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Aug 29, 2023

3M agrees to pay $6 billion to settle earplug lawsuits

The settlement, consisting of $5 billion in cash and $1 billion in 3M stock, will be made in payments that will run through 2029.

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Aug 29, 2023

Waiver of counsel inadequate in felony, court finds

What constitutes a waiver of counsel — and what does not — was addressed by the Court of Appeals in the release of State v. Gant.

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Aug 28, 2023

Workplace dispute, racial bias claims get mixed results in 8th Circuit ruling

A contract attorney of Asian descent sued her former employer and co-workers for allegedly targeting her with slurs and other tortious conduct.

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Aug 25, 2023

Vatican sovereign immunity upheld

The U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota has dismissed a lawsuit brought by four plaintiffs who were sexually abused by Roman Catholic priests when they were children.

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Aug 25, 2023

OLPR withdraws disbarment petition against Odegaard

The Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility has withdrawn its petition to disbar Warren attorney Anders Odegaard, who is charged with killing his former wife.

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Aug 24, 2023

Court reverses summary judgment in abused inmate’s claim against officials

The claim of a former inmate who was sexually assaulted by a correctional officer has survived a motion for summary judgment.

Aug 23, 2023

Walz names Hudson chief justice; Procaccini new associate

Gov. Tim Walz on Wednesday promoted Natalie Hudson to be chief justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court, making her the first Black person to lead it.

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Aug 23, 2023

Defendant’s age key to reversal

The Minnesota Court of Appeals reversed the conviction of an individual who committed a criminal offense before turning 14 years old.

Marvin Fabyanske
Aug 23, 2023

Longtime construction attorney Marvin Fabyanske dies

Marvin Fabyanske, a prominent Minnesota attorney in construction law, died Aug. 15. He was 78 years old.

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Aug 22, 2023

8th Circuit: Rounded-off time suit can proceed

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a class suit can proceed against a Kansas City health provider on claims that it underpaid employees by rounding off the amount of time they worked.

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Aug 21, 2023

Reporting service sues court system

A legal reporting service has filed a lawsuit against administrators in the Minnesota state court system, citing delays in the release of civil case filings.

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Aug 18, 2023

Court: Shooting of knife-wielding man didn’t violate U.S. Constitution

The 8th Circuit affirmed a lower court's ruling in an excessive-use-of-force claim that Minnesota officers didn't commit a constitutional violation.

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