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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.

Retired NBA player Kevin Garnett alleges millions of earnings were 'looted,' files suit against Kentucky firm

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 11, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – A retired basketball player who starred for the Minnesota Timberwolves before helping the Boston Celtics win an NBA championship in 2008 alleges a Kentucky accounting firm misappropriated millions of his funds.

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.

Minn. court prevents student newspaper from access to video said to be of student pulling hijab off another's head

By Mary Ann Magnell | Aug 22, 2018

ST. PAUL, Minn. (Legal Newsline) – The Minnesota Court of Appeals found that a district court “did not err” in its conclusion that a video captured of a November 2016 high school altercation was inaccessible to its student newspaper.

Woman fell down steps holding a plant, unable to grab handrail; Minn. SC allows Workers' Comp claim anyway

By Mary Ann Magnell | Aug 22, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – A Minnesota Supreme Court majority ruled Aug. 8 that a woman’s workplace injury satisfied the “requisite causal connection between the workplace and her injury.”

Delaware Chancery Court appoints monitor in Oxbow Carbon exit sale suit

By Sandra Lane | Aug 10, 2018

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A multi-part remedy to settle a dispute between defendants identified as the "Koch parties" and Oxbow Carbon LLC was delivered by Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster on Aug. 1 in the Delaware Court of Chancery.

Natural American Spirit cigarettes' natural, additive-free claims are deceptive marketing, consumer claims

By Bree Gonzales | Jul 24, 2018

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – A Washington consumer alleges that a brand of cigarettes is deceptively marketed as being natural and additive-free.

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.

Climate change activists allowed to use 'necessity' defense after Minn. Supreme Court declines to hear appeal by state

By John Breslin | Jul 22, 2018

ST. PAUL, Minn. (Legal Newsline) – Climate change activists in Minnesota will be able to mount a defense that their actions were justified because they were designed to prevent a worse harm.

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.

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