Wisconsin Court of Appeals
Consumer Protection – WCA — attorney fees — prevailing party
Credit Acceptance Corporation (CAC) appeals a judgment awarding Steven and Kristie Shepherd attorney fees pursuant to Wis. Stat. § 425.308 (2011-12), the fee shifting provision of the Wisconsin Consumer Act. CAC argues that the Shepherds were not prevailing parties under the Act because (1) the circuit court made no finding of a violation of the Act and (2) CAC’s failure to attach a copy of the contract to the complaint as required by Wis. Stat. § 425.109(1)(h) does not constitute a violation of the Act. We disagree and affirm the judgment. This opinion will not be published.
Dist IV, Iowa County, Leineweber, J., Per Curiam
Attorneys: For Appellant: Heiser, Edward J., Jr., Milwaukee; Lawless, Lisa M., Milwaukee; For Respondent: Crandall, Eric L., New Richmond