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Car accident may result in multiple suits

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Recently, a new client asked if he had legal recourse upon finding out that his previous hip replacement was done incorrectly.  That question underlines the importance of hiring lawyers and a law firm that are diverse and experienced within a broad category of what is considered a single practice area, like litigation. The person whose […]

Default Judgment: Not Just for Plaintiffs Anymore

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Effective January 1, 2019, the Wisconsin Supreme Court adopted a petition that allows any party to obtain a default judgment against an opposing party for failing to comply with deadlines for answers and replies to complaints, counterclaims, or cross claims.  See Wisconsin Defense Counsel, WDC Tidbits, Nov. 2, 2018.  The law now states, “A default judgment may be […]

Wisconsin Supreme Court Provides New Guidance Regarding Non-Compete Agreement

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On April 30, the Wisconsin Supreme Court issued a very important decision concerning non-compete agreements (and other similar types of employment restrictive covenants) that will have a significant effect on employers and their at-will employees across the State. In the case of Runzheimer International, Ltd.,v. David Friedlen, et al, 2015 WI 45 (case no. 2013AP1392), […]

Update to Landlord Tenant Law

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Most owners of residential rental properties (“landlord”) have experience with tenants who do not pay rent or utility bills. As of January 1, 2015, Wisconsin Statute section 66.0809 allows landlords to shift the burden of collecting unpaid municipality utility bills to the municipality. This assumes the municipality adds unpaid utility bills to the real estate […]

USING MULTIPLE ENTITIES FOR EXPANDED LIABILITY PROTECTION

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Corporations and limited liability companies (LLCs) provide their owners liability protection. An owner is generally not personally liable for the debts, obligations or other liabilities of these entities. Thus, virtually all businesses are legally formed as corporations or LLCs. Suppose your business is a corporation, and it has been renting its facility for years. It […]