Christine Bremer Muggli presented “Back to Basics, New Lawyers: Discovery Tactics” at the State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE® Litigation, Dispute Resolution & Appellate Practice Institute in June in the Wisconsin Dells. Here she discusses a portion of her presentation, involving what to do when opposing counsel takes a “Rambo” approach and interferes with questions during a deposition or a cross-examination.
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Friday, July 6th, 2012 9:04 am
Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 11:53 am
WAUSAU, Wis. – Skiers would take on nearly all the risk associated with a day on the ski hill or cross-country trail under legislation that gets a public hearing on Wednesday. Christine Bremer Muggli, a Wausau trial attorney and past president of the Wisconsin Association for Justice, says the proposed law goes too far.
Friday, May 20th, 2011 8:32 am
May 18, 2011–The Wisconsin bill stripping public workers of their collective bargaining rights garnered such huge opposition that another radical measure signed into law at the same time got less attention than it deserves. The Wisconsin Omnibus Tort Reform Act places huge “burdens on individuals who would sue businesses, which almost always enjoy a financial advantage,” writes Lou Dubose in The Washington Spectator.
One of the most drastic reforms puts state records of abuse or neglect in nursing homes off limits to attorneys representing individuals suing nursing homes.
Wausau lawyer Christine Bremer Muggli [explained] that state investigations of abuse in nursing homes often begin with reports filed by aides who takes care of residents: “An aide who takes care of grandma returns from vacation and finds that grandma hasn’t been rolled over for two days, or hasn’t been changed for days, or has bruises on her.”
Monday, April 25th, 2011 9:37 am
The main purpose of auto insurance is to protect you, your family and the passengers in your vehicles if you are seriously injured in an automobile accident.
In 2009, auto accidents caused $2.55 billion dollars in economic losses in Wisconsin. In that year, 41,589 people were injured, 532 people were killed and 79,596 crashes resulted in property damage, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.
Read more at the Wausau Daily Herald
Monday, January 31st, 2011 10:31 am
By Laurel Patrick Wisconsin Reporter
MADISON — On the day before his State of the State speech, Gov. Scott Walker on Monday signed into law two measures aimed at spurring job growth in the state.
As the Assembly sponsor of the laws, state Rep. Joe Knilans, R-Janesville, said the two-year income and franchise tax holiday for incoming businesses and an additional $25 million for economic development grants will attract businesses to Rock County, which lies just across the border from Illinois.
“Every bill isn’t going to be the golden wand that brings jobs to Janesville,” Knilans said. “It’s not going to be overnight, but the $25 million for the Commerce Department, the two-year tax holiday, these are all tools that we can use.”
Thursday, January 20th, 2011 3:24 pm
Jerry Brushert was a can-do type of guy. He survived polio as a child and still managed to serve his country during World War II. But when he reached his 80s, he began to suffer medical problems. After a hospital stay, he agreed to be placed in a Rennes Health & Rehab Center in Weston, near Wausau, to recuperate. The stay was to be temporary, and he vowed to work hard so he could return home to his wife.
Read more at The Capitol Times
Thursday, January 20th, 2011 9:59 am
One can debate the merits of Gov. Scott Walker’s jobs bills. Forgiving income taxes on businesses for two years that locate to Wisconsin, cutting taxes and increasing economic development credits all point to job creation.
But what about some other items included in the governor’s special session bills, labeled as job creation?
Christine Bremer Muggli, a Wausau attorney with an office in Marshfield, is the past president of the Wisconsin Association for Justice. She’s been in Madison talking to lawmakers about the legislation before them. She said the bills in committee and coming up for votes have little to do with job creation.
Read more at the Marshfield News Herald.
Tuesday, January 11th, 2011 9:08 am
Gov. Scott Walker claims that his “jobs bill” will make Wisconsin a safe place to create jobs. Instead, it makes Wisconsin a dangerous place for its citizens.
The bill favors negligent manufacturers, abusive nursing homes and repeat-offender drunk drivers. Provisions are hidden in the bill that give special privileges and immunities to dangerous segments of the business community, at the expense of the safety and constitutional rights of Wisconsin citizens.
Wednesday, January 5th, 2011 3:13 pm
Gov. Walker has announced bills he claims will create jobs. At the top of the list are limitations on lawsuits that make it easier for nursing homes to abuse residents without accountability. That does not create jobs; that creates an environment for abuse. And when folks get harmed in a nursing home and the home doesn’t have to pay, we all pay with Medicare. But what is worse, our elders are not protected when they are the most vulnerable among us.
Gov. Walker’s proposed legislation is a corporate bailout from responsibility for bad conduct. Here is a link to a radio debate in which the proposed laws are discussed:
Thursday, December 16th, 2010 4:02 pm
Cribs that have drop-down sides were banned by federal regulators Wednesday. Cribs with sides that drop down make it easier to transfer infants in and out, but more than 30 deaths have been reported in the last 10 years.
Read more at USA Today.
Also see the video at Consumer Products Safety Commission.