Court Bars Municipalities From Gay Benefits Suit

Law360, New York (February 11, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A group of Wisconsin municipalities cannot take part in a lawsuit challenging the state's lack of benefits for dependents of gay employees, a state high court has ruled, finding that the municipalities do not have the right to intervene.

Since only three of the eight local governments that asked to join the lawsuit would have to pay added premiums if the case falls in favor of the plaintiffs, the Wisconsin Supreme Court found little to link their interests with the action against the state's Department of...
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