MSBA Legal News Digest

Minnesota Legal News | Wednesday, October 1, 2014


  • Judge Recuses Himself In NFL Collusion Case. A federal judge in Minneapolis who has been the arbiter of NFL labor matters for more than two decades has recused himself from ruling on the latest dispute between NFL owners and the players' union. Go to CBS Minnesota Header

  • Minnesota DNR rules against researcher who put radio collars on bears in northern Minnesota. The state Department of Natural Resources has affirmed its decision to deny a permit for putting radio collars on black bears to a Minnesota researcher who has gained international attention for his work. Go to Star Tribune Header

  • Minnesota business owner stole more than $1 million in real estate investments. United States Attorney Andrew M. Luger today [Sept. 25] announced the indictment of Michael John Mangan, 43, owner of multiple Minnesota-based businesses, on four counts of Wire Fraud and three counts of Mail Fraud. Go to USDOJ Header

  • Former Cook County Attorney Scannell sentenced to jail, probation. Judge Shaun Floerke marked the downward trajectory of Tim Scannell's career as they sat across from one another in the St. Louis County Courthouse in Duluth. Go to Duluth News Tribune Header

  • Board Members Legally Responsible For Non-Profits, Professor Says. The non-profit Minneapolis Community Action has shut its doors after a state audit found leaders of the organization used more than $800,000 in taxpayer money for luxury trips, spa visits and even a car loan. Go to WCCO Header

  • Traffic stop ends in kidnapping charge. A man and two women were arrested early Friday [Sept. 26] after a traffic stop in Sauk Centre in which a man in the back seat told a police officer he was being kidnapped and beaten because the suspects thought he was a snitch. Go to Kare 11 Header

  • State terminates contracts with Community Action of Minneapolis. The state of Minnesota has terminated its contracts with Community Action of Minneapolis after a state audit found the nonprofit agency mishandled more than $871,000 in grants. Community Action of Minneapolis is closed until further notice. Go to KMSP Header

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