AG Schimel Leads Bipartisan Coalition of States in Artis v. District of Columbia Amicus Brief

Aug 18 2017

MADISON, Wis. – Today, Attorney General Schimel led a bipartisan coalition of 24 states in filing an amicus curiae brief in Artis v. District of Columbia.

 

In the brief filed in the Supreme Court of the United States, Attorney General Schimel argues that Wisconsin businesses and individuals, who have successfully defended a case in federal court, should not be subject to unfairly targeted lawsuits at some later, uncertain date. “Wisconsin businesses and individuals are entitled to certainty in our judicial system, and should not be unfairly targeted by old and stale claims by plaintiffs and their attorneys that could be filed years earlier. Our citizens, and our court system, should be permitted to rely on the finality and settled expectations provided in federal law,” Schimel said.

 

State attorneys general from Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, and Wyoming joined Wisconsin in filing the amicus brief.

 

A copy of the brief is attached.