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

Winter Conference
Milwaukee Marriott West - Waukesha, WI

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(Wisconsin Court of Appeals, unpublished signed panel opinion) Olson v. Wisconsin Mutual Ins.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(Wisconsin Court of Appeals, unpublished signed panel opinion) Laona State Bank v. Moeller, 2017AP1532, Sep 25, 2018.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…

Advance eSheet September 17-21, 2018

(Wisconsin Court of Appeals, recommended for publication) City of Weyauwega v. Wisconsin Central Ltd., 2017AP2298, Sep 20, 2018. “¶1 A City of Weyauwega ordinance prohibits any train from obstructing, for more than ten…

Advance eSheet September 10-14, 2018

(Wisconsin Court of Appeals, recommended for publication) Arty's LLC v. DOR, 2017AP886, Sep 13, 2018. Arty’s combines liquor and mixers, bottles the combination, e.g. Brandy Old Fashioned Sweet, and sells its product…

Advance eSheet September 3-7, 2018

(Wisconsin Court of Appeals, unpublished signed panel opinion) Vander Galien v. WERC, 2017AP790, Sep 05, 2018. Department of Corrections paid hazardous duty pay to prison guard injured in collision with inmate until…

Advance eSheet August 27-31, 2018

(Wisconsin Court of Appeals, recommended for publication) Vande Corput v. Pekin Insurance Co., 2017AP357, Aug 30, 2018. Trial court’s declaration that one-third of injured party’s recovery was reasonable cost of…

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