MSBA Legal News Digest

Minnesota Legal News | Wednesday, July 9, 2014

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  • Six New Drug Courts to Open in Minnesota. Utilizing increased funding provided by the Minnesota Legislature in 2013, the Minnesota Judicial Council last week gave final approval to the establishment of six new drug courts across the state. Go to MN Courts Header

  • Minneapolis Police to Use Body Cameras as Early as September. We now know when and where Minneapolis Police officers will soon be testing body cameras on the streets. Go to KSTP Header

  • Appendices No Longer Allowed in Appellate Courts, Trial Court Documents Indexed. Effective July 1, 2014, attorneys and self-represented litigants may no longer submit appendices to briefs in any appellate proceedings. This is due to an amendment to the Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure (RCAP) promulgated on Feb. 28, 2014, by order of the Minnesota Supreme Court. Go to MN Courts Header

  • Rochester to consider ban on aggressive panhandling. The Rochester City Council on Monday [July 7] discussed the possibility of enacting an ordinance that would ban an aggressive form of panhandling that has become a problem for some in downtown Rochester. Go to Post Bulletin Header

  • Most claims preempted in trio of Riata suits against St. Jude Medical. A federal judge rules that most of the product liability claims against St. Jude Medical are preempted in a trio of lawsuits filed over its recalled Riata defibrillator leads. Go to Mass Device Header

  • Judge erred in saying prostitution conviction could be dismissed. A Ramsey County District judge erred in ruling that the prostitution conviction of a Michigan man could be dismissed upon his successful completion of probation, the Minnesota Court of Appeals decided Monday [July 7]. Go to Star Tribune Header

  • Jury Begins Hearing Ventura's 'American Sniper' Suit. Jesse Ventura brought his defamation lawsuit before home-state jurors Tuesday [July 8] in a bid to punish the estate of late "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle, who bragged in an autobiography that he decked the former Minnesota governor during a barroom scrap almost a decade ago. Go to CBS Minnesota Header

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