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Asbestos Removal Crucial to Healthy Home and Work Environment

By Guest Author • Dec 22nd, 2008 • Category: Newest Post, Personal Injury Law, Real Estate Law

This is a guest blog written by Joe Lederman of the Mesothelioma Cancer Center:
There are many things to consider when remodeling, purchasing or foreclosing an older home. Used in millions of homes and buildings built before 1980, workers and citizens are still being exposed to the corrosive substance. Often used in fireproofing, flooring, roofing [...]

All Real Estate Deals must be in Writing

By Sean M. Sweeney • Dec 2nd, 2008 • Category: Newest Post, Real Estate Law

Wisconsin has adopted the Statute of Frauds through Wisconsin Statute 706.02 which requires that all sales of real property (real estate and anything permanetly affixed to it) must be in writing.
Wis. Stat. 706.02 sets out the following:
1) Transactions under s. 706.001(1) shall not be valid unless evidenced by a conveyance that satisfies all of the [...]

Can I Sue and Keep the Earnest Money?

By Sean M. Sweeney • Nov 14th, 2008 • Category: Civil Litigation, Newest Post, Real Estate Law

A recent decision by the Wisconsin Appellate Court upheld a circuit court decision in which the plaintiff’s were not able to sue for actual damages in a failed residential real estate transaction because they did not return the earnest money to the buyer. The court ruled that they irrevocably elected liquidated damages as their remedy [...]