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Two recent U.S. Supreme Court actions have opened the door to a new legal frontier in which local and state officials ca...
03/20/2024

Two recent U.S. Supreme Court actions have opened the door to a new legal frontier in which local and state officials can be disqualified from office for life for engaging in “insurrection” or providing “aid and comfort” to enemies of the Constitution.

Two recent U.S. Supreme Court actions have opened the door to a new legal frontier in which local and state officials can be disqualified from office for life for engaging in “insurrection” or providing “aid and comfort” to enemies of the Constitution.

A new task force put together by the Criminal Justice Section of the American Bar Association will have as its focus pro...
03/20/2024

A new task force put together by the Criminal Justice Section of the American Bar Association will have as its focus prosecutorial independence — and will be co-chaired by Ramsey County’s main prosecutor, County Attorney John Choi.

A new task force put together by the Criminal Justice Section of the American Bar Association will have as its focus prosecutorial independence — and will be co-chaired by Ramsey County’s main prosecutor, County Attorney John Choi.

A late-night order Tuesday from a 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel put on hold — again — Texas’ dramatic state ex...
03/20/2024

A late-night order Tuesday from a 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel put on hold — again — Texas’ dramatic state expansion into border enforcement.

The Minnesota Court of Appeals has ruled that a pharmacist who refused to provide emergency contraceptives to a customer...
03/20/2024

The Minnesota Court of Appeals has ruled that a pharmacist who refused to provide emergency contraceptives to a customer because of his personal beliefs engaged in discrimination.

The Minnesota Court of Appeals has ruled that a pharmacist who refused to provide emergency contraceptives to a customer because of his personal beliefs engaged in discrimination.

An in*******al married couple in Duluth claimed that they were subjected to more than 100 interactions with law enforcem...
03/20/2024

An in*******al married couple in Duluth claimed that they were subjected to more than 100 interactions with law enforcement because of false and unfounded complaints made by neighbors.

An in*******al married couple in Duluth claimed that they were subjected to more than 100 interactions with law enforcement because of false and unfounded complaints made by neighbors.

A Minnesota appeals court has sent the lawsuit brought by a transgender athlete back to a trial court to determine wheth...
03/19/2024

A Minnesota appeals court has sent the lawsuit brought by a transgender athlete back to a trial court to determine whether she was illegally denied entry into women’s competitions because of her gender identity.

JayCee Cooper, a transgender woman, sued USA Powerlifting in 2021 after the organization denied her 2018 request for participation.

Though her choice of words — “shared custody” — may not have been the best, a motion judge acted within her discretion w...
03/19/2024

Though her choice of words — “shared custody” — may not have been the best, a motion judge acted within her discretion when she granted specific performance of an estranged unmarried couple’s agreement to share possession of a dog equally, the Massachusetts Appeals Court has ruled.

Though her choice of words — “shared custody” — may not have been the best, a motion judge acted within her discretion when she granted specific performance of an estranged unmarried couple’s agreement to share possession of a dog equally, the Massachusetts Appeals Court has ruled.

The Minnesota Supreme Court recently publicly reprimanded Minnesota attorney Daniel Gallatin. Three members of the court...
03/19/2024

The Minnesota Supreme Court recently publicly reprimanded Minnesota attorney Daniel Gallatin. Three members of the court dissented, arguing that Gallatin should have had a harsher punishment.

The Minnesota Supreme Court recently publicly reprimanded Minnesota attorney Daniel Gallatin. Three members of the court dissented, arguing that Gallatin should have had a harsher punishment.

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03/19/2024

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A Georgia judge has thrown out a lawsuit accusing local officials of race discrimination when they approved zoning chang...
03/18/2024

A Georgia judge has thrown out a lawsuit accusing local officials of race discrimination when they approved zoning changes to one of the South’s last Gullah-Geechee communities of Black slave descendants.

A Georgia judge has thrown out a lawsuit accusing local officials of race discrimination when they approved zoning changes to one of the South’s last Gullah-Geechee communities of Black slave descendants.

