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Facing a torrent of negative publicity over the handling of a pay equity dispute in Minnesota, the Norwegian government has settled its long-running battle with a former consular employee by agreeing to pay $1.96 million.
Michael Griffin, the target of lawsuits, now faces nine criminal counts over bar fights.
Post-trial wrangling in the Toyota case is heating up, with a lawyer’s claim that Toyota Motor Co. played “the race card” by suggesting that an…
Michael Griffin, a patrol officer, has been the subject of 22 internal affairs investigations since 2007.
Multimillion-dollar scheme used homeless people to buy smartphones using stolen IDs, charges say.
Federal judge rules that a change in Washington County’s wedding policy meant the suit was unnecessary.
The Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with a district-court decision Monday, rejecting a suit by a Minneapolis police officer who accused the department…
Toyota’s appeal of the $10.9 million judgment in the Koua Fong Lee case returns attention to a clever strategy by his attorney Bob Hilliard. In…
Widow of “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle reviews the case in her 334-page memoir.
Lawyer writes that author knowingly made up story.
Groups question outcome of Jesse Ventura’s federal defamation trial.
Patricia Winstead stole $292,000 from 24 veterans, but judge reduced sentence because she disclosed the crime.
Minneapolis man, 19, is charged with tweeting threats against informant, federal officers.
Mohamed Farah waives hearing and will be flown from San Diego to Minnesota to face charges of conspiracy to go to Syria to fight.
Lawyers say $11M verdict based on ‘‘sleight of hand” in closing arguments.
Abshir Abtidon Barrow had the legal right to withdraw his guilty plea, the court said, reversing both the district court ruling that prohibited him from changing his plea and the state Court of Appeals.
Judgment in consulate pay dispute may be state record.
An AIM founder, the Ojibwe woman took part in pivotal protests of modern times.
The feds and Met Council squared off in court against a group opposing a light-rail route through the Kenilworth corridor.
Ron Meshbesher was known for decades as one of the top criminal defense attorneys in Minnesota, the go-to lawyer if you were charged with high…
The high court’s refusal to hear the case appears to have resolved a lawsuit brought in 2008 by Joel Brude and Ron Stoffel as well as campaign committees with which they were involved, working to defeat school bond levies.
Two days into spring, the Twin Cities is in line for 3 to 5 inches of snow starting on Sunday.
The former U.S. attorney for Minnesota won’t say if he is taking a position with the NFL.
A judge ruled this week that the man has built a “plausible” case that he was a victim of discrimination and mistreatment by a Fairview Southdale emergency room doctor on the basis of gender identity.
Just as the face of Minnesota is changing, so is its legal community. Chances are you were unaware there are 62 licensed Hmong attorneys in…
Company disputes award to Koua Fong Lee in fatal car wreck.
Attorney for Taya Kyle challenged the verdict for Jesse Ventura on constitutional and other grounds.
Consumer advocates and debt collectors are in a dogfight over a proposal before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to allow robocalls to cellphones. The proposal…
The legal profession has undergone a transformation in the past 65 years, and the advances of female lawyers will be celebrated in the lobby of the U.S. Courthouse in Minneapolis at 4:30 p.m. on Monday.
The carmaker wants driver Koua Fong Lee to pay $4 million of its $10.9 million settlement.
In a decision that will reverberate through the BWCA, U.S. District Judge John Tunheim ruled Friday that a proposed snowmobile route near the Canadian border will not violate the federal Wilderness Act.
Toyota’s $10.9 million loss in a federal trial last week could grow by millions — or not. Bob Hilliard, an attorney for a St. Paul…
Charges unwarranted for netting fish at Leech Lake.
At the University of Minnesota, Arnold Ismach championed the right of student journalists to make mistakes. Many of his students went on to work for…
The jury in the Toyota liability trial found the automaker 60 percent responsible for a 2006 crash that caused the deaths of three people and sent a St. Paul man to prison for more than two years. Toyota is ordered to pay about $11 million in damages to crash victims.
The jury in the liability trial of the Toyota Motor Co. sent a note to U.S. District Judge Ann Montgomery on Monday that they could not decide on a verdict.
