A trial date has been set in the case of a Dresser man against the Town of Osceola government, alleging the government caused him harm.  

Tom Magnafici, 744 200th Street, Dresser, filed the suit earlier this month under the intentional tort shield, which means Magnafici must show the Town of Osceola acted with intent to cause harm or the Town’s actions were so reckless and dangerous they would have known harm would result. 

The case was originally in Polk County Circuit Court, but got bumped up to the United States District Court of Western Wisconsin in January. 

The dates set were for March 28-29, 2022. According to court records, the Town of Osceola has a motion on file to dismiss the case, but it hasn’t been ruled on yet as of last week. 

Magnafici is alleging the Town failed or committed the following acts: 

1 – Failed to preserve public records and failure to respond to open records request. 

2 – Violating the Americans with Disabilities Act 

3 – Intentional infliction of emotional distress 

4 – Civil conspiracy 

Magnafici was asking for at least $50,000 in punitive damages. 

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