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U.S. Attorney: Two Gang Members Indicted In Witness Retaliation PlotTwo men charged with plotting to retaliate against a trial witness were indicted in a St. Paul federal court Thursday, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney's office.
Minnesota Sex Offenders' Lawyers Pressure State For SolutionLawyers representing Minnesota sex offenders in a confinement program deemed unconstitutional are urging a federal judge to keep the pressure on the state to make changes.
Jury Rules Apple Infringed On UW Tech PatentA federal jury has found Apple Inc. infringed on a technology patent held by the foundation that protects the University of Wisconsin's intellectual property. The U.S. District Court jury in Madison rejected claims from the technology giant that the patent was invalid and no infringement took place.
Salmonella: Sentencing For Managers Who Helped Convict BossThey were star witnesses who helped convict their old boss, a former peanut executive who got the harshest sentence ever for a U.S. producer in a food-borne illness case. Now two ex-managers of a Georgia peanut plant at the center of a deadly salmonella outbreak face the prospect of going to prison themselves. Sammy Lightsey and Danny Kilgore were scheduled to return Thursday to U.S. District Court for sentencing by the same judge who sent their ex-employer, former Peanut Corporation of American owner Stewart Parnell, to prison for 28 years.
Tom Brady Lawsuit Transferred From Minnesota To New York CourtTom Brady's lawsuit against the NFL in which he wants his four-game suspension overturned will be heard in New York instead of Minnesota.
3 Minnesota Men Charged In Terrorism Case To Remain JailedThree Minnesota men accused of trying to go to Syria to join the Islamic State group will remain in custody for now.
Rare Coin Dealer Gets 6 Years For Defrauding ElderlyA Roseville rare coin dealer has been sentenced to six years in prison for defrauding elderly victims out of more than $700,000 worth of coins and cash.
Court Ruling Affects Minnesota's Pending Sex Offender CasesA federal judge's declaration that Minnesota's civil commitment setup for sex offenders is unconstitutional has raised serious questions about whether prosecutors can keep asking the state's courts to send more offenders into the program as they approach release from prison.
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.
Minnesota Man Convicted In Terrorism Case Ordered ReleasedA Minnesota man convicted of threatening federal agents during a terrorism investigation has been released while a judge weighs whether a recent Supreme Court decision affects his case.
Appeals Court Backs $50M Settlement In NFL Retirees CaseA 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.
Environmental Groups, EPA Settle Suit Over Sherco EmissionsClean air advocates, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and a subsidiary of Xcel Energy have reached a settlement that will reduce emissions from the Sherco plant in Sherburne County. The settlement was filed Friday in U.S. District Court.
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