Tag Archives for " wisconsin law "

Feb 09

Settlement Proposals can be Tricky

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A Plaintiff sued a collector under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act for sending him a letter in an effort to collect a debt he claimed he did not owe. The envelope containing the letter revealed a bar code which contained some of the Plaintiff’s personal information. He sued, arguing that the mailing violated the […]

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Oct 12

Spendaholics

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Are your spouse’s spending habits your problem? The personal advice column in the Wisconsin State Journal recently had a question from a husband whose wife seemed to be a spendaholic.  She buys lots of stuff online, using various credit cards.  The husband’s concern was that if something happened to the wife, like death, he would […]

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Oct 05

Accidents are not intentional.

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They are unintentional mishaps, usually occurring because of negligence. Negligence claims, such as personal injury suits, can be won if the injured party can prove that the driver who cause the accident, called the tortfeasor, had a duty and breached that duty, which caused the accident and resulted in damages. These elements are usually found […]

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