Can cities set quotas on rental properties?

Nov 6, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

The Minnesota Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments today in a case about whether a city may limit the number of houses that may be rented out on a given block.

Hot Docs: Appeals court overturns $60k jury verdict against blogger

Aug 23, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

The Minnesota Court of Appeals recently overturned a $60,000 jury verdict against a blogger who made truthful statements that got a man fired.

Hot Docs: Male state senate staffer sues for sex discrimination, claims female staffers in affairs not fired

Aug 2, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

The Minnesota State Senate staffer who had an affair with Republican Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch is suing the Senate claiming that he was discriminated against based on his gender.

Today in 1787: Congress passes the Northwest Ordinance

Jul 13, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

On July 13, 1787, Congress passed the Northwest Ordinance, which established rules and regulations governing the Northwest Territory, which encompassed what is now Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.

Today in 1992: The Supreme Court decides R.A.V. v. City of St. Paul

Jun 22, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

On June 22, 1992, the Supreme Court decided R.A.V. v. St. Paul, holding that burning a cross in a black family’s yard was protected speech because the city was discriminating against this “viewpoint.”

Hot Docs: Alleged Chinese counterfeiter can’t be sued in U.S., says court

Jun 7, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

A ruling last week from the District Court of Minnesota finding no personal jurisdiction over a Chinese company alleged to have sold counterfeit coffeemakers underscores the need for a revamp of our laws.

For-profit schools sued for fudging employment data, lying to students

May 2, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

For-profit education consortium Minnesota School of Business is being sued by two former employees who claim that they were terminated for voicing concerns over the school’s questionable practices.

Hot Docs: Lawyer disbarred for being a terrible lawyer

Mar 29, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

Steven Lundeen was disbarred from practicing law in the state of Minnesota for taking client funds, failing to make a court appearance because he was arrested for cocaine possession, among other things.

North Dakota sues Minnesota over its renewable energy plan

Nov 4, 2011 By: Jeremy Byellin

North Dakota is suing Minnesota over its 2007 Next Generation Energy Act, claiming constitutional violations. Basically, ND wants MN to keep buying its power.

Hot Docs: Family of man sues ex-NFL player over car accident death

Sep 15, 2011 By: Jeremy Byellin

Former NFL tight end and restaurant owner Joe Senser and his wife Amy are being sued over the death of a man struck by their car Amy was driving at the time.

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