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

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

Wisconsin Supreme Court Resource Center

In April, Wisconsin voters will consider candidates for the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Currently, there is a 4-3 conservative majority on the Court. Much of the business reform agenda may be reviewed by the high court. In the future, an activist … Continued

Legislative Agenda 2013-14: Civil Justice & Legal Reform

For many years, Wisconsin businesses faced growing litigation costs due to an unfavorable legal climate. The higher costs from litigation hurt our overall competitiveness, and serve as a barrier to investment here. Although significant improvements to our legal climate were … Continued

Limiting Phantom Damages – Co-Sponsorship of LRB-0986

LRB-0986 would limit “phantom damages” awarded to plaintiffs and their attorneys in personal injury cases by allowing the jury to see all the evidence of past medical expenses paid by the plaintiff. LRB-0986 is specifically designed to address several negative … Continued