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Deep Tunnel

Sep 6, 2012

State’s high court digs into Milwaukee’s deep tunnel (UPDATE)

The state Supreme Court on Thursday took up ground-water seepage, rotting timber pilings and years of court battles over whether a public entity can be held liable for millions of dollars of alleged private property damages.

Mar 5, 2012

Wis. Supreme Court takes deep tunnel case (UPDATE)

The state Supreme Court's decision to hear a deep tunnel lawsuit has placed the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District at risk of spending at least $16 million to resolve the dispute.

Jun 22, 2011

High court refuses deep tunnel case

The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District has lost its attempt to avoid paying a property owner more than $1 million in damages caused by failure to properly maintain the deep tunnel system. The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Wednesday denied MMSD’s petition for review, letting stand an appeals court opinion affirming the judgment in favor of property […]

May 24, 2011

Appeals judge overturns deep tunnel ruling

A Wisconsin appeals court Tuesday overturned a Milwaukee County Circuit Court judge’s order requiring the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District place concrete lining in a section of Milwaukee’s deep tunnel. The ruling means MMSD will not be required to do the work on a 1-mile stretch beneath the Boston Store at The Shops of Grand Avenue […]

Oct 26, 2010

Building damaged by Deep Tunnel project may be sent to U.S. Supreme Court

By Marie Rohde A lawyer has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District’s draining of groundwater from under a Menomonee Valley building amounts to taking the owner’s property without paying for it. Jerome Kerkman, a lawyer representing E-L Enterprises Inc., acknowledged that the chances are slim that the nation’s […]


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