Firm News

April 3, 2018

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 […]
April 3, 2018

Sad Case for Reclamation Claims in Bankruptcy Scenario: Not Dead but Barely Breathing

In 2006, after passage of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (BAPCPA), Kohner, Mann & Kailas, S.C. (KMK) questioned whether reclamation claims […]
January 8, 2018

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 […]
January 8, 2018

Recent Amendments to Wisconsin’s Foreclosure Statutes May Delay the Recording of Deeds After Sheriff’s Sale

Recent amendments to Wisconsin’s foreclosure statutes went into effect on December 1, 2017. The amendments significantly changed the process of recording deeds after confirmation of sheriff’s […]
December 15, 2017

Avoid Getting Caught in the Middle of Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Fraud

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 […]
December 7, 2017

Important Bankruptcy Rule Amendments Went Into Effect on December 1, 2017

The Bankruptcy Rule Amendments Will Have a Significant Impact on Creditors, Including Secured Creditors   Overview   In this bulletin, we provide a brief summary of […]
November 5, 2017

Recent Publications by KMK Attorneys

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 […]
October 19, 2017

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

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 […]
October 6, 2017

Dot Your I’s and Don’t Forget the T’s: Lender Loses Its Secured Status for Missing ‘T’ in Borrower’s Middle Name

A recent bankruptcy case dramatically illustrates how critical it is for a lender to strictly comply with the requirements for creating a legally effective UCC financing […]
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