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62.25

62.25 Claims and actions.

62.25(1)

(1) Claims. No action may be brought or maintained against a city upon a claim or cause of action unless the claimant complies with s. 893.80. This subsection does not apply to actions commenced under s. 19.37, 19.97 or 281.99.

62.25(2)

(2) Actions.

62.25(2)(a)

(a) Damages, if any, in an action against a city officer in the officer's official capacity, except the action directly involve the title to the officer's office, shall not be awarded against such officer, but may be awarded against the city.

62.25(2)(b)

(b) In an action to restrain payment by a city for work performed or material furnished, the plaintiff shall give a bond conditioned for payment to the claimant, if the action is finally determined in the claimant's favor, of damages caused by the delay, including expense incurred in the action, and interest. The bond shall be with 2 sureties to be approved by the court, and in an amount fixed by the court and sufficient to cover all probable damages.

62.25(2)(d)

(d) No person shall be ineligible to sit as judge, justice or juror in an action to which the city is a party, by reason of being an inhabitant of the city.

62.25 - ANNOT.

History: 1977 c. 285; 1979 c. 323 s. 33; 1991 a. 316; 1995 a. 158, 225; 1997 a. 27.

62.25 - ANNOT.

Cross-reference: See s. 62.12 (8) as to filing claims and demands against the city.

62.25 - ANNOT.

Cross-reference: See s. 66.0609 for an alternative system of approving claims.

62.25 - ANNOT.

An action against a municipality based on a filed "claim" that did not state a dollar amount must be dismissed. The fact that the city council denied the claim did not bar the defense. By purchasing liability insurance the city did not waive the protection of the statute. The plaintiff can start a new action under s. 893.35. Sambs v. Nowak, 47 Wis. 2d 158, 177 N.W.2d 144 (1970).

62.25 - ANNOT.

Sub. (1) is applicable to a counterclaim for money damages in a lawsuit commenced by a city. Milwaukee v. Milwaukee Civic Developments, 71 Wis. 2d 647, 239 N.W.2d 44.

62.25 - ANNOT.

Nothing in either ch. 62 or ch. 120 precludes a school board from qualifying as a proper "claimant" under s. 62.25. Joint School Dist. No. 1 v. City of Chilton, 78 Wis. 2d 52, 253 N.W.2d 879.

62.25 - ANNOT.

This section does not apply to a claim for equitable relief. Kaiser v. City of Mauston, 99 Wis. 2d 345, 299 N.W.2d 259 (Ct. App. 1980).

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62.25

62.25 Claims and actions.

62.25(1)

(1) Claims. No action may be brought or maintained against a city upon a claim or cause of action unless the claimant complies with s. 893.80. This subsection does not apply to actions commenced under s. 19.37, 19.97 or 281.99.

62.25(2)

(2) Actions.

62.25(2)(a)

(a) Damages, if any, in an action against a city officer in the officer's official capacity, except the action directly involve the title to the officer's office, shall not be awarded against such officer, but may be awarded against the city.

62.25(2)(b)

(b) In an action to restrain payment by a city for work performed or material furnished, the plaintiff shall give a bond conditioned for payment to the claimant, if the action is finally determined in the claimant's favor, of damages caused by the delay, including expense incurred in the action, and interest. The bond shall be with 2 sureties to be approved by the court, and in an amount fixed by the court and sufficient to cover all probable damages.

62.25(2)(d)

(d) No person shall be ineligible to sit as judge, justice or juror in an action to which the city is a party, by reason of being an inhabitant of the city.

62.25 - ANNOT.

History: 1977 c. 285; 1979 c. 323 s. 33; 1991 a. 316; 1995 a. 158, 225; 1997 a. 27.

62.25 - ANNOT.

Cross-reference: See s. 62.12 (8) as to filing claims and demands against the city.

62.25 - ANNOT.

Cross-reference: See s. 66.0609 for an alternative system of approving claims.

62.25 - ANNOT.

An action against a municipality based on a filed "claim" that did not state a dollar amount must be dismissed. The fact that the city council denied the claim did not bar the defense. By purchasing liability insurance the city did not waive the protection of the statute. The plaintiff can start a new action under s. 893.35. Sambs v. Nowak, 47 Wis. 2d 158, 177 N.W.2d 144 (1970).

62.25 - ANNOT.

Sub. (1) is applicable to a counterclaim for money damages in a lawsuit commenced by a city. Milwaukee v. Milwaukee Civic Developments, 71 Wis. 2d 647, 239 N.W.2d 44.

62.25 - ANNOT.

Nothing in either ch. 62 or ch. 120 precludes a school board from qualifying as a proper "claimant" under s. 62.25. Joint School Dist. No. 1 v. City of Chilton, 78 Wis. 2d 52, 253 N.W.2d 879.

62.25 - ANNOT.

This section does not apply to a claim for equitable relief. Kaiser v. City of Mauston, 99 Wis. 2d 345, 299 N.W.2d 259 (Ct. App. 1980).

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Statutes > Wisconsin > 62 > 62.25

62.25

62.25 Claims and actions.

62.25(1)

(1) Claims. No action may be brought or maintained against a city upon a claim or cause of action unless the claimant complies with s. 893.80. This subsection does not apply to actions commenced under s. 19.37, 19.97 or 281.99.

62.25(2)

(2) Actions.

62.25(2)(a)

(a) Damages, if any, in an action against a city officer in the officer's official capacity, except the action directly involve the title to the officer's office, shall not be awarded against such officer, but may be awarded against the city.

62.25(2)(b)

(b) In an action to restrain payment by a city for work performed or material furnished, the plaintiff shall give a bond conditioned for payment to the claimant, if the action is finally determined in the claimant's favor, of damages caused by the delay, including expense incurred in the action, and interest. The bond shall be with 2 sureties to be approved by the court, and in an amount fixed by the court and sufficient to cover all probable damages.

62.25(2)(d)

(d) No person shall be ineligible to sit as judge, justice or juror in an action to which the city is a party, by reason of being an inhabitant of the city.

62.25 - ANNOT.

History: 1977 c. 285; 1979 c. 323 s. 33; 1991 a. 316; 1995 a. 158, 225; 1997 a. 27.

62.25 - ANNOT.

Cross-reference: See s. 62.12 (8) as to filing claims and demands against the city.

62.25 - ANNOT.

Cross-reference: See s. 66.0609 for an alternative system of approving claims.

62.25 - ANNOT.

An action against a municipality based on a filed "claim" that did not state a dollar amount must be dismissed. The fact that the city council denied the claim did not bar the defense. By purchasing liability insurance the city did not waive the protection of the statute. The plaintiff can start a new action under s. 893.35. Sambs v. Nowak, 47 Wis. 2d 158, 177 N.W.2d 144 (1970).

62.25 - ANNOT.

Sub. (1) is applicable to a counterclaim for money damages in a lawsuit commenced by a city. Milwaukee v. Milwaukee Civic Developments, 71 Wis. 2d 647, 239 N.W.2d 44.

62.25 - ANNOT.

Nothing in either ch. 62 or ch. 120 precludes a school board from qualifying as a proper "claimant" under s. 62.25. Joint School Dist. No. 1 v. City of Chilton, 78 Wis. 2d 52, 253 N.W.2d 879.

62.25 - ANNOT.

This section does not apply to a claim for equitable relief. Kaiser v. City of Mauston, 99 Wis. 2d 345, 299 N.W.2d 259 (Ct. App. 1980).

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