President’s Message: The Disappearing Defense Lawyer: Still Here After 20 Years

When I first started practicing law 20 years ago I remember numerous discussions regarding changes in the legal practice and the Disappearing Defense Lawyer. Twenty years later I am pleased to report Defense Lawyers are present and active in Wisconsin. Property and Liability Insurance continue to be mandatory purchases for all responsible…

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Advance eSheet April 9-13, 2018

(Wisconsin Court of Appeals, unpublished signed panel opinion) Pinter v. Village of Stetsonville, 2017AP1593, Apr 10, 2018. Appeal from summary judgement on ground of municipal immunity, WIS. STAT. § 893.80(4), against…

President’s Message: The Disappearing Defense Lawyer: Still Here After 20 Years

When I first started practicing law 20 years ago I remember numerous discussions regarding changes in the legal practice and the Disappearing Defense Lawyer. Twenty years later I am pleased to report Defense Lawyers…

Advance eSheet April 2-6, 2018

(U.S. Supreme Court) Kisela v. Hughes, No. 17-467, 4/02/18 (see Amy Howe post following) Justices grant one new case, summarily reverse in excessive-force case, by Amy Howe, SCOTUSblog, April 2nd, 2018 1:02 pm…

Advance eSheet March 26-30, 2018

(U.S. Supreme Court) Hall v. Hall, No. 16-1150, 3/27/18 (see Thomas L. Shriner, Jr., post following) SCOTUS Raises an Interesting Question for Appeals in Consolidated Cases in Wisconsin, by Thomas L. Shriner, Jr.,…

Advance eSheet March 19-23, 2018

(Wisconsin Supreme Court) Nationstar Mortgage LLC v. Stafsholt, 2015AP1586, Mar 23, 2018, 2018 WI 21 (see Joe Forward post following) Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds Attorney Fee Award as Equitable Remedy, by Joe…

Advance eSheet March 12-16, 2018

(Wisconsin Court of Appeals, recommended for publication) Bark River Brigade U.A. v. Wexford Heights LP, 2017AP710, Mar 14, 2018. Plaintiffs opposed Defendant’s nearby land being developed as a gas station and…

Advance eSheet March 5-9, 2018

(Wisconsin Supreme Court) Horizon Bank N.A. v. Marshalls Point Retreat LLC, 2016AP832, Mar 06, 2018, 2018 WI 19 (see Joe Forward, and Donald K. Schott and James E. Goldschmidt posts following) Fair Value of Property…

Advance eSheet February 26-March 2, 2018

(Wisconsin Court of Appeals, recommended for publication) Grigg v. Aarrowcast Inc., 2016AP1521, Feb 27, 2018. Plaintiff’s decedent was a shareholder and officer of a business prior to its sale. The business had a…

Advance eSheet February 19-23, 2018

(Wisconsin Court of Appeals, unpublished signed panel opinion) Blesener v. Linton, 2016AP2117, Feb 20, 2018. “¶1 DUGAN, J. William Linton appeals the trial court’s judgment holding that the insurance policies issued to…

Advance eSheet February 12-16, 2018

(Wisconsin Court of Appeals, unpublished signed panel opinion) North Mayfair 1 LLC v. Wisconsin Department of Transportation, 2017AP256, Feb 13, 2018. In connection with the Zoo Interchange reconstruction project, DOT…

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