Government immunity for private contractors, uncollectable legal judgments and “puffery” are at the core of three construction-related cases headed to the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that three families cannot sue a mortgage company for allegedly charging them a loan discount fee without giving them a lower interest rate.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court is scheduled to decide Thursday whether a Waukesha plumbing contractor is entitled to direct payment from an insurance company for work at a vacant rental property.
The Supreme Court has sided with an Idaho couple in a property rights case, ruling they can go to court to challenge an Environmental Protection Agency order that blocked construction of their new home and threatened fines of more than $30,000 a day.
An eight-year fight between the state and a former Milwaukee storage yard owner over a sunken barge is going back to the courthouse where it all began.
Published: January 18, 2012
Tags: Knox v. Service Employees International Union Local 1000, SEIU, Service Employees International Union, Supreme Court
The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court appear poised to issue a split decision in a case considering what notice non-union state workers must receive before being assessed a special fee that will pay for political efforts. But a preliminary issue might keep the court from reaching the merits of the case.
Another ethics complaint has been filed against Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman, claiming free services he received from a law firm violated state law.
Published: June 20, 2011
Tags: American Electric Power, Clean Air Act, Duke Energy, emissions, EPA, Natural Resources Defense Council, Supreme Court, Wisconsin Department of Administration, Xcel Energy
By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court blocked a federal lawsuit Monday by states and conservation groups trying to force cuts in greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. The court said that the authority to seek reductions in emissions rests with the Environmental Protection Agency, not the courts. The ruling was [...]
By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Attorneys for Republican lawmakers asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Monday to overturn a judge’s order blocking the state’s polarizing union rights law, while Democrats urged the justices to uphold the ruling or make the GOP go through the usual — and slow — appeals process. [...]
By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State attorneys asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Friday to immediately vacate a Madison judge’s decision striking down Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s contentious collective bargaining law. Judge Maryann Sumi invalidated the law on Thursday after finding Republican legislators violated Wisconsin’s open records law during the run-up [...]