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Class Actions Help People Who have Suffered Financial Harm

If a group of people suffer a financial harm, a claim may be appropriate for a class action suit.  A class action for a financial harm makes it possible to pursue a claim when just the pursuit of one claim of would be too expensive to pursue or would burden the court system.

Since the class action brings together many claims at one time, the process through the court system is streamlined.  Because all of the potential claims are combined, the cost of litigation is greatly…

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Attacking a Professional Reputation

Wisconsin has certain categories of defamation that are considered defamation per se.  In a defamation per se case, the person bringing the suit does not have to prove "harm" because it is clearly understood that the defamation is inherently damaging and the damages are presumed.  A category that is considered defamation per se is attacking a person's professional character.

A defamation suit can either lead to a jury trial or a court trial.  Wisconsin law provides for…

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Wisconsin Law on Injury to a Business

Wisconsin law is tough on people who injure another's business.  The law provides that when "Any 2 or more persons who shall combine, associate, agree, mutually undertake or concert together for the purpose of willfully or maliciously injuring another in his or her reputation, trade, business or profession by any means whatever, or for the purpose of maliciously compelling another to do or perform any act against his or her will, or preventing or hindering another from doing or…

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