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Wisconsin’s Highest Court Holds that Attorneys’ Fees Are Recoverable in “Exceptional Cases”

December 11, 2018 | Categories: Firm News | Topics:Tags: , , ,

As has been previously discussed, the “American rule” governs litigation expenses in the courts of Wisconsin. In contrast with the “English rule” wherein the losing party pays the prevailing party’s costs and fees, under the American rule each party to a lawsuit bears its own attorneys’ fees unless a statute or contract provides otherwise.   […]

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

June 28, 2018 | Categories: Firm News | 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 Successfully Defends Corporate Client’s Constitutional Rights in Wisconsin Supreme Court

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

KMK 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 […]

Good News for Lenders: Wisconsin Supreme Court Strengthens Lenders’ Remedies Against Guarantors

April 4, 2017 | Categories: Firm News | Topics:Tags: ,

The Wisconsin Supreme Court recently issued a decision that clarifies an important part of foreclosure law. The decision is advantageous for lenders that seek not only to foreclose on real estate collateral, but also preserve their right to collect from guarantors.   Wisconsin law allows a lender to shorten the redemption period on a foreclosure […]



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