The Proper Role of the Judiciary

By the Honorable Rebecca G. Bradley When evaluating candidates for judicial office, voters may find useful information to be somewhat lacking. Unlike candidates for partisan offices, judicial candidates must refrain from taking positions on issues that may come before the … Continued

WMC Praises Senate for Passing Asbestos Trust Transparency Bill

Reform Protects Victims from Double-Dipping Lawyers MADISON – The state’s chamber of commerce (WMC) Wednesday praised state Senators who supported asbestos trust transparency reform that protects funds intended for victims and clamps down on double-dipping personal injury lawyers. On Wednesday, … Continued

WMC Wins National Lawsuit Reform Award

Below is the news release from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform. Click here for the WMC award profile from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform.   Wisconsin Civil Justice Council and Wisconsin Manufacturers … Continued

WMC Statement on Lake Koshkonong Ruling

MADISON – In a significant win for property owners and the rule of law, the Wisconsin Supreme Court Tuesday ruled that the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) does not have the constitutional authority to regulate non-navigable waters.  WMC filed a “friend … Continued

WMC Calls for Lemon Law Reform

Predatory “Lemon Lawyers” Squeezing Consumers MADISON – Wisconsin needs “Lemon Law” reform to protect consumers from predatory “Lemon Lawyers” who make their living exploiting the state’s lucrative double damages requirement if a faulty vehicle is not replaced in 30 days, … Continued

Support for Assembly Bill 29

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) appreciates the opportunity to provide input on Assembly Bill 29, which would allow juries in personal injury cases to see the billed amount and the actual amount paid by the medical provider for the plaintiff’s … Continued

Support for Manufacturing and Agricultural Tax Credit

The new Manufacturing and Agricultural Tax Credit adopted during the last legislative session takes effect this year.  In enacting this credit, the Legislature made a strong stand for investment and job creation in Wisconsin. The manufacturing portion of this credit … Continued

Support for Assembly Bill 19

WMC appreciates the opportunity to provide input on Assembly Bill 19, which would increase transparency and reduce fraud in personal injury trust suits. WMC is the state’s largest business trade association, with over 3,500 members in the manufacturing, service, health … Continued

Testimony in Support of Assembly Bill 27

WMC appreciates the opportunity to provide input on Assembly Bill 27, which would create a formal process for the state to select outside legal counsel for use on a contingency fee basis. WMC is the state’s largest business trade association, … Continued

Judicial Veto: The Ultimate Disenfranchisement

More than two-hundred years ago, Alexander Hamilton warned of the danger associated with an activist judiciary attempting to substitute its judgment for that of the Legislature. In The Federalist No. 78, Hamilton echoed Montesquieu’s belief that “there is no liberty, … Continued