• 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.
  • Plaintiffs In Mass Murder Case Against The City Of Crandon And Forest County Will Seek An Appeal Of The Decision Denying Them Their Day In Courtlawtoncates.com/media-library/in-the-press/plaintiffs-in-mass-murder-case-against-the-city-of-crandon-and-forest-county-will-seek-an-appeal-of-the-decision-denying-them-their-day-in-court The Plaintiff's, Charlie Neitzel and the families of Bradley Schultz, Lianne Thomas, Lindsey Stahl, and Katrina McCorkle in the case against the City of Crandon and Forest County, Forest County Case No. 08 CV 100, will file an appeal of Circuit Court Judge Mangerson's decision to dismiss their case. As a result of this decision, the families of the slain innocent young adults and one seriously injured sole survivor have been denied their day in court. This decision allows the City of Crandon and Forest County to dodge any liability for hiring a mentally unstable officer. Plaintiff's counsel, Lawton & Cates, L.C., will file an appeal of this decision. Plaintiffs will seek their day in court and a return to the law the holds government liable for the wrongful acts of their employees.
  • Oscar Mayer 'don-doff' Suit To Jurylawtoncates.com/media-library/in-the-press/oscar-mayer-don-doff-suit-to-jury A federal judge ruled Monday that a jury should decide if Oscar Mayer production workers should get paid for time spent putting on and taking off safety and sanitation equipment required by federal law and the company.
  • Obituary For Richard Lyman Sr. Cateslawtoncates.com/media-library/in-the-press/obituary-for-richard-lyman-sr-cates Richard Lyman Cates Sr. died surrounded by family of natural causes Wednesday morning, Aug 3, 2011, in Madison, finishing his 85-year adventure that began on Nov. 22, 1925, in New York City.
  • Medical Disclosure Suit Upheldlawtoncates.com/media-library/in-the-press/medical-disclosure-suit-upheld Attorneys Dixon Gahnz and Levi Bjork were successful in their appeal to uphold a $26,000 judgment against a Fort Atkinson woman who unlawfully obtained medical records of our client and disclosed them. This District 4 Court of Appeals decision clarifies a statute that regulates disclosure of medical records. Although the statute sets out obligations for healthcare providers, it does not limit confidentiality requirements just to them, but on “any person.”
  • Lawyers Should Emulate Cateslawtoncates.com/media-library/in-the-press/lawyers-should-emulate-cates Lawyers Should Emulate Cates By Doug Moe
  • Lawton & Cates' Attorneys Receive Super Lawyers Awardslawtoncates.com/media-library/in-the-press/lawton-cates-attorneys-receive-super-lawyers-awards-1 Attorneys James Olson, James Gardner, Kent Carnell, and Dixon Gahnz have been named 2013 Wisconsin Super Lawyers. Attorney Kathryn Harrell McKnight has been named a Rising Star.
  • Lawton & Cates Acquires The Practice Areas Of Krek & Associateslawtoncates.com/media-library/in-the-press/lawton-cates-acquires-the-practice-areas-of-krek-associates Lawton & Cates, S.C., of Madison will acquire the law practice areas of Krek & Associates, S.C. effective Thursday, September 1. The firm will maintain the office at 323 South Whitewater Avenue, Jefferson, WI 53549.
  • Law Clinic Offers Consumers Court Access, Protectionlawtoncates.com/media-library/in-the-press/law-clinic-offers-consumers-court-access-protection Lawton & Cates helps establish the University of Wisconsin's Consumer Law Clinic
  • Kirby Hendee: Cates Had No Time For Baloneylawtoncates.com/media-library/in-the-press/kirby-hendee-cates-had-no-time-for-baloney Kirby Hendee's Letter to Editor regarding John Nichol's tribute to Dick Cates.
  • Jim Olson Receives Best Lawyers' Lawyer Of The Year Awardlawtoncates.com/media-library/in-the-press/jim-olson-receives-best-lawyers-lawyer-of-the-year-award James A. Olson was selected by his peers as the Best Lawyers’ Lawyer of the Year in Madison for plaintiffs’ personal injury litigation.
  • Families Of Crandon Shooting Victims Sue Forest County And City Of Crandonlawtoncates.com/media-library/in-the-press/families-of-crandon-shooting-victims-sue-forest-county-and-city-of-crandon The families of the Crandon shooting victims are suing Forest County and the city of Crandon. Watch the news report by WSAW-TV.
