Wisconsin News

Tesla Sued by Wisconsin ‘Lemon Law King’

Wisconsin’s self-proclaimed lemon law king filed a lawsuit against direct-order car maker Tesla Motors, accusing the company of selling a defective electric sedan to a Franklin doctor. Tesla is currently fighting new regulations in New Jersey that effectively prohibits car …

Ag Tourism Liability Bill Passes Wisconsin Senate

Farmers wouldn’t be financially liable for the death of someone participating in an agricultural tourism activity under a bill that has cleared the Wisconsin Senate. Agricultural tourism is growing in popularity as farmers and others look for ways to diversify …

Bill to Make Cancer Drugs More Affordable Passes Wisconsin Senate

Chemotherapy pills that cancer patients can take at home would be more affordable under a bill that the Wisconsin Senate passed on April 1 – the last planned meeting day of its two-year session. The oral chemotherapy bill was one …

Wisconsin Governor Signs Controversial Asbestos Lawsuit Bill

Gov. Scott Walker quietly signed into law a bill that critics say would delay and deny justice to those who seek damages in court after falling ill from exposure to asbestos. The asbestos bill, which was introduced last year and …

$56M Settlement Proposed in Cleanup of Wisconsin’s Fox River

Six companies, the city of Appleton and a sewerage commission have offered to pay a total of $56 million to help with the massive cleanup of contaminants in the Fox River in northeastern Wisconsin. If a federal judge approves the …

Veterans Say Wisconsin Asbestos Lawsuit Bill Would Deny Justice

Veterans opposed to a bill affecting asbestos-exposure lawsuits in Wisconsin urged Gov. Scott Walker on March 17 to stop the measure, arguing that it would deny justice to asbestos victims. The heavily lobbied proposal would require plaintiffs who have suffered …

Wisconsin Senate Passes Bill to Delay Asbestos Lawsuits

A bill that Democratic opponents say would slow asbestos-exposure lawsuits has cleared the Wisconsin state Senate. The measure passed would require plaintiffs to reveal how many businesses their attorneys plan to go after. Trials could not start until six months …

Minority Bar Owners in Racine, Wisconsin Say City Leaders Discriminated

Eight former bar owners in Racine, Wis., filed a lawsuit accusing the mayor and other city officials of racially discriminating against them and forcing their businesses to close. The federal lawsuit filed against Mayor John Dickert, the city of Racine …

Wisconsin Bill Exempts Farmers from Liability in Agriculture Tourism Deaths

Farmers wouldn’t be financially liable for the death of someone participating in an agricultural tourism activity under a bill up for a vote in the Wisconsin state Assembly. Agricultural tourism is growing in popularity as farmers, ranchers and others look …

Bank, Wisconsin Man File Class-Action Suit Against Target

A Wausau, Wis., bank and a Fitchburg man have filed a class-action lawsuit against Target Corp. over last year’s massive security breach. Similar lawsuits have been filed in other states, but this is the first of its kind to be …