Hurley Burish and Stanton, SC Attorneys at law

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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2017 So Far: Recent Wins in Criminal Cases

Attorney Jonas Bednarek and Attorney David Saperstein have both achieved great results for their respective clients. Take a look below for some of their most recent highlights. Dane County – Disorderly Conduct Dismissed Attorney Bednarek’s client was charged with Disorderly Conduct with modifiers for domestic abuse and use of a dangerous weapon. The charge was […]

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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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The Trustee’s Duty to Inform and Report

By: Attorney Tom Vercautern Email: tvercautern@hbslawfirm.com Phone: 608-257-0945 When reviewing your estate plan, it is important to evaluate whether any changes in the law or tax code have been implemented since the documents were signed. For example, the introduction of the revamped Wisconsin Trust Code in 2014 imposed several new duties for trustees and clarified […]

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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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Get the Big Picture: Selfies—When a Self-Portrait Breaks the Law

By: Attorney Marcus J. Berghahn Phone: 608-257-0945 Email: mberghahn@hbslawfirm.com Selfies, self-portraits shared on social media, are common place, particularly among high school students. When sending selfies turns into sexting, three criminal laws are often implicated; all three could have serious consequences on those who send, receive or possess the images. Many social media platforms, like snap-chat, […]

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Attorney Peyton Engel Will Speak at DEF CON

Attorney Peyton Engel will speak at the DEF CON computer security conference on Friday, July 28.  This will be Peyton’s fourth time presenting at DEF CON, the world’s longest running and largest underground hacking conference.  His talk will focus on tools developed by law enforcement, but kept off limits to defense experts, for the collection of […]

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