Armada Broadcasting, Inc. v. Stirn

In Armada Broadcasting, Inc. v. Stirn, 183 Wis. 2d 463, 516 N.W.2d 357 (1994), a teacher sought intervention as of right in a mandamus action brought by a broadcaster directing the school district and district administrator to provide for inspection of a report on sexual harassment and the teacher's grievance against the district. The Supreme Court of Wisconsin allowed the teacher to intervene as of right because "one cannot expect the District to defend the mandamus action with the vehemence of someone who is directly affected by public disclosure of the report. The personal nature of the interests at stake in the . . . report make the teacher the best person to protect those interests." Id., 476.