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Hudson dentist accused of professional misconduct

Going to the dentist is something few people enjoy. The whole experience can be made worse if a dentist engages in practices that put patients in danger - especially when those patients are children.

A former pediatric dentist who practiced in Hudson is facing dozens of allegations of misconduct by former patients. Dr. Andy Mancini, former owner of La Petit dental clinic, is being investigated by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS).

41 new laws hit the books in Wisconsin

Last month, Governor Scott Walker signed 41 bills into Wisconsin law, affecting areas such as criminal justice, drugs and medication, students and recreation. As attorneys, it's our job to stay up-to-date on developments in Wisconsin law (and, when laws get weird, it can be lots of fun). How will this new crop of statutes affect Wisconsinites? Read on to learn about some highlights and what they could mean for you.

Curious about other laws going into effect this year? Take a look at our post on new Wisconsin laws in 2018.

Explosion At Refinery In Superior, Wisconsin

On the morning of Thursday, April 26th, an asphalt tank at the Husky Energy refinery exploded. Shockwaves from the location reverberated more than 15 miles away, as people in surrounding areas reported that it felt as though an earthquake was moving through the area.

An evacuation order was put into place and stayed in effect until the morning of Friday, April 27th, due to the enormous amount of toxic smoke that was generated by the explosion and subsequent fires. The evacuation zone covered nearly 72 square miles, most of which was located south of the refinery. This included all 27,000 residents of Superior, as well as roughly 13,000 people in the surrounding area.

How Stressed Are Wisconsinites?

We often blog about stressful topics - car accidents, work injuries, appealing a denial of disability benefits, and many other high-stress situations - that affect our fellow Wisconsinites and our neighbors in Minnesota. As such, we were intrigued when we saw a recently created ranking that shows which states are the most and least stressed. While we often encounter people at some of their most stressful times in life, it's interesting to see how the state population (as a whole) ranks in relation to stress levels.

How did Wisconsin fare in these rankings? Are Wisconsinites as chilled out and steady-handed as we like to think? Or are we secretly stressed out and don't even know it?

Rural Roads vs. City Streets: Which Are Safer? (2018 Update)

Last year, we examined the statistics that compare urban streets to rural roads in terms of car crashes and overall safety and wrote a blog about what we found.

New data was released after that post was published, so it's time to once again examine whether the perception that rural roads are safer than crowded urban streets is actually true.

“Green Alert” Bill Could Help Wisconsin Veterans

Our veterans put their lives on the line to protect our freedoms and keep us safe. It’s a difficult, high-pressure job that leaves many service members changed for life. But, too often, these heroes are denied the resources they need to heal when they return home.

To address some of the challenges veterans face, Wisconsin lawmakers are considering a bill called the Corey Adams Searchlight Act. If it passes, the law would create a “Green Alert” system to notify the public if an at-risk veteran is missing. It would function much like an Amber Alert for missing children or a Silver Alert for missing seniors. The bill unanimously passed in the state Senate, but awaits a vote in the Assembly.

Little uproar in Wisconsin as catfishing may be made illegal

The State of Wisconsin is recognized nationally as one of the premier outdoor fishing and hunting destinations in the United States. The Wisconsin DNR estimates that hunters and anglers generate more than $4 billion (with a b) in annual license fees, adding more than 56,000 jobs to state and local economies. It must have come as a surprise to many when a November 2017 issue of Cap Times (an online news site highlighting news out of Madison) reported that hearings were underway to outlaw catfishing.

 

Federal judge churns out ruling in favor of Wisconsin butter law

Ohio, don’t be salty – the Dairy State is just picky about its butter.

It’s a long running joke that people in Wisconsin love their dairy, but a recent court case shows that joke may be rooted in truth. A recent lawsuit highlights a Wisconsin law that shows just how serious the state is about its milk products.

Wisconsin vs. Minnesota: Who Drives Better?

Wisconsin is perhaps best known for its cheese, beautiful landscapes, four-time Super Bowl-winning NFL team, and passionate football fans.

As it turns out, however, we are not known for our driving skills. That is, when compared to regional rival Minnesota.

New Wisconsin Laws in 2018

January 1 ushered in more than the new year in Wisconsin. It brought about a number of new laws (and changes to existing laws) that are now in effect throughout the state.

Below, we review some of the most notable changes that Wisconsonites should know about.

Awards & Recognition

Our peers and independent third-party organizations have recognized the hard work and dedication we put into every case. This has led to numerous awards and accolades.

  1. Rated By Super Lawyers | Russel D. Nicolet
    Super Lawyers Rising Stars
    Avvo Rating 10.0 Superb | Top Attorney Personal Injury Avvo Rating 10.0 Superb | Top Attorney Bankruptcy
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  4. BV Distinguished | Lexis Nexis | Martindale-Hubbell | For Ethical Standards and Legal Ability The National Trial Lawyers

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Hudson Office
511 2nd Street Suite 203
Hudson, WI 54016

Phone: 715-802-0872
Hudson Office

Woodbury Office
724 Bielenberg Drive, Suite 126
Woodbury, MN 55125

Phone: 651-243-2872
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Amery Office
228 Keller Ave N., Suite 3A
Amery, WI 54001

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1720 North Twelfth Street
Superior, WI 54880

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New Richmond Office
1500 Madison Ave., Suite 2A
New Richmond, WI 54017

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Rice Lake, WI 54868

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Eau Claire, WI 54701

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Nicolet Law Office, S.C. helps people throughout Western Wisconsin and Minnesota including; Hudson, Eau Claire, Superior, Amery, Rice Lake, Chippewa Falls, River Falls, Menomonie, Hayward, New Richmond, Spooner, Bloomer and Barron.

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