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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Products liability claims get a boost from Minnesota's Supreme Court

ST. PAUL, Minn. (Legal Newsline) – The Minnesota Supreme Court last month revived a lawsuit brought by a farm worker who had his legs crushed by a machine - even though he was working on the machine without having read its manual and had received no instruction on how to perform the repair he was attempting.

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.

DOL looks to delay fiduciary rule until 2019

The U.S. Department of Labor and its new secretary, R. Alexander Acosta, last week notified a Minnesota federal court that it submitted to the Office of Management and Budget, or OMB, proposed amendments to three exemptions. The proposed amendments include an “extension of transition period and delay of applicability dates” from Jan. 1, 2018 to July 1, 2019.

Farm worker, legs crushed in accident, gets chance for trial

ST. PAUL, Minn. (Legal Newsine) – A farm worker whose legs were crushed in an accident has been granted another chance for his case to be heard.

Workers' Comp claimant's doctor didn't provide credible report, Minn. SC court says

ST. PAUL, Minn. (Legal Newsline) – The Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled that a medical opinion that helped an injured worker vacate a Workers' Compensation settlement lacked foundation.

Arizona joins multistate, $18.5 million settlement with the Target

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) — Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced May 23 that Arizona has joined a multistate, $18.5 million settlement with the Target Corporation after allegations the retail company incurred a massive data breach in 2013.

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.

Minn. SC rules for employer in pregnancy discrimination case

MINNEAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – The Minnesota Supreme Court on April 5 reversed a Court of Appeals judgment in a case involving pregnancy and sex discrimination.

Target's supplements questioned in lawsuit

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — A California consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against Target, alleging unfair competition.

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.

Appeals piling up against DOL over its fiduciary rule

A group of associations have filed an appeal in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and a Kansas-based company has filed an appeal in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit over the controversial new rule. The rule mandates financial professionals who service individual retirement accounts, including IRAs and 401(k) plans, to serve the “best interest” of the savers and disclose conflicts of interest.