curiam) Schmidt v. Dragisic, 2016AP272, Jul 25, 2017. Facts found by Circuit Court and supported by record met standard of egregious conduct or bad faith sufficient for dismissal for…

President’s Message: Join the Ocean Club!

Ten years ago, if you had indicated to me that I would have joined the Board of the Wisconsin Defense Counsel and become its President, I would have laughed. I also would have told you that I was underqualified and too…

Advance eSheet July 17-21, 2017

(Wisconsin Court of Appeals, recommended for publication) Bukstein v. Dean Health Systems Inc., 2016AP920, Jul 20, 2017, Appeal from judgement on verdict in favor of plaintiff employee on claim of wrongful termination…

Advance eSheet July 10-14, 2017

(Wisconsin Court of Appeals, recommended for publication) Wosinski v. Advance Cast Stone Co., 2014AP1961 2014AP2213 2014AP2274 2014AP2660 and 2015AP1212, Jul 11, 2017 Case arose from death and injuries resulting the…

Advance eSheet July 3-7, 2017

(Wisconsin Supreme Court) Milewski v. Town of Dover, 2015AP1523, Jul 07, 2017, 2017 WI 79 (see Cameron Sholty and Todd Richmond posts following) Wisconsin Supreme Court Strikes Down Law Preventing Homeowners Who…

Advance eSheet June 26-30, 2017

(Wisconsin Supreme Court) Segregated Account of Ambac Assurance Corporation v. Countrywide Home Loans Inc., 2015AP1493, Jun 30, 2017, 2017 WI 71. Appointment of a registered agent pursuant to Wis. Stat. § 180.1507…

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