Samster, Konkel & Safran, S.C.

1110 Old World Third Street Suite #405
Milwaukee, WI 53203, United States

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Milwaukee Officials Refuse To Provide Information On Red Arrow Park Shooting Investigation

As previously reported here, on April 30, 2014, a Milwaukee Police Department (“MPD”) officer shot and killed 31-year-old Dontre Hamilton at Red Arrow Park in downtown Milwaukee. On Thursday, May 22, 2014, Michael Tobin, the…more
| Criminal Law, Personal Injury

SKS To Represent Family Of Man Shot At Red Arrow Park

On April 30, 2014, a Milwaukee Police Department (“MPD”) officer shot and killed 31-year-old Dontre Hamilton at Red Arrow Park in downtown Milwaukee. The MPD released the following information about the incident…more
| Criminal Law, Personal Injury

Wisconsin State Senate Unanimously Approves Bill To Change Milwaukee County Mental Health System

As previously reported, there have been significant problems with Milwaukee County’s mental health care system. For example, seven patients died at the Milwaukee County Mental Health Complex in 2012 and 2013. Under current law,…more
| Personal Injury

Bill To Change Milwaukee County Mental Health Care System Nears Final Vote

The Wisconsin legislature is currently considering a bill that would bring significant changes to Milwaukee County’s troubled mental health care system. Under current law, the Milwaukee County Board oversees the mental health…more
| Personal Injury

Milwaukee Official Attempts To Clarify City Position On Proposed Bill Regarding Police Custody Deaths

As previously reported here, the Wisconsin legislature is currently considering a bill that would require all deaths in police custody to be investigated by an outside agency. City of Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission…more
| Personal Injury

State Senator May Support Bill On Police Custody Deaths

As previously reported here, the Wisconsin State Assembly has passed a bill that would end the practice where law enforcement agencies investigate themselves after a death in police custody. Under the bill, a team of at least…more
| Personal Injury

Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Drivers In Insurance Coverage Dispute

For a brief time from approximately 2009 to 2010, the Wisconsin statute governing automobile insurance policies contained two arguably inconsistent provisions. First, the 2009-2010 version of the statute contained a provision…more
| Personal Injury, Insurance

Wisconsin Law Designed To Hold Officers Accountable For Deaths In Police Custody Never Used

Back in 1981, Ernest Lacy died in the back of a Milwaukee Police Department (“MPD”) wagon. Even though police officers denied striking Mr. Lacy, the medical examiner found more than 30 cuts and bruises on his body. In response…more
| Civil Rights, Criminal Law, Personal Injury

Court Permits Recovery Of Damages For Flooding Caused By Defective Water Softener

Larry Krueger bought a water softener from Menard’s. Two years later, the water softener failed and caused flooding in Mr. Krueger’s home, resulting in $45,000 in damages…more
| Civil Procedure, Personal Injury, Insurance, Products Liability

Wisconsin State Assembly Committee Approves Bill Regarding Deaths In Police Custody

Back in July 2011, Derek Williams died in Milwaukee Police Department (“MPD”) custody. Squad car video from the incident shows Mr. Williams struggling to breathe and begging MPD officers for assistance…more
| Personal Injury

Federal Authorities Cite Milwaukee County Mental Health Complex For Errors In Death Of Andre Harvey

On December 20, 2013, Andre Harvey died at the Milwaukee County Mental Health Complex (“the Complex”), after he was injected with sedatives and placed in physical restraints. Following Mr. Harvey’s death, the United States…more
| Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice

Doctor Blames Poor Medical Care For Deaths At The Milwaukee County Mental Health Complex

Brandon Johnson died at the Milwaukee County Mental Health Complex (“the Complex”) in October 2012. Mr. Johnson died due to complications from a broken neck…more
| Personal Injury

Wisconsin Appeals Court Allows Asbestos Case To Proceed Under Safe Place Statute

Robert Viola was a pipe insulator for 25 years, often working in buildings and power plants owned by Wisconsin Electric Power Company (“WEPCO”). After Mr. Viola died, the administrator of his estate brought a lawsuit against…more
| Personal Injury

Federal Appeals Court Rules That Insurer Has No Duty To Defend Maker Of Alcohol Stimulant Drink

Back in 2005, three students at the Ohio State University developed a drink they called “Four Loko,” which contains alcohol, caffeine, taurine and guarana. Four people have sued the makers of “Four Loko,” contending that the…more
| Personal Injury

Jury To Decide Whether Replacement Vehicle Can Be A Different Color

Back in February 2010, Dave and Mary Porter purchased a red Ford Escape. After a few months, Ford issued a recall on the vehicle’s transmission system…more
| Products Liability
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