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

December 11, 2018 | Categories: Firm News, Publications | 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.   […]

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:Tags: , , ,

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 rule,” under which the losing party pays the prevailing party’s costs and attorneys’ fees. As its name suggests, the American rule […]

KMK Names New Shareholders

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

KMK congratulates Melinda A. Bialzik, Ryan M. Billings, and Zach 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 at […]



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