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Law of Damages in Wisconsin, The
  • AE0063

6th Edition, 2013-2014
3 volume set
(includes 2015 supplement)

Zero in on the right damages

Get your clients what they deserve with the help of this comprehensive statement of Wisconsin law governing the recovery damages. Written in the “black letter” style, virtually every statement in every chapter about the past or present state of Wisconsin law is followed by a citation to the case law.

Cover the whole field

The Law of Damages’ 41 chapters provide you with all of the following and more:

  • The types of damages available in Wisconsin
  • Practical information on practice and procedure
  • Detailed information about damages in specific types of cases
  • Explanations of special rules governing damages, such as mitigation of damages, contributory negligence, subrogation, and interest

With comprehensive and insightful analysis and practical wisdom, this trusted reference is cited with confidence by thousands of attorneys and judges. Turn to The Law of Damages for guidance on the types of damages available in Wisconsin and the special rules governing them, so you protect your clients’ interests and make sound decisions.

Recover the damages your clients deserve

The Law of Damages will help you research, analyze, and evaluate your cases. You will also find guidance on pleading damages and meeting evidentiary burdens. Descriptive chapter titles, extensive outlines at the beginning of each chapter, detailed tabs, and a topical index make finding information in the book quick, easy, and intuitive.

Stay up to date

The Law of Damages in Wisconsin is updated annually to provide current information on statutory and case law developments that affect damages eligibility, computation, procedures, and more. The new edition covers Wisconsin Appellate and Supreme Court decisions concerning remedies through 2013.

What’s new in the 2014 – 15 supplement?

The 2014–15 supplement to the Law of Damages reflects legal developments since publication of the 2013–14 revision.  Among the updates are discussions on the following:

  • A 2014 Wisconsin Supreme Court decision discussing punitive damages, including:
    • Their purposes
    • The relationship to compensatory-damages awards
    • The proper court procedure and standard of review
    • The test for determining whether a punitive-damages award is constitutionally excessive
    • Whether punitive damages implicate a plaintiff’s right to a remedy or to a jury trial
  • A 2014 Wisconsin Supreme Court opinion analyzing the statutory history of section 895.04(2) and Wisconsin case law regarding statutory beneficiaries under the wrongful death statute
  • A 2014 Wisconsin Supreme Court opinion and a 2014 unpublished Wisconsin Court of Appeals opinion both addressing the factor of lost access in determining a partial taking

Summary of contents
Volume I
I. Damages in General

  • Compensatory Damages
  • Punitive Damages
  • Nominal Damages
  • Multiple Damages

II. Damages for Bodily Injuries

  • Pain and Suffering
  • Emotional or Mental Distress
  • Disability and Loss of Enjoyment of Life
  • Lost Earning Capacity
  • Medical, Hospital, and Related Expenses
  • Aggravation of Preexisting Injuries

III. Damages for Personal Injuries

  • Defamation
  • False Imprisonment
  • Violation of Civil Rights Damages
  • Worker's Compensation

Volume II
IV. Third-Party Damages

  • Loss of Consortium, Society and Companionship
  • Loss of Services
  • Wrongful Death

V. Damages for Injuries to Property

  • Personal Property
  • Real Property
  • Condemnation

VI. Damages for Injuries to Contractual Rights

  • Contracts for the Sale or Lease of Personal Property
  • Contracts for the Sale of Real Estate
  • Contracts for a Leasehold Interest in Real Property
  • Employment Contracts
  • Tortious Interference with Contractual Relations
  • Liquidated Damages
  • Loss of Profits

Volume III
VII. Damages in Special Cases

  • Maritime Actions
  • Bad Faith Actions
  • Legal Malpractice

VIII. Special Rules on Damages

  • Mitigation of Damages
  • Contributory Negligence
  • Subrogation
  • Collateral Source Rule
  • Taxability of Damage Awards

IX. Rules Adding to Damages

  • Interest on Damages
  • Costs and Disbursements
  • Attorney Fees

X. Practice and Procedure

  • Pleading Damage Issues
  • Burden of Proof and Sufficiency of Evidence
  • Additur and Remittitur


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