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Summary Judgment Win for Lack of Evidence of "Active Negligence"

Zac Davis and Pat Brennan recently prevailed on summary judgment in a case involving a high exposure construction accident.  The court ruled in favor of the firm’s subcontractor client under the rationale that a subcontractor at a construction site is only liable for fellow subcontractors’ accidents when active negligence is proven. Although Wisconsin does not generally have degrees or classifications of negligence such as gross or passive negligence, there is an exception in Wisconsin law for this type of "active negligence" case. Because there were no facts supporting the active negligence standard, the court granted our motion for summary judgment. 

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