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Bank sued over mortgage insurance policies

A major bank was sued on Feb. 26 over allegations that it abused its right to force borrowers to purchase mortgage insurance.

Former Minn. AG joins consumer protection agency

Humphrey WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced Wednesday that it has selected Hubert H. "Skip" Humphrey III, a former Minnesota attorney general, to lead its Office of Older Americans.

Swanson joins lawsuit against college over financial aid

Swanson SAINT PAUL, Minn. (Legal Newsline) - Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson announced a lawsuit on Thursday against a for-profit college company that allegedly engaged in the unlawful collection of state taxpayer-financed student financial aid.

Swanson turns to suing 3M

Swanson ST. PAUL, Minn. (Legal Newsline) - Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson last week filed a lawsuit against 3M Company for damages it allegedly caused to the state's ground and surface water and natural resources.

Minn. Supreme Court: Al Franken won Minnesota Senate race

Al Franken (D) ST. PAUL, Minn. (Legal Newsline) - The Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that Democrat Al Franken won the state's protracted U.S. Senate race against Republican Norm Coleman.

AG hails cancellation of National Beef takeover

Lori Swanson (D) MINNEAPOLIS (Legal Newsline)-A Brazilian company has jettisoned its plans to acquire of one of the largest meat-packing companies in the United States, drawing praise from at least one state attorney general who opposed the deal.

Wal-Mart settles wage class action for $52 million

MINNEAPOLIS - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Tuesday it will pay more than $52 million to settle a class action lawsuit that alleged the mega-retailer cut its workers' break times and failed to prevent employees from working off the clock.

Minnesota AG opposed to airline merger

Lori Swanson (D) MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (Legal Newsline) -- The Minnesota state attorney general has released a statement on an impending merger of two airlines and their potential impact on covenants one of the airlines made with the state.

Insurer slams attorney general's latest senior-focused lawsuit

Lori Swanson