Hurley Burish and Stanton, SC Attorneys at law

COVID-19 Exposure, Insurance Exclusions, and Tort Liability: Will Wisconsin be Next to Provide Additional Protections?

Author: Attorney John C. MitbyPhone: 608-257-0945Email: jmitby@hurleyburish.com There is a serious problem with COVID-19 pandemic-related claims. Insurers are refusing to provide coverage due to exclusions on infectious or communicable diseases. As businesses and healthcare providers may face lawsuits over coronavirus exposure, some states have begun to respond through legislation to provide temporary protection related to […]

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Congratulations to Attorney John C. Mitby on the DCBA Lifetime Pro Bono Award

Attorney John Mitby receives the DCBA Lifetime Pro Bono Award for making a positive and lasting impact on the community and on the lives of individuals, young and old, including those with cognitive and physical disabilities, socio-economic challenges, and others traditionally marginalized. Atty. Mitby is a longstanding legal services volunteer for AgeBetter, a non-profit organization […]

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Nuts and Bolts Series: Criminal Court in Wisconsin Vol. 2 – Initial Appearances, Preliminary & Plea Hearings

Author: Attorney David E. SapersteinPhone: 608-257-0945Email: dsaperstein@hurleyburish.com This practical series, “Nuts and Bolts,” is intended to demystify the process of being charged with a crime in Wisconsin state (circuit) courts. The court process can be overwhelming. Knowing what to expect from the process may make it less confusing and unpredictable, and hopefully less stressful. Is […]

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Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”)

Authors: Attorney John C. Mitby Phone: 608-257-0945 Email: jmitby@hurleyburish.com On March 27, 2020, the President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) to provide relief to individuals, businesses and hospitals in response to the economic distress caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. You should review and fill out […]

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Wisconsin Business Closings and Mass Layoffs in the Time of Coronavirus

Authors: Attorney John C. Mitby and Attorney Elizabeth L. SpencerPhone: 608-257-0945Email: jmitby@hurleyburish.com, espencer@hurleyburish.com As employers continue to cope with the consequences of the coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic they may face the unfortunate decision of having to engage in mass layoffs of employees or close their business entirely. Wisconsin employers need to be aware of the […]

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I’ve Been Convicted of a Crime. Now what?

Author: Attorney Catherine E. WhiteEmail: cwhite@hurleyburish.comPhone: 608-257-0945 When plea bargaining or trial doesn’t go the way you wanted it to, the final judgment entered by the trial court may be just the beginning of the legal battle. The first step is usually a direct appeal. In a direct appeal, the defense attorney will usually file […]

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What happens when a charity named in my estate plan goes defunct?

Attorney Thomas VercauterenPhone: 608-257-0945Email: tvercauteren@hurleyburish.com Recently, Dane County decided to end its partnership with the Henry Vilas Zoological Society, the nonprofit entity that supported the Vilas Zoo.  The county cited concerns regarding the large cash reserves that the nonprofit held and the accessibility of funds raised with the intention to support the zoo. Perhaps overlooked […]

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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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