Hurley Burish and Stanton, SC Attorneys at law

Federal Regulation of Drones: UAS Integration Pilot Program

Authors: Attorney John C. Mitby & Law Clerk Sarah E. Schuchardt Phone: 608-575-4077 Email: jmitby@hbslawfirm.com   Drones continue to grow in popularity and are available to buy for both professional and recreational use. As popularity has increased, state, local, and federal governments have been tasked with formulating regulations to govern drone usage. The Small Unmanned […]

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Retraction Policy – Why Websites Need One

Authors: Attorney John C. Mitby & Law Clerk Sarah E. Schuchardt Phone: 608-575-4077 Email: jmitby@hbslawfirm.com Retraction Policy – Why Websites Need One             In the era of “fake news,” retraction policies are a must. Retraction policies state the procedures that a website has in place in order to remove information or statements from its website […]

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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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Texting While Driving Legislation

Authors: Attorney John C. Mitby & Law Clerk Sarah E. Schuchardt Phone: 608-575-4077 Email: jmitby@hbslawfirm.com New Legislation Pending to Modernize Texting While Driving Statute The Wisconsin Association for Justice is promoting a bill that will modernize Wisconsin’s text messaging statute. The bill will expand the prohibited activities to entering, transmitting, or accessing data while driving. […]

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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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MillerCoors LLC v. Millis Transfer Inc.: An Expensive Lesson about Indemnity Provisions

Authors: Attorney John C. Mitby & Law Sarah Schuchardt Phone: 608-575-4077 Email: jmitby@hbslawfirm.com In MillerCoors LLC v. Millis Transfer Inc., Zurich American Ins. Co., 2015AP1894 (WI Ct. App. 2017), the Court of Appeals of Wisconsin affirmed the holding of the circuit court, which found that Millis had breached its duty to defend and indemnify MillerCoors […]

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Engineer, Contractors, Sub-Contractors and Governmental Immunity

Authors: Attorney John C. Mitby & Law Clerk Elizabeth L. Spencer Phone: 608-575-4077 Email: jmitby@hbslawfirm.com The Wisconsin Supreme Court in Melchert v. Pro Elec. Contractors, 2017 WI 30, 892 N.W.2d 710 again addressed the concept of  governmental immunity for private contractors who perform work on behalf of a government entity. Private contractors should take note […]

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