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CHAPTER 134
MISCELLANEOUS TRADE REGULATIONS
134.01   Injury to business; restraint of will.
134.02   Blacklisting and coercion of employees.
134.03   Preventing pursuit of work.
134.04   Sale of certain merchandise by employers to employees prohibited; penalty.
134.05   Bribery of agent, etc.
134.06   Bonus to chauffeurs for purchases, forbidden.
134.10   Invading right to choose insurance agent or insurer by persons engaged in financing.
134.11   Invading of right to choose insurance agent or insurer by persons engaged in selling property.
134.15   Issuing and using what is not money; contracts void.
134.16   Fraudulently receiving deposits.
134.17   Corporate name, recording, amendment, discontinuance, unlawful use.
134.18   Use of, evidence of obtaining credit.
134.19   Fraud on exemption laws.
134.20   Fraudulent issuance or use of warehouse receipts or bills of lading.
134.205   Warehouse keepers to keep register; liability for damages; penalty for fraud.
134.21   Penalty for unauthorized presentation of dramatic plays, etc.
134.23   Motion picture fair practices.
134.245   Definitions.
134.25   Misbranding of gold articles.
134.26   Misbranding of sterling silver articles.
134.27   Misbranding of coin silver articles.
134.28   Misbranding of base silver articles.
134.29   Testing of silver articles.
134.30   Misbranding of gold plated articles.
134.31   Misbranding of silver-plated articles.
134.32   Penalty for violations of ss. 134.25 to 134.31.
134.33   Platinum stamping.
134.34   Duplication of vessel hulls and parts.
134.345   Form retention and disposal.
134.35   Time of filing endorsed on telegrams delivered.
134.36   Telegraph; divulging message; preference in sending, etc.
134.37   Divulging message or forging receipt.
134.38   Companies to post copies of s. 134.37.
134.39   Fraudulent knowledge of dispatch; injury to wires; interference.
134.405   Purchase and sale of certain scrap material.
134.41   Poles and wires on private property without owner's consent.
134.43   Privacy and cable television.
134.45   Contracts restricting days for exhibiting motion picture films; penalty.
134.46   Exhibition of explicit sexual material at outdoor theater.
134.48   Contracts for the display of free newspapers.
134.49   Renewals and extensions of business contracts.
134.50   Poultry dealing regulations.
134.52   Shipment of chickens.
134.53   Transportation and sale of cattle.
134.57   Detectives, settlement with employees.
134.58   Use of unauthorized persons as officers.
134.59   Felons, burglar alarm installation.
134.60   Cutting or transportation of evergreens.
134.63   Nitrous oxide; restrictions on sales; records of certain sales; labeling.
134.65   Cigarette and tobacco products retailer license.
134.66   Restrictions on sale or gift of cigarettes or nicotine or tobacco products.
134.69   Peddling finger alphabet cards prohibited.
134.695   Antique dealers and recyclers.
134.71   Pawnbrokers and secondhand article and jewelry dealers.
134.715   Flea markets; proof of ownership, receipts, returns.
134.72   Prohibition of certain unsolicited messages by facsimile machine.
134.73   Identification of prisoner making telephone solicitation.
134.74   Nondisclosure of information on receipts.
134.77   Beverage container regulation.
134.80   Home heating fuel dealers.
134.81   Water heater thermostat settings.
134.85   Automated teller machines; international charges.
134.87   Repair, replacement and refund under new motorized wheelchair warranties.
134.90   Uniform trade secrets act.
134.91   Sale of dextromethorphan to a minor without prescription prohibited.
134.93   Payment of commissions to independent sales representatives.
134.95   Violations against elderly or disabled persons.
134.96   Use of lodging establishments.
134.97   Disposal of records containing personal information.
134.98   Notice of unauthorized acquisition of personal information.
134.99   Parties to a violation.
134.01 134.01 Injury to business; restraint of will. Any 2 or more persons who shall combine, associate, agree, mutually undertake or concert together for the purpose of willfully or maliciously injuring another in his or her reputation, trade, business or profession by any means whatever, or for the purpose of maliciously compelling another to do or perform any act against his or her will, or preventing or hindering another from doing or performing any lawful act shall be punished by imprisonment in the county jail not more than one year or by fine not exceeding $500.
134.01 History History: 1993 a. 482.
134.01 Annotation A complaint alleging a conspiracy for the purpose of injuring another by means of perjury and resulting damage states a claim upon which relief can be granted. Radue v. Dill, 74 Wis. 2d 239, 246 N.W.2d 507.
134.01 AnnotationMalice as essential element is discussed. Malecki v. Fine-Lando Clinic, 162 Wis. 2d 73, 469 N.W.2d 629 (1991).
134.01 Annotation A doctor's personal service corporation was merely the alter ego of the doctor. The doctor and the corporation did not constitute “two or more persons" under this section. Wausau Medical Center v. Asplund, 182 Wis. 2d 274, 514 N.W.2d 34 (Ct. App. 1994).
134.01 Annotation An employee's claim against fellow employees for injury to reputation and profession was preempted by s. 102.03. Mudrovich v. Soto, 2000 WI App 174, 238 Wis. 2d 162, 617 N.W.2d 242, 99-1410.
134.01 Annotation Malicious injury to reputation and business claims do not require the existence of a contract in order to lie. The economic loss doctrine does not apply in the case of an independent tort based on allegations distinct from any contract allegations that seeks separate, non-economic damages. Brew City Redevelopment Group, LLC v. The Ferchill Group, 2006 WI 128, 297 Wis. 2d 606, 724 N.W.2d 879, 04-3238.
134.01 Annotation This section is a criminal statute, but Wisconsin courts have found an implied private right for victims of such conspiracies. To prove a claim under this section, a plaintiff must show that: 1) the defendants acted together; 2) with a common purpose to injure the plaintiff's reputation or business; 3) with malice; and 4) the plaintiff suffered financial harm. Kuryakyn Holdings, LLC v. Ciro, LLC, 242 F. Supp. 3d 789 (2017).
134.02 134.02 Blacklisting and coercion of employees.
134.02(1)(1)Any 2 or more persons, whether members of a partnership or company or stockholders in a corporation, who are employers of labor and who shall combine or agree to combine for any of the following purposes shall be fined not less than $100 nor more than $500, which fine shall be paid into the state treasury for the benefit of the school fund:
134.02(1)(a) (a) Preventing any person seeking employment from obtaining employment.
134.02(1)(b) (b) Procuring or causing the discharge of any employee by threats, promises, circulating blacklists or causing blacklists to be circulated.
134.02(1)(c) (c) After having discharged any employee, preventing or attempting to prevent the employee from obtaining employment with any other person, partnership, company or corporation by the means described in par. (a) or (b).
134.02(1)(d) (d) Authorizing, permitting or allowing any of their agents to blacklist any discharged employee or any employee who has voluntarily left the service of his or her employer.
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