Attached are the final filings on the issue of liability–both our brief and that of Milwaukee County. The liability part of the case is now in the hands of Judge Callahan. I have received many calls in the past few weeks about case status. I cannot return all calls as there are too many–my apologies. I think we have made a strong case and I hope the Court concurs. –Mike Ganzer
Here are the submissions of Milwaukee County in response to our Motion for Summary Judgment:
We have one final round of briefs to be filed on August 22nd. At that point the issue of liability will be in the hands of our assigned judge and we await a decision. We are optimistic about our chances of success but one never knows how a case will be decided until it is actually decided. We will post the briefs shortly after filing on August 22nd.
Below are our filings in response to the County’s Motion for Summary Judgment. As you can see, we strongly believe the law supports our position including Wisconsin statutes, Wisconsin case law and the County’s own ordinances. The County’s filings will be posted shortly. The County’s argument is simple: When the County granted cost-free healthcare to employees and retirees in 1971, it promised to pay only premiums. However, in 1971there were no co-pays, deductibles or co-insurance and the County covered everything until 2006. The County claims, even though it gets to determine the amount of the premium, that it only has to pay the premium. Our submissions to the Court: