Wisconsin Civil Justice Council, Inc

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
To promote fairness and equality in Wisconsin's civil justice system, business groups, and associations.

Lobbying Interests:
Legislation addressing lawsuit abuse and statutory reforms to Wisconsin's civil justice system.

Title:
Lobbyist

Contact
RF
Robert Fassbender
10 E Doty Street, Suite 500
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 258-9506
(608) 283-2589
fassbender@hamilton-consulting.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Andrew Cook Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/8/2013 Withdrawn On N/A
Robert I Fassbender Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/8/2013 Withdrawn On N/A
James A Buchen Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 2/28/2013 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 19
Assembly Bill 19
Relating to: torts and personal injury trusts. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 154

For
Notification Date
2/20/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 27
Assembly Bill 27
Relating to: state agencies entering into contracts for legal services on a contingent fee basis. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 105

For
Notification Date
2/20/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 29
Assembly Bill 29
Relating to: collateral source payments.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/20/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 120
Assembly Bill 120
Relating to: inadmissibility of a statement of apology or condolence by a health care provider.

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 242

For
Notification Date
5/23/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 139
Assembly Bill 139
Relating to: the duty of physicians to inform patients of treatment options. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 111

For
Notification Date
4/9/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 161
Assembly Bill 161
Relating to: injunctions suspending or restraining the enforcement or execution statewide of a statute of this state.

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 156

For
Notification Date
4/30/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 200
Assembly Bill 200
Relating to: the law governing repair, replacement, and refund under a motor vehicle warranty.

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 101

For
Notification Date
5/24/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 706
Assembly Bill 706
Relating to: the liability of an adult sponsor of a minor applicant for a motor vehicle operator's license.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/4/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 13
Senate Bill 13
Relating to: torts and personal injury trusts. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/15/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 19
Senate Bill 19
Relating to: state agencies entering into contracts for legal services on a contingent fee basis. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/15/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 22
Senate Bill 22
Relating to: collateral source payments.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/15/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 137
Senate Bill 137
Relating to: the duty of physicians to inform patients of treatment options. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/16/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 167
Senate Bill 167
Relating to: actions for damages caused by wind energy systems. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/11/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 182
Senate Bill 182
Relating to: the law governing repair, replacement, and refund under a motor vehicle warranty.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/24/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 592
Senate Bill 592
Relating to: the liability of an adult sponsor of a minor applicant for a motor vehicle operator's license.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/18/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Initiatives relating to civil justice matters that affect Wisconsin and other manufacturers and businesses.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Initiatives relating to civil justice matters that affect Wisconsin and other manufacturers and businesses.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/31/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Relating to collateral source payments.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Relating to collateral source payments.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/30/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

LRB-0592 - relating to state agencies entering into contrcts for legal services on a contingent fee basis
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB-0592 - relating to state agencies entering into contrcts for legal services on a contingent fee basis

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/30/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

LRB-0002 - relating to torts and personal injury trusts.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB-0002 - relating to torts and personal injury trusts.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/29/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2013
January - June
$75,786.52
2013
July - December
$49,427.74
2014
January - June
$75,786.52
2014
July - December
$49,228.12
Total $250,228.90
Total Hours Communicating 2013
January - June
43.50
2013
July - December
10.25
2014
January - June
36.50
2014
July - December
0.00
Total 90.25
Total Hours Other 2013
January - June
481.60
2013
July - December
451.30
2014
January - June
385.00
2014
July - December
79.80
Total 1397.70

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: the duty of physicians to inform patients of treatment options. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: the duty of physicians to inform patients of treatment options. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: state agencies entering into contracts for legal services on a contingent fee basis. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
4 %
2013
July - December
12 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 5 %
Relating to: inadmissibility of a statement of apology or condolence by a health care provider.
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
4 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
10 %
2014
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: injunctions suspending or restraining the enforcement or execution statewide of a statute of this state.
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
4 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: the law governing repair, replacement, and refund under a motor vehicle warranty.
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
4 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: state agencies entering into contracts for legal services on a contingent fee basis. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
4 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: the law governing repair, replacement, and refund under a motor vehicle warranty.
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
4 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: collateral source payments.
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
8 %
2013
July - December
4 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: collateral source payments.
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
8 %
2013
July - December
4 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: torts and personal injury trusts. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
10 %
2013
July - December
12 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 7 %
Relating to: torts and personal injury trusts. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
15 %
2013
July - December
25 %
2014
January - June
65 %
2014
July - December
Total 31 %
Relating to: the liability of an adult sponsor of a minor applicant for a motor vehicle operator's license.
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
5 %
2014
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: the liability of an adult sponsor of a minor applicant for a motor vehicle operator's license.
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
5 %
2014
July - December
Total 1 %

Budget Bill Subjects

No budget bill subjects found.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
4 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
50 %
Total 4 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
4 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 1 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
4 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 1 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
4 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 1 %

Minor Efforts

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

Minor Efforts
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
5 %
2014
July - December
Total 1 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

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

Other Matters
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
15 %
2013
July - December
43 %
2014
January - June
10 %
2014
July - December
50 %
Total 24 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures