Wagner v. Springaire Corp

In Wagner v. Springaire Corp., 50 Wis. 2d 212, 218, 184 N.W.2d 88 (1971), an attorney's failure to timely answer did not constitute excusable neglect where he asserted that his tardiness was due to the pressure of work and personal affairs, including a spouse's long illness. Because the attorney gave no specific explanation of why these circumstances caused his failure to timely answer, the supreme court upheld the trial court's determination that excusable neglect was lacking. Id.