The federal jury in the Toyota liability trial in Minneapolis completed its second full day of deliberations Friday without reaching a verdict.The six-woman, six-man jury…
Jurors resumed deliberations in case involving 2006 crash that led to three deaths and a prison term.
In an 11th-hour bombshell, the attorney for the driver unveiled his theory for what caused a Camry to speed up in 2006: Each time the gas pedal was pressed, the car kept on accelerating.
The talk around the U.S. Courthouse in Minneapolis has been that more criminal cases are showing up in federal courtrooms since Andy Luger was sworn…
Karl Stopschinski blamed fatal Camry crash on driver error, but Koua Fong Lee's attorney suggests the expert is biased.
A former consulate employee won a lawsuit over equal pay.
Expert witness testified about positions of brakes, gas pedal and the Camry’s velocity in the 2006 crash that killed three people.
Judge Ann Montgomery twice called brief halts in a day of emotional testimony.
In the wake of criticism of the movie about her late husband, Taya Kyle will limit media access before her Feb. 8 speech in St. Louis Park.
As attorneys clashed, Judge Ann Montgomery broke in to halt debate, rephrase questions.
You can’t always get what you want, but attorneys for former Gov. Jesse Ventura got most of it when it came to reimbursement for…
Low-income people who had been told they were going to get Section 8 subsidies were surprised to learn that money’s on hold, thanks to sequestration.
State Sen. Sean Nienow is accused of not making payments on a $613,000 SBA loan.
Defense attorney says Koua Fong Lee changed his story.
Judge instructs jury not to consider Koua Fong Lee's prison term or Toyota's recalls of vehicles because of sudden acceleration.
A Brooklyn Park man is charged in a failed plan to overthrow the head of his West African homeland.
Deadline to submit résumés is Jan. 9. Associate Supreme Court Justice Wilhelmina Wright, above, is likely to be one of the finalists.
City, retired housing inspector are in court yet again over violations.
Judge finds consulate employee was unjustly paid $30,000 less than her male counterpart.
OK, class, who was Minnesota’s first federal judge? He was Rensselaer Nelson, and if you didn’t know, it’s not surprising. In a search of the…
The first black federal judge in Minnesota, Davis urges senators to continue advancing diversity’s cause.
Six former employees allege harassment and retaliatory firings over their religious practices.
Prosecutors say he would hole up in vacant stores, break into businesses next door, and sell the stolen phones to an international criminal cartel.
Jesse Ventura's $ 1.8 million verdict will get a second look before the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Judge allows employees’ suit over dismissal from Pancheros in Bloomington to proceed.
Addiction explains his behavior, Zimmerman family doctor says, “but it doesn’t excuse it.”
Roberta Barnes, who pleaded guilty, spent $460,000 in grant program money for personal use, charges say.
It was 50 years ago this week that Jerry Von Korff, then of Minneapolis, helped organize a civil rights project that captured the nation’s attention.…
The federal government announced Tuesday a settlement that will allow an Islamic worship center to open in the city of St. Anthony.
U.S. Attorney Andy Luger said St. Anthony Village violated the religious rights of an Islamic group and broke a federal law.
Latest suit claims HarperCollins profited from defamatory references in memoir.
It didn’t take long for Washington County to reject Rodney Rogers’ request to register for the right to preside at civil marriage ceremonies. “The lady…
Judge Richard Kyle said the $1.8 million verdict for the ex-governor should stand.
U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on mandatory life sentences without parole for teens has left confusion in Minnesota and nationwide.
Church officials in St. Paul may have destroyed evidence that a St. Paul priest possessed child pornography, a St. Paul attorney charged. Documents describe an alleged coverup by the archdiocese and Vatican officials in Washington, D.C.
Many Somali professionals, like Abdullahi Ali Anshoor, want to “give back” to their home country despite the danger.
While some say the NCAA tournament will be a major financial windfall, others call such predictions inflated.
Minnesota ranks fifth in the nation for student debt, and fourth for its proportion of students shouldering college debt load. The latest numbers come as state leaders consider another round of tuition freezes.
Organizers expect thousands of protesters to turn out in what they hope will be the biggest demonstration ever against the Redskins name.
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