The State Bar recently published Kathy Nusslock’s article “What is Wisconsin’s Pleading Standard” in its Wisconsin Lawyer magazine. The article highlights the federal and Wisconsin pleading standards, addresses the procedural history relative to the 2019 Wisconsin Supreme Court case, Cattau v. National Insurance Services of Wisconsin Inc., and shares perspectives on the current pleading standard in Wisconsin. As Kathy notes, The Cattau decision leaves unresolved the question of how to reconcile the “plausibility standard” set forth in Data Key with the “notice pleading” standard of Strid.
As a commercial and trusts and estates trial attorney, Kathy maintains an active caseload providing representation on a broad range of litigation matters in state and federal trial and appellate courts as well as in arbitration and other alternative dispute forums. Kathy has significant experience working with complex litigation matters ranging from employment discrimination and employment benefits disputes to unfair trade practices. Kathy also is experienced in disputes involving intellectual property, restrictive covenant and other agreements, breach of contract and warranty claims, and trust and estate disputes.
As a talented leader and successful trial attorney, Kathy’s dedication to the legal industry has not gone unnoticed. She has been proudly ranked among Wisconsin’s Super Lawyers® since 2005, honored among the Top 25 Women Attorneys in Wisconsin, by Super Lawyers®, for six terms, recognized by the Wisconsin Law Journal among their 2013 Women in the Law and recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America since 2015. Kathy is the proud recipient of the Brennan Award from the National Trial Advocacy College, joining such distinguished leaders as Justice Antonin Scalia, former Attorney General Benjamin Civiletti and others.