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Nov 1, 2023

The legal complexities of AI

A panel at the University of St. Thomas explored artificial intelligence's impact on intellectual property law.

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Nov 1, 2023

Scholars address lawsuits seeking to bar Trump from 2024 ballot

Legal scholars at the Univerity of Minnesota discussed the cases seeking to bar Donald Trump from the next presidential ballot and speculated about the the likelihood that Trump will appear on the ballot.

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Oct 31, 2023

Federal ruling results mixed in clergy abuse insurance case

The U.S. District Court’s decision was a mixed bag, offering victories for both the insurance company and the sexual abuse survivors.

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Oct 30, 2023

Ammo-possession conviction upheld

The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled that a man barred from having ammunition doesn't need to know whether bullets would fire in order to be convicted.

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Oct 27, 2023

Top Women in Law 2023

Inside this section you’ll find the profiles trailblazers and leaders from across the legal spectrum, from private practice to public servants to in-house attorneys.

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Oct 27, 2023

Minneapolis housing suit alleges lax code enforcement

The lawsuit accuses the city of failing to take serious action against code violations on the North Side despite tenants’ many complaints of shattered windows, mold, leaky pipes and other grim conditions in rental homes.

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Oct 26, 2023

Debtor’s slipshod records provide lesson for attorneys

A case involving a Chapter 7 debtor ruled on by the 1st Circuit offers the bankruptcy bar a lesson on how to handle such clients, lawyers say.

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Oct 25, 2023

Getting to know artificial intelligence

As AI continues to develop, Taft has partnered with a training firm to teach best practices to lawyers.

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Oct 25, 2023

COVID accelerated downsizing trend for law offices, leasing survey finds

A survey shows Minnesota law firms have been downsizing their office footprints for years, and many have joined the trend in the wake of the COVID pandemic.

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Oct 24, 2023

Appeals court orders new homicide trial, citing inconsistent jury instructions

The Minnesota Court of Appeals recently ordered a new trial for a man sentenced to over a decade in prison for second-degree unintentional murder.

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Oct 23, 2023

A call for mandating civility

A leading proponent of mandatory civility in the legal academy has just claimed a top prize for his essay on the subject.

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Oct 20, 2023

Minnesota Lawyer announces Minnesota Icons honorees

The Minnesota Icon Awards recognize individuals who have made lasting impacts on Minnesota’s business and legal communities. These honorees have had lengthy and accomplished careers and are already using their experiences to mentor the next generation.

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