7th Circ. Backs Cuts To Wis. Disability Benefits

Law360, Los Angeles (July 10, 2013, 4:38 PM EDT) -- The Seventh Circuit on Wednesday upheld the dismissal of a proposed class action alleging Wisconsin unfairly slashed benefits to developmentally disabled residents, saying the plaintiffs had failed to plead they were treated worse than other disabled people.

Writing for a three-judge panel, U.S. Circuit Judge Frank Easterbrook said the plaintiffs had provided no evidence to show they were affected more severely by Wisconsin's budget cuts than other groups of disabled people. Furthermore, the appeals court said, the plaintiffs' concerns that the cuts will cause them to be...
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Case Information

Case Title

Amundson, Michael et al v. Wisconsin Department of Health Services et al

Case Number



Wisconsin Western

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Americans with Disabilities - Other


Barbara B. Crabb

Date Filed

August 21, 2012

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