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 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…

Advance eSheet February 25-March 1, 2019

(U.S. Supreme Court) Nutraceutical Corp. v. Lambert, 17-1094, 2/26/19. Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(f), which establishes a 14-day deadline to seek permission to appeal an order granting or denying class…

Advance eSheet February 18-22, 2019

(Wisconsin Supreme Court) CityDeck Landing LLC v. Circuit Court for Brown County, 2018AP291-W, Feb 21, 2019, 2019 WI 15. “¶30 A party seeking the issuance of a supervisory writ must establish four factors: (1) a…

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…

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