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 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(Wisconsin Court of Appeals, unpublished signed panel opinion) Bourne v. Melli Law S.C., 2017AP1166, Nov 21, 2018.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(Wisconsin Court of Appeals, unpublished signed panel opinion) IFS Filing Systems LLC v. 11225 Heather LLC, 2017AP1376, Nov 13, 2018.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…

Advance eSheet October 22-26, 2018

(Wisconsin Supreme Court) Amendment to Wis. Stat. s. 806.02, 18-03, Oct 23, 2018, 2018 WI 102. Default judgement for failure to file a response to a counterclaim or cross claim. (Wisconsin Court of Appeals,…

Advance eSheet October 15-19, 2018

(Wisconsin Court of Appeals, per curiam) White v. LIRC, 2017AP1605, Oct 17, 2018. Employee was put on light duty after receiving medical treatment for injury. During a scheduled week’s vacation, he called employer to…

Advance eSheet October 1-5 and 8-12, 2018

(Wisconsin Court of Appeals, unpublished signed panel opinion) Olson v. Wisconsin Mutual Ins. Co., 2017AP1567, Oct 02, 2018. Farm umbrella endorsement to farmowners policy excluded coverage for personal injuries…

Advance eSheet September 24-28, 2018

(Wisconsin Court of Appeals, unpublished signed panel opinion) Laona State Bank v. Moeller, 2017AP1532, Sep 25, 2018. If the Bank believed the court mistakenly failed to include relevant findings made at at hearings in…

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