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Oct 28, 2015

Firm cannot recover quantum meruit fees

The Stowman Law Firm may not collect a portion of a contingency fee earned in a case from which it withdrew because it did not have good cause to withdraw, the Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled. The court said that attorneys seeking to recover fees based on quantum meruit must have withdrawn for good cause. ...

Aug 29, 2014

Defiant MacDonald vows to press on

The embattled GOP-endorsed candidate for the Minnesota Supreme Court said she intends to file a formal complaint over allegedly illegal efforts to force her from the race.

Jul 25, 2014

Supporters unfazed by MacDonald’s legal struggles

GOP judicial election committee says it’s confident in its choice for the Supreme Court candidate.

Jul 5, 2013

Anderson: Lessons learned on the bench

Retired Justice Anderson reflects on nearly 20 years as a member of Minnesota Supreme Court.

Jul 2, 2013

Q&A: Newest MN Supreme Lillehaug talks about donning the robe

After more than a quarter century of arguing in court rooms, often on behalf of Minnesota’s most prominent Democratic lawmakers, David Lillehaug now wears black. The newest associate justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court took the oath of office in a ceremony last week, donning the black robes of a judge and putting a cap on a long career that included four years as U.S. Attorney under the Clint[...]

May 29, 2013

Lillehaug to join high court despite cancer diagnosis

David Lillehaug will take his appointed seat on the Minnesota Supreme Court on Monday despite a throat cancer diagnosis. Lillehaug said his cancer is regarded as "highly curable" and will be treated starting in the middle of next month.

Mar 13, 2013

Dayton considers three for state Supreme Court opening

The Commission on Judicial Selection recommended two judges and an attorney to the governor on Tuesday, including Court of Appeals judges Edward Cleary and Natalie Hudson, and Minneap0lis attorney and litigator David Lillehaug. Dayton must fill the seat currently occupied by Justice Paul Anderson, who is retiring at the end of May.

Aug 10, 2012

Dayton weighs would-be Supremes

There are a few rites of passage Gov. Mark Dayton has yet to undertake since entering office two years ago, and appointing a justice to the Minnesota Supreme Court is one of them.

Aug 3, 2012

Dayton’s MN SupCo options include a former U.S. Senate candidate and three judges

On Friday it was announced that longtime DFL attorney and former U.S. Senate candidate David Lillehaug and three judges are in consideration for the post, which is being vacated by retiring Associate Justice Helen Meyer. Meyer's last day is Aug. 10.

Oct 12, 2011

Why gambling expansion remains a long-shot bet

A steady downpour didn’t keep Indian gambling workers from flocking outside the state Capitol in St. Paul last April. At least 1,500 people gathered outside on the building’s steps, some arriving by the busload from reservations hours away. Clad in raincoats and shielded by a canopy of umbrellas, workers thrust signs into the air that read, “Rural jobs count too” and “Don’t gamble wit[...]

Oct 6, 2011

Court sets timeline for redistricting battle

The five-judge panel appointed by Supreme Court Chief Justice Lorie Gildea to handle redistricting issued a scheduling order on Thursday, instructing all legal parties invovled to have their maps to the court by Nov. 18. The court will have a hearing on the plans on Jan. 4.

Sep 30, 2011

DFLers join redistricting tussle

Democrats in Minnesota have been slow to rise to the redistricting fight this time around. During session, DFL caucuses in the Minnesota House and Senate passed on the chance to produce maps to counter a GOP majority proposal that pitted 26 incumbents against one another, the vast majority of them DFLers.

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