Home / Blog

Craig Christensen Named 2017 “Leader in the Law”
February 16, 2017 10:07 am

Attorney Craig Christensen has been named among the Wisconsin Law Journal’s “Leaders in the Law” for 2017. This award is given to “top members of the state’s legal community.”

Craig Christensen is the manager of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®‘s Appleton office. He has been actively involved the Appleton community by volunteering his time with many organizations including Homeless Connection, Appleton Soccer Club, and United Way Fox Cities. He focuses his legal practice solely on helping people who have been hurt recover fair compensation.

To read more about this great honor and Mr. Christensen’s contributions, click here.


Supreme Court to Hear Epic Systems Case
January 16, 2017 5:21 pm

The lawsuit against Epic Systems Corporation has been elevated to the highest court in the land.

Attorney Jason Knutson of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, alongside David Zoeller of Hawks Quindel, are representing the plaintiff, Jacob Lewis, in this battle for employee rights.

The dispute centers around agreements Epic has employees sign that preclude employees from taking employment disputes to court in favor of independent arbiters. Epic Systems v. Jacob Lewis is one of three employee rights cases the Court will hear.

Click here to read more about the case, courtesy of the Wisconsin Law Journal.


Victims of Brookfield plane crash identified
January 13, 2017 5:07 pm

Authorities have released the names of the victims of a small plane crash at the Capitol Airport in Wisconsin last week: 41-year-old Cory Papenfuss and his wife, 37-year-old wife, Carmen Papenfuss.

According to reports, the single-engine plane was about to take off at the Capitol Airport when it crashed into an SUV parked in the grass near the runway. The impact of the collision seriously injured Papenfuss and his wife. They were rushed to Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, where Papenfuss succumbed to his injuries. Carmen Papenfuss remains in critical condition, despite being awake and showing signs of improvement.

Their five-month-old son, who was seating beside Carmen, sustained minor injuries. He was transported to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin for treatment and is expected to recover.

Investigators were called to the scene to determine the cause of crash.

Our deepest condolences from the attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®. We send our thoughts to the victim’s wife and son, and hope for their speedy recovery.


Mercedes Benz SUVs recalled due to sensor problem
January 12, 2017 4:45 pm

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that the German automaker Mercedes Benz is recalling nearly 48, 000 SUVs due to a sensor problem.

According to the report, the recall was initiated after the company discovered that the affected SUVs were installed with faulty sensors that will misread whether a child or an adult is in the front seat. This issue will most likely deactivate the air bag system, posing a injury risk.

The models covered by the recall include the GL, GLE, and GLS models from the 2016 and 2017 model years. Mercedes will notify its consumers who purchased the affected vehicle and will fix the sensor software free of charge.

To date, no reports of injuries related to the vehicle sensor problem have been confirmed by the company.

If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident caused by an auto defect, we might be able to help you. Our Milwaukee lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® are experienced in product liability law and can assist you throughout the process. Contact us at (414) 271-0900 to learn more about your legal options.


Chemical plant worker seriously injured in Florida workplace blast
11:54 am

A worker in Hendry County, Florida recently suffered critical injuries after an explosion took place while he was on the job at a chemical plant, an article of nbc-2.com reported on January 9.

According to reports, nearby residents felt the explosion that took place at the Paramount Chemicals & Plastics, Inc., as well as saw the debris that went airborne. Alongside the Felda, LaBelle, and Immokalee fire departments, the Florida Department and Environmental Protection responded due to the chemical presence in the facility. The injured worker, whose name was not released, was airlifted to a medical facility due to the severity of his condition. Agents from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are expected to inspect the facility and they will monitor the condition of the injured worker.

Workers are often left permanently disabled when they survive workplace explosions, leaving them incapable of providing the financial support needed by their family. If this happened to you or to a loved one, the legal team of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® may offer you legal assistance to pursue damage claims against negligent parties. Call us today at (414) 271-0900 to find out how we may possibly help you recover your loss.


Man charged for sexually assaulting a woman
January 11, 2017 4:25 pm

A criminal complaint has been filed against a man who allegedly sexually assaulted a woman at a Stanley home.

According to the complaint, the suspect forced the 29-year-old female who filed the complaint to have sexual intercourse with him at a home in the 300 block of Washington Street last October 29. A similar incident took place December 30, when the victim woke up with the suspect next to her in bed and forced her to perform sexual acts with him.

