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 February 5-9, 2018

(Wisconsin Supreme Court) Westmas v. Selective Insurance Co. of South Carolina, 2015AP1039, Feb 07, 2018, 2018 WI 12. Tree trimming service was not an “agent” of the landowner for purposes of recreational immunity from…

Advance eSheet January 29-February 2, 2018

(Wisconsin Court of Appeals, unpublished signed panel opinion) Adams Outdoor Advertising Limited Partnership v. City of Fitchburg, 2016AP2487, Feb 01, 2018. On certiorari review, the court defers to a municipality’s…

Advance eSheet January 22-26, 2018

(U.S. Supreme Court) Artis v. District of Columbia, No. 16-460, 1/22/18 (see Thomas L. Shriner, Jr. and Robert Yablon posts following) Artis v. D.C.: SCOTUS Explains How § 1367(d) Stops the Clock, by Thomas L. Shriner,…

Advance eSheet January 15-19, 2018

(Wisconsin Supreme Court) Manitowoc Company, Inc. v. Lanning, 2015AP1530, Jan 19, 2018, 2018 WI 6 (see Anthony J. Steffek, and Erin (Maggie) M. Cook and Rebeca M. López posts following) Wisconsin Supreme Court…

Advance eSheet January 8-12, 2018

(Wisconsin Supreme Court) Metropolitan Associates v. City of Milwaukee, 2016AP21, Jan 10, 2018, 2018 WI 4 (see Bruce Vielmetti post following) Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds 'mass appraisal' method of assessing…

Advance eSheet January 1-5, 2018

(Wisconsin Supreme Court) Partnership Health Plan, Inc. v. Office of the Commissioner of Insurance, 2015AP1331, Jan 05, 2018, 2018 WI 1. Justice Abrahamson withdrew from participation. “The decision of the court of…

Advance eSheet December 26-29, 2017

(Wisconsin Supreme Court) Sands v. Menard, 2012AP002377 and 2015AP000870, Dec 29, 2017, 2017 WI 110. “¶3 As to the claim she has characterized as a Watts unjust enrichment claim, we conclude that Sands has failed to…

Advance eSheet December 18-22, 2017

(Wisconsin Supreme Court) In re proposed amendments to Wisconsin Statutes s.s. 803.08 and 426.110, No. 17-03, Dec 21, 2017, 2017 WI 108 (see Elizabeth A. N. Haas et al. post following) Wisconsin Supreme Court Adopts…

Advance eSheet December 11-15, 2017

(Wisconsin Court of Appeals, recommended for publication) Koss Corp. v. Park Bank, 2016AP636, Dec 12, 2017 (see Joe Forward and Associated Press posts, following) Bank Not Liable for Embezzlement of $34 Million by…

Advance eSheet December 4-8, 2017

(Wisconsin Court of Appeals, per curiam) Zankl v. Artisan and Truckers Casualty Co., 2016AP2155, Dec 06, 2017. Underinsured motorists claim was settled at mediation for $185,000 of available $400,000 auto policy UIM…

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