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Current LawClips Newsletter

Collecting on a Judgment
Often individuals and businesses take the necessary steps to obtain a judgment against a debtor only to find themselves wondering how to receive payment. Need answers?
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Past LawClips Newsletter

Stellpflug Law, S.C. Saves Christmas!
Ever wonder what leaping lords, French hens, swimming swans and especially the partridge that won’t come out of the pear tree have to do with Christmas? Read our version.  A fun twist about how Stellpflug Law, S.C. saved the twelve days of Christmas.
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New Law restricts Wisconsin cell phone use while driving
Wisconsin Legislature has enacted a new law that prohibits the use of a cell phone while driving.
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You’re Fired!
Were you terminated from your place of employment? This article is intended to outline the initial steps that an employee should take if their employment has been terminated.
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Liability of Ski Area Operators
It didn’t seem like winter for many. The lack of snow, coupled with warm temperatures that melted much of the snow that did fall is primarily to blame. Skiers and snowboarders spent much of the season riding through man-made blizzards at the ski resorts while lawmakers were busy contemplating a new Senate and Assembly bill which would affect the liability of ski hills and resorts in Wisconsin.
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Politics and Automobile Insurance Coverage
Effective November 1, 2011 the new law will go into effect that will reduce the minimum amounts of liability coverage, the minimum amount of property damage coverage and the minimum amount of medical payments coverage. Find out more about the steps you should take to protect yourself.
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Wisconsin's New Carrying Concealed Weapon Law
Wisconsin now allows individuals to carry concealed weapons. What weapons are permitted? Is a license required? Are there restrictions? What are the responsibilities of the gun owner? You can find the answers to these and other questions in our LawClips article, Wisconsin's New Carrying Concealed Weapon Law.  
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New Rules Regarding Electronic Discovery in Wisconsin
Wisconsin has passed new rules for electronic discovery. If you are involved - or think you will be involved - in litigation, you need to know about the new rules. See our LawClips article, New Rules Regarding Electronic Discovery in Wisconsin.
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The 2010 Tax Relief Act - Estate Planning for 2011, 2012 and Beyond
Last year, Congress passed the 2010 Tax Relief Act, a comprehensive tax bill which kept the Bush income tax cuts and extended unemployment insurance. Less widely known is that the bill also kept the Bush tax cuts for the controversial estate tax, allowing survivors to keep more of the estate of a deceased person. To read about this timely legislation, see our LawClips article, The 2010 Tax Relief Act.
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Operating While Intoxicated Law Changes
Following the example of the other 49 states, Wisconsin made its drunk driving laws tougher. Changes include expansion of probation and judicial authority. The new law also allows for more treatment options and creates a new misdemeanor category for first-time offenders. To check out the changes, see our LawClips article, Operating While Intoxicated Law Changes.
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Advance Directives
Advance Directives are used as a tool to preserve an individual’s right to make decisions about his or her own health care. For more information on advance directives, living wills and power of attorney for health care, see our LawClips article, Advance Directives.
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Authorization for Final Disposition
As part of a good estate plan, you should have an authorization for final disposition of your earthly remains. With this document, you can make the necessary decisions regarding your funeral arrangements and your grieving loved ones will not have to make those difficult choices for you. Read all about it in our LawClips article, Authorization for Final Disposition.
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Our Commitment
Stellpflug Law, S.C. is committed to our clients and our community. See our LawClips article, Our Commitment, as we acknowledge you with our thanks and appreciation.
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Wisconsin's New Auto Insurance Laws
Wisconsin’s auto insurance laws have been re-vamped. Changes have been made to minimum coverage, medical expense coverage, reducing clauses and much more. To keep abreast of these new modifications, see our LawClips article, Wisconsin’s New Auto Insurance Laws.
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Knowing Your Rights as a result of Injury or Disability
If you are injured or disabled, or if you have a debilitating condition, several avenues of compensation are available to you. Our attorneys will see that you get all the benefits you are entitled to have. See our LawClips article, Knowing Your Rights as a Result of Injury or Disability.
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Collections
Bill collectors - how far can they go to collect money owed? There are rules governing the methods that can be used in debt collection. What rights and responsibilities does the consumer have? For the legal lowdown on both sides of this issue, see our LawClips article, Collections.
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What's in a Name & Amicus Curiae Briefs
We value our name and our reputation. Get the story behind the change of our firm name from Stellpflug, Janssen, Hammer, Kirschling & Bartels to . . . . Stellpflug Law, S.C. (and find out about our newest partner). Also, find the answer to that burning question, what is an amicus curiae brief? See our LawClips article, What’s in a Name & Amicus Curiae Briefs.
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Host Liability & Motorcycle Safety
Can parents be held liable for underage drinkers at their child’s graduation party? Does it make a difference if motorcyclists wear helmets? These two timely topics for spring are addressed in our LawClips article, Host Liability & Motorcycle Safety.