The suspect, identified as 31-year-old Scott W. Kane, is charged with three counts of second-degree sexual assault. Each charge carries a maximum of 25 years in prison. The Chippewa County Court will give him a maximum $100,000 fine per charge, if convicted. Kane was previously convicted in 2011 for criminal damage to property, disorderly conduct, and resisting an officer.

If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual assault, we can help you. Our Milwaukee lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® are experienced and knowledgeable and can assist you throughout the process. Get in touch with us at (414) 271-0900 to learn more about your legal options.


Snowmobile crash seriously injured racers
4:11 pm

Authorities are still investigating an accident involving snowmobiles that injured two people at the Ironwood Snowmobile Olympus in Wisconsin.

According to initial report, the victims were participating in a race at the Ironwood Snowmobile Olympus when the tragic accident took place. The impact of the collision injured both racers, who were identified as Blaine Stephenson and Matt Goede.

Stephenson sustained facial injuries, including broken nose, facial fractures, and bruises near his forehead. Goede, on the other hand, suffered from broken leg and knee cap. He also suffered from multiple compound fracture to his pelvis. Both were transported to a local hospital in Wausau for treatment.

Investigators were called onto the scene to determine liability.

If you or someone you know has been physically injured in an auto accident involving a recreational vehicle, we can help you. Our Milwaukee lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® are experienced and skilled and can assist you throughout the process. Get in touch with us at (414) 271-0900 to learn more about your legal options.


Speeding driver involved in fatal mishap alleged of marijuana intoxication
January 10, 2017 5:49 pm

Milwaukee authorities believed that the speeding vehicle driver was under the influence of marijuana when he got involved in an accident with another vehicle that resulted in a fatality, an article of Journal Sentinel reported on January 10.

According to reports, 22-year-old Larreon Hopkins was traveling at a speed over 80 mph on West Capitol Drive when he struck a vehicle driven by James Bentley, 52. Arresting police officers reportedly detected a strong marijuana odor from Hopkins, who was transported to a hospital for a blood testing. Initial investigations also revealed that the vehicle driven by Hopkins had an approximate speed of 69 to 84 mph moments before the mishap. Bentley succumbed to blunt force injuries that he sustained from the crash, reports also said.

Hopkins, who had previous marijuana possession conviction in December, denied all the allegations filed against him. A January 20 court hearing is set for Hopkins and a bail of $25,000 was imposed to him.


Six people injured in Racine vehicular mishap
5:24 pm

A recent vehicular accident in Racine, Wisconsin resulted in six personal injuries, an article of wisn.com reported on Sunday, January 8.

Information coming from Racine Police said the two-vehicle accident happened at the crossway of Buchanan and Barker Streets. One of the persons involved in the mishap reportedly was thrown out of the vehicle. Though reports have confirmed the number of personal injuries, details about their conditions were unavailable as of reporting. A photo of the accident showed that of the vehicles have serious front end damages and debris were scattered in the area. Authorities told reports that they are investigating what have been the cause of the collision and they are encouraging people who might saw the crash to coordinate with them for additional information.

The personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® in Appleton represent families who have been injured in a car accident. If you are in such situation, we may tirelessly work on your behalf to possibly get remunerations you need for recovery. Call us today at (414) 271-0900 to learn more about your legal options.


Vehicle accident injures four, including one child
January 9, 2017 12:38 pm

A fatal two-vehicle car collision injured four people at the intersection of Oakwood Street and Highway 12/16, on Thursday, January 5.

Local authorities were dispatched to the intersection after receiving a report of the car accident. According to the report, a 2003 Ford Focus was heading south of Oakwood Street when it ran a sign and crashed into a 2002 Chevrolet K1500 that was traveling perpendicular to the Focus. The impact of the collision pushed the Chevrolet to a parking lot where it struck two vehicles parked in the area.

The Ford and Chevrolet driver, identified as 23-year-old Erin Vetters and 3o-year-old Richard Small respectively, sustained injuries. Two passengers from the Chevrolet, Jessica Small and Malakai Smith, were also injured. They were rushed to Tomah Memorial Hospital for treatment.

If you or someone you know has been physically injured in an auto accident involving a negligent, drunk, or reckless driver, we might be able to help you. Our lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® are experienced in personal injury litigation and can assist you throughout the process. Get in touch with us at (414) 271-0900 to learn more about your legal options.