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May 7, 2021

Hupy and Abraham sues marketing company for overpromising leads, breach of contract

Personal-injury law firm Hupy and Abraham is suing a marketing company for allegedly overpromising how many leads it could provide to the firm and overcharging for the leads it did provide.

Feb 14, 2020

Habush attorney obtains $38.1M verdict against Hyundai

An attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier has obtained a $38.1 million verdict against Hyundai Motor Co. in a Racine County personal injury case.

Jun 7, 2019

Civil Litigation: Binding arbitration on the job and in nursing home admissions

Binding arbitration remains on the rise.

Jun 7, 2019

Lawmakers considering bill to increase statute of limitations on unpaid-wage claims

Here’s the latest on what’s pending before various committees in the Wisconsin legislature. Among the proposals of interest are ones calling for changes to the state’s service requirements for civil cases, the addition of judge positions to several counties and changes to the rules governing unpaid wage claims.

Mar 7, 2016

Rule change for personal-injury cases hits roadblock

Once again, the state Legislature has proved a dead end for bills that would have eliminated a long-established rule that critics argued allowed plaintiffs in personal-injury cases to obtain "phantom damages."

Dec 16, 2014

Weighing obese clients’ injury claims

With nearly 30 percent of Wisconsin adults classified as obese, there’s a good chance that a plaintiff’s weight is going to be an issue in the next personal injury case that lands on your desk.

Aug 5, 2014

Sirens call: How to approach personal injury clients without turning them off

It only took three weeks for the personal injury law mass mailers to find Tricia Nell after she was in a car accident with an uninsured motorist.

Jun 16, 2014

Settling a suit? Don’t forget Medicare’s share

Personal-injury and defense attorneys trying to reach a settlement must remember that the federal government always wants to be paid first and is not choosy about where the money comes from, particularly in cases involving Medicare-eligible plaintiffs.

May 21, 2014

Distributing settlement not enough to hold law firm accountable for lien

When Watertown Regional Medical Center filed a small claims lawsuit trying to collect on an outstanding hospital lien, the District 4 Court of Appeals court had to decide whether a law firm was just acting as a conduit for payment or as an actual payor when it disbursed a related personal injury settlement.

Jan 8, 2014

Walker dismissed after serving on jury (UPDATE)

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker served two days as Juror No. 20 on a personal-injury case, but he was dismissed just before deliberations began Wednesday because the CEO of a company involved in the case had donated to his campaign.

Apr 25, 2013

Two tort-reform proposals move ahead, one likely dies (UPDATE)

Two Wisconsin tort reform proposals received approvals from a legislative judiciary committee Thursday and one more or less died.

Aug 20, 2012

Jury sides with plaintiff in cerebral palsy case

Carlyne Karschney elected to use the services of a nurse midwife at the local clinic because there were no female physicians. The only doctors at the clinic and, for that matter, the hospital were family practitioners because there were no obstetricians on staff.


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