Office Hours

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

Peterson, Berk & Cross will be closed at noon on December 31, 2013 and all day on January 1, 2014. The firm will reopen on Thursday, January 2, 2014. Our normal business hours are Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Thank you and have a safe holiday.

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Widower Of Murdered Woman Waited Too Long To Sue Killer

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

On Dec. 19, a Court of Appeals decided that a Wisconsin man waited too long to file a wrongful death suit against his wife’s convicted killer. The statute of limitations specifies that wrongful death lawsuits must be filed within two years of the date when the identity of a murderer has been established within a […]

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What’s The Value Of Your Employee Rights Case?

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

If you’re a worker who is pursuing (or thinking about pursuing) an employment-law complaint, you may have ideas about the monetary value your case is worth. Unfortunately, workers’ own case valuations are usually wrong. Very wrong, in fact. Workers often come up with wrong valuations because they rely on factors that are important to the workers- such […]

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NHTSA Announce Plan To Improve Safety For Elderly Drivers

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

Wisconsin drivers may be interested to learn that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA, announced on Dec. 8 a plan that will help elderly drivers be safer while driving. According to the report, elderly drivers are actually the safest group that uses national roadways but, as the number of elderly drivers increases, they […]

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Professional Drivers Also Struggled To Control Porsche

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

The details of the accident that killed Paul Walker of “Fast and Furious” fame are reasonably well-known at this point. However, another fact about the car accident is beginning to emerge, and it’s coming from the world of professional drivers. They have known for many years that the Porsche Carrera GT was especially difficult to […]

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Playing The Wrong Cards In Severance Negotiations

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

It is common for employees (including professional and executive employees) to play the wrong cards, so to speak, during severance negotiations. That is, employees negotiating severance agreements often raise issues to their employers that they believe, incorrectly, provide strong leverage or potential legal claims. Don’t get me wrong. Many employees who are fired and/or approached with […]

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Wisconsin SUV Rollover Crash Leaves 1 Dead, 4 Injured

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

A collision between a truck and an SUV in Gordon left one person dead and four others injured. The crash is being investigated by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department and the Wisconsin State Police. The accident happened on the morning of Nov. 29 at around 7:00 a.m. when a truck collided with a sport utility […]

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Wisconsin Man Dies When Arguing Parties Take To The Road

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

A 19-year-old Wisconsin man was killed and a teenager was injured when a verbal argument led to a fatal auto crash, according to authorities. Police say the responsible party is in custody, and charges of hit-and-run causing death and homicide by negligent operation have been recommended. They also say alcohol and drugs were factors in […]

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Honda Minivan Owners Cautioned On Brakes In Recall Announcement

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

Appleton drivers of Honda Motor Company minivans should be aware that the car maker announced plans to recall some 344,000 of its Odyssey models. The recall was over concerns about a software problem that made the vehicle’s brakes unexpectedly engage, which could cause auto accidents. The glitch could make it possible for the system known as […]

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