Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts four new cases (June 14, 2013)

The Wisconsin Court System last week announced the four recently accepted cases are:

Madison Teachers, Inc. v. Walker (2012AP2067) [Court of Appeals certification] on "the constitutionality of various statutory changes made by 2011 Wis. Act 10 and 2011 Wis. Act 32, more commonly referred to respectively as the collective bargaining law and 2011-13 state budget."
Supreme Court Takes Act 10 Case, at Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty

State Supreme Court takes lawsuit over collective bargaining law, by the Associated Press, at Wisconsin Law Journal
Appling v. Doyle (2011AP1572) review [Court of Appeals opinion, 2013 WI App 3] on "the meaning of a constitutional amendment ratified by voters. Specifically, the issue presented is whether Wis. Stat. ch. 770, the domestic partnership law, violates Art. XIII, § 13 of the Wisconsin Constitution."
State’s high court takes domestic partner case, by the Associated Press, at Wisconsin Law Journal

Wisconsin Supreme Court Will Hear Act 10 and Domestic Partnership Cases, at State Bar of Wisconsin
Phillips v. Parmelee (2011AP2608) review [Court of Appeals opinion, 2013 WI App 5] on "whether the language of an asbestos exclusion in a business owner's commercial liability policy should be read to deny coverage essentially whenever the claim against the insured is based on the presence of asbestos."

Steve P. v. Maegan F. (2011AP2887) review [Court of Appeals opinion] on "custody of a girl who was raised for several months by prospective adoptive parents, including Steven P., before the biological parents decided they wanted to retain parental rights."