MILWAUKEE (AP) - The Wisconsin Supreme Court has decided that an elderly woman can pursue her claims against the state, alleging a former state insurance adjuster robbed and assaulted her in 2006.
The court's decision Wednesday fixed a procedural error by a Waukesha County circuit court judge and the court of appeals. It now allows the victim to appeal the judge's decision that the state is not responsible for damages.
The woman, Evelyn Werner, died from natural causes this summer, but her attorney is representing her estate.
Werner claimed she was beaten and robbed by the man who had just left his job as her insurance adjuster, and that the state should pay.
Assistant Attorney General John Glinski says they have a strong case against being held responsible.
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