• Backlog Improves, But Vets Still Struggle For Benefitslawtoncates.com/media-library/you-should-know-newsletters/backlog-improves-but-vets-still-struggle-for-benefits One of our nation's most sacred promises to veterans is that we will take care of them if they are hurt in battle. But that promise is too often broken. As Veterans Day approaches on Nov. 11, we take a closer look at the issue of veterans' benefits.
  • Attorneys Fight Human Trafficking With Civil Litigationlawtoncates.com/media-library/you-should-know-newsletters/attorneys-fight-human-trafficking-with-civil-litigation When courageous people step forward and seek accountability through our system of civil justice, good things happen. Manufacturers make safer products. Health care providers improve care. Employers create safer working conditions. Now the brave survivors of human trafficking are turning to the civil justice system for accountability, as you will read in this month’s newsletter. Their victories against the perpetrators of these crimes could someday help end a form of modern-day slavery that has ensnared millions of men, women and children around the world.
  • Asbestos: Lethal And Still A Threat To All Americanslawtoncates.com/media-library/you-should-know-newsletters/asbestos-lethal-and-still-a-threat-to-all-americans Most people know asbestos is a serious health hazard. But what might surprise many is how prevalent it still is today despite years of dire health warnings and the continued risk of exposure in schools, businesses and homes. This month, the latest.
  • America – Land Of The Free And Home Of The Motorcyclelawtoncates.com/media-library/you-should-know-newsletters/america-2013-land-of-the-free-and-home-of-the-motorcycle Motorcycle riders and their passengers are much more likely to suffer serious injuries in a crash than car or truck occupants. With distracted driving on the rise, motorcyclists must now be even more vigilant. Browse these motorcycling safety tips.
  • Adults Are Key To Preventing Playground Injurieslawtoncates.com/media-library/you-should-know-newsletters/adults-are-key-to-preventing-playground-injuries Summer, playgrounds and kids: It's a magic combination of exercise, social interaction and just plain fun. The last thing any of us want to see is a child injured while at a playground. But unfortunately it happens nearly 200,000 times a year. The good news, as we discuss in this month's newsletter, is that adults can play a key role in preventing playground injuries. Inspect playground equipment and report shoddy maintenance to school or park leadership. Then supervise your kids while they play. You might even want to join your kids for a little swinging, climbing or sliding yourself!
  • “tort Reform” Threatens Our Constitutional Libertieslawtoncates.com/media-library/you-should-know-newsletters/201ctort-reform201d-threatens-our-constitutional-liberties The right to a trial is America's great equalizer, protecting individuals from those with more power and influence. We should all be aware and concerned whenever this right is threatened, as we discuss in this month's issue of You Should Know.
  • “home Sweet Home” Starts With Our Fall Safety Checklawtoncates.com/media-library/you-should-know-newsletters/201chome-sweet-home201d-starts-with-our-fall-safety-check Home is where we should feel most safe and secure. Home is where we celebrate with friends and family, raise our children and grow old with those we love. “Peace – that was the other name for home,” wrote poet Kathleen Norris. But too often that peace is shattered by unintentional injuries. You should know more about these top three household dangers and how to prevent them.
  • 2017: Year Of Big Reversals In Fight For Civil Justicelawtoncates.com/media-library/you-should-know-newsletters/2017-year-of-big-reversals-in-fight-for-civil-justice Normally at this time we highlight the year’s greatest victories for civil justice. Like forcing automakers to admit that they sold vehicles with exploding airbags or faulty ignition switches. Like holding accountable those who cover up the use of cancer-causing asbestos. Like shedding light on medical devices that fail or cause debilitating side effects. Yes, those battles and many more continue, but 2017 might be remembered instead for several troubling reversals in the fight to protect the health, safety and legal rights of all Americans. You should know why.
  • The Devils Advocates On The Mic 92.1lawtoncates.com/media-library/radio-interviews/the-devils-advocate-radio-podcasts Attorneys from Lawton and Cates are regular guests on the Devils Advocates radio program. They discuss informative topics in an entertaining manner.
  • Lawton & Cates Sly In The Morning Interviewslawtoncates.com/media-library/radio-interviews/sly-in-the-morning-interviews Radio Interviews of Lawton Cates' Lawyers on Sly in the Morning
  • Wineke: Great Men Who Rose Up In Times Of Crisislawtoncates.com/media-library/in-the-press/wineke-great-men-who-rose-up-in-times-of-crisis Bill Wineke reminisces about Dick Cates.
  • Ufcw Local 538 Workers Successful In Wage Claimslawtoncates.com/media-library/in-the-press/ufcw-l-538-workers-successful-in-wage-claims Federal District Court Judge Crabb entered an order finding that Kraft Foods Global, Inc. violated Wisconsin law by failing to pay workers wages for putting on and taking off employer mandated gear.
  • Trusty Trustee Leaves Village Postlawtoncates.com/media-library/in-the-press/trusty-trustee-leaves-village-post Attorney Dixon Gahnz opted not to seek re-election as trustee for the Village of DeForest after serving six years.
  • Suit Over Well Could Be Precedential - The Suit Targets The State's Groundwater Lawlawtoncates.com/media-library/in-the-press/suit-over-well-could-be-precedential-the-suit-targets-the-states-groundwater-law The state Department of Natural Resources and the village of East Troy in Walworth County are the subjects of a potentially precedent-setting lawsuit filed last week by several individuals and two lake management districts over potential damage to a spring-fed lake and nearby wetlands by a proposed municipal high-capacity well.
  • Some Injured Workers Left Waiting For Compensation Checks After Gef-1 Firelawtoncates.com/media-library/in-the-press/some-injured-workers-left-waiting-for-compensation-checks-after-gef-1-fire-2 Attorney Kent Carnell explains that injured people's workers compensation checks have been delayed due to the fire in the GEF-1 building last week.
  • Shady Crews, Stay Awaylawtoncates.com/media-library/in-the-press/shady-crews-stay-away Wisconsin ought to trumpet this warning: From now on, the owners of shady door-to-door sales businesses had better steer their traveling crews away from Wisconsin.
  • Row-trolling Way To Go For Madison Muskie Fishermanlawtoncates.com/media-library/in-the-press/row-trolling-way-to-go-for-madison-muskie-fisherman-1 The Wisconsin State Journal published an article authored by Patrick Durkin about muskie fishing stories with Attorneys Jim Olson and Scott Hassett.
  • Richard Lyman Cates, Sr.: November 22, 1925 - August 3, 2011lawtoncates.com/media-library/in-the-press/richard-lyman-cates-sr-november-22-1925-august-3-2011 A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 4:15 p.m. at THE EDGEWATER HOTEL, 666 Wisconsin Avenue, Madison (PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF LOCATION AND TIME). In lieu of flowers and gifts, contributions will be used for the Richard Lyman Cates, Sr. Memorial Fund to assist less fortunate youth and student scholarships.
  • Richard Cates, Longtime Trial Lawyer In Madison, Dies At 85lawtoncates.com/media-library/in-the-press/richard-cates-longtime-trial-lawyer-in-madison-dies-at-85 Longtime Madison trial lawyer Richard Cates, who advised the U.S. House committee that voted to impeach President Richard Nixon in 1974, died Wednesday in Madison of natural causes. He was 85.
  • Prominent Trial Lawyer Cates ’47 Dies In Homelawtoncates.com/media-library/in-the-press/prominent-trial-lawyer-cates-201947-dies-in-home Richard Cates ’47, a trial lawyer who was instrumental in the Watergate inquiry that led to former President Richard Nixon’s resignation, died Wednesday at age 85. Cates died of natural causes in his home in Madison, Wis.