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    Sidebar: Wisconsin Statutes Containing Fee Shifts


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    The following is a nonexhaustive list of statutes in which the Wisconsin Legislature created a fee shift for the prevailing party.

    Wisconsin LawyerWisconsin Lawyer
    Vol. 85, No. 10, October 2012

     

    Wisconsin Statute Sections

    11.66 – Campaign financing

    16.528(6) – State contracts

    16.415(3) – Recovery of improper wage payments

    19.37(2)(a) – Public records law violations

    19.97(4) – Open meetings law violations

    26.09(4) – Protection of forest lands and forest productivity

    32.075(3)(d), 32.17(3), 32.28(1) & (3) – Eminent domain injury (general)

    32.67(2)(d) – Eminent domain injury (alternate eminent domain procedure in first-class cities)

    38.50(10)(f) – Technical college fraud and misrepresentation

    46.90(9) – Elder abuse reporting system violations

    48.236(4)(b) – Court-appointed special advocate confidentiality violations

    49.49(6) – Medical assistance fraud

    49.89(5) – Public assistance agency subrogation

    50.39(6) – Denial of hospital privileges

    51.30(9)(a)-(c) – Mental health confidentiality violations

    51.61(7)(a)-(c) – Mental health patients’ rights violations

    55.043(9m) – Protective service system confidentiality violations

    66.0903(11)(5) – Municipal prevailing-wage violations

    75.35(2)(a), 75.42(2), 75.521(14a) – Land sold for taxes, foreclosure

    88.08(4) – Drainage of lands

    92.11(5)(a) – Soil, water, and animal waste

    94.65(12) – Plant industry

    95.11(4) – Animal health

    100.171(9) – Prize notice violations

    100.174(7) – Mail-order-sales violations

    100.175(7)(c) – Dating-services-contracts violations

    100.18(11)(b)(2) – Unfair or deceptive practices; false advertising

    100.187(3)(b) – Sale of honey law violations

    100.195(5m)(b) – Unfair billing for consumer goods and services

    100.20(5) – Unfair trade practices and violations for administrative regulations with a private right of action

    100.201(9)(e) – Unfair trade practices in the dairy industry

    100.205(9)(b) – Motor vehicle rust-proofing warranties

    100.206(6) – Music royalties collections; fair practices

    100.2095(6)(a) – Bedding labeling

    100.235(10) – Unfair trade practices in procurement of vegetable crops

    100.263 – Recovery of costs and fees to Department of Justice for investigation of ch. 100 violations

    100.30(5m) & (5r) – Unfair sales act

    100.315(2m) – Solicitation of contract using check or money order

    100.39(8) – Potato industry act

    100.54(13)(b) – Credit reporting violations

    100.55(4)(c) – Illegal use of consumer loan information

    100.57(6)(a) – Tax preparer confidentiality violations

    101.111(6) – Excavators; protection of adjoining property

    101.13(4) & (6)(g), 101.16(5m)(b), 101.937(4) – Regulation of industry, buildings, and safety

    102.13(2)(b) – Worker’s compensation

    103.10(12)(d) – Family and Medical Leave Act violations

    103.43(3) – Fraudulent advertising for labor

    103.49(6m)(ag)5 – Wage rate on state work enforcement actions

    103.56(5) – Employment

    103.88(5) – Discrimination against volunteer firefighters and other emergency personnel

