The following O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing S.C. attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 17th edition of The Best Lawyers in America 2011 in the following practice areas: James G. DeJong—Corporate Law Seth E. Dizard—Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law John G. Gehringer—Construction Law, and Real Estate Law Dennis W. Hollman—Real Estate Law Dean […]

A recent Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruling makes clear that an employer’s obligation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to provide employees with a discrimination-free workplace takes precedence over patient or customer preferences regarding the race of employees from whom they receive services. The court held, in Chaney v. Plainfield […]

For the first time in nearly 100 years, extremely wealthy individuals who pass away this year will leave enormous estates to friends and family tax-free. Since 1916, the estates of America’s wealthiest individuals have been subject to a federal estate tax. Over the years the minimum value has fluctuated, but the tax has remained in […]

Randy Nash and Jason Scoby recently published an article in the Spring/Summer 2010 edition of the American Bar Association’s Health Law Litigation newsletter entitled “New Rules Dramatically Affect Health Care Expert Witness Disclosures.” The article discusses the existing Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and a proposed change to Rule 26 involving the disclosure of expert […]

O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing S.C. is pleased to announce that Attorney Joseph E. Gumina has recently been elected as a shareholder of the firm. Joe will continue his labor and employment practice representing management in the states of Illinois and Wisconsin, and will represent clients in litigation matters in both state and federal […]

Attorney Gregory S. Mager has been selected to serve on the State Bar of Wisconsin Family Law Section’s Board of Directors from July 2010 to July 2013. Attorney Mager is a shareholder with O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing S.C., where he concentrates his practice on family law. He has served as Editor in Chief […]

The below article, discussing a decision of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals in a case being handled by Attorney Dean Laing of our firm, was published in the June 28, 2010 edition of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Our client, Lake Beulah Management District, was successful in the appeal.

On June 16, 2010 the Wisconsin Court of Appeals issued a significant decision in a case of first impression being handled by our firm. The case has a long history. In 2005, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (the “DNR”) issued a permit to the Village of East Troy (the “Village”) authorizing the Village to […]

Effective July 1, 2005, the Wisconsin law requires all mortgage brokers to use mortgage broker agreements and consumer disclosure statements in a form prescribed by the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (“WDFI”) with their consumer clients. See Wis. Stat. § 224.79. The WDFI has stated that “no change to the wording of either form is […]

In Pella Corporation v. Saltzman, No. 09-8025, 2010 WL 1994653 (7th Cir. May 20, 2010), plaintiffs alleged that the Pella aluminum-clad wood “ProLine” casement window contained a design defect that permitted the entry of water which accelerated the rotting of the wood. Pella has sold over six million of the windows over the last 18 […]

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