Sunday, May 2, 2010

Order on disclosure of evidence from mediation, 2010 WI 31

The Wisconsin Supreme Court April 29, 2010 entered an order [html | pdf] amending Wisconsin Statutes sec. 904.085(4)(e), effective July 1, 2010, as follows:
In an action or proceeding distinct from the dispute whose settlement is attempted through mediation, the court may admit evidence otherwise barred by this section if, after an in camera hearing, it determines that admission is necessary to prevent a manifest injustice of sufficient magnitude to outweigh the importance of protecting the principle of confidentiality in mediation proceedings generally.
In the matter of amendment of Wis. Stat. s. 904.085(4)(e) relating to communications in mediation as evidence (09-12)
See 2009-2010 Term of the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Supreme Court approves Judicial Council, BBE rule-making petitions, by Adam Korbitz, Government Relations Coordinator, State Bar of Wisconsin