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A NEW BOOST FOR THE RIGHTS OF CREDITORS: COURT RULES THIRD PARTY LITIGATION EXPENSES MAY BE RECOVERED AS CONTRACT DAMAGES

April 3, 2018 | Categories: Firm News, Publications | Topics:

A NEW BOOST FOR THE RIGHTS OF CREDITORS: COURT RULES THIRD PARTY LITIGATION EXPENSES MAY BE RECOVERED AS CONTRACT DAMAGES   Unless a statute or contract provides otherwise, a party to a lawsuit is responsible for its own litigation expenses, including attorneys’ fees. This is known as the “American rule.” It contrasts with the “English […]

SAD CASE FOR RECLAMATION CLAIMS IN BANKRUPTCY SCENARIO: NOT DEAD BUT BARELY BREATHING

April 3, 2018 | Categories: Firm News, Publications | Topics:

In 2006, after passage of the 2005 Bankruptcy Abuse and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (BAPCPA), KMK questioned whether reclamation claims in bankruptcy had become obsolete even though BAPCPA had doubled the period that a reclamation claim could cover in bankruptcy, from 20 to 45 days. Despite the expansion of the reclamation time period, BAPCPA […]

Millions of dollars now being paid from partial settlements in actions brought by Kohner, Mann & Kailas, S.C. over alleged natural gas price fixing

January 8, 2018 | Categories: Firm News, Success Stories | Topics:

Distribution impacts qualifying industrial and commercial users of natural gas in Wisconsin following a case that went before the U.S. Supreme Court Milwaukee, Wis. –  A significant payout is underway in Wisconsin from partial settlements that were reached with four defendant groups in class action lawsuits against natural gas companies that allegedly conspired to manipulate […]

Avoid Getting Caught In The Middle Of Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Fraud

December 15, 2017 | Categories: Firm News | Topics:

Construction contractors and material suppliers who sell services or materials to disadvantaged business enterprises for federal or state construction projects need to pay close attention to ensure they do not get caught in the middle of a fraud case.   The federal government and many state and local governments have developed programs to provide opportunities […]

Recent publications by KMK attorneys

November 5, 2017 | Categories: Firm News, Publications | Topics:

KMK is again providing judges and lawyers important scholarship to guide pretrial litigation discovery, though the State Bar of Wisconsin. Continuing their decades of work, Robert Gegios and Melinda Bialzik are authoring another edition of “Chapter 2 – Scope of Discovery” in Pinnacle Books’ Wisconsin Discovery Law and Practice. Robert and Melinda also authored, earlier […]

Good News: New Federal Law Allows Businesses to use Federal Courts to Redress Theft of Trade Secrets

October 19, 2017 | Categories: Firm News | Topics:

The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA) allows parties to file suit in federal court even if the requirements of federal diversity jurisdiction are not met. As a result, most claims of misappropriation of trade secrets can now be filed in federal court (not the case previously). The federal court system has different procedures, […]

KMKSC Successfully Defends Corporate Client’s Constitutional Rights in Wisconsin Supreme Court

April 6, 2017 | Categories: Firm News, Success Stories | Topics:

KMKSC is pleased to announce its success in an important constitutional case before the Wisconsin Supreme Court.   The case involves a trial court’s delegation of broad authority to a “referee,” a private individual who was appointed by the court to act as a surrogate judge. The trial court empowered the referee to rule on […]

KMKSC Names New Shareholders

April 6, 2017 | Categories: Firm News | Topics:

KMKSC congratulates Melinda A. Bialzik, Ryan M. Billings, and Zach S. Whitney on becoming shareholders of our firm!   Ms. Bialzik is a graduate of Harvard Law School. She began her legal career at Foley & Lardner in Milwaukee.   Mr. Billings is also a graduate of Harvard Law School. He began his legal career […]

KMKSC Shareholder Chosen as “Leader in the Law”

April 6, 2017 | Categories: Firm News | Topics:

KMKSC Litigation Department Chairman Robert L. Gegios was recently recognized as a 2017 “Leader in the Law” by the Wisconsin Law Journal.  See link to article here.   With more than 30 years of experience, Bob concentrates his practice in business and commercial litigation, alternative dispute resolution, and general counseling in regional, national and international […]

Kohner, Mann & Kailas, S.C. Attorney’s Lien and Bond Processes and Case Management Presentation to the 2012 ACC Annual Meeting Now Available On Demand through Westlaw

March 11, 2013 | Categories: Firm News | Topics:

Kohner, Mann & Kailas, S.C. attorney David M. Henry was one of the very few external counsel not part of an Association of Corporate Counsel sponsor law firm invited to present to at the 2012 ACC Annual Meeting— the world’s largest gathering of in-house counsel.   David was selected in recognition of his reputation as […]



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