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Advice re: Probation Violation

Where the offender received an EJJ disposition and a stayed adult sentence; while on EJJ probation, the offender pleaded guilty to DWI; at a probation revocation hearing, the offender, on the advice of counsel, admitted to violating his conditions of ...

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Attorney General’s Civil Investigation

Where the Attorney General served a company with a civil investigative demand (CID) for pre-complaint discovery after a newspaper article raised questions about the company’s practice regarding its CEO’s purchase of stock options, which may have resulted in an overstatement ...

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Repeated References to Race

Where defense counsel improperly made references to race throughout the trial, including stating that defendant “chose to fraternize with black outlaws” and “black bucks,” “blacks prefer crack cocaine”; and defendant’s boyfriend was a “black stud”; and defense counsel improperly made ...

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Notice of Default

Where a buyer agreed to purchase automotive paint coating exclusively from the seller for a minimum of five years; the agreement required the buyer to give the seller written notice “setting forth in reasonable detail the cause of default” and ...

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Procedural Bar

Where petitioner was convicted of second-degree unintentional murder for shaking an infant; her conviction was affirmed on appeal; and petitioner argues that Minnesota should adopt the felony-murder merger rule and that third-degree assault cannot be a predicate felony for felony ...

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Judge Forsberg dies at age 80

Our condolences to the family and friends of Judge Thomas Forsberg, who died Sunday at the age of 80. Forsberg was one of the earliest Court of Appeals judges, joining the court in 1984. He retired in 1995 but continued ...

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Fighting like Petersons and Johnsons

As if it was not enough to have three “Justice Andersons” serving on the Minnesota Supreme Court (Russell, Paul and G. Barry, in case you’ve lost count), I recently uncovered more evidence that a severe shortage of surnames continues to ...

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