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Injured worker loses lawsuit

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After being severely injured in an accident involving a crane rented from Viant Crane Service LLC, Shade Boda brought a products liability lawsuit. Affirming the district court, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld summary judgment for Viant on Aug. 2.

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Minnesota Law adds diversity dean

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The University of Minnesota Law School has announced the appointment of Ra’Shya Ghee as its inaugural assistant dean of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Ghee will join Minnesota Law in this capacity in mid-August.

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No easy way to oversee justices and their politics

Democratic lawmakers have called for Justice Clarence Thomas to recuse himself from cases that address the 2020 election or the Capitol insurrection on Jan. 6, 2021. This is in light of evidence showing that his wife, Virginia Thomas, sent text messages to former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows urging him to help overturn the 2020 election. This photo shows the Thomases arriving for a state dinner at the White House on Sept. 20, 2019. (AP file photo)

Recent evidence showing that Virginia Thomas, wife of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, sent at least 29 text messages to former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows urging him to help overturn the 2020 election has reignited a long-simmering debate about judicial ethics and the nation’s highest court.

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Faribault settles bias lawsuit

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The American Civil Liberties Union and ACLU of Minnesota have settled a lawsuit alleging that the city of Faribault’s housing rental ordinance encouraged landlords to discriminate against people of color.

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