MSBA Legal News Digest

Minnesota Legal News | Wednesday, September 17, 2014


  • Obscure law helps transform a Minneapolis regional park. Nearly 30 years ago, a young lawyer added a mere two dozen words to a state law and quietly transformed a park in north Minneapolis. Go to Star Tribune Header

  • TCE lawsuit inches on, Como organizes outreach. On Friday [Sep.t 12], the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota heard the case against General Mills, in which a few neighborhood residents claim the company put locals' health and the value of their homes at risk by dumping TCE, also known as trichloroethylene, in the area for 15 years. Go to Minnesota Daily Header

  • Committee approves police body camera study. Body cameras are one step closer to becoming standard gear for Minneapolis police officers. Go to KARE 11 Header

  • Judge Splits Clergy Sex Abuse Trial Into 2 Phases. A judge has split an upcoming clergy sex abuse trial against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and the Diocese of Winona into two separate phases. Go to CBS Minnesota Header

  • General Motors Investigation Expands, Local Victim's Family Grows Frustrated. The investigation into a deadly ignition switch flaw in General Motors vehicles continues to move forward. On Monday [Sept. 15], GM officials announced they have identified 19 deaths that they say can be attributed to faulty ignition switches. Go to KAAL-TV Header

  • Adrian Peterson's First Court Hearing Delayed To Oct. Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson's first court appearance in Texas on a child abuse charge has been delayed until October. Go to CBS Minnesota Header

  • Appeal fails, so Minneapolis treehouse must come down. A controversial treehouse in the Lowry Hill neighborhood of Minneapolis will have to be removed from its perch. Go to Star Tribune Header

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