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Appeals Court Backs $50M Settlement In NFL Retirees Case

A federal appeals court has upheld a judge’s approval of a $50 million settlement in a lawsuit over publicity rights for retired NFL players. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday rejected arguments by several retirees — including Jim Marshall, Joe Senser and Dan Pastorini — that the class-action settlement on behalf of around 25,000 players was unfair.


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Amy Senser Heading Home After Finishing Work Release Program

Amy Senser is headed home Monday after finishing the work release portion of her sentence in the 2011 death of Anousone Phanthavong in a hit-and-run crash in Minneapolis. The wife of former Minnesota Viking Joe Senser will now be on supervised release either at her Edina home or someplace else she wants to live for the next year.


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Amy Senser To Leave Prison This Week

Amy Senser is scheduled to leave prison this week to enter a work release facility. Starting this Thursday, the wife of former Minnesota Vikings player Joe Senser will be transferred from the Shakopee prison to a jail or halfway house.


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Attorney Weighs In On Senser’s Claim That Wife Was Denied Fair Trial

Star Tribune columnist C.J. recently interviewed attorney Ron Meshbesher about the Amy Senser case. When asked how he would have defended Senser, Meshbesher responded by saying it was a tough case because she left the scene of the fatal accident. Anousone Phanthavong, 38, was killed while refilling his gas tank on an Interstate 94 exit ramp in Minneapolis. Senser was convicted of criminal vehicular homicide in the 2011.


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Amy Senser Granted Early Release From Prison

State officials say Amy Senser, who’s serving time for a fatal hit and run, will be released nearly six months early from prison. The Department of Corrections says Senser applied for a transfer to a jail or halfway house for work release, and it was approved. Senser is the wife of former Minnesota Vikings player Joe Senser. She was convicted of criminal vehicular homicide in the 2011 death of 38-year-old Anousone Phanthavong.


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Joe Senser Talks With John Williams Today At 3 On WCCO!

His 1st radio interview following the trial….tune in for this WCCO Exclusive!


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1 Year After Conviction, Amy Senser’s Appeal Is Heard

Amy Senser’s appeal of her guilty verdict went before the Minnesota Court of Appeals Wednesday.


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Senser’s Appeal Hearing Pushed Back To May

Amy Senser’s appeal of the felony conviction in the hit-and-run death of a Minneapolis man will now be heard in early May.


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Amy Senser’s Attorney Files Formal Appeal

Amy Senser’s attorney filed a formal appeal on Wednesday in connection with Senser’s criminal vehicular homicide conviction in May.


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Amy Senser Ordered To Remain In Prison During Appeal

Amy Senser has been ordered to remain in prison during her appeals process. A judge denied her request to be released on Wednesday.


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Young Chef’s Hit-And-Run Death Remembered

It’s been one year since a young chef died, and a former Viking’s wife turned up in the headlines.


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Victim’s Brother: Senser’s Remorse ‘Was Real’

Amy Senser is spending her first of many nights in prison for the hit-and-run that killed a man. She learned Monday she’ll spend three years and five months behind bars for killing Anousone Phanthavong last August.


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Judge Denies Senser’s Motion To Throw Out Verdict

Amy Senser’s motion asking a judge to throw out her guilty verdict in the hit-and-run death has been denied. With this ruling, Senser is still scheduled to be sentenced on July 9. She faces up to four years in prison.



Senser Found Guilty Of 2 Felonies In Hit-And-Run

After three days of deliberations, a jury has found Amy Senser guilty on two of the three felony counts in the fatal hit-and-run crash. The wife of ex-Minnesota Viking Joe Senser will be sentenced at a later date.


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3rd Day Of Deliberations Resume In Senser Trial

Jurors are expected to resume deliberations Thursday morning in the vehicular homicide trial of Amy Senser, the wife of ex-Minnesota Viking Joe Senser.


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Senser Trial Still A Waiting Game

There’s still no verdict in the Amy Senser trial as the second full day of deliberations came to a close without a decision.


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Talking Points: Previewing A New Week In Senser Trial

There promises to be more courtroom drama Monday, as one of the most high-profile criminal cases in recent memory continues.


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Prosecution Hands Case Over To Defense In Senser Trial

Molly Senser, Amy Senser’s eldest daughter, testified Friday morning that her mother was not drunk the night 38-year-old Anousone Phanthavong was killed in a hit and run accident.


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Joe Senser, Hannah Senser Take The Stand In Hit-And-Run Trial

Joe Senser was back on the stand Thursday in his wife Amy’s hit-and-run trial.


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Joe Senser Admonished By Judge After Allegedly Talking To Jury Members

Former Minnesota Viking Joe Senser is getting ready to testify again Thursday in his wife’s fatal hit-and-run trial.


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Joe Senser Takes The Stand In Wife’s Hit-And-Run Trial

Former Minnesota Viking Joe Senser took the stand Wednesday in his wife Amy’s hit-and-run trial. Senser testified about conversations he had with his wife the night Anousone Phantavong was struck and killed.


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Opening Statements Finished In Amy Senser Trial

The jury was seated and opening statements are in the books in the trial of Amy Senser, who is accused of criminal vehicular homicide.


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Jury Selection In Hit-And-Run Trial Looks To Be Tough, Tedious

Jury selection will start Monday on one of the most high profile cases the state has seen in a while.


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Trial Looms For Ex-Viking’s Wife In Hit-And-Run

The wife of a former Minnesota Vikings tight end has admitted being behind the wheel of her husband’s sport-utility vehicle last August when it struck a man on a highway exit ramp, killing him.


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Charges: Amy Senser Was On The Phone During Hit-And-Run

Amy Senser now faces three felony charges after police say an investigation determined she was on the phone at the time she allegedly hit and killed a man last year.