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Author Archives: Todd Nelson

‘Commandeering’ claim rejected

Gov. Tim Walz

Gov. Tim Walz’s executive orders restricting business operations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic did not amount to “commandeering” private property under the state’s emergency management act, the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled.

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Surgeon may seek third opinion

Image of a stethoscope and gavel on a desk with a person writing on a piece of paper in the background

A neurosurgeon may choose to continue pursuing his defamation suit stemming from the suspension of his clinical privileges at a Twin Cities-based health care system even after losing a round in a split opinion from an 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel.

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What constitutes ‘exoneration’?

Gavel, handcuffs, money

The Minnesota Court of Appeals has reversed a lower court’s finding that a woman convicted of manslaughter who later had that conviction overturned — though with a judge later describing her as a “linchpin” in the murder case — is eligible for compensation for the time she was in prison.

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