WRA Says Seller Must Pay Broker Commission Upon Buyer’s Default

WRA Says Seller Must Pay Broker Commission Upon Buyer’s Default

The Wisconsin Realtors® Association filed a brief in the Wisconsin Court of Appeals case as an interested party. The Wisconsin Realtors® Association has taken the position that, “if the buyer’s valid written offer is accepted so as to constitute an enforceable contract, then the owner must pay commission, even if the buyer later defaults.” The Wisconsin Realtors® Association further argues …..

Looking Back: Was the McDonald’s Coffee Lawsuit Frivolous?

Looking Back: Was the McDonald’s Coffee Lawsuit Frivolous?

When Liebeck vs. McDonald’s Restaurants, was filed in 1992, it was branded by the media as a prime example of the excess and frivolity of tort law, and used as a primary argument for tort reform. The general story (that spread like wildfire) was that a woman, while driving, received burns from hot coffee that she spilled on her lap and decided to sue McDonald’s. But was the lawsuit unjustified?

How Interest Rates May Delay Judgment Payments

How Interest Rates May Delay Judgment Payments

Prior to December 2nd, 2011, Wisconsin had been enforcing one of the nation’s highest interest rates on civil monetary judgments. However, on November 16, 2011, a bill entitled 2011 Wisconsin Act 69 was enacted to change the previously static 12% rate, with the impact of significantly lowering the rate of interest on outstanding judgments.

Why You May Need a Business Attorney

Why You May Need a Business Attorney

There is legal adage that every first year law student has likely heard, if not recited numerous times: “the man who represents himself has a fool for a client.” While there are certainly instances of untrained intelligent people winning cases in the realm of business law, the saying might be truer than for business owners in Wisconsin.