Last week, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals affirmed a decision in favor of a student journalist at University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh who sought records about a business professor subject to prior employment investigations. The University agreed to release the records but the professor sued to block release. Pines Bach attorneys Christa Westerberg and Aaron Dumas represented the journalist at the request of the Student Press Law Center.
In a case argued by CWPB partner Lester Pines, in October the Wisconsin Court of Appeals reversed the Iowa County Circuit Court to rule in favor of a teacher from the Iowa-Grant School District. The teacher had retired early based on an agreement with the school district that it would fully pay for her health insurance premiums. The Court of Appeals held that the school district violated its agreement with the teacher when it unilaterally stopped paying all of the teacher's health insurance premiums, and awarded the teacher reimbursement for insurance premiums and out-of-pockets costs that were incurred due to the school district's failure to comply with the parties' contract.
The Wisconsin Court of Appeals, in a case successfully argued by Lester Pines, Susan Crawford & Tamara Packard, affirmed a circuit court decision that held unconstitutional provisions of a 2011 law that transferred the ultimate authority to oversee the development administrative rules governing education from the non-partisan elected Superintendent of Public Instruction to the Governor. Read the full decision here.