STATE OF WISCONSIN
BEFORE THE WISCONSIN EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS COMMISSION
BROWN COUNTY SHELTER CARE EMPLOYEES,
LOCAL 1901-F, AFSCME, AFL-CIO, Complainant,
BROWN COUNTY, ALLEN PARKS,
DENNIS NELSON, JAMES HERMANS,
STEPHEN FELTER, and JOHN DOES 1 and 2,
Individually and as Agents of Brown County, Respondents.
Decision No. 30930-C
ORDER DENYING MOTION TO PROHIBIT EXPERT WITNESS TESTIMONY AND DENYING IN PART AND GRANTING IN PART MOTION TO PERMIT DISCOVERY
On December 30, 2004, respondents submitted a Notice of Motion and Motion to Prohibit Expert Witness Testimony and in the alternative to Permit Discovery. The undersigned conducted a telephone conference with the parties on January 4, 2005.
Upon review of the parties' arguments and relevant precedent, I have decided it is better to allow the testimony than to exclude it. However, in the interests of administrative efficiency, I am partially granting respondents' request for the production of certain documents.
Accordingly, it is my
1. That the motion to prohibit expert witness testimony, namely the testimony of Gregory John Van Rybroek, Ph.D., J.D., is DENIED.
2. That the motion to permit discovery of Dr. Van Rybroek is DENIED.
Dec. No. 30930-C
3. That the complainant shall, by noon on January 5, 2005, provide to respondents' attorney all reports which Dr. Van Rybroek has prepared relating to this matter, which it intends to offer into evidence.
Dated at Madison, Wisconsin, this 4th day of January, 2005.
WISCONSIN EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS COMMISSION
Stuart Levitan, Examiner