MSBA Legal News Digest

Minnesota Legal News | Wednesday, April 9, 2014


  • Minnesota Ponzi Scheme Fallout Spans the Globe. A bankruptcy trustee's quest to recover money tied to convicted Ponzi scheme-operator Tom Petters is going global. Go to Wall Street Journal Header

  • Hearing Office Opens on Saturdays in Hennepin County. The Fourth Judicial District serving Hennepin County will now schedule appointments with hearing officers on Saturday mornings for court customers to resolve tickets. Hearings will be held at the Hennepin County Public Safety Facility, 401 Fourth Avenue South, Minneapolis, the second Saturday of each month, from 8 a.m. to noon. Go to MN Courts Header

  • Supreme Court Establishes Deadline for Submitting Comments on Proposed Amendments Related to Submission of Confidential Information. The eCourt Steering Committee has recommended amendments to the Minnesota Rules of Civil Procedure and the General Rules of Practice for the District Courts related to the submission of confidential information in pleadings or other documents filed with the district courts. Go to MN Courts Header

  • Sex-crime conviction of priest reversed. The criminal sexual conduct conviction of a former Nativity of Our Lord priest has been reversed and the case sent back to the lower court for retrial. Go to Pioneer Press Header

  • Minnesota court to hear all Target data breach cases. The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation ordered that the many lawsuits that accuse Target Corp of failing to protect customers from a data breach will be consolidated in the retailer's home state Minnesota. Go to Reuters Header

  • Sexual assault lawsuit agreement comes with caveat. A court settlement requires a man convicted of sexually assaulting an elderly woman at a northern Minnesota senior home to pay $10 million if he commits another sexual crime or abuses a vulnerable adult in the next ten years. Go to Winona Daily News Header

  • Key win for $90M Senate building finance package. A new office building for the Minnesota Senate is one court ruling away from becoming reality after a state Senate committee approved financing for the proposed $90 million building Monday [Apr. 7] night. Go to Minnesota Public Radio Header

  • Minnesota: bills to repeal withholding of judicial pay for decisions longer than 90 days advance. A century old law to require Minnesota judges render their decisions within 90 days or forfeit their pay looks to be on its way towards repeal. Go to Gavel to Gavel Header

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