Thank you for your additional information.
I am sorry to say that without confirmation of an autopsy report and witnesses that they caused his death as you suspect they did, you would have no case that could be won in court. In fact, the WI statute of limitations
for you to file suit expires May 24, 2013, so you are about to lose your right to sue. The problem you are facing, which I do not know if it was explained to you by the 40 other attorneys you spoke with, is the autopsy report as the coroner determines cause of death and if the coroner cannot determine the cause was undetermined or that someone else was responsible for the death, when the defendant bar raises that report in court, the court has no choice but to throw out the case. Thus, the first step in this would have been to get an independent autopsy conducted if the coroner would not reconsider their findings and use the independent report to counter the coroner's report arguing that the death was caused by the bar and it was not merely alcohol.
However, as there has actually been no discovery that the death was wrongful and as the WI law does state that you can file suit outside of the statute of limitations if the tort
or wrongful act was not discovered or not reasonably discovered within the statute of limitations, you could possibly argue to get the case filed out of the statute of limitations, but you first have to get the coroner to change their cause of death determination or get an independent coroner to examine the report and photographs to counter the coroner's official report before you can proceed any further.
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