A former University of Wisconsin-Whitewater wrestling coach is suing the athletic director and former chancellor for wrongful termination and defamation.Read More »
Ruling that airlines have broad immunity from lawsuits under a post-9/11 security law, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out a $1.4 million defamation judgment awarded to a pilot who was reported by his employer as mentally unstable and potentially armed.Read More »
The U.S. Supreme Court questioned Monday whether a Wisconsin airline can be held liable for reporting one of its pilots as mentally unstable and potentially armed. Federal authorities pulled the pilot off a flight on which he was a passenger, but found no cause for concern.
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Torts Defamation; workers compensation The Worker’s Compensation Act is not the exclusive remedy when an employer defames a former employee. “The County also contends Wisconsin courts have applied the exclusive remedy provision to bar claims arising from post-termination injuries other ...Read More »
Torts Defamation; limited purpose public figures Thomas Krans appeals a summary judgment order dismissing his defamation claims against Robert Wicklund and Dennis Newingham. Krans contends that there are genuine issues of material fact as to whether a pamphlet authored and ...Read More »