Strategy: The early deposition

It’s not uncommon to serve interrogatories, requests to admit or requests for production of documents along with a summons and complaint in Wisconsin state courts. But when was the last time that you served (or received) a notice of deposition along with your initial pleadings? In litigation in Wisconsin state courts, parties often overlook the.

FOS litigators named top lawyers

FOS litigation shareholder Michael Hanrahan was named a 2014 Top Rated Lawyer in labor and employment by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell™. FOS litigation shareholder Matthew O’Neill was named a Top Rated Lawyer in commercial litigation.

FOS litigators honored

FOS litigation shareholder Bruce O’Neill has been named one of 2014’s “Leader in the Law” by the Wisconsin Law Journal. FOS litigation shareholder Shannon Allen has been named one of 2014’s “Women in the Law.” FOS litigation shareholder Diane Slomowitz was named one of 2012’s “Women in the Law.”

Wisconsin’s new heightened pleading standards

Litigators, get your pens ready. Motion to dismiss practice just got a lot more interesting. In Data Key Partners v. Permira Advisors, LLC, 2014 WI 86 (July 23, 2014), the Wisconsin Supreme Court adopted the federal Twombly standard and changed the fundamental nature of notice pleading. Data Key involved a challenge by minority shareholders to.