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.

Upcoming Events

2019 WDC Summer Conference
Wilderness Resort and Glacier Canyon Conference Center - Wisconsin Dells, WI

Advance eSheet May 13-17, 2019

(Wisconsin Court of Appeals) Frank Hull v. John Glewwe, 2017AP002485, May 14, 2019. A homeowner and a contractor were both injured in an accident that occurred during a roofing project after the contractor asked the…

Advance eSheet May 6-10, 2019

(Court of Appeals) Society Insurance v. Bessemer Plywood Company, 2018AP000224, May 7, 2019. The Court of Appeals affirmed a circuit court decision that the insurer had no duty to defend or indemnify its insured…

Advance eSheet April 29-May 3, 2019

(U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals) LeTran Tran v. Minnesota Life Insurance Co. The Seventh Circuit was recently faced with an interesting dilemma regarding intent as it applied to the “intentional acts” exclusion in a…

Advance eSheet April 22-26, 2019

(Wisconsin Supreme Court) Maple Grove Country Club Inc. v. Maple Grove Estates Sanitary District, 2016AP002296, April 23, 2019, 2019 WI 43. “We conclude that noncompliance with the notice of claim statute is an…

Advance eSheet April 15-19, 2019

(Wisconsin Supreme Court) Town of Lincoln v. City of Whitehall, 2017AP684-AC, Apr 17, 2019, 2019 WI 37. "¶3 We conclude that the annexation petition in this case is not a petition for direct annexation by unanimous…

Advance eSheet April 8-12, 2019

(Wisconsin Court of Appeals, recommended for publication) Smith v. Goshaw, 2017AP2008, Apr 09, 2019. “¶2 At trial, Smith requested a modification to the standard jury instruction regarding a landlord’s duty of ordinary…

Advance eSheet April 1-5, 2019

(U.S. Supreme Court) Biestek v. Berryhill, 17-1184, 4/01/19. "A vocational expert's refusal to provide private market-survey data during a Social Security disability benefits hearing upon the applicant's request does…

Advance eSheet March 25-29, 2019

(Wisconsin Supreme Court) MacLeish v. Boardman & Clark LLP, 2016AP2491, Mar 26, 2019, 2019 WI 31. Court declines to adopt the Restatement (Third) of the Law Governing Lawyers § 51 (2000), instead retains the Auric…

Advance eSheet March 18-22, 2019

(U.S. Supreme Court) Air & Liquid Systems Corp. v. DeVries, 17-1104, 3/19/19. "In the maritime tort context, a product manufacturer has a duty to warn when its product requires incorporation of a part, the manufacturer…

Advance eSheet March 4-8, 2019 and March 11-15, 2019

(Wisconsin Supreme Court) Ogden Family Trust of 2008 v. Board of Review for the Town of Delafield, 2017AP516, Mar 14, 2019, 2019 WI 23. “¶5 We agree with the court of appeals that a business purpose is not required in…

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