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No Quick Answer For UCare In Fight To Maintain Contracts

A Minnesota judge says he’ll decide next week whether to give UCare more time to win back its public health plan contracts. UCare sued state officials earlier this month, alleging the state arbitrarily cut them out during a statewide bidding process.

08/28/2015

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Ashley Madison Users In U.S., Minnesota Included, Sue Cheating Website

Eight people across the U.S. who registered to use Ashley Madison are suing the cheating website after hackers released personal and detailed information on them and millions of other users, including credit card numbers and sexual preferences.

08/25/2015

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Family Files Lawsuit In Biracial Man’s Death

The family of a biracial man who died at the hands of a Madison police officer earlier this year has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit.

08/12/2015

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Deputy Sues Henn. Co. Sheriff For Retaliation After Questioning Morale

A deputy is suing the Hennepin County Sheriff, claiming his K-9 was taken away after he questioned department morale. The exchange was caught on camera at a union meeting last summer when Sheriff Rich Stanek was seeking re-election.

08/11/2015

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Father Sues Catholic High School Over Argument

A Minnesota father is suing a Catholic high school over what he recorded a teacher saying at their sons’ basketball game.

08/05/2015

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Brooklyn Park Reaches $2.85M Settlement With Man Shot By Officer

The City of Brooklyn Park has reached a settlement with a man shot last year by a city police officer. The city agreed to pay 23-year-old Shoua Yang $2.85 million. According to the lawsuit, Yang and some friends went to a Valentine’s Day Party when a fight broke out.

07/31/2015

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Black & Decker Sued Over Unsafe Coffee Maker

There’s a federal lawsuit over a Black and Decker coffee maker. The lawsuit centers on the distributor of the popular Black and Decker Space Maker. The Consumer Product Safety Commission said dozens of people were burned after the handles on their coffee pots unexpectedly fell off.

06/22/2015

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Federal Court Case Will Put Accurate Pepper Labeling To The Test

It is a seasoning found on practically every dinner table — but the commonly-used spice is at the heart of a federal legal battle. The packaging of ground pepper has relied on uniformly-sized tins which were sold in two-, four- and eight-ounce sizes for decades.

06/16/2015

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EEOC Files Lawsuit On Behalf Of Transgender Employee

A federal lawsuit alleges a Minnesota company subjected a transgender employee to sex discrimination. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed the suit Friday against Shoreview-based Deluxe Financial Services Corp.

06/06/2015

Nicole Curtis Home Dispute

Home Rehabber Nicole Curtis Accused Of Not Paying Subcontractor

A popular HGTV reality host who once called Minneapolis home is facing an unpleasant reality of her own. A WCCO investigation has found Nicole Curtis could be in legal trouble for an unfinished project and unpaid bills.

05/21/2015

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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.

05/21/2015

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Massage Envy Faces Lawsuit Over Prepaid Massage

A popular chain massage business now faces a class-action lawsuit.

A lawsuit, filed in California, challenged how the company handles pre-paid massages. It claims when clients cancel membership, they’re unable to redeem unused massages that they’re entitled to.

05/19/2015

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Lawsuit: Minn. Man Says He Was Abused By A Nun

A man who says he was sexually abused by a nun spoke out on Wednesday as part of the first Minnesota case filed against an order of Catholic nuns.

04/29/2015

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Kim Kardashian, Kanye West Video-Leak Lawsuit Can Proceed

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s lawsuit against the co-founder of YouTube over leaked footage of their marriage proposal should move forward, a California appeals court ruled Wednesday.

04/23/2015

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Target Settles Data Breach Lawsuit With MasterCard For $19M

Target and MasterCard say they’ve agreed to settle lawsuits over the discounter’s pre-Christmas 2013 massive data breach. Target said late Wednesday it has set aside up to $19 million pretax for MasterCard issuers who were caught in the data breach that compromised 40 million credit and debit card accounts between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15, 2013.

04/15/2015

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Medical Device Maker Settles Lawsuit For $4.4 Million

Medtronic has agreed to pay $4.4 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the federal government accusing the company of selling medical devices made in China and Malaysia to the U.S. military.

04/03/2015

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Judge Allows Public Nuisance Claims Against New Ulm Diocese

A judge says three people who claim they were sexually abused by priests can proceed with public nuisance claims against the Diocese of New Ulm in southern Minnesota. Brown County District Court Judge Robert Docherty dismissed some counts in the two lawsuits in a ruling dated March 27. But he ruled the public nuisance claims can go forward.

04/01/2015

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Judge Lets Ex-NHL Player Lawsuit Over Concussions Continue

The NHL’s motion to dismiss a class-action lawsuit brought by former players over concussion-related injuries was largely rejected Wednesday by a federal judge, allowing the claims to move forward. The plaintiffs have been seeking unspecified financial damages and medical monitoring for neurological disorders.

03/25/2015

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Family Of Deaf Child Sues Football Association For Discrimination

A Fridley family filed suit this week against the Spring Lake Park Panther Youth Football Association over their deaf son’s participation in the league. They believe the nonprofit should’ve paid for interpreters and allowed the family to use a special drum to signal the start of play.

03/21/2015

Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke perform onstage during the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons honoring Lucian Grainge at The Beverly Hilton on January 25, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS)

‘Blurred Lines’ Verdict Likely To Alter Music Business

A jury’s verdict that Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke copied Marvin Gaye’s music to create their hit song “Blurred Lines” won’t just be felt by the singer’s pocketbooks — it has the potential to change how musicians work and could open the door to new copyright claims.

03/11/2015

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Sgt. Garcia Files Whistleblower Lawsuit Against Mpls.

Minneapolis Police Sgt. Jesse Garcia has filed a lawsuit against the city of Minneapolis, saying his career was sabotaged after the “Pointergate” incident last fall.

03/10/2015

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Experts Testify In MN Sex Offender Program Trial

A federal judge is closer to deciding if it’s constitutional to keep Minnesota sex offenders in custody indefinitely. Only three offenders have been released from treatment.

02/18/2015

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Patients Testify In Lawsuit Over Sex Offender Program

For the first time, we’re hearing from patients in Minnesota’s sex offender program. They say the state’s system of treatment is broken. It’s the second week of testimony in the class action lawsuit, which seeks to have the program ruled unconstitutional.

02/17/2015

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Target Agrees To $4M Settlement For Inaccurate Pricing

Target has agreed to pay nearly $4 million to settle a lawsuit that claims the retailer charged higher prices than advertised.

02/11/2015

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Lawsuit Could Change Minnesota’s Sex Offender Program

Testimony begins Monday in a lawsuit that could bring big changes to Minnesota’s sex offender program. In Minnesota, there are 700 sex offenders kept away in indefinite treatment, more than in any other state.

02/08/2015

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