Hurley Burish and Stanton, SC Attorneys at law

Non-Competes: Considerations for Both Employers and Employees

Author: Attorney Elizabeth L. Spencer Phone: 608-257-0945 Email: espencer@hurleyburish.com When an employer and an employee end their employment relationship, there are many loose ends that need to be tied up. One area that employees should review and employers should be monitoring is the status of any non-compete agreement and any restrictive covenants. The Law A […]

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New Emergency Wisconsin DOR Rule Requires Some Online Sellers to Collect Sales Tax

Authors: Attorney John C. Mitby & Attorney Elizabeth L. Spencer Phone: 608-575-4077, 608-257-0945 Email: jmitby@hurleyburish.com, espencer@hurleyburish.com Effective October 1, 2018, the Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR) now requires remote sellers to collect and remit Wisconsin sales or use taxes but only if their annual sales or transactions exceed a certain amount. The DOR issued this […]

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What Condominium Associations Need to Know About Recent Changes to Fees and Executive Summaries

Authors: Attorney John C. Mitby & Attorney Elizabeth L. Spencer Phone: 608-575-4077, 608-257-0945 Email: jmitby@hurleyburish.com, espencer@hurleyburish.com Condominium law experienced several changes this spring when 2017 Wisconsin Act 303 was enacted. The Act, now law, affects three areas: fees, executive summaries, and payoff statements. 1.The fee changes include that, associations may now only charge fees for […]

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Wisconsin Fair Dealership Law

Author:  Attorney Elizabeth Spencer Phone: 608-257-0945 Email: spencer@hbslawfirm.com The Wisconsin Fair Dealership Law (WFDL), Chapter 135 of the Wisconsin Statutes, is a far reaching collection of regulatory laws that govern supplier and dealer relationships and provides numerous protections to the dealers. Unlike, the majority of states with industry specific dealership laws, the WFDL covers almost […]

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Probate Proceedings and Fee Shifting

Authors: Attorney Thomas S. Vercauteren & Attorney Elizabeth L. Spencer Phone: 608-575-0945 or 608-257-0945 Email: tvercauteren@hbslawfirm.com, espencer@hbslawfirm.com While often overlooked in the context of a probated estate, attorney fees and costs may be available to the prevailing party of a contested matter. Recently, in Hartshorne v. Hurkman, 2016AP387 (Aug. 9, 2017), a three judge panel […]

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Stucco Exclusion Leaves Condominium Owner’s Stuck With Property Damage

Authors: Attorney John C. Mitby & Attorney Elizabeth L. Spencer Phone: 608-575-4077 or 608-257-0945 Email: jmitby@hbslawfirm.com, espencer@hbslawfirm.com When property damage occurs to a condominium the owners will turn to their association for recourse. This will often implicate either an association’s insurance policy or that of its contractors. However, even if the policy initially appears to […]

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Business Consequences of the Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016

Authors: Attorney John C. Mitby & Attorney Elizabeth L. Spencer Phone: 608-575-4077 & 608-257-5535 Email: jmitby@hbslawfirm.com & espencer@hbslawfirm.com Consumer reviews on social media and online have become a vital part of almost all industries. From minor decisions such as searching for a product on Amazon to significant decisions such as hiring an attorney, consumers will […]

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Text Message Advertising and the TCPA

Authors: Attorney John C. Mitby & Attorney Elizabeth L. Spencer Phone: 608-575-4077 Email: jmitby@hbslawfirm.com, espencer@hbslawfirm.com Businesses are constantly looking for new ways to connect with both current and potential customers. Through social media sites such as Twitter or Facebook to more directed advertisements such as email lists, businesses are able to keep customers informed of […]

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An Introduction to Builder’s Risk Insurance

Authors: Attorney John C. Mitby & Attorney Elizabeth L. Spencer Phone: 608-575-4077 Email: jmitby@hbslawfirm.com, espencer@hbslawfirm.com When entering into construction contracts a project’s insurance requirements are often overlooked leading to the parties accepting impersonal form provisions without addressing project specifications. This quick acceptance of standard industry forms often occurs with builder’s risk insurance (“BRI” or “BARI”) […]

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