Wakefield vs. WIAA

Brett A. Eckstein

Practice Area:Education

Outcome:Permanent Injunction Issued Against WIAA

Description:In a ruling that is believed to be a first of its kind, the Milwaukee County Circuit Court, Hon. John DiMotto, declared the WIAA to be a "state actor" and subjected the organization to judicial review. The court determined that WIAA did not follow its own rules when it denied William Wakefield, a high school junior, a waiver to play interscholastic high school golf. WIAA later agreed to reimburse Wakefield nearly $20,000 in attorney fees and costs.