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Ramsey County judge faces inquiry Ramsey County District Court Judge James M. Campbell is reportedly the subject of several complaints before the state Board on Judicial Standards. Campbell confirmed last week that board members questioned him at their November meeting, ...

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State Digest

Supreme Court CIVIL OPINIONS TOBACCO LITIGATION Certified Questions; HMOs need not have purchased cigarettes to state claim The HMOs brought actions against the tobacco companies seeking to recover costs of increased health-care services incurred as a result of their members’ ...

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Legal Briefs

Legislative session opens with funding requests Billions of dollars in spending requests awaited Minnesota lawmakers when the 2001 session opened last week. Before the session had even begun, more than $6.28 billion in new money requests had streamed in. Everyone ...

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People & Practices

The law firm of Lommen, Nelson, Cole & Stageberg, P.A. has announced that John P. James has joined the firm as chair of its tax department. James’ practice will focus on business acquisitions and divestitures, tax planning and tax controversies. ...

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State Digest

Supreme Court Civil opinions Attorney Discipline Suspension for One Year Minimum Based on attorney’s neglect of clients’ matters, fraudulent execution of clients’ affidavits, false statements, frivolous arguments, unauthorized practice of law, probation violations, failure to maintain clients’ retainers and cost ...

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Legal Briefs

2001 judgment, arbitration interest rates announced The Office of the State Court Administrator has announced the 2001 interest rate for certain state court judgments, verdicts and arbitration awards. The 2001 interest rate for judgments and awards governed by Minn. sec. ...

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