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Mr. Curtis delivered an oral argument before the Wisconsin Supreme Court in the case of Ronald J. Dakter v. Dale L. Cavallino, et al. The courtroom video may be viewed on Wisconsin Eye‘s website.
Worked with a large manufacturing company regarding taking land on a major State highway. The company received better access onto their property and was extremely happy with the results.
Worked with a private family to more than double the amount of money the DOT had initially offered them on a condemnation along I-39.
Assisted airports throughout the state in getting pre-condemnation access to properties for purposes of surveying, soil testing and environmental investigation. Wisconsin does not have a statute as most states do regulating circumstances by which a condemner may access property during the pre-condemnation phase.
Successfully defended airports and electric transmission utilities throughout the state against claims alleging that an uneconomic remnant remains after the taking.
We represent several utilities in connection with regional high voltage transmission line projects. We assist in all aspects of land acquisition, including negotiating easements on special use properties, serving jurisdictional offers, filing condemnation petitions and related documents, defending right-to-take actions, and trying cases to county condemnation commissions, judges and juries.
Represent airports throughout the state to assist them in acquiring land rights to complete airport improvement projects. The land rights acquired include land in fee, avigation easements and temporary and permanent access easements.
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.
Represents owners, general contractors, subcontractors and sureties in claims, litigation and other disputes on public and private projects
Regularly represents clients on contract negotiations, performance issues and claims avoidance and resolution
Obtained defense verdict for client following lengthy jury trial arising from an alleged “bad feed” claim.
Represents public owners in prosecuting claims in connection with failed public improvements.
Represents owners in commercial real estate developments and transactions, and in disputes relating to deficient design and construction
Represents clients in litigation as well as alternative dispute resolution (ADR) proceedings, including arbitration and mediation
Sued dealership for breach of dealership agreement. Settled for over $100,000.
Won case for grantor of dealership: Grantor was found not liable in federal lawsuit in which the dealer alleged three million dollars in lost profits. The dealer was found liable for over $200,000 in attorneys’ fees.
Won trial for grantor of dealership: The owner of the dealership alleged he was not personally liable for the dealership’s corporate debts. Owner found personally responsible for $500,000.
Won case for grantor of dealership: The dealer alleged the grantor breached the Wisconsin Fair Dealership Law, the dealership agreement, and the Implied Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing. The grantor was found not liable.
Sued grantor of dealership for unlawful termination of an implied exclusive distributorship and for violation of the Wisconsin Fair Dealership Law and obtained $350,000 settlement.
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.