The Washington State Bar Association has approved far lower case limits for public defenders in an effort to stop them f...
03/18/2024

The Washington State Bar Association has approved far lower case limits for public defenders in an effort to stop them from quitting, to help with recruiting and to make sure they have enough time to represent each client properly.

The Washington State Bar Association has approved far lower case limits for public defenders in an effort to stop them from quitting, to help with recruiting and to make sure they have enough time to represent each client properly.

HavenBrook Homes and six other defendants have agreed to a multimillion-dollar settlement over allegations of failing to...
03/18/2024

HavenBrook Homes and six other defendants have agreed to a multimillion-dollar settlement over allegations of failing to maintain rental properties in Minnesota and creating uninhabitable conditions for tenants.

HavenBrook Homes and six other defendants have agreed to a multimillion-dollar settlement over allegations of failing to maintain rental properties in Minnesota and creating uninhabitable conditions for tenants.

A powerful real estate trade group has agreed to do away with policies that for decades helped set agent commissions, mo...
03/18/2024

A powerful real estate trade group has agreed to do away with policies that for decades helped set agent commissions, moving to resolve lawsuits that claim the rules have forced people to pay artificially inflated costs to sell their homes.

A powerful real estate trade group has agreed to do away with policies that for decades helped set agent commissions, moving to resolve lawsuits that claim the rules have forced people to pay artificially inflated costs to sell their homes.

UnitedHealth Group is facing a class-action lawsuit, with plaintiffs accusing the health care giant of acting imprudentl...
03/18/2024

UnitedHealth Group is facing a class-action lawsuit, with plaintiffs accusing the health care giant of acting imprudently and disloyally with its selection and retention of Wells Fargo as its 401(k) plan’s default target date fund (TDF) provider.

Senate Republicans took aim Thursday at a new federal courts policy trying to curb “judge shopping,” a practice that gai...
03/15/2024

Senate Republicans took aim Thursday at a new federal courts policy trying to curb “judge shopping,” a practice that gained national attention in a major abortion medication case.

Senate Republicans took aim Thursday at a new federal courts policy trying to curb “judge shopping,” a practice that gained national attention in a major abortion medication case.

Exemptions that allow religious organizations to avoid paying Wisconsin’s unemployment tax don’t apply to a Catholic cha...
03/15/2024

Exemptions that allow religious organizations to avoid paying Wisconsin’s unemployment tax don’t apply to a Catholic charitable organization because its on-the-ground operations aren’t primarily religious, a divided state Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

Exemptions that allow religious organizations to avoid paying Wisconsin’s unemployment tax don’t apply to a Catholic charitable organization because its on-the-ground operations aren’t primarily religious, a divided state Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

HavenBrook Homes and six other defendants have agreed to a multimillion-dollar settlement over allegations of failing to...
03/15/2024

HavenBrook Homes and six other defendants have agreed to a multimillion-dollar settlement over allegations of failing to maintain rental properties in Minnesota and creating uninhabitable conditions for tenants.

A new report from the Minnesota Office of the Legislative Auditor finds that the state lacks a “coordinated approach” to...
03/15/2024

A new report from the Minnesota Office of the Legislative Auditor finds that the state lacks a “coordinated approach” to preventing employers from misclassifying workers as independent contractors.

Robins Kaplan announced that Anthony Froio has been elected chair of the Executive Board and managing partner.Robins Kap...
03/15/2024

Robins Kaplan announced that Anthony Froio has been elected chair of the Executive Board and managing partner.
Robins Kaplan LLP

Robins Kaplan announced that Anthony Froio has been elected chair of the Executive Board and managing partner.

Here are things to know about the fallout from a settlement reached between Florida and parents, students, teachers and ...
03/14/2024

Here are things to know about the fallout from a settlement reached between Florida and parents, students, teachers and advocacy groups who challenged the state law in court.

Here are things to know about the fallout from a settlement reached between Florida and parents, students, teachers and advocacy groups who challenged the state law in court.

The upcoming Biden-Trump contest provides an opportune occasion to look back at redundant rematches for the presidency, ...
03/14/2024

The upcoming Biden-Trump contest provides an opportune occasion to look back at redundant rematches for the presidency, the one landmark lawsuit they produced, and a mini-Minnesota version.

