Attorneys Joseph Sarmiento and Dieter Juedes to Present to the Milwaukee Bar Association on Recent Developments Impacting Wisconsin Duty to Defend Law

October 26, 2016

Join Attorneys Joseph Sarmiento and Dieter Juedes for their upcoming presentation titled, “The Duty to Defend Analysis Following the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s Decisions in Marks and Water Well: Where We Are At and Where We Are Headed.” The presentation to the Milwaukee Bar Association will be held on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 424 East Wells Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202. Registration opens at 12:00 p.m. and lunch will be provided to attendees. The presentation begins at 12:30 p.m. and will be available to members via MBA Live Webcast. 1 CLE credit will be applied for.

Program Overview via the Milwaukee Bar Association
In two recent cases, the Wisconsin Supreme Court set forth that an insurer’s duty to defend obligation is strictly determined by comparing the four-corners of the underlying complaint to the policy (referred to as the “four-corners rule”) without exception and that policy exclusions can be considered under the four-corners rule. This program details the impact of these decisions and important considerations for plaintiffs, insureds, and insurers moving forward. 

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Joseph and Dieter are members of the firm’s litigation practice group and focus on complex commercial and insurance litigation. Both spend portions of their practice on advising insurers and insureds on insurance coverage issues. Those interested may contact Joe at or Dieter at or by calling (414) 273-1300.