Client Successes

Misrepresentation & Misappropriation Claims

Litigated and resolved various misrepresentation and misappropriation claims against a business client involved in the non-emergent medical transport industry.

Heath Straka
Litigation
Representation in Contract and Land Use Issues

Represent solid waste company; biosolids, septage and manure haulers/applicators; and remediation and electronic demanufacturing companies in contract and land use issues.

Representation in Breach of Contract Litigation

Defended landfill owner in Wisconsin breach of contract litigation; obtained trial verdict that client responsible for $0 in damages despite court’s earlier finding that landfill did not comply with contract.

Thomas Hofbauer
Commercial Litigation, Litigation
Representation of Property Insurer

Successfully defended property insurer of Illinois bowling alley complex in first party insurance claim with over $2.8 million in property damage and lost business income claims.

Thomas Hofbauer
Representation of Scaffold Erector

Defended scaffold erector in claim arising from dust explosion in coal dust collector at a public utility in Wisconsin that seriously injured 8 construction workers.

Thomas Hofbauer
Construction, Litigation
Representation of Trucking Accident Claims

Represented Illinois cooperative in two trucking accident fatalities; one claim successfully tried to verdict in Effingham County and the other successfully mediated in Cook County.

Thomas Hofbauer
Litigation
Represented Steel Manufacturer

Successfully defended steel manufacturer in 4 week jury trial in Milwaukee County arising from the collapse of a warehouse and over $63 million in property damage claims.

Thomas Hofbauer
Real Estate Litigation Relating to Use Restriction

Successfully represented real estate developer through trial in lawsuit filed by commercial tenant seeking damages in excess of $800,000 relating to the scope of a use restriction in the commercial lease prohibiting certain types of restaurants from operating near the tenants location.

Obtained Defense Verdict in Multimillion-Dollar Alleged “Bad Feed” Claim

Obtained defense verdict for client following lengthy jury trial arising from an alleged “bad feed” claim.

Dismissal of Insurer – Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Obtained dismissal of insurer in federal court coverage action involving noise induced hearing loss based on res judicata. Court previously denied motion to dismiss but overturned its prior ruling on a motion to reconsider and entered judgment in favor of insurer.

Justin Lessner
Obtained Dismissal of Foreign Exercise Equipment Manufacturer

Obtained dismissal of foreign manufacturer of exercise equipment in product liability lawsuit based on lack of personal jurisdiction.

Justin Lessner
Litigation, Products Liability
Obtained Summary Judgment in Lawsuit Alleging Fraudulent Conduct

Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a construction company in lawsuit alleging fraudulent conduct and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Justin Lessner
Commercial Litigation, Litigation
Obtained Summary Judgment on Behalf of Insurer in Wisconsin Bad Faith Action

Obtained summary judgment on behalf of insurer in Wisconsin bad faith action arising out of the homeowner’s misrepresentations concerning sale of a multi-million dollar property.  Dismissal affirmed on appeal.

Justin Lessner
Appellate Practice, Litigation
Obtained Summary Judgment on Behalf of Structural Steel Contractor

Obtained summary judgment on behalf of structural steel contractor in personal injury lawsuit that occurred at a large condominium building.

Justin Lessner
Successfully Defended Limited Liability Company in Action Seeking Temporary Restraining Order

Successfully defended limited liability company in action seeking temporary restraining order and other relief arising out of purchase of a downtown Chicago commercial building.

No Negligence – Slip-and-Fall

Represented insurance company and its insured in regards to a slip-and-fall which occurred in the insured’s home. Plaintiff’s counsel offered to settle the case based on a 90-10 liability split against the insured. The Dane County jury determined that the insured was not negligent and the Plaintiff was solely negligent. The Plaintiff rejected an offer of over $20,000 and instead received no recovery.

Art Kurtz
Frac Sand Permitting

Assisted frac sand developer in Eau Claire County, WI to prevail on appeal of decision of Town Board initially denying development proposal.

Mitch Olson
Jury Verdict – $1 Million+ in Damages – Plaintiff’s Suit Against Chemical Manufacturer

Along with Axley Attorney Guy DuBeau, obtained a jury verdict of $1 million+ in damages in plaintiff’s suit against chemical manufacturer following two-week trial in Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Andrew Clarkowski
Litigation
Indoor Air Quality Issues

Represents parties in connection with indoor air quality issues, including Sick Building Syndrome, mold claims and litigation

Amicus Briefs

Represented several trade associations with amicus briefs

Buck Sweeney