DAILY WISCONSIN

Lawsuit

Nothing for Naruto 

Macaca_nigra_self-portrait_largeOf course, a monkey wouldn’t know he had legal rights even if he did. Some human beings would need to purport to represent the monkey, and that’s what was going on here. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals sought to capture the income stream from Naruto the monkey’s beloved photography and offered to spend the money for the benefit of him and the various other crested macaques on the island of Sulawesi.

Via Althouse: The selfie monkey cannot own the copyright to the photo he took.

Hypnosis Settlement

The principal seems to have been trying to help students (and staff member) deal with various psychological problems through hypnosis, and delivered his services to “at least 75 people at the school.” The students died through suicide (in 2 cases, both by hanging) and a car accident (in which the young man reportedly had “a strange look on his face” before going off the interstate).

I can’t figure out what the cause and effect was, but the school district chose to pay rather than to fight over it.

Via “School District to Pay $600,000 Over Death of Teens Who Were Hypnotized by Principal” @ Althouse.

Family of Tony Robinson Sues City of Madison, Officer Who Killed Him

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Madison, states that Robinson was killed “without lawful justification” and “through an act of intentional homicide” by Kenny on March 6 at an apartment building on Williamson Street on Madison’s Near East Side.

The lawsuit was filed by the Robinson’s estate, with his mother, Andrea Irwin, as representative for the estate. Lawyers for the estate are from the Chicago civil rights firm Loevy & Loevy.

Via Tony Robinson’s family sues city, police officer Matt Kenny @ State Journal.

Wisconsin malpractice victims get shortchanged

“Wisconsin doctors paid fewer malpractice claims per capita last year than their peers in any other state — and physicians are consistently at the bottom nationwide when it comes to paying such claims, according to a Journal Sentinel analysis….” Via No Relief | A Journal Sentinel Watchdog Update – Wisconsin last among states for malpractice claim…

Former Coach Tim Fader Files Notice of Intent to Sue UW-Whitewater Officials

Former University of Wisconsin-Whitewater wrestling coach has notified the state’s attorney general of his intent to sue a number of officials at the university for “improperly” dismissing him from his position and for continuing to stymie his efforts to find work.

Tim Fader failed a “Notice of Claim” this week, alleging that he was not renewed as the school’s wrestling coach in the summer of 2014 because he reported an alleged sexual assault committed by one of his recruits earlier last year directly to Whitewater Police and not to his supervisors on campus, per university policy. Fader asserts he’s been made a “scapegoat” because his situation arose shortly after the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Education announced UW-W was one of 55 schools nationwide being investigated for how it handled sexual assault or harassment allegations

Via Former Coach Takes Step to Sue UW-Whitewater Officials @ Channel 3000.