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Privacy: The Tort That Wasn’t There

Despite a landmark ruling 20 years ago in Lake v. Wal-Mart, Minnesota courts have generally treated privacy issues as none of their business. One score ago, the Minnesota Supreme Court brought forth a new notion, conceived in litigation and dedicated to the proposition that all people in Minnesota are entitled to privacy. The doctrine established 20 […]

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The Gavel and the Gridiron: A short history of football law in Minnesota state and federal courts

From lawsuits over fan injuries all the way to NFL antitrust litigation, Minnesota courts have played an important role in a number of football-related disputes. As Minnesota prepares to host Super Bowl LII, this article offers a brief survey of some of the highlights. When Super Bowl XXVI was played in Minnesota 26 years ago, […]

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Happy Birthday, Whistleblowers

As Minnesota law turns 30, here’s what you need to know This year marks the 30th anniversary of whistleblower law as a fixture of the Minnesota legal landscape. It’s an apt time to consider 30 aspects of the law that litigants and their lawyers face in dealing with whistleblowing matters. It’s been 30 years since […]

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Dietzen’s Legacy

Justice Dietzen Retirement Reception Join us as we celebrate Justice Chris Dietzen’s tenure on the Minnesota Supreme Court Wednesday, August 24, 2016 • 5:30-7:30 PM Windows on Minnesota, Minneapolis REGISTER HERE Supreme Court jurist retiring after nearly a dozen years on appellate tribunals The announcement by Justice Christopher Dietzen this spring that he will resign […]

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Deportation proceedings

Aliens face substantial difficulty in deportation cases, known formally as “removal proceedings,” when the government seeks to oust them from this country. Some of the obstacles were reflected in recent rulings of the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals and one by its Minnesota counterpart. Each immigrant lost the right to stay in this country under […]

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Cameras in courtrooms

The implementation of the new cameras-in-the courtroom policy by the state courts is off to a slow start. Approved in August by the Supreme Court, the initiative went into effect in November. It removes some long-established restrictions on cameras and other video and audio recording devices in Minnesota state court proceedings, but their usage remains […]

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Arbitration Appeals

Although described as a means of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), arbitration occasionally is a precursor to litigation. A pair of recent rulings in the federal and state courts reflects this tendency, and highlight some strategies and pitfalls for parties and their lawyers. Both cases upheld the arbitral awards in management-labor cases, one favorable to the […]

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Ground Zero for Overtime Compensation Disputes

Wage-and-hour claims constitute a rapidly growing genre of litigation, and this federal jurisdiction is becoming ground zero for it. A pair of recent rulings of the 8th Circuit, as well as another 8th Circuit case to be heard soon by the U.S. Supreme Court, reflect this trend as well as some peculiar aspects of it. […]

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Student Gets Schooled In Unemployment Compensation Law

As students join teachers and administrative personnel and staff in flocking back to public and private schools in Minnesota to begin the 2015-2016 academic year, they can learn from a recent ruling of the Minnesota Court of Appeals. In a mid-summer decision, the appellate court upheld denial of unemployment compensation benefits by the Department of […]

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Advice-of-Counsel Defense Extended

A ruling earlier this year by the Minnesota Supreme Court may have significant impact on the way lawyers interact with and advise clients in this state. In Sysdyne Corp. v. Rousslang, 860 N.W.2d 347 (Minn. 3/4/2015), the Court narrowly affirmed a ruling of the court of appeals immunizing a company from liability for tortious interference […]

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