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KMK Caps Off 5-Year Litigation with Important Jury Trial Win

January 31, 2020 | Categories: Firm News | Topics:Tags: , , ,

Kohner, Mann & Kailas, S.C. (KMK) is pleased to announce that, after more than five years of litigation, its client (Universal Processing) emerged victorious.   The action is Universal Processing Services of Wisconsin, LLC, v. Hicks, et al., Case No. 14-CV-7986, pending in Milwaukee County Circuit Court. One highlight of this case came in 2017, […]

The Perils of the CCAP Shortcut

January 10, 2020 | Categories: Firm News, Publications | Topics:Tags: , ,

The Consolidated Court Automation Program (known as “CCAP”) is a searchable website operated by the Wisconsin Courts that contains docket information on Wisconsin state court cases (most states have similar programs). Because it is searchable by name, employers may be tempted to run the names of job applicants through CCAP as a quick and free […]

Natural Gas Antitrust Case Is Back in Wisconsin

September 21, 2019 | Categories: Firm News, Publications | Topics:Tags: , , , ,

KMK is delighted to report that it has obtained additional settlements of nearly $30 million in its longstanding price-fixing antitrust litigation on behalf of Wisconsin institutions. The additional settlements follow more than $20 million in settlements that KMK obtained in 2017, bringing all class action recoveries to date to roughly $50 million. The litigation continues […]

Employee or Independent Contractor?

June 27, 2019 | Categories: Firm News, Publications | Topics:Tags: , ,

Utilizing a mix of independent contractors and full-time employees offers organizations staffing flexibility and cost savings. In today’s “gig economy,” it’s not surprising that more and more companies are moving in this direction. However, there can be significant risks and penalties if workers are misclassified.   With independent contractors, organizations avoid paying the benefits that […]

The New Rules: One Year Later

April 10, 2019 | Categories: Firm News, Publications | Topics:Tags: , , ,

The apparent effects of the new Wisconsin Rules of Civil Procedure since being put in place.   Last year, KMK cautioned that sweeping changes were coming to the Wisconsin Rules of Civil Procedure through legislation passed by the Wisconsin legislature in April 2018 (see this feature article). As the one-year anniversary of the rule changes […]

KMK Attorneys Recognized as Super Lawyers

November 13, 2018 | Categories: Firm News | Topics:Tags: , , , ,

Three attorneys from Kohner, Mann & Kailas, S.C. (KMK) (Robert L. Gegios, Matthew P. Gerdisch, and Samuel C. Wisotzkey) were recognized as 2018 “Super Lawyers” in Wisconsin and one KMK attorney (Ryan M. Billings) was recognized as “Super Lawyers – Rising Stars.”   The annual Super Lawyers list, compiled by Thomson Rueters, recognizes no more […]

KMK Continues Its Litigation Victories in Federal Appeals in Major Natural Gas Price-Fixing Cases

September 25, 2018 | Categories: Firm News | Topics:Tags: , , , , , ,

For more than a decade, Kohner, Mann & Kailas, S.C. (KMK) has been representing Wisconsin businesses in massive antitrust litigation brought against eleven large energy companies accused of fixing natural gas prices. These efforts resulted in a settlement with four of the energy groups for $20.5 million, the proceeds of which were distributed to Wisconsin […]

Wisconsin Supreme Court Affirms Need for Carefully Drafted Non-Compete Agreements

June 28, 2018 | Categories: Firm News, Publications | Topics:Tags: , ,

Under Wisconsin law, non-compete, non-disclosure and non-solicitation agreements between employers and employees are enforceable, but only if the agreements are narrowly tailored to protect the employer from unfair competition. A recent decision by the Wisconsin Supreme Court reiterates how important it is to make sure such agreements are meticulously drafted.   In Manitowoc Co., Inc. […]

KMK Article on New Civil Procedure Rules is Featured on Cover of Wisconsin Lawyer Magazine

June 28, 2018 | Categories: Firm News, Publications | Topics:Tags: , , , ,

Kohner, Mann & Kailas, S.C. litigation attorneys Robert L. Gegios, Ryan M. Billings, and Melinda A. Bialzik wrote the cover story for the June 2018 issue of Wisconsin Lawyer, published by the Wisconsin State Bar Association. The article, entitled “Sweeping Changes to Rules of Civil Procedure,” details the dramatic impact the revisions to the procedural […]

Recent Publications by KMK Attorneys

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

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 […]



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