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Legal Assistant Kathy Carufel chosen as Unsung Hero

Posted by Jennifer Wiechec | Jul 05, 2019 | 0 Comments

Corneille Law Group, LLC congratulates Kathy Carufel on being chosen as one of 24 Unsung Heroes by the Wisconsin Law Journal.  Kathy is a legal assistant to Barrett Corneille and David Pliner and is an invaluable member of our litigation team. Carufel still enjoys complex legal work after 45 yea...

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Mark Budzinski selected as member of FDCC

Posted by Jennifer Wiechec | Jul 05, 2019 | 0 Comments

Corneille Law Group congratulates Mark Budzinski for his acceptance as a member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC).  The FDCC was founded seventy-eight years ago as an international defense organization dedicated to the principles of knowledge, justice, and fellowship.  It ...

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Affirms Decision to Extend Insurance Coverage to a Defendant as a Permissive User Under the Plaintiff’s Auto Insurance Policy

Posted by Jennifer Wiechec | Jul 05, 2019 | 0 Comments

This past July the Supreme Court decided Blasing v. Zurich American Insurance Company, 2014 WI 73.  At issue was whether the plaintiff's insurance company had a duty to defend and possibly indemnify Menard, Inc. under the plaintiff's automobile liability policy. The plaintiff, Ms. Blasing, had a...

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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®

Posted by Jennifer Wiechec | Jul 05, 2019 | 0 Comments

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.  Be...

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Affirms Employer Liability for Inherently Dangerous Activity of Independent Contractors: Clarifies Employers Must Exercise Reasonable Care

Posted by Jennifer Wiechec | Jul 05, 2019 | 0 Comments

This past June, the Wisconsin Supreme Court affirmed a decision of the court of appeals that an employer/property owner could be held liable for damage to his neighbors property caused by the acts of the independent contractor he hired to spray herbicide. The case is Brandenburg v. Briarwood For...

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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

Posted by Jennifer Wiechec | Jul 05, 2019 | 0 Comments

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 de...

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

Posted by Jennifer Wiechec | Jul 05, 2019 | 0 Comments

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 cl...

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