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By Attorney Kristen Nelson On Friday, March 27, 2020, Governor Tony Evers Issued Emergency Order #16, relating to certain health care providers and the Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS). The Order applies to all heath care providers in various licensing situations. The purpose of the order is to increase the availability of health care providers in Wisconsin during this health crisis. One group that is addressed in the order are out-of-state licensed health
By Attorney Jaclyn Kallie Courts in each county, as well as the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin, have responded differently to COVID-19 by implementing a variety of measures that are affecting existing and contemplated civil litigation matters. We are continuing to monitor these announcements and are committed to providing you with the most up-to-date information as it becomes available. Most notably, on March 22, Justice Bradley issued an order suspending all civil jury trials…
By Russell J. Karnes Because of the public health emergency caused by the rapid spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), on March 27, 2020, Wisconsin’s Governor and the Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services issued an emergency order prohibiting landlords from moving forward with eviction actions and mortgagees from moving forward with foreclosures. In doing so, the Governor is mirroring what had effectively already been done by court order in Milwaukee and Dane Counties. The…
By Attorney Chris Strohbehn A restaurant in New Orleans, LA filed a lawsuit last week asking a judge to declare that its business interruption insurance policy will cover lost revenue as a result of mandated closures from government authorities due to the coronavirus pandemic. The restaurant serves cajun style food in a large space that can seat up to 500 people in the French Quarter, a popular tourist district in New Orleans. While the restaurant…
By Attorney Russell J. Karnes The public health emergency caused by the rapid spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has caused Wisconsin Circuit Courts in Dane County and Milwaukee County and the Wisconsin Supreme Court to issue orders that significantly affect the rights of landlords and tenants. The City of Milwaukee and State of Wisconsin health departments will also issue Stay-at-Home, or Safer-at-Home orders that further limit the activities of landlords and tenants.  How Do Court…
By Attorney Chris Strohbehn and Law Clerk Nathan Froemming Business Interruption Insurance Coverage With COVID-19 spreading rapidly, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers issued an executive order on March 17th forcing restaurants and bars across the state to close their doors. As a result, restaurant and bar owners are losing significant income, and they will be likely to incur additional expenses because of the coronavirus pandemic. These disruptions are likely to lead to a significant increase insurance
By Attorney Erin Strohbehn In the United States of America, everyone has the right to work in a professional setting free of sexual harassment, discrimination, and intimidation. In Wisconsin, sexual harassment and discrimination of any kind is prohibited in the workplace. According to the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, victims of sexual harassment and discrimination may be able to recover financial damages if the proper measures were not taken…
By Attorney Kristen Nelson Over the past week, we have entered unprecedented times. Daily, new Coronavirus cases are confirmed, and the death toll continues to rise. Social distancing has become the norm, and it is now considered the polite thing to do. It is easy during these unsettling times to want to bend the rules. However, for licensed healthcare professionals, bending the rules during this health crisis could result in long-term consequences professionally. It is…
By Attorney Chris Strohbehn and Law Clerk Nathan Froemming With COVID-19, commonly known as the coronavirus, causing disruptions to global markets, many businesses have lost and will continue to lose income, and they may sustain a variety of unforeseen expenses due to the pandemic. These major disruptions will likely cause an increase in the number of insurance claims in policies that provide business interruption coverage. In these cases, insurance coverage will depend on a policy’s…
By Attorney Chris Strohbehn Most people purchase a life insurance policy in hopes of protecting their family against future financial burdens their death may cause. According to the Insurance Information Institute, the total amount of life insurance benefits and claims in the United States in 2018 was $784 billion dollars. This amount includes death benefits, disability benefits, annuity benefits, and other types of payouts relating to life insurance claims. Although thousands of life insurance claims…