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December 3, 2009
EMS bill collector sues city
A company that was contracted to collect bills owed to St. Croix Emergency Medical Services has sued the city of Hudson, claiming the city breached the contract. Lifeline Systems of Wautoma, which did business for Hudson as LifeQuest, is asking for up to $465,296 in compensatory...
December 3, 2009 - 1:55am
October 13, 2009
Sen. Dan Kapanke says he'll need time to pay back taxpayers for settling a public records lawsuit
State Senate Republican Dan Kapanke says he'll need time to pay back the $38,000 he owes taxpayers for settling a public records' lawsuit. The La Crosse lawmaker says he's refinancing some personal property and he promises to start paying the state later this year. Kapanke was...
October 13, 2009 - 9:21am
October 8, 2009
Woman settles lawsuit regarding California spinach
After three years a Fond du Lac woman has settled her lawsuit against California growers and shippers of spinach. Jane Majeska is 85 years old. She became sick in August 2006, after eating E. coli-tainted spinach packaged by Dole. The nationwide outbreak killed three people,...
October 8, 2009 - 9:00am
September 3, 2009
Wisconsin will get $5 million in national fraud lawsuit against Pfizer Inc.
Wisconsin will get $5 million in the settlement of a national lawsuit against the drug maker Pfizer Inc. Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced the settlement Wednesday. Pfizer agreed to pay a total of $2.3 billion to settle allegations that it promoted the anti-inflammatory...
September 3, 2009 - 9:29am
September 1, 2009
Consumer groups sue PSC over proposed MN wind farm
Two consumer groups have sued a Wisconsin panel over the way it approved a large wind energy farm in Minnesota. The Public Service Commission recently OK'd a plan by Wisconsin Power and Light to create wind turbines in south central Minnesota that would generate 200 megawatts of...
September 1, 2009 - 9:12am
August 26, 2009
Madison attorney represents state in lawsuit challenging protections for same-sex couples
Madison attorney Lester Pines will defend the state in a lawsuit that challenges the new legal protections for same-sex couples. Gov. Jim Doyle hired Pines yesterday, after Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen refused to fight the suit filed by three board members of the Wisconsin Family...
August 26, 2009 - 9:00am
August 6, 2009
Recording industry settles lawsuit against UW-Stevens Point student
The recording industry has settled a lawsuit against one of the University of Wisconsin students it accused of illegally downloading music from the Internet. Federal Judge Barbara Crabb has approved a settlement in the case of Frank Minervini of Wisconsin Rapids, a student at the...
August 6, 2009 - 9:15am
June 3, 2009
Lake Delton homeowners want more money
People whose homes were swept away on Lake Delton last year are now asking for another $1.3 million from the village. The state gave them $2.3 million for condemnation rights, as the lakeshore was rebuilt following last June's dramatic washouts from heavy rains. Now, a claim to...
June 3, 2009 - 9:34am
Lawsuit continues over high school graduations held at a church
A federal judge is letting Brookfield Central and East high schools hold their graduations at the Elmbrook mega-church this weekend. But the lawsuit that challenged the location is not over. The Americans United for the Separation of Church-and-State also wants damages from past...
June 3, 2009 - 9:31am
May 28, 2009
Man sues brother over Packers' season tickets
A man is suing his brother over Green Bay Packers' season tickets. Walter Christman died last April, and gave his two sons the right to sell 13 prime mid-field seats. Michael Christman of Van Buren, Ark., got the tickets and he was supposed to give 45 percent of the profits to...
May 28, 2009 - 10:24am
May 21, 2009
Milwaukee man sues former Catholic school principal and her religious order
A former Milwaukee Catholic grade school principal has been sued by a man she was convicted of molesting. Gerald Kobs, 56, said he still has nightmares and headaches from the abuse he took from Sr. Norma Giannini in the 1960s at St. Patrick's School. He's also suing her former religious...
May 21, 2009 - 9:00am
May 14, 2009
Children of pedestrian killed on New Year's Eve want $625,000
The children of a pedestrian killed on New Year's Eve wants La Crosse County to pay them $625,000. They said the county was negligent for not clearing a snowy sidewalk making William Harter, 55, walk on a street where he was hit by two vehicles. They said the accumulating snow...
May 14, 2009 - 9:04am
April 2, 2009
State gets judgment against Hudson firm
MADISON -- The Wisconsin Department of Justice has obtained a consent judgment against Great Lakes Wholesale Foods Inc., doing business as Great Lakes Distributors, located in Hudson. Great Lakes, which is no longer operating, sold meat and seafood products door to door to residential...
April 2, 2009 - 1:39am
March 13, 2009
Man drops strip-search claim
A St. Croix County man has apparently learned it's a good idea to wear underwear if you're risking arrest. He also has a better understanding of what "strip search" means, and he won't be getting the $25,000 he wanted as compensation for embarrassment and humiliation. At the request...
March 13, 2009 - 2:59pm
March 9, 2009
Lawsuit settled over how state gives out voter info
Officials have settled a lawsuit from a political consulting firm over the way the state gives out voter information. The Government Accountability Board will pay $7,500 in legal fees to the Michigan firm of Practical Political Consulting. The company buys data about Wisconsin...
March 9, 2009 - 9:04am