Civil Trial Counsel of Wisconsin

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Trial lawyers primarily engaged in the defense of civil litigation.

Lobbying Interests:
Substantive and procedural issues impacting on the civil justice system and litigation related thereto.

CEO Name:
James E Hough
Executive director

Contact
JEH
James E Hough
10 E Doty St, Se 500
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 283-2586
(608) 283-2589
hough@hamilton-consulting.com
www.ctcw.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
James E Hough Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/4/2005 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 101
Assembly Bill 101
relating to: product liability of manufacturers, distributors, and sellers.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/3/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 161
Assembly Bill 161
relating to: solicitation of bids for public procurements by means of an electronic auction and granting rule-making.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/12/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 203
Assembly Bill 203
relating to: evidence of lay and expert witnesses.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/12/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 278
Assembly Bill 278
relating to: liens, public nuisances, witnesses, and liability of shareholders.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/12/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 404
Assembly Bill 404
relating to: prohibiting the Department of Health and Family Services from promulgating a rule under which fees for copies of patient health care records and X-rays equal certain amounts.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
5/23/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 766
Assembly Bill 766
relating to: recovery of noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/25/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 778
Assembly Bill 778
relating to: actions against manufacturers, distributors, sellers, and promoters of products.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/25/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 843
Assembly Bill 843
relating to: punitive damage awards.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/20/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 855
Assembly Bill 855
relating to: damages for frivolous claims.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
12/20/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 1073
Assembly Bill 1073
relating to: recovery of noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases.

Bill Text and History

2005 Wisconsin Act 183

For
Notification Date
5/17/2006
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 58
Senate Bill 58
relating to: product liability of manufacturers, distributors, and sellers.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/3/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 70
Senate Bill 70
relating to: evidence of lay and expert witnesses.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/3/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 159
Senate Bill 159
relating to: providing the jury in civil actions with an explanation regarding the results of their findings.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
4/12/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 161
Senate Bill 161
relating to: civil liability exemption for claims resulting from weight gain and obesity.

Bill Text and History

2005 Wisconsin Act 325

For
Notification Date
4/12/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 201
Senate Bill 201
relating to: prohibiting the Department of Health and Family Services from promulgating a rule under which fees for copies of patient health care records and X-rays equal certain amounts.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
5/23/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 402
Senate Bill 402
relating to: actions against manufacturers, distributors, sellers, and promoters of products.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/20/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 425
Senate Bill 425
relating to: the authority of the Department of Justice and public nuisance actions.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/2/2006
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 447
Senate Bill 447
relating to: punitive damage awards.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/20/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 456
Senate Bill 456
relating to: claims for loss of society and companionship in medical malpractice cases.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
12/20/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

Fees for copies of patient health care records. (Ch. HFS 117)
Agency Name
Health and Family Services

Subject
Fees for copies of patient health care records. (Ch. HFS 117)

Register Number: 561 (10/1/2002)
Clearinghouse Rule: CR 03-111
Other
Notification Date
1/1/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Medical malpractice caps
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Medical malpractice caps

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
11/2/2006
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Punitive damages standard
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Punitive damages standard

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
11/2/2006
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Responsive pleading
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Responsive pleading

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
11/2/2006
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Risk contribution
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Risk contribution

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
11/2/2006
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Evidenciary standards for expert testimony
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Evidenciary standards for expert testimony

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/5/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Products Liability
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Products Liability

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/5/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2005
January - June
$10,676.42
2005
July - December
$10,751.00
2006
January - June
$13,411.00
2006
July - December
$13,077.00
Total $47,915.42
Total Hours Communicating 2005
January - June
83.50
2005
July - December
114.00
2006
January - June
17.00
2006
July - December
9.00
Total 223.50
Total Hours Other 2005
January - June
139.00
2005
July - December
376.00
2006
January - June
262.00
2006
July - December
276.75
Total 1053.75

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

relating to: product liability of manufacturers, distributors, and sellers.
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
9 %
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 2 %
relating to: liens, public nuisances, witnesses, and liability of shareholders.
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
9 %
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 2 %
relating to: evidence of lay and expert witnesses.
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
14 %
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 2 %
relating to: evidence of lay and expert witnesses.
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
22 %
2005
July - December
6 %
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 6 %
relating to: product liability of manufacturers, distributors, and sellers.
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
26 %
2005
July - December
8 %
2006
January - June
8 %
2006
July - December
Total 9 %
relating to: punitive damage awards.
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
10 %
2006
January - June
9 %
2006
July - December
Total 6 %
relating to: recovery of noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases.
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
16 %
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 6 %
relating to: actions against manufacturers, distributors, sellers, and promoters of products.
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
30 %
2006
January - June
15 %
2006
July - December
Total 15 %
relating to: actions against manufacturers, distributors, sellers, and promoters of products.
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
30 %
2006
January - June
8 %
2006
July - December
Total 13 %
relating to: recovery of noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases.
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
8 %
2006
July - December
Total 2 %
relating to: punitive damage awards.
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
9 %
2006
July - December
Total 2 %

Budget Bill Subjects

No budget bill subjects found.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
10 %
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 2 %

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
8 %
Total 2 %
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
13 %
Total 3 %
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
15 %
Total 3 %
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
18 %
Total 4 %
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
27 %
Total 6 %

Minor Efforts

(Time spent on matters each of which accounted for less than 10% of the organization's lobbying.)

Minor Efforts
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
6 %
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
11 %
2006
July - December
Total 3 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

  • Gubernatorial nominations
  • Matters on which the organization made no lobbying communication

Other Matters
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
4 %
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
32 %
2006
July - December
19 %
Total 12 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures