• Trusty Trustee Leaves Village Postwww.lawtoncates.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 Lawwww.lawtoncates.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 Firewww.lawtoncates.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 Awaywww.lawtoncates.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 Fishermanwww.lawtoncates.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, 2011www.lawtoncates.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 85www.lawtoncates.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 Homewww.lawtoncates.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 Courtwww.lawtoncates.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 Jurywww.lawtoncates.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. Cateswww.lawtoncates.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 Upheldwww.lawtoncates.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 Cateswww.lawtoncates.com/media-library/in-the-press/lawyers-should-emulate-cates Lawyers Should Emulate Cates By Doug Moe
  • Lawton & Cates' Attorneys Receive Super Lawyers Awardswww.lawtoncates.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 & Associateswww.lawtoncates.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, Protectionwww.lawtoncates.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 Baloneywww.lawtoncates.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 Awardwww.lawtoncates.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 Crandonwww.lawtoncates.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 Courtwww.lawtoncates.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.