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How our Partner Became a Judge
One of our own, Attorney Marc Hammer, has become a Brown County Circuit Court Judge - and we couldn’t be more proud! To read about the events leading up to his appointment (and a brief overview of the process of judicial appointment), see our LawClips article, How Our Partner Became a Judge.
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Wisconsin - A Pioneer in Worker's Compensation
Workers injured on the job in Wisconsin are entitled to Worker’s Compensation benefits. It was not always so. To see a historical perspective of Worker’s Compensation (and find out what a leader Wisconsin is), read our LawClips article, Wisconsin - A Pioneer in Worker’s Compensation.
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Our Fall Colors
This fall is a time for big enhancements at our firm – we upgraded to a digital phone system, created an easier to navigate website and our new lobby furniture creates a more comfortable environment. Oh, and we can’t forget the most important of all - televised client testimonials. To read about all these enhancements, see our LawClips article, Our Fall Colors.
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Protection from Uninsured & Underinsured Motor Vehicles
Everyone knows it’s wise to carry auto insurance to protect against uninsured motor vehicles. However, some vehicles are underinsured. These situations are different and auto insurance should protect from both. Our LawClips article, Protection from Uninsured and Underinsured Motor Vehicles will help you do the math.
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Victims & Witnesses
If you are an injured party in a criminal act in Wisconsin you have rights - and are entitled to compensation under the “Bill of Rights” for victims of crime. For more information, see our LawClips article, Victims & Witnesses.
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Our Jury System
What’s so great about our jury system? How does it work? Who can be a juror? For information on juror selection, compensation, responsibilities and much more, see our fact-filled LawClips article, Our Jury System.
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Small Claims
If someone owes you $5,000 or less and refuses to pay, you can bring a suit against them in small claims court. You can do this on your own, or hire one of our well-qualified attorneys. For a step-by-step overview of the process, see our LawClips article, Small Claims.
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Bicycle Safety
Bicycling is a popular family pastime, but safeguards should be observed to avoid possible injury. While the use of a bicycle helmet is the foremost mode of protection, a number of great defensive-bicycling tips can be found in our LawClips article, Bicycle Safety.
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Presenting a Case to the Wisconsin Supreme Court
When an insurance company denied a uninsured motorist claim, our knowledgeable and experienced litigation team appealed the case to the Wisconsin Supreme Court, which only hears a small percentage of the petitions it receives each year. Read about the case in our LawClips article, Presenting a Case to the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
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State of the Union
For happenings around the firm, including new personnel, promotions and awards, see our LawClips article, State of the Union.
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Privacy and Identity Theft
Health care privacy and identity theft - two growing subjects of concern that can have far-reaching effects on you personally. Here you can read the details of protecting your health and medical records and find out what protection you have if your identity is stolen. See our LawClips article, Privacy and Identity Theft.
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Legal Advertising
We are allowed to tell the world how great we are - within limits. Legal marketing is not exactly simple. To read about the rules for legal advertising, see our LawClips article, Legal Advertising.
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Medical Malpractice
When the Wisconsin Legislature passed a law to cap certain damages in malpractice lawsuits, the Wisconsin Supreme court rendered a common-sense decision. For a simple to understand explanation of this decision, which benefits victims of medical malpractice, see our LawClips article, Medical Malpractice.
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Le Tour de Stellpflug
Customer service and teamwork are high priority goals that we strive for at Stellpflug Law, S.C. For an interesting comparison of our firm to the Tour de France, see our LawClips article, Le Tour de Stellpflug.
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Wrongful Death
If someone dies through the fault of another, his or her surviving spouse, children and heirs are entitled to wrongful death damages. Stellpflug Law, S.C. has a team of skilled attorneys who are experienced in wrongful death claims. For more information, see our LawClips article, Wrongful Death.
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Advanced Health Care Directives
None of us knows what the future holds nor how long we will remain healthy enough to have control over our mental and physical abilities. In Wisconsin, there are two forms of Advance Health Care Directives that enable an individual to declare his/her health preferences and decisions. To learn more see our LawClips article, Advance Health Care Directives.
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Health Care
Making health care decisions for yourself is pretty simple when you’re healthy. However, if you become ill or incapacitated those decisions become more complex. It is prudent to plan in advance for such a time. See our LawClips article, Health Care.
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Settlement vs. Trial
Go to trial or settle a case? It’s a question that merits careful thought; a number of factors must be considered. A skilled attorney can guide you to the correct decision for your case. See our LawClips article, Settlement vs. Trial.
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Mock Trial
High school students interested in the workings of the legal system are able to participate in Mock Trial competitions, sponsored by the State Bar of Wisconsin. Several Stellpflug Law, S.C. attorneys volunteer as coaches and judges. See our LawClips article, Mock Trial.
