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Tag Archives: Torts

‘I’m sorry’ bill gets Assembly approval (UPDATE)

The state Assembly approved on a voice vote Tuesday on a bill that would let doctors and other medical providers apologize or express fault for botched medical procedures without having to worry their words would be used against them in court.

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TORT REPORT: State Supreme Court allows plaintiffs to continue to recover phantom damages

The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled in Orlowski v. State Farm Auto. Ins. Co. (2012 WI 21) that, like other personal injury cases, in those cases involving uninsured motorist coverage, the plaintiff is entitled to the full amount of past medical expenses, even those amounts that were written off by the medical providers as a result of a contractual agreement between the medical provider and health insurer.

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TORT REPORT: Common interest privilege allows free flow of communication

There may be times in litigation or pre-litigation settings where discussions between the attorneys or parties to a lawsuit that have similar interests in the litigation may claim a privilege as to the content of the conversations. The privilege is known in Wisconsin as the common interest privilege and is codified in Wis. Stat. § 905.03(2).

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