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Habush’s Wagner, Blocher secure $550K verdict in car-crash case

A Milwaukee County jury has awarded nearly $550,000 to a woman hurt in a rear-end car crash. Attorneys Benjamin Wagner and Jesse Blocher of Habush Habush & Rottier represented the plaintiff. The crash happened in October 2015, and liability wasn’t contested, the firm said. The plaintiff had cervicalgia, migraines and fibromyalgia before the crash, and she claimed the accident aggravated ...

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$17.5M settlement reached in PFAS lawsuit

A company that makes fire-fighting foam containing so-called forever chemicals known as PFAS reached a $17.5 million settlement on Thursday with northern Wisconsin residents over contamination from the chemicals.

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Wisconsin Public Service agrees to clean up contamination at former Marinette plant

Wisconsin Public Service Corp. has agreed to clean up contamination at a former manufactured gas plant site in northern Wisconsin. On Friday, Judge William Griesbach of the Eastern District of Wisconsin approved a settlement requiring WPS to dredge and dispose of sediment contaminated with historic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) at the site in Marinette. The State of Wisconsin and the federal ...

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Wisconsin, 47 others reach $85 million settlement with Honda over faulty airbags

Wisconsin and 47 other U.S. states and territories have reached an $85 million settlement with Honda over faulty airbag systems in the company’s cars. Attorney General Josh Kaul and attorneys general from throughout the U.S. were investigating whether American Honda Motor Co. and Honda of America Mfg. concealed safety concerns related to defects in the frontal airbag systems in certain Honda and ...

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EPA settles lawsuit over hazardous waste near Franklin landfill

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached a settlement with the garbage-disposal giant Waste Management of Wisconsin, Inc. over allegedly illegal hazardous-waste practices at a landfill in Franklin. The proposed settlement, announced on Thursday, calls for increased monitoring for hazardous waste near the Metro Recycling and Disposal Facility in Franklin and a $232,000 fine to resolve alleged violations of the Resource Conservation and ...

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