42nd Annual Torts Update 2019

Product ID: CA2920R8
Presented By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE

The latest in tort law

From understanding the mechanics of forced arbitration in multi-plaintiff cases to forecasting the future of discretionary immunity, explore several recent court decisions that litigators should know about. Plus, several attorneys involved in these cases will share their unique insights. You’ll hear details regarding recent impacts on:

  • Duty to defend – What does the latest Wisconsin Supreme Court decision mean for an insurer’s duty to defend and potential bad faith claims?
  • Forced arbitration – How do you challenge arbitration “agreements” in a multi-plaintiff case?
  • Eminent domain and inverse condemnation – What does the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s 4-3 decision in Adams v. City of Madison mean for outdoor advertising and businesses along highways?
  • Discretionary immunity – What is the status of the Discretionary Immunity Doctrine in the wake of the Engelhardt v. City of New Berlin decision?
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Pricing

Member $229.00

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Credits

4 CLE, 1 EPR

Date and Time

Saturday, November 30, 20198:30 AM - 12:05 PM CT

Add to Calendar 11/30/2019 8:30:00 AM 11/30/2019 12:05:00 PM America/Chicago 42nd Annual Torts Update 2019

The latest in tort law

From understanding the mechanics of forced arbitration in multi-plaintiff cases to forecasting the future of discretionary immunity, explore several recent court decisions that litigators should know about. Plus, several attorneys involved in these cases will share their unique insights. You’ll hear details regarding recent impacts on:

  • Duty to defend – What does the latest Wisconsin Supreme Court decision mean for an insurer’s duty to defend and potential bad faith claims?
  • Forced arbitration – How do you challenge arbitration “agreements” in a multi-plaintiff case?
  • Eminent domain and inverse condemnation – What does the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s 4-3 decision in Adams v. City of Madison mean for outdoor advertising and businesses along highways?
  • Discretionary immunity – What is the status of the Discretionary Immunity Doctrine in the wake of the Engelhardt v. City of New Berlin decision?
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The latest in tort law

From understanding the mechanics of forced arbitration in multi-plaintiff cases to forecasting the future of discretionary immunity, explore several recent court decisions that litigators should know about. Plus, several attorneys involved in these cases will share their unique insights. You’ll hear details regarding recent impacts on:

  • Duty to defend – What does the latest Wisconsin Supreme Court decision mean for an insurer’s duty to defend and potential bad faith claims?
  • Forced arbitration – How do you challenge arbitration “agreements” in a multi-plaintiff case?
  • Eminent domain and inverse condemnation – What does the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s 4-3 decision in Adams v. City of Madison mean for outdoor advertising and businesses along highways?
  • Discretionary immunity – What is the status of the Discretionary Immunity Doctrine in the wake of the Engelhardt v. City of New Berlin decision?
  • Read More ↓

Program Chairs:

Michael P. Crooks
von Briesen & Roper, S.C.
Madison

Edward E. Robinson
Cannon & Dunphy, S.C.
Brookfield

Presenters:

Jason Knutson
Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C.
Madison

Timothy J. Pierce
State Bar of Wisconsin
Madison

J. Michael Riley
Axley Brynelson LLP
Madison

Joseph J. Rolling
von Briesen & Roper, S.C.
Madison

Barret V. Van Sicklen
DeWitt LLP
Madison

Monte E. Weiss

Weiss Law Office, S.C.
Mequon

8:00 a.m. : Registration

8:30 a.m. : The Duty to Defend: An Update

  • A survey of recent changes of Wisconsin’s law on the duty to defend
  • The scope of the duty to defend
  • Consequences of breaching the duty to defend

Monte E. Weiss

9:00 a.m. : Forced Arbitration in the Post-Epic World

  • The proliferation of arbitration
  • Challenging arbitration “agreements”
  • How to hoist them on their own petards
  • The mechanics of forced arbitration in multi-plaintiff cases

Jason Knutson

9:30 a.m. : Eminent Domain and Inverse Condemnation

  • Elements of a successful inverse condemnation claim
  • What constitutes a property interest, for which compensation must be paid
  • How statutory fee-shifting provisions make some inverse condemnation claims more valuable than others
  • What the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s 4-3 decision in Adams means for outdoor advertising and businesses along highways
  • Why sign permits may be the next battleground for eminent domain litigation

Joseph J. Rolling

10:00 a.m. : Break

10:15 a.m. : Ethics: Online Reviews and OLR Complaints

  • How the duty of confidentiality relates to online reviews
  • The basics of how the lawyer discipline system works in Wisconsin
  • Update on proposed changes

Timothy J. Pierce

11:05 a.m. : Discretionary Immunity – The Saga Continues

  • The status of the Discretionary Immunity Doctrine in the wake of the Engelhardt v. City of New Berlin decision
  • Exceptions to the rule of immunity
  • Looking ahead - challenges will likely continue

J. Michael Riley

11:35 a.m. : Down Goes Deference: Deference No Longer Given to Agencies’ Interpretations of Law

  • Why the Court took up the issue in Tetra Tech, EC v. Wisconsin Department of Revenue
  • Deciphering the lead opinion in the Tetra Tech case
  • Insight about the impacts of Tetra Tech

Barret V. Van Sicklen

12:05 p.m. : Program Concludes

Following program start times, webcast replay schedule will vary slightly from above listed times.

  • Understand how recent major court decisions could affect your next case
  • Learn how to ethically deal with online reviews and OLR complaints
  • Gain unique insight from attorneys involved in many of the cases covered
  • Torts & personal injury lawyers
  • Insurance law attorneys
  • Civil litigators
  • General practitioners

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