No. 266.

56 Wis.2d 848 (1973)

203 N.W.2d 140

GOTTSCHALK BROS., INC., Appellant, v. CITY OF WAUSAU, Respondent.

Supreme Court of Wisconsin.

Decided January 15, 1973.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

For the appellant there were briefs by Genrich, Terwilliger, Wakeen, Piehler & Conway, attorneys, and Douglas J. Klingberg of counsel, all of Wausau, and oral argument by Mr. Klingberg.

For the respondent there was a brief and oral argument by James A. Simmonds, city attorney.


This case resembles a jigsaw picture puzzle, or, more accurately, the pieces of three jigsaw puzzles jumbled together. Until it is determined how the work done that is involved in this dispute fits into the picture, the pieces cannot be put together. It is not possible to locate the law or apply the appropriate legal conclusions unless or until the nature of the work done is determined. Once that is decided—what the work done constituted...

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