Coronavirus

Nonperformance of Contracts: Understanding the Impossibility Defense

By: Thomas V. Rohan With the advent of COVID-19, many are seeking relief under the impossibility defense or attempting to enforce a contact against a party that is looking to avoid its obligations. It is important to know the policy behind that defense. It is also important to understand that policy when you are negotiating,…

Read More

Milwaukee Business Journal’s Family-Owned Business Virtual Event

Davis|Kuelthau is a proud sponsor of the Milwaukee Business Journal’s Friday, October 9, 2020 Family-Owned Business Virtual Event. Click here to watch the on-demand recording. Family-owned businesses make up 80 to 90% of all businesses in North America.  2020 has most certainly not been family business as usual. In addition to the unique set of…

Read More

Liability Waivers Are Far From Bulletproof

By: Thomas V. Rohan Over the last three months, Davis|Kuelthau has been asked to prepare many liability waivers (“exculpatory clauses”) to be signed by their customers in order to insulate the clients from damage claims relating to potential exposure to the COVID-19 virus. That assignment may seem simple enough, but, in fact, there are a…

Read More

Avoiding Employment-Related Liability as Employees Return to Work

By: Laurie E. Meyer As states and municipalities relax safer-at-home measures, stores, restaurants, offices, manufacturers, and other employers across the country are either re-opening for business or returning their employees from remote work. Despite the best of intentions to comply with seemingly ever-changing laws, orders and agency guidance, many businesses worry about whether there will…

Read More