MSBA Legal News Digest

Minnesota Legal News | Wednesday, October 22, 2014


  • Cargill disputes link to child slavery claims on Ivory Coast cocoa farms. Minnesota-based ag giant wants court to overrule decision that connects it to Ivory Coast farms that used child labor. Go to Star Tribune Header

  • Federal judge won't halt home care worker union. A federal judge has dealt another loss to opponents of a Minnesota unionization drive by refusing to halt the launch of a home-care union while a lawsuit proceeds. Winona Daily News

  • Guthrie to repay furloughed workers. The Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis will pay about 80 staff members for the two weeks they were furloughed this year. Go to National Public Radio Header

  • Ex-Mayo Clinic exec accused of stealing trade secrets. A former top Mayo Clinic executive is being sued for allegedly hiding his hiring by a competitor of Mayo Medical Laboratories for months while he continued to work for Mayo while stealing trade secrets. Go to Post Bulletin Header

  • Federal Judge Rules that Medtronic Shareholder Lawsuit May Proceed. A federal judge in Minneapolis, Minnesota just ruled that a shareholder lawsuit brought over Medtronic's Infuse bone growth protein may proceed. Go to PR Web Header

  • Kieran's sues Block E developers over construction losses. Kieran's Irish Pub is suing the landlord and the developers of Block E, where it has been since March 2010, for disruptions caused by the $50 million renovation of the building. Go to Star Tribune Header

  • Man wants to sue for being kept in jail too long. A man imprisoned in Minnesota for more than three years longer than his original sentence is trying to sue the Department of Corrections. Go to Minnesota Public Radio Header

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