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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Minnesota student accuses Walden University, Laureate Education of negligent misreprentation

MINNEAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) — A Minnesota man is suing an educational institution, alleging negligent misrepresentation.

UnitedHealth Group Inc. accused of overcharging participants for prescriptions

MINNEAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – A Florida man alleges Minnesota-based health care companies overcharged their customers for prescription drugs.

Simonton windows, warranty not good enough, class action attorney says

MINNEAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – A group of homeowners is suing a home improvement businesses, alleging a distribution of substandard windows and failure to deliver quality products as advertised.

Homeowners accuse Simonton of fraud, negligence

MINNEAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) — A group of homeowners is suing Simonton home improvement businesses, alleging distribution of substandard windows. 

Christian financial services organization sues U.S. DOL over its fiduciary rule

Minneapolis-based Thrivent Financial for Lutherans argues the new rule, which, among other things, redefines the term fiduciaries, would subject it to penalties under federal law and would force it to agree contractually with its customers that they could participate in class actions against the organization.

WLF pushes Minn. federal court to strike down U.S. Department of Labor’s ‘persuader rule’

In its brief, the Washington Legal Foundation contends the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota erred by holding at the preliminary injunction stage that the plaintiffs’ facial challenge to the Persuader Advice Exemption Rule can succeed only by showing that the rule would be invalid in all of its applications.