The Minnesota Supreme Court overturned a $1 million award against the University of Minnesota and men’s basketball coach Tubby Smith on Wednesday, ruling that although they treated a prospective assistant coach unfairly, they couldn’t be held financially responsible for backing out of a job offer that Smith lacked the authority to make.
The wives of two construction killed on Interstate 35W thought they’d get closure Wednesday. Instead, they learned the man accused of crashing into their husbands wants to go to trial.
A River Falls father was charged with three counts of first-degree intentional homicide Thursday in the deaths of his three young daughters.
The debate over a person’s “right to die” is taking place in a Dakota County courtroom.
A federal judge will reconsider his penalty for a woman who refused to stand in court.
A federal appeals court has thrown out 19 of the 20 contempt-of-court citations against a Rochester woman convicted of funneling money to a terrorist group in Somalia.
While winter hermits turn to outdoor tennis and other activities during the summer months in Minnesota, tennis remains primarily an indoor event in the northern United States. Most communities offer public courts in local parks, but the truly serious year-round tennis player takes advantage of the high-quality indoor facilities statewide at the best clubs in the state.
A Minneapolis woman pleaded guilty to sex trafficking a minor on Friday in federal court, according to the U.S. attorney’s office. Kimberly Susan Latham, 33, now faces at least 10 years in prison and could receive life behind bars. Her sentence length will be determined at a future hearing.
Amy Senser pleaded not guilty Monday to her latest and third felony charge, after a police investigation determined she was on the phone at the time she allegedly hit and killed a man last year.
For the first time, a television camera was allowed inside a civil trial in Hennepin County.
Chances are you’ve seen real court cases, like the OJ Simpson murder trial, on TV before. In fact, news cameras are allowed into courtrooms in most states, including Wisconsin and Iowa – but not Minnesota. That is, however, until Friday.
The Minnesota House has passed two bills that would increase personal security for county attorneys, including one that would let them carry guns.
The Twin Cities composer of a highly popular song is in a legal battle that is being watched by top recording artists nationwide.
Who would have gained from votes in thousands of rejected absentee ballots in Minnesota’s close 2008 Senate race will forever remain a mystery.
A series of eight hearings designed to get input on Minnesota’s political boundaries is beginning.
Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey is back in the news, this time defending his appointment of a Muslim as a judge to the state bench. Watch his press conference.
The lawyer for two Americans jailed in Iran on charges of espionage said Sunday the court will announce its verdict within a week, dashing hopes for their immediate release after a final hearing in the case.
The brother of NHL enforcer Derek Boogaard has made his first court appearance on charges stemming from his brother’s overdose death last May.
A Twin Cities teenager who’s admitted to killing two women in Iowa has been sentenced to life in prison and pleaded guilty to a second murder.
A pilot project has begun that will allow Minnesotans a closer look at what goes on in some courtrooms.
Three days before a government shutdown the lawyers for the Attorney General’s Office, the Public Defender’s Office and Gov. Mark Dayton fought to keep funding for the judicial branch of government.
Why would you wait in line 10 hours to see a trial? These people are fired up!
Gov. Mark Dayton filed a petition in Ramsey County court Wednesday laying out services that he says must be preserved if state government shuts down July 1.
The Minnesota Supreme Court is considering whether the City of Duluth can change health insurance benefits for its retirees to match those of its current employees.
The Minnesota Court of Appeals says Duluth-based Cirrus Design did not have a duty to provide pilot training to a Grand Rapids man whose plane crashed in 2003, killing him and his passenger.