    103.96(2) – Retaliation against migrant workers

    105.115(4)(b) & (c) – Notice to home-care consumers and workers

    106.50(5m)(i) & (6m)(a) – Apprentice, employment, and equal rights programs

    106.50(6)(i) – Housing and equal rights violations

    106.52(4) – Public accommodation antidiscrimination actions

    106.52(4)(e) – Apprentice, employment, and equal rights programs

    109.07(4) – Failure of DOJ to bring employment action

    109.075(4)(c) – Wage payments, claims, and collections

    111.18(2) – Limit on payment to healthcare institutions

    111.397 – Illegal employment discrimination

    111.70 – Employment relations

    115.80(9) – Due process hearings for children with disabilities

    115.997 – Interstate compact on educational opportunity for military children

    125.15 – Enforcement actions on liquor wholesalers

    125.33(11) – Restrictions on sales of fermented malt beverages

    126.87(4) – Enforcing agricultural production safety

    128.17(1)(b) – Creditors’ actions

    129.08(2) – Fine art consignment contracts and trade practices

    132.033(2) – Trademark injunction actions

    133.18 – Actions involving illegal trusts and monopolies

    134.23(5) – Motion picture fair practices

    134.34(5) – Miscellaneous trade regulations

    134.49(6) – Illegal renewal/extension of business contracts

    134.87(6) – Motorized-wheelchair lemon law

    134.90(4) – Uniform trade secrets act violations

    134.93(5) – Payment of commissions to independent sales representatives

    135.06 – Dealership practices enforcement

    136.03(2) – Future-service-plans regulation enforcement

    138.052(12) – Residential-mortgage-loan-law violations

    138.12(11) – Money and interest rates

    138.14(16) – Payday-loan-law violations

    146.84(1) – Violations related to patient health records

    148.05 & .15 – Medical society officers and directors liability

    157.70(10) – Disturbing burial sites; disposition of human remains

    166.15(4) – Emergency management

    167.35(7)(a) – Safeguards of persons and property

    177.26, 177.33(5) – Unclaimed property act

    197.94 – Uniform limited partnership act

    180.0746 – Business corporations

    180.0853 – Corporations’ officers and directors liability and indemnification

    180.1604(2), 180.1833(2)(c) – Business corporations

    181.0720(4), 181.0746 – Nonstock corporations

    181.0872, 181.0874, 181.0879(2), 181.0881 – Nonstock corporations’ officer and directors liability indemnification

    181 1604(3) – Nonstock corporations

    183.1101(4) – Limited liability corporations

    185.035, 185.037, 185.039 – Cooperatives’ officers and directors liability and indemnification

    185.93(3)-(4) – Cooperatives

    186.083, 186.085, 186.088 – Credit unions’ and savings and loans’ officers and directors liability and indemnification

    192.80 – Railroads; regulations and liabilities

    193.471(3), 193.501(4)(g), 193.931(4), 193.935(3) – Unincorporated cooperative associations

    196.199(3)(d), 196.208(11)(a)(2) – Regulation of public utilities

    215.32(6)(h) – Savings and loan associations

    215.513, 215.515, 215.518, 215. 519 – Credit unions’ and savings and loans’ officers and directors liability and indemnification

    218.0114(7)(d) – Automobile dealer finance regulations

    218.0131(3)(c) – Decedents’ rights against automobile dealer franchise

    218.0134(4)(c)3 – Finance companies, automobile dealers, adjustment companies, and collection agencies

    218.0163(1), (1m), (2) & (3) – Finance company or collections law

    218.0171(7) – Motor vehicle warranty violations

    218.0172(4) – Finance company or collection law violations

    218.17(2) & (3) – Recreational dealer penalties

    224.80 – Mortgage bankers, loan originators, and mortgage broker laws (224.71-.83)

    227.483(1)-(2) – Administrative procedure and review

    227.485 – Contested cases involving most state agencies

    230.85(3)(a)4 & (b) – State employee employment rights (230.80-.89)

    230.87, 230.90 – State employment relations

    244.20 – Refusal to accept or bad-faith assertion of power-of-attorney documents

    252.15 – HIV testing violations (consent, confidentiality)

    253.10(6)(d) – Voluntary and informed consent for abortions

    281.343(7)(d), 281.31(2)(b), 281.94(3) – Water and sewage

    283.91 – Pollution law violations

    304.16(12)(c) – Paroles and pardons

    321.65 – Department of military affairs

    321.66(5) – Reemployment rights surrounding leave for civil air patrol service

    342.12(3)(b) – Motor-vehicle certificates of title

    342.30(4)(d) – Vehicle title and anti-theft law

    409.504(1)(a) – Secured transactions: default

    409.607(4), 409.608(1)(a)(1), 409.615(1)(a), 409.623(2)(b), 409.626(1)(c) – UCC secured transactions

    410.211(6), 410.305(5), 410.404(2) – UCC funds transfer

    411.108(4) – UCC leases

    422.411 – Consumer credit transactions

    425.308 – Consumer transactions

    426.110(1) – Consumer transactions; administration

    428.103(1)(e) – First lien real estate and other mortgage loans

    429.301(1)(c) – Motor vehicle consumer leases

    440.997 – Department of regulation and licensing

    447.17, 447.21, 447.27 – Dental societies’ officers and directors liability and indemnification

    551.509 – Securities fraud and dealing securities without proper licensure

    610.70(7)(b) – Obtaining medical information from an insurer or insurance support entity under false pretenses

    611.62 – Stock and mutual-insurance corporations’ officers and directors liability and indemnification

    618.48 – Nondomestic insurers

    645.68, 645.74(2) – Insurers’ rehabilitation and liquidation

    655.013, 655.015, 655.24(4) – Health-care liability and injured patients and families compensation

    700.41(3) – Interests in property

    703.165(7) – Condominium associations

    704.90(12) – Landlord and tenant

    707.34(1)(bm), 707.37(6), 707.39(7)(f), 707.57 – Time-share ownership

    757.48(1)(b), (2) – Guardian ad litem

    757.99 – General court provisions

    767.225(1)(d), 767.241, 767.264(2)(a), 767.471(5), 767.54, 767.805(4)(f) – Actions affecting the family

    767.553(4)(d) – Bad faith determining child support adjustment

    767.89(3)(g) – Paternity actions

    769.313(2)-(3) – Uniform interstate family support act

    775.05(4), 775.11 – Actions against the state

    799.25(10) – Small claims actions

    802.05(3)(a) – Sanctions for improper pleadings

    802.07(5) – Pleadings, motions, and pretrial practice

    802.08(5) – Summary judgment, bad-faith affidavits

    802.10(7) – Sanctions regarding pretrial conferences

    803.03(2)(c)3 – Civil procedure; parties

    804.10(4) – Discovery of records, etc.

