Increasingly, the U.S. Supreme Court has interpreted the Federal Arbitration Act to apply to parties of unequal bargaining power, making it more difficult for individuals and businesses subject to adhesion contracts to exercise their legal rights.
The clearest conclusion to be drawn from the Wisconsin Supreme Court's decision in Rosecky v. Schissel, a surrogacy-agreement case, is that Wisconsin law concerning such agreements is still far from well-defined.
Sept. 18, 2013 – Ending the employment relationship causes anxiety for all involved. In this video, Milwaukee attorney Frank Gumina discusses why severance or separation agreements that are meant to amicably bring those relationships to a close present a host of complex legal issues.
Amendments to Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code, which deals with security interests in most types of personal property and fixtures, took effect on July 1, 2013. The authors describe the types of property and transactions to which Article 9 applies, explain key terms, and provide tips to help you counsel your creditor and debtor clients.
Jan. 16, 2013 – Restrictive covenants – such as noncompete agreements, nonsolicitation agreements, and confidentiality agreements – are often a term or condition of employment. In this video, Sara J. Ackermann, Ruder Ware, Wausau, discusses how to draft these agreements so they are enforceable.
Aug. 1, 2012 – The landscape of landlord-tenant rules is changing. A federal law is set to sunset in 2014, a state law has already sunset, and Gov. Walker signed 2011 Act 143. In this video, Delavan attorney Brian A. Schuk discusses changes that attorneys representing tenants and landlords need to know.