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.
Former UMD Women’s Coaches Take School To Federal CourtThree former University of Minnesota Duluth coaches are expected to announce a lawsuit against the school on Monday claiming discrimination. Former Bulldogs women's hockey coach Shannon Miller, former softball coach Jen Banford and former women's basketball coach Annette Wiles have all been given the green light to sue by the U.S. Department of Justice.
EEOC: Superior's Stack Bros. Will Pay $140K SettlementThe Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says Stack Bros. Mechanical Contractors of Superior has agreed to pay $140,000 to settle an age discrimination and retaliation lawsuit. Stack Bros. is a major hearing and plumbing contractor in northwestern Wisconsin and northeastern Minnesota.
No Quick Answer For UCare In Fight To Maintain ContractsA 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.
Ashley Madison Users In U.S., Minnesota Included, Sue Cheating WebsiteEight 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.
Family Files Lawsuit In Biracial Man's DeathThe 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.
Deputy Sues Henn. Co. Sheriff For Retaliation After Questioning MoraleA 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.
Father Sues Catholic High School Over ArgumentA Minnesota father is suing a Catholic high school over what he recorded a teacher saying at their sons' basketball game.
Brooklyn Park Reaches $2.85M Settlement With Man Shot By OfficerThe 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.
Black & Decker Sued Over Unsafe Coffee MakerThere'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.
Federal Court Case Will Put Accurate Pepper Labeling To The TestIt 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.
EEOC Files Lawsuit On Behalf Of Transgender EmployeeA 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.