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Condominium Issue with Long-Term Tax-Exempt Bond Financing

Posted on July 5, 2017, Authored by Paul J. Mirr
Paul J. Mirr
Attorney
Eau Claire Office
, Filed under Banking and Financial Matters

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 to be very careful as to ho…

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

Posted on July 11, 2017, Authored by Russell W. Wilson
Russell W. Wilson
Of Counsel
Wausau Office
, Filed under Employment

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 conditions.  The general circumstanc…

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

Posted on July 13, 2017, Authored by Russell W. Wilson
Russell W. Wilson
Of Counsel
Wausau Office
, Filed under Employment

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 asbestos case in Pecher v.…

Right-to-Work Law Upheld

Posted on July 17, 2017, Authored by Dean R. Dietrich
Dean R. Dietrich
Attorney
Wausau Office
, Filed under Employment

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 labor agreement with a u…

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 down.”  But, there are certai…

Protect Your Assets - Medical Assistance & Long-term Care Planning Fall 2017 - Eau Claire, WI

Posted on July 21, 2017, Authored by ,

The Need for Planning Who Is Eligible for Medical Assistance Planning?  Protection of the House and Vacation Home  Permitted Transfers of Assets  Using Trusts to Protect Your Assets This seminar is presented at no charge - refreshments are included. I…

Protect Your Assets - Medical Assistance & Long-term Care Planning Fall 2017 - Wausau, WI

Posted on July 21, 2017, Authored by ,

Holiday Inn & Suites Rothschild, WI The Need for Planning Who Is Eligible for Medical Assistance Planning?  Protection of the House and Vacation Home  Permitted Transfers of Assets  Using Trusts to Protect Your Assets This seminar is presented at no…

To Arbitrate or Not Arbitrate? House Weighs In on CFPB Arbitration Rule

Posted on July 26, 2017, Authored by Ruder Ware Attorneys, Filed under Banking and Financial Matters

Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed House Joint Resolution 111 which would rescind the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s “Arbitration Rule”. Finalized on July 17, 2017, the Arbitration Rule places significant limita…

Wisconsin Court Re-affirms Employment At Will Principles

Posted on July 27, 2017, Authored by Dean R. Dietrich
Dean R. Dietrich
Attorney
Wausau Office
, Filed under Employment

A recent decision from the Wisconsin Court of Appeals has upheld the concept of “employment-at-will” and determined that an employment-at-will provision in an employment contract superseded company policies that provided alternative procedures to be foll…

Eligibility for Overtime Pay – Redo?

Posted on July 31, 2017, Authored by Dean R. Dietrich
Dean R. Dietrich
Attorney
Wausau Office
, Filed under Employment

Recent action taken by the Department of Labor has started to signal the likely “redo” of the Fair Labor Standards Act regulations regarding overtime pay and which employees are eligible for overtime pay.  The Department of Labor issued a Request for Inf…