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December 31, 2019

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2018 Tort Reform Legislation - Wisconsin Style - 2018
  • CA2841D

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Who should purchase

  • Civil litigators
  • Insurance defense lawyers
  • Personal injury attorneys
  • Worker's compensation lawyers

How you'll benefit:

  • Explore the key changes to civil procedure made by Wisconsin Act 235
  • Learn the new standards for evaluating discoverable information
  • Understand the limitations on interrogatories, depositions, and requests for admission
  • Find out about shortened statutes of limitation
  • Prepare your practice to comply with new civil procedure rules

Endorsed by the Litigation Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin

Overhauling the rules

Saying that Wisconsin Act 235 is making waves is an understatement. This new law is having a significant impact on personal injury practice and bringing immense changes to Wisconsin’s Rules of Civil Procedure.

2018 Tort Reform Legislation – Wisconsin Style is your guide to what's different and offers advice for ensuring your practice is ready to incorporate these changes.

A civil procedure primer

Receive an overview of the Act's key provisions affecting:

  • Statutes of limitation, including statute of repose and residual personal injury statute
  • Interest rate for overdue claims
  • Class action suits

In addition, dive into discovery rule changes with a look at:

  • New proportionality standard
  • Automatic stay of discovery after pleadings motions
  • Limits on the number of depositions and interrogatories
  • Mandated disclosure of third-party litigation funding
  • Limits to electronic discovery of data that’s difficult or expensive to access

Make sense of it all

Feeling overwhelmed by all of Act 235's amendments? You won't after attending 2018 Tort Reform Legislation – Wisconsin Style. Walk away with insights on everything you need to know. Purchase now!

About the presenters

Michael W. Gill joined the firm of Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik in 1982 and became a partner in 1986. During his 31 years of practice, Mike has litigated more than 100 trials in the state and federal courts of Wisconsin and Minnesota.

Mike has a broad-based civil litigation practice, which includes the representation of both plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury cases, products liability cases, professional liability cases, insurance coverage litigation, and business litigation.

Mike prides himself on being a strong trial advocate for all of his clients and finds trial work to be the most enjoyable and satisfying part of his practice. In addition to his trial practice, Mike has served as an arbitrator and mediator in a wide variety of civil cases.

Amy M. Risseeuw joined Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C., as an attorney in 2005. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School, she practices in personal injury.

She has tried many cases to verdict in multiple areas of personal injury law, including automobile accidents, dog attacks, premises liability, and medical malpractice. Amy has also handled numerous appellate matters, appearing in the Court of Appeals of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Supreme Court, and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Amy has been selected for inclusion as a Rising Star in the Super Lawyers publication of Milwaukee Magazine. She is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin, the Outagamie County Bar Association, and the Wisconsin Association for Justice.

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