President’s Message: WDC Offers Concrete Benefits and Opportunities for All Lawyers

As I begin my term as Wisconsin Defense Counsel President I want to share why I spend so much time and effort supporting the organization. I support WDC because it benefits me personally and professionally, and I firmly believe that membership in WDC has been worth every moment I have spent at conferences and meetings.

Advance eSheet January 7-11, 2019

(U.S. Supreme Court) Henry Schein Inc. v. Archer & White Sales Inc., 17-1272, 1/08/19. "The 'wholly groundless' exception to the general rule that courts must enforce contracts that delegate threshold arbitrability…

Advance eSheet December 31, 2018 - January 4, 2019

(Wisconsin Supreme Court) Engelhardt v. City of New Berlin, 2016AP801, Jan 04, 2019, 2019 WI 2 (see Joe Forward post following) Known Danger Exception Bars Governmental Immunity for City of New Berlin, by Joe Forward,…

Advance eSheet December 24-28, 2018

(Wisconsin Supreme Court) DeWitt v. Ferries, 2016AP1765, Dec 27, 2018, 2018 WI 117. (see Justia and Todd Richmond posts following) Justia Opinion Summary, Justia US Law Court: Vernon County town doesn't have to take…

Advance eSheet December 10-14 and 17-21, 2018

(Wisconsin Court of Appeals, unpublished signed panel opinion) Siddique v. Board of Regents University of Wisconsin System, 2017AP1443, Dec 11, 2018. Student was sanctioned for conduct following the 2013 University of…

Advance eSheet December 3-7, 2018

(Wisconsin Court of Appeals, per curiam) Korth v. Hoffman, 2017AP2293, Dec 05, 2018. Appeal from summary judgement of home buyers’ claims against sellers and sellars’ real estate agents for defects in the property.…

Advance eSheet November 26-30, 2018

(U.S. Supreme Court) Weyerhaeuser Co. v. United States Fish and Wildlife Service, No. 17-71, 11/27/18, see Justia Opinion Summary and Annotations below. Weyerhaeuser Co. v. United States Fish and Wildlife Service, 586…

Advance eSheet November 19-23, 2018

(Wisconsin Court of Appeals, unpublished signed panel opinion) Bourne v. Melli Law S.C., 2017AP1166, Nov 21, 2018. Client sued lawyer alleging negligence in handling sale of interest in a business, and then sued a…

Advance eSheet November 12-16, 2018

(Wisconsin Court of Appeals, unpublished signed panel opinion) IFS Filing Systems LLC v. 11225 Heather LLC, 2017AP1376, Nov 13, 2018. Appeal from summary judgement and judgement after trial in dispute between tenant…

Advance eSheet November 5-9, 2018

(U.S. Supreme Court) Mount Lemmon Fire Dist. v. Guido, 17-587, 11/06/18. “Held: The definitional provision’s two-sentence delineation, set out in §630(b), and the expression 'also means' at the start of [29 U. S. C.]…

Advance eSheet October 29-November 2, 2018

(Wisconsin Supreme Court) SECURA Insurance v. Lyme St. Croix Forest Company LLC, 2016AP299, Oct 30, 2018, 2018 WI 103. “¶1 ...The court of appeals reasoned that under Secura's commercial general liability (CGL) policy…

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