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New Minn. Law Allows More Childhood Abuse Lawsuits

Adults who suffered childhood sexual abuse and want to file civil lawsuits will have much wider access to the courts under a bill awaiting Gov. Mark Dayton’s signature.

05/23/2013

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Wrongful Death Lawsuits In New Ulm B&B Fire Settled

The lawsuits that emerged in the aftermath of a deadly fire at a New Ulm bed and breakfast have been settled.

12/05/2012

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Critical Online Reviews Can Carry Legal Risks

A Minnesota doctor took offense when a patient’s son posted critical remarks about him on some rate-your-doctor websites, including a comment by a nurse who purportedly called the physician “a real tool.”

10/24/2012

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Minn. Senators Troubled Over Costs In Sex Scandal

With taxpayers already out nearly $85,000, Minnesota senators voiced concern Wednesday about fast-growing legal bills connected to a sex scandal that toppled the GOP’s majority leader and a powerful aide.

06/20/2012

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Dayton Signs Bill Limiting ‘Clawback’ Lawsuits

Gov. Mark Dayton has signed a bill to exempt charitable groups from having to return tainted donations after the expiration of a two-year statute of limitations.

04/03/2012

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Minn. School District Settles Bullying Lawsuits

Top officials with Minnesota’s largest school are welcoming the settlement of two lawsuits over a policy that was criticized for failing to protect students from bullying.

03/05/2012

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Anoka-Henn. District Reaches Agreement On Lawsuits

The Anoka-Hennepin School board will vote Monday night on an agreement reached over lawsuits brought against the school district by six students.

03/05/2012

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Dayton Rejects ‘Cheeseburger Bill’

Gov. Mark Dayton has vetoed a bill that would have protected fast-food chains from consumers suing over weight gain and other health problems.

05/27/2011

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Climate Activists Target States With Lawsuits

A group of attorneys using children and young adults as plaintiffs plans to file legal actions in every state and the District of Columbia on Wednesday in an effort to force government intervention on climate change.

05/04/2011

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‘Cheeseburger Bill’ Clears 1st Minn. House Panel

A Minnesota House panel has approved legislation that would block consumers from suing fast-food chains and other food companies for weight problems.

02/21/2011

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Minn. Attorney General Warns Of Mortgage Scams

Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson has filed lawsuits against two out-of-state companies that charged Minnesota homeowners up to $3,500 in unlawful fees to help them renegotiate their home mortgages.

11/24/2010

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Lawyers Say Proving Egg-Related Lawsuits Difficult

Thousands of people likely were sickened by salmonella-contaminated eggs from two Iowa companies last summer, but lawyers said far fewer have the proof needed for a successful lawsuit and most cases filed will be settled out of court.

11/08/2010

Petters Lawsuits Rack Up

  More than 200 lawsuits filed so far in bankruptcy proceedings. Lawsuits are racking up in the Tom Petters three-billion dollar Ponzi scheme.  The Star Tribune reports that the number of lawsuits against those who […]

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Medtronic To Settle Sprint Fidelis Suits For $268M

Medtronic said Thursday it has agreed to pay $268 million to settle U.S. lawsuits and claims related to its Sprint Fidelis family of defibrillation leads which it recalled three years ago.

10/14/2010

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