Hurley Burish and Stanton, SC Attorneys at law

Drastic Wisconsin OWI Law Change Now in Effect: Lifetime revocation of driver’s license for fourth or subsequent convictions.

Author: Attorney David E. Saperstein Phone: 608-257-0945 Email: dsaperstein@hurleyburish.com As of December 1st, 2018, the drastic OWI law changes ushered in by Wisconsin’s legislature in the enactment of 2017 Wisconsin Act 172 are now in effect. These changes will have potentially life-altering, employment-crippling consequences for anyone charged on or after December 1, 2018, and ultimately […]

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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 Supreme Court Permits Warrantless Taking of Blood from an Unconscious Driver

By: Attorney Marcus J. Berghahn Phone: (608) 257-0945 Email: mberghahn@hurleyburish.com Attorney Marcus Berghahn was interviewed on Wisconsin Public Radio’s Central Waters program about the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s decision.  Listen to the discussion here:  https://www.wpr.org/state-supreme-court-says-police-can-draw-blood-unconscious-drunken-drivers On July 3, 2018, the Wisconsin Supreme Court held in State v. Mitchell, 2018 WI 84, that police  could take blood […]

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Assembly Bill 773

The Wis. Legislature just passed the following bill. It is being presented to Governor Walker on April 2, 2018. It makes significant changes to Wis. civil court procedures in the following areas: bill concerns discovery procedures, class action, consumer lending statute of limitations and timely payment of claims. Here is the law under Assembly Bill […]

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Important Changes to CCAP Relating to Criminal Cases: Acquitted and Dismissed Cases Will Be Removed from CCAP Two Years after the Disposition

Author: Attorney Marcus J. Berghahn Email: mberghahn@hbslawfirm.com Phone: 608-257-0945 The Director of State Courts, Randy Koschnick, announced that he will implement recommendations made by a study committee regarding the length of time certain case information is publicly available on CCAP. When the changes are implemented, those cases in which criminal charges are dismissed or which […]

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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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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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