Feb. 19, 2014 – Pollution exclusion clauses in insurance contracts may bar coverage for a number of pollutants that cause damage, including animal excrement or farm septage used for fertilizer. But as St. Paul attorney Stacy Ertz explains, this area is a bit unsettled.
Sept. 18, 2013 – Did you know that starting in October, law firms with fewer than 50 employees can compare and buy health care plans on the health care exchange? In this article, health care attorney Barbara Zabawa answers questions about how the Affordable Care Act will impact law firms, law firm employees, and solo practitioners.
Feb. 6, 2013 – With implementation of the Affordable Care Act, lawyers must monitor how changes will impact their clients. In this article, Madison lawyer Gesina Seiler gives an overview of some of the current and future compliance requirements.
Jan. 2, 2013 – In 2009, Wisconsin passed a domestic partnership law granting certain rights to same-sex couples who live together. A lawsuit challenged the law as unconstitutional. Recently, a state appeals court upheld the law in a case likely headed for the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court recently held that insurers have a right to delay in denying coverage. Policyholders should scrutinize their insurance coverage, even after an insurer agrees to defend, particularly with suits alleging possible uncovered claims.