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Tag Archives: punitive damages

Wisconsin appellate court takes on issue of final judgment

The Wisconsin Court of Appeals’ decision Tuesday in Gustavo Montalvo v. US Title and Closing Services LLC et al., 2012 AP 103, could, according to the Wisconsin Land Title Association, have “far reaching and disturbing implications” on the trustworthiness and process of title searches in the state.

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Wrongful death suit filed in boy’s shooting

The family of a 13-year-old boy who was fatally shot outside his Milwaukee home has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the 75-year-old suspect and wants an order to prevent the man from disposing of his assets.

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New damages law will favor employers

A proposal to eliminate the ability of employees to sue for compensatory or punitive damages in state court is headed to Gov. Scott Walker after both the Wisconsin Senate and Assembly passed the law.

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Only punitives will deter insurers’ unfair practices

The Supreme Judicial Court heard oral arguments Oct. 6 in the case of Rhodes, et al. v. AIG Domestic Claims Inc., et al., SJC-1091. The primary issue for the court was: “Upon finding a willful violation of Chapter 93, did the trial court commit legal error in failing to double the underlying judgment when calculating punitive damages?”

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2009AP2420 C & A Investments v. Kelly

Debtor-Creditor UFTA; punitive damages Punitive damages are not recoverable under the Uniform Fraudulent Transfers Act. “[T]he general rule in Wisconsin is that there can be no punitive damages without compensatory damages. Nothing in the Uniform Fraudulent Transfers Act changes this principle of law. The legislature is presumed to know the state of the law when it enacts or amends legislation. ...

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