In a defining effort, the Wisconsin Legislature, with Gov. Walker’s leadership, enacted sweeping civil justice reforms during the contentious 2011-12 Legislative Session. Landmark reforms relating to product liability, expert opinion testimony, risk contribution, and caps on punitive damages, among others, turned Wisconsin’s souring litigation and business climate into one of the most competitive jurisdictions in the country from a litigation standpoint.
Hamilton Consulting’s in-depth analysis of recent civil justice reforms, Wisconsin Civil Justice Reforms: A Summary of the Watershed Reforms Enacted During the 2011-12 Legislative Session, is now available.
Although 2011-12 was a remarkable legislative session, our work is by no means finished. The Hamilton team will continue to pursue additional civil justice reforms and protect this session’s positive changes on behalf of our clients in future legislative sessions.