Judge Weighing Sex Offender Program Fate To Order Fixes SoonA federal judge who declared Minnesota's sex offender treatment program unconstitutional intends to rule in October on how the state must fix it after signaling in court Wednesday that he wouldn't move to shut it down entirely. Judge Donovan Frank and attorneys in a 4-year-old class-action lawsuit debated how far the court can go in shaping regulations for an indefinite confinement program housing more than 700 offenders deemed a continuing risk to society.
Macy's, Herberger's Janitors Sue Employer, Threaten To StrikeJanitors who clean Macy's and Herberger's stores in the Twin Cities filed a class action lawsuit against their employer over a number of issues on Wednesday and have threatened to strike if certain conditions don't improve.
Globe Univ. Students Suing School For Misleading ApplicantsFive Globe University students filed a class action lawsuit Wednesday against their for-profit school, alleging that the school lied to students on everything from transferability of its credits to its inferior accreditation. Globe University is a Woodbury, Minn.-based career college offering degrees in 40 program areas, enrolling 7,803 students across 20 locations that include Minnesota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
Ramsey, Hennepin Counties Sue Mortgage RegistryProsecutors in Ramsey and Hennepin counties are suing a company that runs a nationwide electronic mortgage registry, saying the company and mortgage lenders deliberately circumvented public tax rolls and failed to pay county fees.
Judge Certifies Sex Offender Suit As Class Action A federal judge has certified a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Minnesota Sex Offender Program as a class action on behalf of everyone committed to the program.
Trucker Harassment Class-Action Suit BackfiresThey were learning to become truck drivers but wound up in a nightmare. In detailed accounts to a federal agency, dozens of female employees of one of the nation's largest trucking companies told of being propositioned, groped and even assaulted by male drivers during cross-country training rides.
Medtronic Paying $85M To End Shareholder LawsuitMedical device maker Medtronic Inc. has agreed to pay $85 million to resolve a federal class action lawsuit brought by a group of shareholders.
Employees File Class Action Lawsuit Against MenardsOver the past 50 years, Menards has built itself into a home-improvement giant. The Eau Claire, Wis., company has 262 stores in 13 states around the midwest. But growth hasn't been without cost.
Man Seeks Class-Action Suit Against Cedar TowingThere is more trouble for a Minneapolis towing company after a Ramsey County man filed suit against Cedar Towing, seeking class-action status.
Plumber Calls Increase With Roto-Rooter ComplaintsWhile we're thinking turkey and shopping, it's the plunger that symbolizes the holiday best for plumbers. That's because Thanksgiving creates more clogs than any other day of the year.
Court: Light Cigarette Case Can Be Class-ActionThe Minnesota Court of Appeals says a lawsuit against the makers of Marlboro Lights cigarettes can proceed as a class-action claim.
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