455 ABA Journal Minnesota articles.
A unique “spark of life” doctrine in Minnesota allows prosecutors to introduce evidence about George Floyd’s life in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who is accused of causing his death.
Apr 9, 2021 10:03 AM CDT
A Minnesota judge said Friday he would impose a $10,000 sanction on an election lawyer who “bamboozled” voters into becoming plaintiffs.
Mar 30, 2021 2:13 PM CDT
Victims who willingly consume alcohol or drugs before they are sexually assaulted aren’t “mentally incapacitated,” the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.
Mar 26, 2021 12:27 PM CDT
The Ford Motor Co. can be sued for alleged defects in its vehicles in the states where the plaintiffs lived and the alleged harm happened, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday in an 8-0 opinion.
Mar 25, 2021 11:55 AM CDT
Only 1 plaintiff remains in Jones Day pay-bias suit
Five of six former associates suing Jones Day for gender bias have dropped their claims. The move follows a decision…
Mar 12, 2021 2:56 PM CST
A Minnesota judge on Thursday reinstated a third-degree murder charge against Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer accused in the death of George Floyd.
Mar 9, 2021 10:33 AM CST
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on many student population groups, and law students at the University of Minnesota Law School are asking that it be mentioned in the transcript for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Mar 2, 2021 3:10 PM CST
Lawyer refers election lawyer for discipline
U.S. District Judge James Boasberg of the District of Columbia has referred a Minneapolis lawyer to a court grievance committee for possible discipline after…
Feb 23, 2021 4:39 PM CST
A federal appeals court has upheld a $1.5 million restitution order against a Minnesota lawyer who pleaded guilty in a scheme to upload porn to file-sharing websites and then sue people who downloaded it.
Feb 11, 2021 11:20 AM CST
Some states are objecting to a requirement that they share information on vaccine recipients with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Dec 9, 2020 9:34 AM CST
A wave of Election Day litigation did not materialize Tuesday, even as President Donald Trump vowed to take voting cases to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Nov 4, 2020 10:44 AM CST
Drive-thru votes can be counted in Texas, 2 courts say
The Texas Supreme Court and a federal judge in Houston have refused to stop the counting of nearly 127,000 votes…
Nov 2, 2020 4:36 PM CST
Minnesota is joining the gradually growing roster of states allowing nonlawyers to handle some legal tasks in hopes of providing greater access to justice.
Oct 1, 2020 9:19 AM CDT
Bookkeeper accused of embezzling $740K from godmother’s law firm
A former bookkeeper and office manager accused of embezzling $740,000 from a Rhode Island law firm has agreed to plead guilty…
Sep 14, 2020 4:45 PM CDT
An analysis of qualified immunity cases in federal appeals courts shows significant disparities in grants of qualified immunity to police officers in excessive force cases.
Aug 25, 2020 12:17 PM CDT
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