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

Wadi Reformado Sep. 1, 2017, 10:03am

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

Wadi Reformado Aug. 28, 2017, 3:31pm

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

Jessica Karmasek Aug. 16, 2017, 11:14am

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

Jessica Karmasek May 18, 2017, 10:18am

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

Wadi Reformado Mar. 2, 2017, 8:44am

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

Jessica Karmasek Feb. 7, 2017, 12:10pm

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

Louie Torres Jan. 20, 2017, 8:46am

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

Minnesota student accuses Walden University, Laureate Education of negligent misreprentation

Louie Torres Jan. 12, 2017, 8:46am

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

UnitedHealth Group Inc. accused of overcharging participants for prescriptions

Louie Torres Nov. 30, 2016, 1:10pm

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

Rebecca Campbell Nov. 9, 2016, 8:12am

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

Jenie Mallari-Torres Oct. 26, 2016, 8:56am

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

Jessica Karmasek Oct. 13, 2016, 12:56pm

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’

Jessica Karmasek Sep. 19, 2016, 2:33pm

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.

Eighth Circuit dismisses privacy class action against video game retailer

Jessica Karmasek Sep. 2, 2016, 2:28pm

The federal appeals court agreed with the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota in granting GameStop’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit, brought over an alleged breach of its privacy policy.