Attorneys Aaron Halstead and David Zoeller have successfully represented child care providers on behalf of AFSCME, District Council 40, in three separate actions in Wisconsin circuit court. On October 14, 2010, 2010, the Kenosha County Circuit Court granted Hawk’s Quindel’s petition for review, and held that Kenosha County had wrongfully suspended the child care certification of union member Bernadette Claybrook and ordered her certification reinstated The Order in Bernadette Claybrook v. Kenosha County, Kenosha County Circuit Court Case No. 2009-cv-2755 may be found here. [PDF 44KB]

On November 17, 2010, the La Crosse County Circuit Court held that the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families (DCF) had failed to provide sufficient reasons for rejecting an ALJ’s decision in favor of a licensed union daycare provider, reversed DCF’s decision, and remanded the case to DCF for further consideration. The Decision and Order in Becky Valentine v. Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, La Crosse County Circuit Court Case No. 2010-cv-205 may be found here. [PDF 184KB]

The Portage County Circuit Court held that the Wisconsin Department of Hearings and Appeals (DHA) had failed to sufficiently explain its reasons for affirming DCF’s revocation of a union child care provider’s license, reversed DHA’s decision, and remanded the case to DHA for further consideration. The Decision and Order in Pamela Lake v. Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, et al., Portage County Circuit Court Case No. 2010-cv-93 may be found here. [PDF 492KB]

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