Articles by Todd Richmond

Wisconsin High Court Won’t Let Unions Join Suit Against Stay-at-Home Order

The Wisconsin Supreme Court on April 28 refused a request by several labor unions to help defend Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ stay-at-home order from a Republican effort to overturn it. The order, which was issued by state Department of Health …

Wisconsin High Court Rules Against Farm Over Pay for Time Workers Spend Dressing

Workers can’t negotiate away their right to compensation for time spent donning and removing protective gear, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled in a long-running legal battle between a Jefferson County farm and its employees. Nearly 230 current and former workers …

Wisconsin Governor Proposes Flood Bills Hoping to Bring Lawmakers Back

Wisconsin Democratic Gov. Tony Evers has proposed a multimillion-dollar package of legislation designed to control spring flooding, hoping to convince Republicans to reconvene the state Assembly to pass them. Assembly Republicans adjourned their two-year session in February and aren’t expected …

Wisconsin Court: Gun Sales Website not Liable in Spa Shooting

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has dismissed a lawsuit alleging a firearms website that enabled a man to illegally purchase the pistol he used in a mass shooting at a suburban Milwaukee spa six years ago is liable in the killings, …

Criminalizing 1st-Time DUIs in Wisconsin Is a Tough Sell

With a new Democratic ally in the governor’s office, a handful of Republican lawmakers are pushing for Wisconsin to join the rest of the country and criminalize first-offense drunken driving. On paper it might look like a can’t-miss bipartisan initiative, …

Investigators: Contractor Mismarked Gas Line Before Deadly Wisconsin Blast

A utility-location worker failed to properly mark a natural gas line in a Madison, Wisconsin, suburb this summer, leading to an explosion that leveled more than half a dozen buildings and killed a firefighter, according to court documents. A search …

Wisconsin Supreme Court Caps Some Malpractice Damages at $750K

The Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld the state’s cap on noneconomic medical malpractice damages on June 27, reversing an appellate ruling that awarded $15 million to a woman who had all four limbs amputated after a mishandled infection. The court ruled …

Court Reinstates Lawsuit Against Website in Wisconsin Spa Shooting Case

A state appeals court has reinstated a lawsuit against operators of a website that facilitated the purchases of a gun used in a mass shooting in suburban Milwaukee, Wisconsin, five years ago. Radcliffe Haughton killed his wife, Zina Daniel Haughton, …

Flames Shot Out of Grinder Before 2017 Wisconsin Mill Explosion

A corn grinder began belching flames shortly before a deadly explosion tore through a southern Wisconsin mill last year, federal safety inspectors said. The May 31 blast at the Didion Milling Co. plant in Cambria killed five workers, injured 14 …

Court Reinstates Lawsuit Against Website in Wisconsin Spa Shooting Case

A state appeals court has reinstated a lawsuit against operators of a website that facilitated the purchases of a gun used in a mass shooting in suburban Milwaukee, Wisconsin, five years ago. Radcliffe Haughton killed his wife, Zina Daniel Haughton, …