Monthly Archives: July 2009

Assembly Committee Hears Bill Taking Away Governor's Ability to Appoint DNR Secretary

The Assembly Committee on Natural Resources today held a public hearing on Assembly Bill 138, sponsored by Rep. Spencer Black (D-Madison), which would remove the governor’s authority to appoint the Department of Natural Resources secretary.

Posted in Department of Natural Resources

Strict Products Liability Claim Rejected by High Court

  The Wisconsin Supreme Court on July 14 issued a decision (4-2) affirming an appeal from a lower court that Deer & Company was not liable under strict products liability for an injury caused to a bystander. (Justice Annette Ziegler … Continue reading

Posted in Wisconsin Supreme Court

Supreme Court Upholds Dismissal of Lead Pigment Design Defect Claim

By Jim Hough On July 14, the Wisconsin Supreme Court held that the circuit court in Milwaukee correctly concluded that the plaintiff’s complaint failed to state a claim of defective design of white lead carbonate pigment ultimately used in paint … Continue reading

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