Client Successes

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Non-Compete Agreement

Prevailed on employer’s request for injunction to attempt to enforce non-compete agreement

Prevailed in Open Records Lawsuit

Prevailed in open records lawsuit on behalf of authority sued for release of records relating to authority’s investigation into employee’s alleged actions, which was affirmed on appeal at Seifert v. Sheboygan Falls School Dist., 2007 WI App 207, 740 N.W.2d 177

Obtained Favorable Verdict in Federal False Claims Case

Obtained favorable verdict after court trial in Federal False Claims case where employee alleged he was terminated for complaining about the submission of claims to the federal government. See 2008 WL 4449941 (W.D. Wis.) and 246 F.R.D. 577 (W.D. Wis. 2007) (e-discovery decision)

Federal Court Case – First Published Decision Addressing Validity of Multiple Administrator Contracts

Obtained summary judgment in favor of school district where federal court dismissed an administrator’s due process liberty and property claims, along with related state claims for breach of contract, promissory estoppel and defamation, all of which related to the administrator’s actions in seeking to obtain his early retirement benefits before he actually retired. The court also issued the first published decision addressing the validity of multiple administrator contracts under Wis. Stat. §118.24. See 2010 WL 2757336 (W.D. Wis.) and 2010 WL 2517564 (W.D. Wis.)

First Amendment Retaliation Claims

Obtained summary judgment in First Amendment retaliation case where federal court dismissed a teacher’s First Amendment retaliation claims where teacher alleged that he was fired for his union activities rather than viewing pornography at work. See 2010 WL 2605385 (E.D. Wis.); 639 F.3d. 371 (7th Cir. 2011)

ESOP & Other Programs

Represented corporation in connection with employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) transaction and implementing deferred compensation program