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Minnesota Supreme Court rules trustee cannot sue over legal malpractice allegations in late man's estate

By Elizabeth Alt | Jul 6, 2018

ST. PAUL, Minn. (Legal Newsline) – An appellate court decision was struck down by the Minnesota Supreme Court on June 27 over its finding that a trustee lacked standing to sue an attorney for legal malpractice during a deceased client’s estate-planning.

Mass. court: Creditors that don't leave voicemails still open to lawsuits

By Sandra Lane | Jul 3, 2018

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – The Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled June 25 that regulations regarding phone calls to consumers applies to creditors who use automatic dialing devices or voluntarily do not leave a voicemail message.

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.

Man claims Target Corp. invaded privacy with collection calls

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jun 1, 2018

ORLANDO, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – A Sanford, Fla. consumer alleges his privacy was invaded by a store's collection calls.

Minnesota county alleges termination of grant by HHS was abuse of discretion

By Noddy A. Fernandez | May 9, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A Minnesota county alleges a federal agency unlawfully terminated a grant it used for a teen pregnancy prevention program.

Climate change activists charged with shutting down pipeline can present 'necessity defense'

By Elizabeth Alt | May 7, 2018

ST. PAUL, Minn. (Legal Newsline) – The Minnesota Court of Appeals dismissed the state of Minnesota’s appeal to allow climate activists charged for shutting down a petroleum pipeline the chance to present evidence to explain their actions.

New leadership at the CFPB means state AGs will be more active in financial consumer protection

By Karen Kidd | Apr 10, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Some states will be even more active in financial consumer protection enforcement now that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's new director has made it clear the bureau will stay out of the way, an expert on state attorneys general said during a recent interview.

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.

Minnesota Supreme Court says governor's line-item vetoes were constitutional

By Sara McCleary | Nov 28, 2017

ST. PAUL, Minn. (Legal Newsline) – The Minnesota Supreme Court determined on Nov. 16 that Minnesota Gov. Mark B. Dayton did not violate the state’s constitution when he exercised his line-item veto power on appropriations made by the Legislature in its biennial budget.

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.

Target Up & Up product causes allergic reactions, class action claims

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 1, 2017

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A consumer has filed a class action against Target after a makeup remover product allegedly caused an allergic reaction.

Target data breach settlement needs subclasses, group argues to Eighth Circuit

By Kathy Kaye | Sep 13, 2017

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – A group objecting to a $10 million class action settlement stemming from a 2013 Target data breach has asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit to vacate the class certification order.

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.

Target files motion to dismiss claim regarding biotin supplement

By Angela Underwood | Aug 30, 2017

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A class action lawsuit over a supplement sold by Target should be dismissed, according to the retailer.

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