The Minnesota Court of Appeals today overturned a lower court ruling that refused to dismiss a class action lawsuit that contends Minnesota’s unclaimed property law is an illegal seizure under the Constitution.
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The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled in the case of a man convicted of burglary. A detective obtained a search warrant for the man’s cellphone but was unable to unlock it, so a court ordered him to use his fingerprint to unlock it. Read more →
A few days before a Nobles County farmer and his would-be bride were to fly off to the Cayman Islands for a destination wedding, he presented her with an agreement protecting the assets of his farm. She signed the deal but when the marriage hit the skids, said she signed it under duress of the pending wedding, for which everyone had bought airfare and lodging.
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The Minnesota Court of Appeals today said if someone says he hopes a Minnesota state trooper will be shot, that’s not a terroristic threat.
The court ruled in the case of Gregory Allen Olson, who was in a car stopped by police in October as he and a friend were driving to Chisago City after an evening of heavy drinking. Read more →
The court overturned a lower court ruling that the initial search of a camper by a Maplewood police officer was permissible under the so-called “plain-view doctrine.” Read more →
The Minnesota Court of Appeals today ruled that you cannot lose your driver’s license for refusing to submit to a urine test for DUI if a police officer says it’s a crime not to.
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The owner of Hillcrest Terrace sued then Star Tribune reporter Paul McEnroe following his April 2013 story that the facility left a man with developmental disabilities and mental illness ‘alone and sitting in filth.’ The story was based on a not-yet-released Minnesota Department of Health report that was leaked to McEnroe. Read more →
The issue is an intriguing one that has not been addressed by either the Minnesota Supreme Court or the U.S. Supreme Court: Does a person have to know he’s soliciting sex from a minor to be convicted of soliciting sex from a minor?
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An attorney for the sports bar claimed that there’s nothing in the law that prevents an owner from firing an employee for not doing something illegal. Read more →
The Minnesota Court of Appeals has found a key provision of a law designed to prevent using the internet to contact children about sex unconstitutional.
The court ruled in the case of Krista Ann Muccio. a cafeteria worker in Simley High and Inver Grove Heights Middle School, who was ‘sexting’ a 15-year old boy. Read more →
The Minnesota Court of Appeals has ruled that housing inspectors in a Twin Cities suburb can search rental housing units for code violations even if there’s no suspicion that any exist. Read more →
The court ruled in the case of Somsalao Thonesavanh, who jumped in the car of a Worthington man as he left it warming up in December 2014. Read more →
The Minnesota Court of Appeals has reversed an unemployment law judge’s determination that if a person takes time off from work to address her family’s homelessness, she hasn’t quit her job. Read more →
Minneapolis took more than a year to investigate an officer’s complaint of age discrimination, then claimed that the statute of limitations ran out on a suit filed under the state’s Human Rights Act. Read more →
Punishing someone for misconduct before a trial is no reason to keep a sexual assault allegation on someone’s record, the Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday said. Read more →