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History of Commitment
Stellpflug Law, S.C. is a full-service law firm with a solid commitment to our clients and our community. See our LawClips article, History of Commitment to learn more about us.
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Personal Injury
Personal injuries can result from auto accidents, slip and fall accidents, animal attacks and any number of unexpected events. You can be confident our experienced, compassionate attorneys will guide you through the maze of personal injury claim issues. For some basic information, see our LawClips article, Personal Injury.
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Health Care
Making health care decisions for yourself is pretty simple when you’re healthy. However, if you become ill or incapacitated those decisions become more complex. It is prudent to plan in advance for such a time. See our LawClips article, Health Care.
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Social Security Disability
For additional information to our May, 2002 LawClips article, Social Security Disability, we have published a list of terms and definitions that may help explain how a claim is evaluated. See the LawClips article, Social Security Disability Update.
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Legal Resources
Nothing can take the place of the wise counsel of an experienced attorney. However, a number of resources are available to help you find answers to many legal questions. These resources are both online and traditional. For more information, see our LawClips article, Legal Resources.
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Victims & Witnesses
If you are an injured party in a criminal act in Wisconsin you have rights - and are entitled to compensation under the “Bill of Rights” for victims of crime. For more information, see our LawClips article, Victims & Witnesses.
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Estate Planning
You may think your affairs are “too simple” to need an estate plan, but unforeseen complications can arise which keep your assets from being distributed according to your wishes. For an eye-opening example, see our LawClips article, Estate Planning.
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New Federal Court Division in Green Bay
Honorable William C. Griesbach to oversee new Federal court to be located in Green Bay. See our LawClips article, New Federal Court Division in Green Bay.
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Debt Collection
Debt collection or harassment - how far is too far? See our LawClips article, Debt Collection.
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Parental Liability
What happens if your child accidentally or deliberately causes injury to another or damage to property? Do you bear any responsibility? See our LawClips article, Parental Liability
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Involved in Your Community
Strong, helpful and friendly - that’s us. See our LawClips article, Involved in Your Community.
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Tort Reform: What is It? Why Should I Care?
Ambulance chasers? Ridiculous jury awards - Mc Donald’s hot coffee? Is our civil justice system broken? For a real eye-opener, see our LawClips article, Tort Reform: What is it? Why Should I Care?
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Worker's Compensation
If you’ve been injured on the job, we’re on your side! Our capable, experienced Worker’s Compensation attorneys will get you the benefits to which you’re entitled. For a clear explanation of Wisconsin’s Worker’s Compensation benefits, see our LawClips article, Worker’s Compensation.
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Personal Injury Claims
Our attorney’s ground-breaking interpretation of the law yields a significantly larger settlement for our personal injury client. For an overview of this case and helpful information about personal injury claims, see our LawClips article, Personal Injury Claims.
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Buying or Selling a Home
The most important financial transaction of your life is buying or selling a home. Don’t sign (and sign and sign) on the dotted line until you consult with a real estate lawyer. See our LawClips article, Buying or Selling a Home.
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Alcohol and Driving
Alcohol facts, stats and how it affects driving. Before you drink and get behind the wheel of an automobile, read our LawClips article, Alcohol and Driving.
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Divorce
Considering divorce? You will want to know what is involved in this process and what you can expect. See our LawClips article, Divorce.
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Reimbursement Agreements
Should insurance companies be reimbursed for payment of medical bills? You need to know your rights. This complicated subject is simplified in our LawClips article, Reimbursement Agreements.
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Your Automobile Insurance Policy: Know What Coverage You Have
Automobile insurance is required for all Wisconsin motorists. Do you have enough coverage? Do you have the right types of coverage? You will find the answers - in easy-to-understand language - in our LawClips article, Know Your Automobile Coverage.
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Trial by Jury and the Bill of Rights
At the center of our country’s unique heritage is the right of citizens to be tried by a jury of their peers. For a brief historical overview, see our LawClips article, Trial by Jury and the Bill of Rights.
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What to Do if You Are in a Motor Vehicle Accident
The unthinkable happens - you are involved in an auto accident. Tips to help you keep your cool, assist others and stay within the law can be found in our LawClips article, What to Do if You Are in a Motor Vehicle Accident.
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Social Security Disability
If you are disabled and cannot work, our expert Social Security Disability attorneys can help you navigate the sometimes confusing government regulations - and get the benefits you deserve. See our LawClips article, Social Security Disability.
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What is a Will? What is a Trust?
Do you need a will? Would a trust suit your needs? Estate planning is vital if you want to have control over your assets - before and after death. See our LawClips article, What is a Will? What is a Trust?
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What is Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage?
Uninsured Motorist Insurance Coverage provides insurance protection in case of an accident with a vehicle which has no liability insurance. Underinsured Motorist Insurance Coverage is meant to give you coverage when the other motorist has too little liability insurance - but it can be tricky. See our LawClips article, What is Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage.
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