Monday, March 8, 2010

Supreme Court arguments March 9, 2010

9:45 a.m. Pries v. McMillon (2008AP89) review of the Court of Appeals decision, 2008 WI App 167, 314 Wis. 2d 706, 760 N.W.2d 174 (2008), on the issue:
Whether a public employee’s duty of care falls within the “grave and compelling danger” exception to public officer immunity recognized in Cords v. Anderson, 80 Wis. 2d 525, 259 N.W.2d 672 (1977).
Synopsis at Supreme Court accepts seven new cases

Ministerial duty exception at issue in case, by David Ziemer, Wisconsin Law Journal, November 27, 2009

10:45 a.m. Society Insurance v. Labor & Industry Review Commission (2008AP3135) Court of Appeals certification on the issue:
Has the Wisconsin legislature violated the constitutional rights of employers and their worker’s compensation carriers by retroactively shifting the burden of ongoing disability compensation from the state to the insurer?
Synopsis at Supreme Court accepts seven new cases

1:30 p.m. Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Thomas (2009AP661-D)