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Justices grappling with whether tree-trimming contractor liable for woman’s death

Should the state's recreational-immunity statute protect a tree-trimming contractor from liability even after it caused the death of a woman by cutting down a branch? That question is at the heart of John Westmas v. Selective Insurance Co., a case in which the state's Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Tuesday. The occasion gave the high-court ...

About Erika Strebel, erika.strebel@wislawjournal.com

Erika Strebel is the law beat reporter for the Wisconsin Law Journal and a law school student at UW-Madison. She can be reached at 414-225-1825.

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