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    April 6, 2011 – The act of God defense – that a defendant is insulated from liability for personal injury or property damages caused by a natural cause – is rarely used. However, it may become more common in the future if predictions of catastrophic weather events caused by global warming prove true, according to attorney Tiffany Jones.

    Randy Parlee and Tiffany Jones of Peterson, Johnson & Murray S.C., Milwaukee, discuss how practitioners might apply the defense to tort or contract liability matters in their April 2011 Wisconsin Lawyer magazine article.