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MSOP transfers must be timely

A prison building surrounded by barbed wire fencing shown in 2017 in St. Peter

Patients in the Minnesota Sex Offender Program have a clearly established right to transfer to a reduction in custody in a reasonable amount of time following a transfer order, the Minnesota Supreme Court has held.

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Ruling addresses scope of Minnesota Franchise Act

The front of a Dairy Queen restaurant in Houston, Texas, in 2020

The U.S. District Court determined that the Minnesota Franchise Act does not expand to out-of-state franchisees simply because Minnesota-based franchisors consent to the sale of the franchise to the out-of-state franchisee. The litigation rages on, however, as the out-of-state franchisee alleges that actions undertaken by the franchisor did trigger the MFA.

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