Lawyers for Jimmy Williams, who lost $1 million yesterday when the Minnesota Supreme Court reversed his judgment against the U of M, say they are seriously considering a petition for rehearing. Their argument is that the court strayed from the facts as found by the jury and didn’t consider the record in a light most favorable to the verdict. Instead, said attorney Charles Spevack, they looked at the facts in a way most favorable to the university. Minnesota Lawyer has a call in to Mark Rotenberg, the U’s general counsel, and will update this post when we hear back.
Williams has 10 days from yesterday, the filing date, to file. Under Rule 140.01, the petition must state with particularity (a) any controlling statute, decision or principle of law; or (b) any material fact; or (c) any material question in the case which, in the opinion of the petitioner, the Supreme Court has overlooked, failed to consider, misapplied or misconceived.