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Paul Jacquart

New Wisconsin Auto Insurance Laws

As of November 1 in Wisconsin, there are new state laws affecting auto insurance policies issued for the first time or being renewed. The Wisconsin Association for Justice has provided a good…

Paul Jacquart

Anti-Consumer Bills Won't Create Jobs

Under the guise of job creation, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is promoting some legislation that will, without a doubt, hurt consumers. The evidence that the bills will actually result in job…

Paul Jacquart

Suit Claims State Farm Covered Up $$ to Justice Who Threw Out $1B Verdict Against it

In a petition filed last week, a group of lawyers including former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson are seeking to reinstate a $1 billion verdict against State Farm for covering up the full extent of its…

Paul Jacquart

Wellpoint Targeting Breast Cancer Patients

According to a Reuters article published today, subsidiaries of health insurance giant Wellpoint used a computer algorithim to search their insureds’ medical records to find breast cancer diagnoses…

David Lowe

Excessive Litigation A Myth According to Law School Study

A University of Wisconsin Law School study debunks excessive litigation myths about increasing litigation in Wisconsin. Professor Marc Galanter and former Dane County Circuit Judge Susan Steingass’s…

David Lowe

Workers Injured In Coal Dust Explosion Accident May Have Rights Beyond Worker's Compensation Benefits

Yesterday’s coal dust silo explosion at We Energies’ Oak Creek power plant injured six employees preparing to perform repairs inside the structure. The injured employees work for ThyssenKrupp…

David Lowe

Boy Fleeing Rottweiller Suffers Head Injury

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel website is reporting that a 17-year-old boy fleeing a Rottweiller dog suffered a fractured skull Monday night after he ran into a tree.
Policeare reporting that the…

David Lowe

Tainted Heparin Deaths: Investigators Are Closing In On The Explanations

Update on the tainted heparin investigation. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel website has posted a report that gives an explanation for how the tainted heparin caused injury and deaths, and how it…

David Lowe

Tree Stand Manufacturer Settles Suit By CPSC

Ardisam, Inc. of Cumberland, Wisconsin is paying $420,000 to settle a suit by the Consumer Product Safety Commission alleging that it failed to report personal injuries suffered by hunters using its tree stands when the stands unexpectedly detached from trees. Even though the company allegedly became aware of at least nine injury incident reports as early as 2000, the company did not report the…

David Lowe

Problems Persist For Brain Injury Victim

Brain injury can result in physical limitations, such as quadraplegia or paraplegia, as well as mental limitations, such as loss of memory and other cognitive functions. An interesting and tragic account of one man’s traumatic brain injury appears in today’s Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Elliot Lubar, a well known executive of a social services agency that provides counseling services to…