    804.11(1)(c) – Requests for admission

    804.12(1)(c), (2)(b), & (4) – Depositions and discovery

    805.03 – Failure to prosecute or comply with procedural statutes

    807.10(3) – Civil procedure; miscellaneous provisions

    809.25(3), 809.83(1)(a)(4) – Rules of appellate procedure

    812.38(3) – Bad faith by either side in a garnishment proceeding

    812.43 – Garnishment

    812.44(1)(b) – Use of misleading forms in garnishment proceedings

    814.04(1) & (8) – Statute setting statutory attorney fees

    814.245(5) – Unreasonable actions brought by state agencies

    814.29(3) – Court costs fees and surcharges

    822.28(3), 822.42(1) – Uniform child custody act

    823.075(4) – Forestry operations falsely accused of being nuisances

    823.08(4) – Nuisances

    842.21 – Partition of interest in real property

    846.35(1)(c), 846.45(6)(b) – Real estate foreclosure

    851.40 – Probate

    859.40-.41 – Probate claims

    879.25 – Guardian ad litem: person in military services

    879.37, 879.63 – Probate proceedings

    895.035(4) & (4a) – Recovery from parents for acts of minor child

    895.037(3)(d), 895.35(2)(b), 895.443(3), 895.445(3)(b), 895.46(1), (6) & (9), 895.47, 895.472, 895.486(4), 895.506(3), 895.57(2) – Damages, liability, and miscellaneous provisions regarding actions in courts

    895.09(2)(c) – Damages, liability regarding scrap metal theft

    895.444(4)(c) – Criminal gang activity statute

    895.446(3m)(b) – Property damage or loss caused by crime

    895. 50(1)(c) – Violations of privacy rights

    895.65(4) – Prohibited government-employer retaliation

    938.999 – Juvenile justice code

    940.302(3) – Human trafficking

    943.065(1) – Arson

    943.212(2)-(3) – Fraud on hotel, restaurant keeper, recreational attraction, taxicab, or gas station

    943.245(2)-(3) – Worthless checks

    943.48(2) – Telecommunications fraud or theft

    943.51(2)-(3m) – Crimes against property – retail theft

    946.87(4) – Racketeering

    948.051(3) – Trafficking a child

    949.14(1)-(2) – Award for the victims of crimes

    968.31(2m)(c) – Illegal wire intercepts or recording of other communications

    973.06(1)(e) – Reimbursement of attorney fees paid by state to defense counsel in criminal actions

    973.09(1g) – Repayment of attorney fees as condition of probation

    995.10(3), 995.12(10) – Miscellaneous

    995.50(1)(c) – Right to privacy violations

    Wisconsin Administrative Code Chapters

    ATCP 91 – Selling commodities by weight, measure or count

    ATCP 92 – Weights and measures

    ATCP 97 – Public warehouse keepers

    ATCP 99 – Grain dealers and grain warehouse keepers

    ATCP 100 – Milk contractors

    ATCP 101 – Vegetable contractors

    ATCP 102 – Price discrimination and related practices

    ATCP 103 – Dairy trade practices

    ATCP 104 – Leaf tobacco buying and selling

    ATCP 105 – Sales below cost

    ATCP 106 – Price gouging during an emergency

    ATCP 109 – Freezer meat and food service plans

    ATCP 110 – Home improvement practices

    ATCP 111 – Basement waterproofing practices

    ATCP 112 – Credit report security freezes

    ATCP 113 – Gasoline advertising

    ATCP 114 – Real estate advertising, advance fees

    ATCP 116 – Work recruitment schemes

    ATCP 117 – Art prints and multiple art; sales practices

    ATCP 118 – Car rentals; customer notices

    ATCP 121 – Referral selling plans

    ATCP 122 – Chain distributor schemes

    ATCP 123 – Electronic communications services

    ATCP 124 – Price comparison advertising

    ATCP 125 – Mobile home parks

    ATCP 127 – Direct marketing

    ATCP 128 – Academic material unfair trade practices

    ATCP 131 – Coupon sales promotion

    ATCP 132 – Motor vehicle repair

    ATCP 134 – Residential rental practices

    ATCP 136 – Mobile air conditioners; reclaiming or recycling refrigerant

    ATCP 137 – Environmental labeling of products

    ATCP 139 – Consumer product safety