There has been a trend recently in the state of Wisconsin, and elsewhere, for attorneys to file lawsuits against hotel owners alleging that their websites are in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) because they are not accessible to disabled individuals. Specifically, the complaints allege that the hotel websites are in violation of […]

O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing S.C. was victorious in three cases before the Wisconsin Supreme Court this year, all involving issues of first impression in Wisconsin. In the first case, decided on January 29, 2019, the Supreme Court held that bad faith under the Uniform Fiduciaries Act (“UFA”) requires proof by a bank customer […]

On March 14, 2019, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that taxpayers need not operate their farms for a business purpose in order to have their farms classified as agricultural land for property tax purposes. The case is State ex rel. Peter Ogden Family Tr. of 2008 v. Bd. of Review, 2019 WI 23. The firm’s […]

On January 17, 2019, members of the Brown Deer Zoning Board of Appeals voted unanimously to name Paul W. Zimmer as its new Chairman. Attorney Zimmer has been a member of both the Plan Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals in Brown Deer since October 2017. As Chairman of the Zoning Board of Appeals, Attorney […]

Attorneys from O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing S.C. argued three cases before the Wisconsin Supreme Court this Fall term. On September 7, 2018, Dean Laing argued the case of Koss Corporation v. Park Bank, Appeal No. 2016AP636, which involves the issue of a bank’s liability under the Uniform Fiduciaries Act. On November 5, 2018, […]

On October 16, 2017, the Brown Deer Village Board approved Attorney Paul W. Zimmer’s appointment to the Brown Deer Plan Commission. The Plan Commission studies and makes recommendations to the Village Board in matters of proposed site plans, zoning changes, subdivision plats, and review of the Official Village Map and the Village’s Comprehensive Plan. One […]

Effective July 1, 2017, Attorney Paul W. Zimmer was appointed to serve on the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Bench Bar Committee by the State Bar President. According to the State Bar, the Bench Bar committee was established to foster a collaborative relationship between the Bench and the Bar (between judges and other attorneys), to evaluate […]

Have your company’s truck drivers ever been nicked by local trucking regulations? On December 21, 2016, Paul Zimmer took a local city’s special weight limit citation to trial and won a not guilty verdict for a client, saving the client thousands of dollars that it otherwise would have chalked up to the “cost of doing […]

As we discussed in a recent article, class action lawyers have been sending demand letters and filing lawsuits claiming that websites belonging to businesses and organizations are “places of public accommodation” and are in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) because they are not accessible to people with visual and hearing impairments. On […]

Recently, class action lawyers around the country have filed lawsuits against businesses and organizations (even the National Basketball Association) alleging that their websites are not compliant with the ADA. Attorneys on behalf of vision or hearing impaired individuals are alleging that websites available for use by the public must conform to certain standards of accessibility. […]

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