Articles by Todd Richmond

Court Reinstates Lawsuit Against Website in Wisconsin Spa Shooting Case

A state appeals court has reinstated a lawsuit against operators of a website that facilitated the purchases of a gun used in a mass shooting in suburban Milwaukee, Wisconsin, five years ago. Radcliffe Haughton killed his wife, Zina Daniel Haughton, …

Flames Shot Out of Grinder Before 2017 Wisconsin Mill Explosion

A corn grinder began belching flames shortly before a deadly explosion tore through a southern Wisconsin mill last year, federal safety inspectors said. The May 31 blast at the Didion Milling Co. plant in Cambria killed five workers, injured 14 …

Court Reinstates Lawsuit Against Website in Wisconsin Spa Shooting Case

A state appeals court has reinstated a lawsuit against operators of a website that facilitated the purchases of a gun used in a mass shooting in suburban Milwaukee, Wisconsin, five years ago. Radcliffe Haughton killed his wife, Zina Daniel Haughton, …

Court Sides with Wisconsin Building Supply Store Founder in Compensation Lawsuit

The founder of the Menards building supply stores doesn’t owe his former fiancée compensation for professional work she said she performed for his multibillion-dollar company and other business ventures during their nine-year relationship, the Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled. Debra …

Wisconsin Attorney General: Apartment Building Sprinkler Rule Not Enforceable

Wisconsin regulators can’t enforce a rule requiring sprinklers in large apartment buildings, Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel said on Dec. 8 in a victory for builders looking to save on costs. The state Department of Safety and Professional Standards adopted …

Wisconsin Dairy Group Sues State Over Pollution Discharge Rules

Wisconsin environmental officials are over-regulating large livestock operations, imposing pollution requirements that are tougher than federal law and arbitrarily changing runoff standards without going through the rule-making process, a trade association says in a lawsuit. The Dairy Business Association filed …

Wisconsin’s $750K Cap on Medical Malpractice Damages Ruled Unconstitutional

Wisconsin’s cap on noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases is unconstitutional because it puts severely injured patients at a disadvantage, a state appeals court has ruled. The 1st District Court of Appeals’ decision clears the way for unlimited compensation for …

Wisconsin Court: $750K Cap on Medical Malpractice Damages Unconstitutional

Wisconsin’s cap on noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases is unconstitutional because it puts severely injured patients at a disadvantage, a state appeals court has ruled. The 1st District Court of Appeals’ decision clears the way for unlimited compensation for …

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Wants to Abolish Labor Review Board

Wisconsin’s 106-year-old labor commission would vanish and Gov. Scott Walker’s administration would decide workplace disputes, including workers’ compensation disputes, in its place under a budget proposal up being considered by the the Legislature’s finance committee. Walker’s plan to eliminate the …

Wisconsin Board Adopts Opioid Prescription Guidelines

Wisconsin doctors should prescribe opioids sparingly, tell patients they could become addicted and avoid the drugs as the first option to treat pain, according to new guidelines the state Medical Examining Board recently adopted to combat heroin use. The board, …