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OPINION: In construction, be careful what you contract for

Brian Zimmerman

The Wisconsin Court of Appeals recently reaffirmed the application of the economic-loss doctrine as a bar to negligence claims caused by certain defects in construction. Kmart Corporation v. Herzog Roofing, Inc., No. 2017AP1041, (Wis. App. 3rd Dist., Oct. 30, 2018). The decision clarified the broad application of the economic-loss doctrine to bar economic damages that are foreseeable under a contract, incorporating contract terms in its analysis.

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OP-ED: Marijuana and workplace safety

Mike Salsgiver

As Wisconsin lawmakers consider Gov. Tony Evers' proposal to decriminalize the use of small amounts of marijuana, their counterparts in Oregon are struggling with their state's decision to legalize the drug in 2015 means for workplace safety.

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