Damage Awards.

Byline: Derek Hawkins

WI Court of Appeals District II

Case Name: Michael R. Wilhelm v. McCoy Contractors, Inc., et al.

Case No.: 2016AP1729

Officials: Neubauer, C.J., Reilly, P.J., and Hagedorn, J.

Focus: Damage Awards

This case arises from a dispute between Michael R. Wilhelm and his former employer, McCoy Contractors, Inc. (McCoy) over unpaid compensation. Wilhelm appeals from orders dismissing McCoy's president, Daniel J. McCoy (Daniel), from the case and reducing a jury's damages award against McCoy. McCoy, meanwhile, cross-appeals from an order awarding attorney fees to Wilhelm.

We conclude that the circuit court properly dismissed Daniel from the case and properly awarded attorney fees to Wilhelm. However, we also conclude that the court erred in reducing the jury's damages award against McCoy, which may have affected the amount of attorney fees ordered. Therefore, we affirm in part, reverse in part, and remand with directions...

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