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Dealerships – injunctions — attorney fees

By: WISCONSIN LAW JOURNAL STAFF//February 28, 2012//

Dealerships – injunctions — attorney fees

By: WISCONSIN LAW JOURNAL STAFF//February 28, 2012//

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Wisconsin Court of Appeals

Civil

Dealerships – injunctions — attorney fees

Chr. Hansen, Inc., appeals a judgment granting an injunction and litigation costs after a bench trial. The circuit court concluded Hansen violated the Wisconsin Fair Dealership Law (WFDL), Wis. Stat. ch. 135, by improperly terminating Kelley Supply, Inc.’s dealership. Hansen first argues the circuit court erroneously determined Kelley was a dealer under the WFDL. Hansen next contends the circuit court erroneously failed to dismiss claims on summary judgment because Hansen never terminated its relationship with Kelley. Finally, Hansen argues that, because it complied with the temporary injunction, the court erred by ordering a permanent injunction and payment of attorney fees Kelley incurred after the temporary injunction issued. We reject Hansen’s arguments and affirm. Not recommended for publication in the official reports.

2011AP433 Kelley Supply Inc. v. Chr. Hansen Inc.

Dist III, Marathon County, Howard, J., Hoover, P.J.

Attorneys: For Appellant: McGrath, Brian W., Milwaukee; Andre, Theresa A., Madison; For Respondent: Axelrod, Jon P., Madison; Shumaker, Robert E., Madison

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