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Jus 11.09 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1992, No. 434, eff. 3-1-92.
Jus 11.10 Jus 11.10 Review by attorney general.
Jus 11.10(1) (1)Petition for review. After entry of a decision of the hearing examiner, any party who is adversely affected by that decision may submit a written petition for review by the attorney general of the record upon which that decision was based.
Jus 11.10(1)(a) (a) The petition for review shall be served upon the attorney general and upon all other parties to the action, either personally or by certified mail, within ten days of the entry of the decision of the hearing examiner.
Jus 11.10(1)(b) (b) The petition shall specify in detail the grounds for the review, the relief which the petitioner seeks and citation to any supporting authorities.
Jus 11.10(1)(c) (c) Papers and petitions under this section shall be served in person or by mail and shall be addressed: Attorney General, 114 East State Capitol, Madison, WI 53702.
Jus 11.10(2) (2)Discretion. Within 14 days of receipt of the petition for review, the attorney general shall issue an order either granting or denying review of the decision. The attorney general shall not delegate the review to anyone who has had prior involvement in either the contested case hearing or decision-making process.
Jus 11.10(2)(a) (a) If the order of the attorney general denies review, the decision of the hearing examiner shall become the final decision of the department.
Jus 11.10(2)(b) (b) If the order of the attorney general grants review, the attorney general may order a transcript of the proceedings before the hearing examiner, the filing of briefs, presentation of oral arguments, or rehearing of all or part of the evidence presented at the original contested case hearing.
Jus 11.10(3) (3)Limitations. The petition for review by the attorney general under this section is not a prerequisite for the petition for rehearing under s. 227.49, Stats., or under s. 227.52, Stats. A petition for review pending under this section shall not in any manner affect or extend the time limits for filing an action under ss. 227.49 and 227.52, Stats.
Jus 11.10(4) (4)Attorney general's decision. The attorney general's decision shall set forth the findings of fact and conclusions of law which are at variance with, or in addition to, the determinations of the hearing examiner. The decision shall state the evidence relied on and the reasons for the decision.
Jus 11.10 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1992, No. 434, eff. 3-1-92.
Jus 11.11 Jus 11.11 Duties of a law enforcement agency.
Jus 11.11(1)(1)Provide forms. The department shall prescribe application forms for awards under this chapter and shall furnish law enforcement agencies with the forms. The law enforcement agency investigating a crime shall provide forms to each person who may be eligible to file a claim.
Jus 11.11 Note Note: A copy of the application form may be obtained from the Wisconsin department of justice at no charge.
Jus 11.11(2) (2)Provide information. Upon request by the department, any state or local agency, including a district attorney or law enforcement agency, shall make available all reports, files and other appropriate information which the department requests in order to make a determination that a person is eligible for an award under this chapter.
Jus 11.11 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1992, No. 434, eff. 3-1-92.
Jus 11.12 Jus 11.12 Attorney fees.
Jus 11.12(1)(1)Amount of fees. The department shall determine and allow reasonable attorney fees, commensurate with legal services rendered, which shall be paid directly to an attorney representing the claimant.
Jus 11.12(1)(a) (a) Attorney fees may not exceed 10% of the amount the attorney assisted the applicant in obtaining.
Jus 11.12(1)(b) (b) Attorney fees shall be paid out of, not in addition to, the amount awarded to the claimant.
Jus 11.12(1)(c) (c) Where there is no dispute of the department's determination of the amount of the award due to the claimant, and where no contested case hearing is held, the attorney fee shall be the lesser of 10% of the amount the attorney assisted the claimant in obtaining or $100.
Jus 11.12(2) (2)No additional attorney fees. No person may ask for, contract for or receive any fee in excess of that allowed by the department.
Jus 11.12(2)(a) (a) The attorney shall provide a fee agreement to the department.
Jus 11.12(2)(b) (b) Whoever charges a fee in violation of s. 949.14 (1), Stats., shall forfeit double the amount retained by the attorney. This forfeiture shall be collected by this state in an action in debt, upon complaint of the department. Out of the sum received the court shall direct payment to a claimant in the amount of the overcharge.
Jus 11.12 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1992, No. 434, eff. 3-1-92.
Jus 11.13 Jus 11.13 Recovery.
Jus 11.13(1)(1)Department subrogation. Whenever an order for the payment of an award for personal injury or death is or has been made under this chapter, the department is subrogated to the cause of action of the claimant against the person responsible for the injury or death and may bring an action against the person for the amount of the damages sustained by the claimant. The department is also subrogated to the cause of action of the claimant against one or more 3rd parties liable for the acts of the person responsible for the injury or death. If an amount greater than that paid under the award order is recovered and collected in any such action, the department shall pay the balance to the claimant. If the person responsible for the injury or death has previously made restitution payments to the general fund under s. 973.20, Stats., any judgment obtained by the department under this section shall be reduced by the amount of the restitution payments to the general fund.
Jus 11.13(2) (2)Claimant action. In addition to the authority of the department to bring an action under sub. (1), the claimant may bring an action to recover damages. In any such action, the department has subrogation rights under this section and the claimant shall join the department as a party under s. 803.03 (2) (a), Stats. After joinder, the department has the options specified in s. 803.03 (2) (b), Stats.
Jus 11.13(3) (3)Judgment allocated. If a judgment or verdict in an action under sub. (1) or (2) indicates separately economic loss and noneconomic detriment, payments on the judgment shall be allocated between them in proportion to the amounts indicated. In such an action, the judge, on timely motion, shall direct the jury to return a special verdict, indicating separately the awards for noneconomic detriment, punitive damages and economic loss.
Jus 11.13(4) (4)Civil action not necessary. In order to receive compensation under ch. 949, Stats., it is not necessary that an applicant first bring an action against the offender. If such an action is brought, and the applicant is successful, the proceeds of the action are subject to the provisions of this chapter. The department shall notify the claimant of the requirements of this paragraph at the time the department makes an award to the claimant.
Jus 11.13(5) (5)Applicant responsibility. If a claimant receives from any source or third party any payment for damages, injuries or economic loss for which the applicant has been previously compensated under ch. 949, Stats., and this chapter the applicant shall:
Jus 11.13(5)(a) (a) Immediately notify the department.
Jus 11.13(5)(b) (b) Within 30 days, reimburse the department, to the extent of the payment received, the amount previously awarded the applicant under ch. 949, Stats.
Jus 11.13(6) (6)Department responsibility. The department shall notify a claimant of the requirements under sub. (5).
Jus 11.13 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1992, No. 434, eff. 3-1-92.
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