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Minnesota

487 ABA Journal Minnesota articles.

Legal Costs in Sen. Craig’s Restroom Case Near $250,000

Ongoing litigation over Sen. Larry Craig’s disorderly conduct plea last year in a case sparked by a restroom sting operation hasn’t come cheap.

Total legal costs for both sides are…

After 20 Years of Unauthorized Practice, Prosecutor Gets Bar Probation

For 20 years, Gemma Graham didn’t comply with Minnesota’s continuing legal education requirements, yet continued to work as a county prosecutor even though her law license was on restricted status.

Judge Warns Lawyers About Appeals of His Rulings

A federal judge overseeing a racial discrimination suit filed by five black police officers against the city of Minneapolis warned lawyers they need to display the “right attitude” during a…

Law Student Accused of DWI Had Criticized Drunken Driver in Fiancée’s Death

A law student who criticized the sentence for a drunken driver responsible for his fiancée’s death has himself been charged with drunken driving.

Adam Lawrence Doyle had said the maximum…

ACLU Argues Sex in Bathroom Stalls Is Private

The American Civil Liberties Union filed an amicus brief on behalf of Sen. Larry Craig yesterday that argues people who have sex in bathroom stalls have an expectation of privacy.

Garrison Keillor Files Suit Against Neighbor

A dispute between Garrison Keillor and his neighbor doesn’t have a Lake Wobegon ending: The host of A Prairie Home Companion has filed a lawsuit seeking to block a home…

Experts Say Design Defect Caused Minn. Bridge Collapse

Updated: Federal investigators are expected to announce today that a design defect caused the collapse of a Minneapolis bridge last summer, killing 13 and injuring more than 100 in a…

Lawsuit Question: Is Stray Voltage or Lack of ‘Cow Comfort’ Thinning Herds?

At least six lawsuits in southern Minnesota contend stray voltage from overloaded power lines is harming cattle.

Electricity needs to run in a complete circuit, but sometimes it can’t return…

Acting US Atty Named in Minnesota

The Justice Department has named veteran prosecutor Frank Magill to take over as interim U.S. attorney in Minnesota.

He replaces the embattled Rachel Paulose, a move the Jan 4, 2008 7:19 PM CST

Prosecutor Must Specify Injustice to Obtain Reporter’s Notes, Court Says

A Minnesota appeals court has ruled that a journalist does not have to turn over notes of a phone call with a gunman who shot two police officers before he…

Duck Cruelty Case Creates Controversy for Animal Rights Attorney

A young animal rights attorney in Minneapolis is on the hot seat after writing to the judge hearing a case against a man accused of ripping the head off of…

‘Forgotten’ Sarbanes Clawback Clause Used Against UnitedHealth Ex-CEO

Two former executives of UnitedHealth Group Inc.—the CEO and general counsel—have agreed to give back stock options gains, unexercised options and retirement pay to resolve stock-options backdating claims by the…

Creative Thinking

Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul, Minn., will soon offer the “pen-ultimate” legal education: a joint degree program that pairs a juris doctorate with a master of fine…

Lawsuits Travel Up North

Land of Ten Thousand Lakes is flooded with thousands of out-of-state filings

Judge Rejects Firm’s FOIA Request for Bridge Collapse Data

A Minnesota judge has rejected a law firm’s bid to obtain data about the massive I-35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis.

Hennepin County District Judge Herbert Lefler ruled that National Transportation…

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