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COOPER v. EAGLE RIVER MEM'L HOSP., INC., 00-3943; 01-1040

Because Wisconsin requires the legislature to unambiguously demonstrate an intent to alter the common law standards for a negligence per se instruction to be appropriate, a law that generally ensures public safety is not necessarily a "safety statute."

Appellate Information

  • Decided 10/25/2001
  • Published 10/25/2001


  • FLAUM, Chief Judge., Before FLAUM, Chief Judge, and COFFEY and MANION, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Seventh Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Robert J. Napleton,Motherway, Glenn & Napleton, Chicago, IL, Lynn D. Dowd (argued), Naperville, IL, for Plaintiffs-Appellants.

  • For Appellees:
  • Curtis C. Swanson (argued), Von Briesen, Purtell & Roper, Madison, WI, for Defendants-Appellees.
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