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 February 11-15, 2019

(Wisconsin Court of Appeals, recommended for publication) Langenhahn v. West Bend Mut. Ins. Co., 2017AP2178, Feb 12, 2019. “¶ Paula Langenhahn was injured when she tripped on a barricade positioned in an unmarked…

Advance eSheet February 4-8, 2019

(Wisconsin Supreme Court) Supreme Court Disposition table - January 2019, Wisconsin Court System, Feb 01, 2019, 2019 WI 10 (Wisconsin Court of Appeals, recommended for publication) Anderson v. Kayser Ford Inc.,…

Advance eSheet January 28-February 1, 2019

(Wisconsin Supreme Court) Koss Corp. v. Park Bank, 2016AP636, Jan 29, 2019, 2019 WI 7 (see Associated Press, Joe Forward, Justia and Wisconsin Civil Justice Council posts following) Wisconsin Supreme Court says bank…

Advance eSheet January 21-25, 2019

(Wisconsin Supreme Court) Steadfast Insurance Co. v. Greenwich Insurance Co., 2016AP001631, 2019 WI 6, Jan 25, 2019. “¶3 First, we conclude that Greenwich, who insured the risk that United Water Services Milwaukee, LLC…

Advance eSheet January 14-18, 2019

(U.S. Supreme Court) New Prime Inc. v. Oliveira, 17-340, 1/15/19, "A court should determine if the Federal Arbitration Act's sec. 1 exclusion for disputes involving the 'contracts of employment' of certain…

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.…

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