U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota News

Robins Kaplan representing woman suing Napoli Shkolnik; She says her case against Toyota was botched

By Gabriel Neves | Dec 20, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – The mother of a 6-year-old who died following an auto accident involving a Toyota Camry is suing a law firm over allegations of negligence and breach of duty in the handling of her case against the auto manufacturer.

Consumers claim Target Debit Card 'functions nothing like virtually every other debit card'

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 19, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – A Florida woman and North Carolina man allege a retailer misrepresented the nature of its store debit card.

Former AFSCME union member alleges dues violated rights

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 23, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – A former union member alleges that her rights were violated because she was compelled to pay money to the union as a condition of her employment.

Hormel Foods, other companies alleged to have conspired to fix prices of pork

By Bree Gonzales | Jul 24, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (Legal Newsline) – A Jamestown, New York company alleges that it has paid more for pork because of a conspiracy among companies in the wholesale pork market.

Minnesota business seeks reversal of SNAP disqualification

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jun 8, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – An Edina, Minnesota shop is challenging a federal decision that disqualified it from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

Law firm Messerli & Kramer alleges it did not agree to arbitration in alleged debt case

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jun 8, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – A Minnesota law firm is seeking declaration regarding an arbitration complaint related to an alleged credit card debt.

Minnesota woman alleges loan she took out to purchase dog had 120 percent interest rate

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Mar 6, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – A Carlton County, Minnesota consumer alleges two companies failed to disclose the interest rate on a loan.

Individuals allege Gold's Gym sent them text messages without consent

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 23, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – Two consumers allege that a gym sent them text messages after they indicated on a form that did not wish to receive the messages.

Woman claims Target Up & Up towelettes caused allergic reaction

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 19, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – A Los Angeles, California woman alleges Target failed to warn consumers that one of its Up & Up products carried a risk of significant injuries.

Best Buy alleged to have misrepresented no interest, zero interest promotions

By Louie Torres | Feb 7, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – A Michigan consumer alleges a retailer "lures consumers" with deceptive promotion plans.

Ph.D. student seeks more than $2 million from Capella University over fraud allegations

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 9, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – A Ph.D. student residing in Texas is seeking more than $2 million in damages over allegations a Minneapolis university deceived and defrauded him.

Capella Education Co. stockholder files suit over registration statement

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 13, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – A stockholder alleges that a Minneapolis corporation filed a false registration statement in connection with a merger.

Minn. judge issues injunction against DOL’s fiduciary rule, also grants stay

By Jessica Karmasek | Nov 7, 2017

Judge Susan Richard Nelson for the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, in her order last week, said an “actual, ongoing controversy” exists between plaintiff Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and the U.S. Department of Labor.

BNSF Railway Co. challenges Minnesota's assessed value of its property

By Wadi Reformado | Sep 1, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – A Texas-based railway company alleges that the State of Minnesota assessed its property at values in excess of its true market value.

University of Minnesota files suit over substances present at WWII site

By Wadi Reformado | Aug 28, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – A university claims it has spent millions in environmental response costs for a property it owns that was formerly owned by the government for use in World War II.

Eighth Circuit asks for additional briefing in Target data breach class action settlement

By Jessica Karmasek | Aug 16, 2017

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, earlier this year, sent the case back to a Minnesota federal district court to reconsider the objections of class member Leif Olson. In May, the federal court approved certification of the class action for a second time.

Minnesota federal judge again approves certification of Target data breach class action

By Jessica Karmasek | May 18, 2017

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit sent the case back to the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota in February. Judge Paul A. Magnuson, in an order Wednesday, granted the consumer plaintiffs’ renewed motion to certify the class.

Stockholder alleges Arctic Cat, board of directors violated law

By Wadi Reformado | Mar 2, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) — A stockholder has filed a class action lawsuit against Arctic Cat and its board of directors, alleging violation of federal law.

Eighth Circuit reverses, remands $10 million settlement in Target data breach class action

By Jessica Karmasek | Feb 7, 2017

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, in its opinion last week, said the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota’s certification of the settlement class did not meet the standard of “rigorous analysis.”

Three consumers allege My Pillow falsely advertised price

By Louie Torres | Jan 20, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) — Three West Coast customers are suing My Pillow, alleging fraud.

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