President’s Message: Ask Not What WDC Can Do For You, Ask What You Can Do for WDC!

As I begin my term as WDC President I want to share why I spend so much time and effort supporting the Wisconsin Defense Counsel. I support WDC because it benefits me personally and professionally. I am a better advocate because of the presentations I’ve given at WDC conferences. I understand the legislative process in Wisconsin better…

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Advance eSheet November 27-December 1, 2017

(Wisconsin Supreme Court) Estate of Miller v. Storey, 2014AP2420, Nov 30, 2017, 2017 WI 99. Small claims action for property damage or loss caused by crime, Wis. Stat. § 895.446 (2013-14), was an "other civil action"…

Advance eSheet November 13-17 and 20-24, 2017

(Wisconsin Court of Appeals, unpublished signed panel opinion) Lucero v. Amerisure Insurance Co., 2016AP1422, Nov 14, 2017. Worker injured on construction site sued owner, general contractor, and his employer, a…

President’s Message: Ask Not What WDC Can Do For You, Ask What You Can Do for WDC!

As I begin my term as WDC President I want to share why I spend so much time and effort supporting the Wisconsin Defense Counsel. I support WDC because it benefits me personally and professionally. I am a better…

Advance eSheet November 6-10, 2017

(U.S. Supreme Court) Hamer v. Neighborhood Housing Servs. of Chicago, 16-658, 11/08/17. "Because the Court of Appeals held jurisdictional a time limit specified in a rule, not in a statute, 835 F. 3d 761, 763 (CA7…

Advance eSheet October 30-November 3, 2017

(Wisconsin Court of Appeals, per curiam) Garves v. Empire Fire and Marine Insurance Co., 2016AP2341, Oct 31, 2017. Appeal from summary judgement requiring payment of bond for failure to fulfill duties as personal…

Advance eSheet October 23-27, 2017

(Wisconsin Court of Appeals, recommended for publication) Otterstatter v. City of Watertown, 2016AP2000, Oct 26, 2017. Appeal from summary judgement for City in condemnation case. Property owner argued “that the City’s…

Advance eSheet October 16-20, 2017

(Wisconsin Court of Appeals, recommended for publication) Gemini Capital Group LLC v. Jones, 2016AP002123, Oct 17, 2017 (see Joe Forward post following) Lender Transfers Insufficient to Show Ownership of Auto Loan…

Advance eSheet October 9-13, 2017

(Wisconsin Supreme Court) In the matter to amend Wisconsin Statutes 901.07, 906.08, 906.09 and create Wisconsin Statute 906.16, No. 16-02A (Effective 01/01/18), 2017 WI 92, Oct 11, 2017 (see Erika Strobel post…

Employers—Including Law Firms—In Limbo Over Federal Overtime Laws

Employees may be treated as exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (“FLSA”) overtime pay requirements under certain circumstances. Federal regulations raising the minimum salary requirement for employees to qualify…

Advance eSheet October 2-6, 2017

(Wisconsin Court of Appeals, unpublished signed panel opinion) Engelhardt v. City of New Berlin, 2016AP801, Oct 04, 2017. Plaintiffs sued for their young daughter’s drowning while on a municipal parks and recreation…

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