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Court of Appeals Restricts Consideration of Market Value and Broad Evidence in Appraisal

Court of Appeals Restricts Consideration of Market Value and Broad Evidence in Appraisal

On November 12, 2014, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, District 1, rendered its decision in Coppins, et al. v. Allstate Indemnity Company, 13AP2739. Coppins involved an appeal from an order of the Milwaukee Circuit Court, Judge Paul R. Van Grunsven, awarding summary judgment to Allstate on Coppins’ claims for breach of contract, promissory estoppel, and […]

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Attorney Matthew Moeser joins Corneille Law Group

Attorney Matthew Moeser joins Corneille Law Group

Corneille Law Group, LLC is proud to announce that Attorney Matthew D. Moeser has joined the firm. Matt graduated cum laude from both Harvard University and the University of Wisconsin Law School. Since his graduation from law school in 1999, Matt worked in private practice where he handled a wide variety of contested matters. More […]

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Reducing the Risks of Health Care Provider Liability for Employee Privacy Breaches

Reducing the Risks of Health Care Provider Liability for Employee Privacy Breaches

Organizations and individuals that handle “protected health information” (PHI) face high standards imposed by both federal and state law.(1) This week, we consider steps health care industry employers can take to reduce the risk of liability when an employee accesses and/or discloses PHI without authorization. Such situations could arise when a curious employee with access […]

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Corneille Law Group Attorneys Selected to Wisconsin Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

Corneille Law Group Attorneys Selected to Wisconsin Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

Corneille Law Group is pleased to announce their firm’s selections to the 2014 Wisconsin Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. Super Lawyers: Barrett Corneille, David Pliner, and Mark Budzinski. Rising Stars: Gina Meierbachtol and Shannon Buttchen. Both Super Lawyers and Rising Stars are selected based on peer nomination and recognition for professional achievement within their […]

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Identifying Cyber Risks and Protecting Health Care Organizations from Data Breaches

Identifying Cyber Risks and Protecting Health Care Organizations from Data Breaches

Overview The modern business landscape requires increasing reliance on the Internet and forms of social media as a platform to interact with potential customers, share information with the public, and sell products and services.  Though these interactive mediums can provide businesses with increased efficiency and connectivity, they also create a variety of risks.  There have […]

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Corneille Law Group Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in the 2015 U.S. News and World Report: The Best Lawyers in America®

Corneille Law Group Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in the 2015 U.S. News and World Report: The Best Lawyers in America®

Corneille Law Group, LLC congratulates Barrett Corneille, David Pliner, and Mark Budzinski for their inclusion in the 2015 edition of U.S. News and World Report: The Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of medical malpractice defense, appellate and insurance law, and personal injury defense.  Best Lawyers is the oldest peer-review publication in the legal […]

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Wisconsin Supreme Court has Opportunity to Clarify Scope of Pollution Exclusions

Wisconsin Supreme Court has Opportunity to Clarify Scope of Pollution Exclusions

1.     INTRODUCTION Wisconsin cases interpreting insurance coverage under pollution exclusion clauses have failed to give insurers and their insureds guidance as to what circumstances would trigger a standard pollution exclusion clause.  To a large extent, the cases involving pollution exclusions in Wisconsin have not set forth an objective test, thereby creating inconsistent results at the […]

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Last week, the Court of Appeals  in Singler v. Zurich American Insurance Company (2014AP391) found Wis. Stat. §628.46, the statute which imposes 12 percent annual interest if an insurer fails to pay a claim within 30 days, is not applicable to payment of contractual settlements of an insurance claim.

Statutory Interest Imposed under Wis. Stat. 628.46 Is Not Applicable to Payment of Contractual Settlements of an Insurance Claim

Last week, the Court of Appeals  in Singler v. Zurich American Insurance Company (2014AP391) found Wis. Stat. §628.46, the statute which imposes 12 percent annual interest if an insurer fails to pay a claim within 30 days, is not applicable to payment of contractual settlements of an insurance claim. The decision provides much needed clarity […]

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The Plain Language of Underinsured Motorist Policy Excluded Coverage for Vehicles Which Were Not Insured under the Policy

The Plain Language of Underinsured Motorist Policy Excluded Coverage for Vehicles Which Were Not Insured under the Policy

On August 26, 2014, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, District 1, affirmed a decision from the Milwaukee County Circuit Court, denying coverage in an underinsured motorist finding that there was no coverage under the policy because the insured was injured, “while ‘occupying’, or when struck by, any motor vehicle owned by that ‘insured’ which is […]

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Providing Initial Defense for Insured’s in Cases Where Coverage is Questionable Can Provide Insurers with Procedural Leverage to Later Disclaim its Duty to Defend

Providing Initial Defense for Insured’s in Cases Where Coverage is Questionable Can Provide Insurers with Procedural Leverage to Later Disclaim its Duty to Defend

Overview A recent unpublished decision by the Wisconsin Court of Appeals provides valuable insight into the requirements for an insurer in satisfying the “four corners” rule as well as the ability to use extrinsic evidence in arguing for a coverage exclusion in cases where there is a basis to deny coverage.  The Court’s reasoning in […]

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