  • Doug Moe: Cates Had Class, In And Out Of Courtlawtoncates.com/media-library/in-the-press/doug-moe-cates-had-class-in-and-out-of-court Some of my best friends are lawyers — make of that what you will — but the first lawyer I ever met was Dick Cates. Since I was just a kid at the time — and Cates was early in his career — I had no way of knowing the tall man with a twinkle in his eye and a love of telling stories would go on to become perhaps the greatest trial attorney Madison has ever seen.
  • Incumbants, Van Meter Win, Dixon Gahnz, Dick Josephson Return As Trusteeslawtoncates.com/media-library/in-the-press/dixon-gahnz-dick-josephson-return-as-trustees Voters in DeForest have re-elected Attorney Dixon Gahnz as a Village Board Trustee for the Village of DeForest. Dick Josephson also was re-elected as a trustee. Chip Van Meter will join the board as a trustee, filling the seat being vacated by trustee Megan Blount.
  • Dick Cates: The Madison Lawyer Who Held Nixon To Accountlawtoncates.com/media-library/in-the-press/dick-cates-the-madison-lawyer-who-held-nixon-to-account Richard L. Cates, a Madison trial lawyer who historians credit with playing a critical role in the Watergate inquiry that led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon, died Wednesday, August 3, 2011, at age 85.
  • Dick Cates: One Of A Kindlawtoncates.com/media-library/in-the-press/dick-cates-one-of-a-kind Bill Kraus said it well. One of the stories comes from Bill Dixon, an old friend who was on the Rodino staff. As I was preparing remarks for Cates' service I called Bill. He gave this gem. Rodino needed a trial lawyer and Bob Kastenmeier recommended Cates. Dixon reports that when Dick Cates came in the room it was as if Matt Dillon had arrived: "Boys--there is a new sheriff in town."
  • Pay-to-stay, Other Fees, Can Put Jail Inmates Hundreds Or Thousands In Debtlawtoncates.com/media-library/in-the-press/cruel-and-unusual-pay-to-stay-other-fees-can-put-jail-inmates-hundreds-or-thousands-in-debt                In this article written by Izabela Zaluska from Wisconsin Watch, Attorney David Stegall discusses pay-to-stay fees and how they can cause huge financial burdens.                           Click on the link below to learn more.
  • Children At Risk Hight Court Rules In Favor Of Young Cancer Survivor, Exposing Little Known Exclusions In Heath Care Policieslawtoncates.com/media-library/in-the-press/children-at-risk-high-court-rules-in-favor-of-young-cancer-survivor-exposing-little-known-exclusions-in-health-care-policies Kevin and Amy Summers have always considered themselves responsible citizens. They live modestly, pay their taxes and make sure their family is covered by insurance. But when the Appleton couple's then 3-year-old son, Parker, was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer in 2002, their carefully constructed safety net turned out to be illusory. The stem cell rescue therapy recommended by Parker's pediatric oncologist at UW Hospital and Clinics was turned down for coverage by Touchpoint Health Plan, the Summers' insurance company.
  • Caution Essential When Hiring Someone With An Arrest Recordlawtoncates.com/media-library/in-the-press/caution-essential-when-hiring-someone-with-an-arrest-record Employees and applicants with arrest and conviction records pose unique concerns for Wisconsin employers. Seemingly conflicting legal obligations flank the employer's pathway for hiring and firing individuals with criminal records. To walk that path with a sure foot, employers must be familiar with Wisconsin law and implement strategies for compliance. On the one hand, employers must avoid employing persons whose backgrounds pose an unreasonable risk of harm to others or their property. Neglecting this duty may expose employers to negligent hiring, training and supervision claims. On the other hand, employers must avoid unlawfully discriminating against employees and applicants based on their arrest or conviction records for felonies, misdemeanors, or other offenses. Failing to do so may expose employers to discrimination claims under the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act (WFEA).
  • Attorney Dixon Gahnz Joins Lawton & Cates, S.c.lawtoncates.com/media-library/in-the-press/attorney-dixon-gahnz-joins-lawton-cates-s.c Lawton & Cates, S.C. is pleased to announce that Attorney Dixon Gahnz joined the team of lawyers at Lawton & Cates, S.C. "Gahnz is a nationally certified civil trial advocate who has helped many families and injured people over the course of his career," stated Kent I. Carnell, President of Lawton & Cates, S.C. "The certification process requires passing a skills test, obtaining references from judges, peers and opposing counsel as well as completing a prescribed number of trials," Carnell continued.