Choice of Law Admission of Extrinsic Evidence Insurer Allocation Pre-Tender FeesStatute of Limitations
Most significant relationship testFacts set forth in the pleadings aloneIf one claim is potentially covered, must defend entire suitNot recoverable6 years
State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co. v. Gillette, 641 N.W.2d 662, 670-71, 676 (Wis. 2002)Fireman’s Fund Ins. Co. v. Bradley Corp., 660 N.W.2d 666, 673 (Wis. 2003)American Motorists Ins. Co. v. Trane Co., 544 F. Supp. 669, 692 (W.D. Wis. 1982) Towne Realty v. Zurich Ins. Co., 548 N.W.2d 64, 68 (Wis. 1996)(Wis. Stat. §§ 93.61, 893.43)
Pre-Judgment Interest Late Notice Public Policy Bar Independent CounselAtty's Fees/Decl. Relief Action
12%Notice-prejudiceBar to indemnity and defenseMay choose own counselRecoverable
(Wis. Stat. § 628.46)Fireman's Fund Ins. Co. v. Bradley Corp., 660 N.W.2d 666, 682-83 (Wis. 2003)Haessley v. Germantown Mut. Ins. Co., 569 N.W.2d 804, 809 (Wis. Ct. App. 1997)Marten Transport Ltd.v. Hartford Specialty Co., 533 N.W.2d 452, 461 n.3 (Wis. 1995)
Nowacki v. Federated Realty Grp., Inc., 36 F. Supp. 2d 1099 (E.D. Wis. 1999)
Wis. Stat. § 806.04(8)
DeChant v. Monarch Life Ins. Co., 547 N.W.2d 592 (Wis. 1996) (bad faith)
but see Gorton v. Hostak, Henzl & Bichler, 577 N.W.2d 617, 625 (Wis. 1998) (noting “limited and narrow” scope of the exceptions to the American Rule)