City files lawsuit against state over mental health rule

Rule forces police to drive male mental health patients 5 hours away

The city of Madison is filing a lawsuit against the State Department of Health over its decision earlier this year to force local police departments to take adult male emergency mental health patients to Winnebago Mental Health Institute instead of Mendota Mental Health.

UW issues statement on Nigel Hayes

Wisconsin sophomore joins lawsuit

Friday, Wisconsin's athletic department issued the following statement on Nigel Hayes joining the Kessler/Jenkins lawsuit against the NCAA:

Family sues Dane County for records on fatal fire

Chris Williams' family wants records on incident with dispatch delay

The family of a man who died in a south side fire is suing Dane County to get access to public records related to the Oct. 16, 2013, incident.

City responds to discrimination complaints at Madison Metro

Female African-American employees prepare rebuttals to city's denial of discrimination

An attorney working on behalf of the city of Madison said the state should dismiss discrimination complaints filed against Madison Metro. The responses cite statutes, applications and union rules to make its case.

$740K lawsuit alleges Beltline bridge blocks billboard

Company sues city over Cannon Ball Bridge

An advertising agency has filed a lawsuit against the city of Madison claiming the Cannon Ball Bridge over the Beltline completely blocks one of their billboards, causing them $740,000 worth of damages.

Media group files appeal to get probe records

A coalition of five media groups is appealing a federal judge's order refusing to unseal the entire record in a lawsuit filed by Wisconsin Club for Growth against prosecutors investigating the conservative group, Gov. Scott Walker's campaign and others.

Family plans to sue Dane County for dispatch delays

Parents, brother of Chris Williams file legal document for 'wrongful death'

According to legal documents, the family of Chris Williams is ready to sue Dane County, its Public Safety Communications and 911 Center Director John Dejung.

Madison Police Department seeks approval to sue state

Lawsuit over policy requiring police to transport individuals with mental health crisis

A resolution will be introduced before the Madison Common Council seeking authorization for the city attorney to pursue legal action against the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

Wis. Club for Growth sues state elections board

Conservative group Wisconsin Club for Growth has filed a lawsuit against the state board that oversees elections, arguing that it exceeded its authority and violated the group's free speech rights by investigating "virtually every conservative-leaning group in Wisconsin."

Near drowning prompts basic water safety course in district

7th-grader Trevonne Allen almost drowned after sinking to bottom of pool last year

Nearly 40 Sun Prairie faculty members have taken a basic water safety course in the last six months. The advanced training is part of a new school district policy enacted after a 13-year-old nearly drowned in the high school pool on March 20, 2013.

ACLU seeks preliminary block on gay marriage ban

The American Civil Liberties Union has asked a federal judge to issue a preliminary injunction blocking Wisconsin's gay marriage ban while the organization's lawsuit challenging the prohibition continues.

Law aims to protect bars from underage drinkers

'Brown Jug Law' allows bars to sue underage drinkers

New Year's Eve is one of the biggest drinking holidays of the year, but a new law on the books is aimed at protecting bars from underage drinkers.

Judge dismisses claims by 259 Neenah teachers

Lawsuits dismissed because district can't be target of class-action suit, judge says

A Winnebago County judge dismissed a class-action lawsuit this week in which more than 250 Neenah teachers sought to recover more than $61 million in post-retirement benefits.