The family of Jake Beneke filed a lawsuit against the estate of mass shooter Andrew Engeldinger and the company they both worked for, Accent Signage, for allegedly handling Engeldiner's termination in a negligent manner. SEE ALSO: Andrew Engeldinger, Accent Signage shooter, was late to work 35 days ... More >>
In 1998, then-Minnesota Attorney General "Skip" Humphrey and Philip Morris reached a $6.1 billion settlement after the state alleged that the tobacco company used deceptive marketing, advertising, and research to encourage people to smoke. The settlement barred any future lawsuits regarding Philip M ... More >>
TiZA bankruptcy trustee John Hedback announced Friday that he had reached a settlement agreement with the ACLU of Minnesota over attorney's fees and costs. In exchange for the ACLU dismissing its federal lawsuit against Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy, Hedback will pay the ACLU $1,400,000. Attorneys for ... More >>
Flickr, Eriwst. The lawsuit alleged Keith Dodson masturbated with the nannies' underwear.In an unusual invasion of privacy case, a Prior Lake man was ordered to pay $65,000 last month for intruding on two women living in his house. Keith Dodson entered the rooms of two live-in nannies hired ... More >>
Domino's Pizza is involved in a lawsuit with delivery drivers.A federal judge certified Minnesota Domino's Pizza delivery drivers as a class in a lawsuit over delivery tips yesterday. The lawsuit, filed by two Domino's delivery drivers, alleges that Domino's violated federal and state law w ... More >>
Tony Sutton: In court for breach of contract.Tony Sutton sold out of Baja Sol last February but the business' financial struggles continue to follow him. Last November, Sutton, the chairman of the Minnesota Republican Party, was hit with an eviction suit from his landlord, Blackburn Blaine, who ... More >>
Cub Foods will no longer have to deal with CTUL.Cub Foods has settled a lawsuit with the labor union that's been hounding them for the past year. CTUL, Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha (The Center of Workers United in Struggle) represented a number of cleaning workers demanding better ... More >>
Recardo Meeks' fourth amendment rights were violated by the strip seach, a judge says.Photo courtesy Andrew muller.Two Minneapolis police officers conducted an illegal strip search on a man during a traffic stop in March 2009, according to a Minnesota Supreme Court opinion issued this week. The ... More >>
Frontier Communications allegedly collected taxes it shouldn't have.A federal lawsuit filed Tuesday alleges that Frontier Communications illegally collected sales tax on Internet bills. The suit also alleges that Frontier "improperly applied" a number of fees to its customers, including a "911 ... More >>
Is there an inalienable right to slyders?What is it about White Castle that makes so many people feel access to slyders is their inalienable right? Just a couple years ago, a wheelchair bound St. Paul woman (who happened to be a former stripper, remember?) lost a lawsuit against the Castle ... More >>
Outback servers won a class action lawsuit over tip pooling. Tip-pooling--when a restaurant's waitstaff shares a percentage of their gratuities with untipped staffers, such as bussers and dishwashers--has become a popular practice at some local restaurants, including Piccolo and Travail. Bu ... More >>
AndersonAdvocatesAnderson has filed thousands of abuse lawsuits.Twin Cities attorney Jeff Anderson filed a civil suit yesterday accusing a Missouri-based abbey of covering up sexual abuse by a former monk. Anderson is famous for his tireless pursuit against abusive priests and church coverup ... More >>
Our cover story, Achilles Heel, documented Johnson & Johnson's efforts to prove its drug was safeA federal jury in Minneapolis has decided that the risks of a blockbuster drug made by Johnson & Johnson were well-established, directly contradicting a verdict another jury reached last fall. ... More >>
Dzuck's lawyer warns the case is still young.The mother of a Fridley High School student is suing a former teacher she says beat her son bloody in the principal's office two years ago. Dennis Dzuck was convicted of assaulting a 15-year-old student last year, and was placed on two years of pr ... More >>
Peter Rickmyer, the Level 3 sex offender who has plagued his Jordan neighbors with an avalanche of legal filings, is not allowed to sue anymore, a judge ruled this week.
Photo: romana kleeIt can't hurtJeff Anderson, the St. Paul attorney who has cut a wide swath of controversy as he files lawsuits against alleged sexually abusive priests in the Catholic Church all over the world, has now trained his sites on the monks of St. John's Abbey in Collegeville. On ... More >>
Screengrab via YouTubeStephanie Smith ate a hamburger tainted with E.coli from a Cargill facilityCold Spring's Stephanie Smith, left paralyzed from the waist down after eating a hamburger tainted by E. coli traced to a Cargill meat processing plant, has agreed to settle a lawsuit against the ... More >>
Almost before the ink was dry on President Barack Obama's signature making it the law of the land, the health care reform package passed by Congress was challenged in two separate federal lawsuits by 15 Republican governors; 14 were led by Florida's attorney general and Virginia's AG filed a ... More >>
Businesses from L.A. to Washington, D.C., accuse the customer-review site of offering to remove bad reviews in exchange for ads.
A law-and-order Christian conservative most people have never heard of tries to wrest the AG's office away from the DFL
Minneapolis Fire Chief Bonnie Bleskachek had a way with the ladies--as firefighter Kristina Lemon claims she learned the hard way
Four city of Minneapolis employees say their boss wanted them out of his way. Now they've filed suit.
In an age of shrinking budgets, the city of Minneapolis is spending more money than ever to settle lawsuits against the MPD
The U of M is getting cozy with a religious organization. One church-state activist is suing over it.
Animosity between residents of a small east metro town leaves them stuck with each other
The Twin Cities-based Northwest Area Foundation has a $450 million endowment to use on charitable programs. So why has it been nearly invisible for years?
Minnesota courts are making it tougher to pursue medical malpractice suits
Donald Watkins Is Made Of More Than Money
In the wake of an $8 million settlement, has WCCO gotten the message about discrimination?
A massive consumer lawsuit against U.S. Bank ends in nickels and dimes for the plaintiffs, but big checks for attorneys
City officials say the head of the Frogtown Action Alliance is dodging them. Two former employees say he sexually harassed them. Leaders in the struggling St. Paul neighborhood fear Shem Shakir's bad karma is contagious.
Minnesota's deal with Big Tobacco was supposed to be worth $6 billion. But what if the golden goose lays an egg?
A crack in the sidewalk, a cop's slippery sole,and other lawsuits just waiting to happen
Hennepin County leads the next round of tobacco litigation
First the lawsuits. Then the bankruptcy, the divorce, the TV exposé, the attorney general's investigation. Before Dr. Harry Johnson knew it, his cosmetic-surgery empire was in ruins.
A harassment suit filed by the first women to work in northern Minnesota's taconite mines set a precedent for suits over hostile work environments. But nearly 16 years after they went to court, the plaintiffs still haven't recouped a penny.