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By Attorney Jaclyn Kallie and Law Clerk Nathan Froemming Contracts are important for any business, and if the terms of a contract are not followed, this can have a significant impact on a company’s bottom line. If a party is not meeting their contractual obligations, you might wonder what options you have. In a breach of contract case, you may be able to seek multiple types of remedies, including: 1. Liquidated Damages Liquidated damages are…
By Attorney Brianna Meyer In Wisconsin, refusing a breathalyzer test after being arrested for suspected drunk driving can result in the suspension of your driver’s license. However, what many people do not know is that a roadside blood alcohol content (BAC) test is voluntary. Due to the danger of license suspension, many people submit to a breathalyzer test and live with the results that come from it. However, breathalyzer tests are not always 100 percent…
By Attorney Christopher Strohbehn You may be driving on a road in a place where you travel all the time, when suddenly the road changes in some way due to construction. Construction zones pose significant risks to motorists, because they can unpredictably change a road, and drivers may be unsure about the proper ways to navigate these changes. In addition, construction zones can create dangerous roadway conditions if care is not taken to properly set…
By Attorney Max Stephenson While same-sex marriage has been legal for several years in Wisconsin and nationwide, some novel and difficult issues related to same-sex divorce continue to be considered by the courts. Those going through a same-sex divorce should be aware of these issues and the possible outcomes that may result. History of Same-Sex Marriage in Wisconsin Same-sex marriage was recognized in Wisconsin in October 2014, about nine months prior to the U.S. Supreme…
By Attorney Christopher Strohbehn and Law Clerk Jason Findling “Dooring” is a type of traffic accident where a bicyclist crashes into an open car door while riding on the road or a bicycle path. Opening a car door without checking for bike riders may cause a cyclist to collide with the car door, fall from their bike, and be thrown into traffic. These types of traffic bicycle accidents often cause serious injuries to cyclists and…
 By Attorney Denis Regan Estate planning is critical for everyone. Without a will in place, you will have no say about where your assets will go when you die. Two other areas of estate planning law that are often forgotten about but can be just as important are guardianship and power of attorney. These two legal mechanisms are relevant when a person no longer has the capacity to make decisions for him or herself.…
By Attorney Kristen Nelson Being arrested for operating while intoxicated is scary. The first thing most people worry about is how the arrest and subsequent conviction will affect their driver’s license and their ability to drive. They hire an attorney who is experienced with OWI cases. But, if you are a healthcare professional in Wisconsin, you also need an attorney who is experienced with professional licensing defense. Depending on your professional license, you may…
By Attorney Christopher Strohbehn and Law Clerk Nathan Froemming A civil case involves a conflict between you, or your company, and another person or company. Mediation is often the best way to resolve a civil conflict, since it can save time and money for both parties. Mediation has become a common way to resolve disputes between parties and is an alternative to asking a court to make a decision. It is important for any civil…
By Bri Meyer and Jason Findling With Governor Tony Evers in office, many people in Wisconsin are excited that pardons will be available once again. Unfortunately, the process of granting pardons to Wisconsin residents has gotten off to a slow start. Governor Evers, who promised during the campaign to issue pardons, said that he is “disappointed” that his administration has not set up the Pardon Advisory Board nearly four months into his term. The Pardon…
By Bri Meyer and Jason Findling After receiving overwhelming support from both Republicans and Democrats, Wisconsin lawmakers have continued to push for legislation that would allow more people to seek expungement. The bill is called the “Pathways to Employment,” a title that illustrates the purpose behind the proposed law: to help former non-violent offenders transition from prison into the workforce. The Pathways to Employment bill is designed to provide persons convicted of lower-level crimes with…