President’s Message: Thank You and Farewell

As my term as President of the Wisconsin Defense Counsel (“WDC”) ends, I thought I would share my final thoughts regarding the WDC and the Defense Bar in Wisconsin. I am truly honored to have had the chance to lead this great organization and I am confident that the future leadership of WDC will continue to provide the great programming and…

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Advance eSheet August 6-10, 2018

(Wisconsin Court of Appeals, recommended for publication) Krueger v. Allenergy Hixton LLC, 2017AP1802, Aug 09, 2018. Appeal from denial to landowners of an injunction against a proposed frac sand mine. Defendant moved…

Advance eSheet July 30 - August 3, 2018

(Wisconsin Court of Appeals, unpublished signed panel opinion) Bank of New York Mellon v. Bronson, 2017AP2301, Aug 02, 2018. Averment in summary judgement affidavit of representative of loan servicer that Bank holds…

Advance eSheet July 23-27, 2018

(Wisconsin Court of Appeals, recommended for publication) Mueller v. TL90108 LLC, 2017AP1962, Jul 24, 2018 (see Joe Forward post following) Attempted Recovery of Stolen 1938 Car Worth More Than $7 Million May Proceed,…

Advance eSheet July 16-20, 2018

(Wisconsin Court of Appeals, unpublished signed panel opinion) Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC v. Hinkley, 2017AP1467, Jul 17, 2018. “Mercedes-Benz appears to suggest that it could not make a refund payment in compliance with…

Advance eSheet July 9-13, 2018

(Wisconsin Court of Appeals, recommended for publication) Zelman v. Town of Erin, 2017AP1529, Jul 11, 2018. Summary judgement for defendant Town affirmed since it was not the body that denied the conditional use permit…

Advance eSheet July 2-6, 2018

(Wisconsin Supreme Court) McAdams v. Marquette University, 2017AP1240, July 6, 2018, 2018 WI 88. Terminated university professor’s contract provision required submission of dispute to internal resolution procedure but…

Advance eSheet June 25-29, 2018

(Wisconsin Supreme Court) Tetra Tech EC Inc. v. Wisconsin Department of Revenue, 2015AP2019, Jun 26, 2018, 2018 WI 75. “The Wisconsin Department of Revenue (the ‘Department’) imposed a tax on the petitioners pursuant…

Advance eSheet June 18-22, 2018

(U.S. Supreme Court) South Dakota v. Wayfair Inc., 17-494, 6/21/18. "Under National Bellas Hess Inc. v. Department of Revenue of Ill., 386 U. S. 753, and Quill Corp. v. North Dakota, 504 U. S. 298, South Dakota may not…

Advance eSheet June 11-15, 2018

(U.S. Supreme Court) Animal Science Products Inc. v. Hebei Welcome Pharmaceutical Co., 16-1220, 6/14/18. “Held: A federal court determining foreign law under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 44.1 should accord…

Advance eSheet June 4-8, 2018

(U.S. Supreme Court) Masterpiece Cakeshop Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Comm’n, 16-111, 6/04/18. “Held: The Commission’s actions in this case violated the Free Exercise Clause. ...(a) The laws and the Constitution can,…

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