The upcoming Biden-Trump contest provides an opportune occasion to look back at redundant rematches for the presidency, the one landmark lawsuit they produced, and a mini-Minnesota version.

Attorney Jess Birken, who specializes in working with nonprofit organizations, would rather help them carry out their mi...
03/14/2024

Attorney Jess Birken, who specializes in working with nonprofit organizations, would rather help them carry out their mission than put out fires for them.

Attorney Jess Birken, who specializes in working with nonprofit organizations, would rather help them carry out their mission than put out fires for them.

Minnesota employment law authorities analyze the NLRB's recent rule to expand protection of employee speech under certai...
03/14/2024

Minnesota employment law authorities analyze the NLRB's recent rule to expand protection of employee speech under certain circumstances.

Minnesota employment law authorities analyze the NLRB's recent rule to expand protection of employee speech under certain circumstances.

The Wisconsin Supreme Court will consider overturning its own ruling limiting the use of absentee ballot drop boxes, the...
03/13/2024

The Wisconsin Supreme Court will consider overturning its own ruling limiting the use of absentee ballot drop boxes, the justices said Tuesday.

The Wisconsin Supreme Court will consider overturning its own ruling limiting the use of absentee ballot drop boxes, the justices said Tuesday.

Federal courts moved Tuesday to make it harder to file lawsuits in front of judges seen as friendly to a point of view, ...
03/13/2024

Federal courts moved Tuesday to make it harder to file lawsuits in front of judges seen as friendly to a point of view, a practice known as judge shopping that gained national attention in a major abortion medication case.

Federal courts moved Tuesday to make it harder to file lawsuits in front of judges seen as friendly to a point of view, a practice known as judge shopping that gained national attention in a major abortion medication case.

A nationwide review of state procedures reveals a patchwork of complicated systems for resolving open government dispute...
03/13/2024

A nationwide review of state procedures reveals a patchwork of complicated systems for resolving open government disputes that often put the burden of enforcing transparency laws on private citizens.

A nationwide review of state procedures reveals a patchwork of complicated systems for resolving open government disputes that often put the burden of enforcing transparency laws on private citizens.

Republicans who control the state Senate fired eight more of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ appointees Tuesday, including f...
03/13/2024

Republicans who control the state Senate fired eight more of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ appointees Tuesday, including four judicial watchdogs who wouldn’t commit to punishing liberal state Supreme Court Justice Janet Protasiewicz.

Republicans who control the state Senate fired eight more of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ appointees Tuesday, including four judicial watchdogs who wouldn’t commit to punishing liberal state Supreme Court Justice Janet Protasiewicz.

A wrongful death lawsuit was filed after a Brooklyn Center man having a mental health episode was fatally shot by police...
03/13/2024

A wrongful death lawsuit was filed after a Brooklyn Center man having a mental health episode was fatally shot by police.

A wrongful death lawsuit was filed after a Brooklyn Center man having a mental health episode was fatally shot by police.

Minnesota Lawyer personally invites you to attend this Free Virtual Event: How to Build Thriving Inclusive Teams: Trends...
03/12/2024

Minnesota Lawyer personally invites you to attend this Free Virtual Event: How to Build Thriving Inclusive Teams: Trends from Leading Workplaces.

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The court affirmed the findings of the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board concerning Jeronimo...
03/12/2024

The court affirmed the findings of the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board concerning Jeronimo Yanez.

The court affirmed the findings of the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board concerning Jeronimo Yanez.

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Minnesota Lawyer is the state’s only independent newspaper and online resource dedicated to reporting on – and enhancing – the practice of law in Minnesota.

Written by award-winning attorney-journalists, our online and newspaper content provides timely, vital information and news. In print and online, readers can access full-text appellate decisions, legal profiles, events, and learn of the best practices in the legal profession – keeping Minnesota’s attorneys on the cutting edge. Readers also have access to the Online Judicial Directory – our exclusive guide to help attorneys prepare to stand before the bench.

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