This case takes place in Wisconsin and involves the loss of commissions due to an indirect purchase of a small independent broker. The plaintiff is a capital market investment firm that deals primarily with public school districts, offering public employee pensions and deferred services. They also provide teachers with access to mutual funds and earn a percentage in overrides or commissions. Since the plaintiff was not a broker-dealer they were required to work through another entity, paying them approximately 5% of gross dealer commissions. Another entity purchased this broker-dealer and displaced the plaintiff in receiving overrides. This entity was not a broker-dealer and was given a loan by the defendant of approximately $7 million. The defendant is one of the largest independent brokers and they offered loan forgiveness if the cash flow of the lendee hit a certain target. The plaintiff alleges that the defendant forced the plaintiff out of the prearranged deal and captured their override.