Minnesota

Trials & Litigation

Former general counsel will receive $850K for alleged defamation by his onetime employer

Bryan Garner on Words

How one lawyer went from aspiring library board member to municipal charter drafter

Civil Procedure

Judge refuses to block Black Lives Matter protest at Mall of America because of jurisdictional issue

Law Firms

Fox Rothschild to acquire 82-attorney Oppenheimer firm

Evidence

Top state court nixes conviction based on testimony by anger-management therapist

Bankruptcy Law

Judge rejects Chapter 13 filing by lawyer known for porn-downloading lawsuits

Criminal Justice

4 men charged with felonies in the shooting of 5 protesters in Minneapolis

Legal Ethics

Senior judge reprimanded for Facebook posts about his trials

Legal Ethics

Ethics complaint accuses lawyer who pursued porn downloaders of evasive testimony, money maneuvers

Disability Law

Advocate urges group homes to balance disabled residents’ intimacy needs with safety concerns

Family Law

Missing sisters could be hidden in underground network run by family court critics, police say

Legal Ethics

Lawyer suspended for conduct ‘far beyond a lack of civility’ by top state court

Business of Law

Thomson Reuters opens new US legal outsourcing office

Contracts

Judge reverses $77K jury verdict for police chief who quit job to accept city’s soon-rescinded offer

Legal Ethics

Judge is removed from office for living outside district and lying about doing so

Trials & Litigation

Small firm sanctioned nearly $282K by federal judge for pursuing frivolous case

Consumer Law

Deceptive practices suits say McCormick put 25% less pepper in its usual tin containers

Family Law

Inspired by teen, lawyer decides to adopt hard-to-place child, finds doing so an uphill battle

Obituaries

Lawyer convicted in wife-murder said to inspire ‘Fargo’ movie plot dies at home at 88

Trials & Litigation

Right-to-die group fined $30,000 for assisting Minnesota woman’s suicide