City of LaCrosse v. Shiftar Bros., Inc

In City of LaCrosse v. Shiftar Bros., Inc., 162 Wis. 2d 556, 469 N.W.2d 915 (Ct. App. 1991), the condemnee filed an appeal under Wis. Stat. 32.05(9)(a) and served notice of the appeal on the city attorney on behalf of the City of LaCrosse. The Court determined that service on the city attorney was appropriate because: (1) the city attorney appeared in a variety of matters related to the disputed condemnation; (2) the city attorney filed a notice of retainer in the contested action that provided, "the City of LaCrosse in the above matter hereby appears by Patrick J. Houlihan, City Attorney, and all future petitions and papers should be forwarded to the undersigned"; (3) the case number for the condemnation proceedings and the condemnee's appeal was the same. See City of LaCrosse, 162 Wis. 2d at 562.