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500 N First Street, Suite 8000
P.O. Box 8050
Wausau, WI 54402-8050, United States
Phone: 715.845.4336
Fax: 715.845.2718
Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Education
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Transportation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • Wisconsin
Number of Attorneys
50-100 Attorneys

Recent Bankruptcy Decision from the Western District of Wisconsin Discusses Negative Equity, Car Loans, and the Chapter 13 Cram Down

A quick introduction for those of you who are not bankruptcy nerds. For certain types of collateral, Chapter 13 allows a Debtor to reduce a secured creditor’s claim down to the value of the collateral. This is called “cram…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking

Right-to-Work Law Upheld

Without much fanfare, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the Wisconsin Right-to-Work Law. The Right-to-Work Law passed in Wisconsin is similar to a law passed in Indiana and holds that a company may not enter into a…more
 /  Constitutional Law, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Attempted End Run Around Wisconsin’s Exclusive Remedy of Worker’s Compensation Fails in Asbestos Litigation in the Seventh Circuit

Wisconsin’s exclusive remedy of worker’s compensation has long been a bulwark against civil suits brought by employees (subject to a few narrow exceptions not applicable here). This bulwark has survived a creative attack in an…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Labor & Employment Law, Personal Injury, Worker’s Compensation

A Seemingly Important Win for Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Insurance Carriers and Employers

On its face the decision of the Wisconsin Supreme Court in Flug v. LIRC, 2017 WI 72 (decided on June 30, 2017), is a clear, important win for the employer side in common injuries that involve pre-existing degenerative…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Insurance, Labor & Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation

Condominium Issue with Long-Term Tax-Exempt Bond Financing

We recently helped a client complete long-term tax-exempt bond financing of a portion of a mixed-use condominium. These projects raise interesting issues. Long story short, if you find yourself in a similar situation, you need…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Nonprofit Law, Real Estate - Residential, Taxation

Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules on Appleton School District Open Meetings Law

In a unanimous and much-anticipated decision released today, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that a committee of school personnel formed to review materials for a high school course under a procedure set forth in school board…more
 /  Education, Elections & Politics

Antitrust Challenge to Narrow Network Products – 7th Circuit Rules in Favor of Exclusive Agreement

The health care market has recently seen a resurgence in narrow network products. To a significant degree, the resurgence of these products has been driven by the need for managed care plans looking for new avenues to help…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Health, Insurance

Medicaid Fraud Control Units Report Focus on Personal Care Services

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) has released a report summarizing activities of State Medicaid Fraud Control Units (MFCUs or Units) for fiscal year 2016. The OIG is the…more
 /  Criminal Law, Health, Labor & Employment Law

Free Parking, Yes, But No Stark Law Claim

A federal court recently dealt a victory to a health care provider over whistleblower allegations that free parking and valet service at a medical office building violated the Stark Law and the Anti-Kickback Statute…more
 /  Business Torts, Government Contracting, Health, Real Estate - Commercial

Joint Employer Status Rebuffed?

Recent action by the Trump Administration has raised a new question regarding joint employer status and whether particular employees hired (individually or through a company) to provide work for another company should be…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Forfeitures for Ordinance Violations - When Are They Excessive?

An age-old problem faced by municipal officials is what to do about residents and landowners who fail to take care of their properties and allow junk, debris, and other unsightly items to accumulate.  This often leads to citizen…more
 /  Constitutional Law, Real Estate - Residential, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Protected Employee Must Notify Employer of Need for Time Off

A recent decision in the Northern District of California highlighted the importance of employers applying a consistent rule that employees must notify the employer if they are unable to report to work, even if the employee…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Reminder: New Voluntary Self-Referral Disclosure Effective June 1

As discussed in a previous blog, beginning on June 1, 2017, health care providers of services and suppliers wanting to voluntarily disclose actual or potential violations of the Stark Law must follow a new process finalized by…more
 /  Health

Unemployment Benefits Cannot Be Denied Based on Eight Cash Transaction Inadvertent Errors Out of 80,000 Transactions in a 21-Month Period

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has interpreted the meaning of “substantial fault” in an unemployment insurance case, which will be applicable in worker’s compensation cases, as well. The case is Operton v. Labor and Industry Review…more
 /  Insurance, Labor & Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation

OSHA Extends Deadline for Electronically Submitting Worker Injury and Illness Records

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced on May 17, 2017 that the deadline for employers with 250 and more employees to electronically submit information from their 2016 Form 300A to OSHA is being…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law
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