MSBA Legal News Digest

Minnesota Legal News | Wednesday, December 17, 2014


  • A judge's view: St. Louis County DWI Court changes, saves lives. Despite the best efforts of the justice system and community organizations, driving while intoxicated remains one of the most often committed and deadliest crimes in our state. Go to Duluth News Tribune Header

  • NFLPA sues NFL in Peterson case. The NFL Players Association has filed a lawsuit against the NFL in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis, challenging an arbitrator's decision made Friday [Dec. 12] to uphold Adrian Peterson's suspension by the league. Go to ESPN Header

  • Target hack victims may come up empty. Millions of Target Corp. customers whose credit card data and identifying information was stolen by hackers face the prospect the retailer owes them nothing for their ensuing troubles, and they may have the government to thank for it. Go to Minnesota Lawyer Header

  • Statewide Effort to Educate the Public about Civil Legal Aid. "We Are Legal Aid" (WALA) is a new social media campaign designed to educate the public in Minnesota about the important work that civil legal aid does - keeping low-income Minnesotans economically secure and safe from abuse, hunger, and homelessness - through client success stories. Go to Legal Services State Support Header

  • Long Trail and Bent Paddle Brewing resolves "Hiker" logo dispute. Long Trail Brewing and Bent Paddle Brewing Company (Duluth, Minnesota) are pleased to announce to their collective beer fans that the disagreement over trademark use raised in late August has been amicably resolved. Go to VT Beer Header

  • Highway sound barriers could get funding boost. Federal and state rules require sound barriers be built in highway expansion projects if they meet certain criteria for cost effectiveness and noise reduction, and if a majority of residents vote in favor of it. But most highway expansions are taking place in the Twin Cities, not outstate Minnesota. Go to St. Cloud Times Header

  • Judge: Auto Dealer Need Not Cover Contraceptives. A federal judge says a Hastings auto dealership can't be forced to provide employees with health insurance that covers certain forms of birth control. Go to CBS Minnesota Header

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