A Legislative Action Guide to the Wisconsin State Legislature
Norian Corp. v. Stryker Corp.

Dane County Court Ruling on Open Meeting Law

In a suit against the State of Wisconsin Joint Committee on Legislative Organization and its individual members, a Dane County Circuit Court ruled on a motion for summary judgment that the legislature and its committees are subject to open meeting laws.  However the legislature and its committees cannot be subject to a suit for violations of the open meeting laws due to sovereign immunity. 

It also held that individual members of the legislature and its committees may be sued for violating the open meetings law.  Further court action will follow regarding the actions of the individual members of the committee.

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