The court ruled in the case of Tracy Thompson, who had sought an order for protection in September 2015 against her ex-husband, John Schrimsher, based largely on allegations of domestic abuse several years earlier, including being kicked, choked, knocked over, and slapped, some of which occurred while she was pregnant. Schrimsher denied the allegations.
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Nicole LaPoint argued discrimination after an orthodontist pulled a job offer to her after learning she was two months pregnant and hoped to take maternity time. The orthodontist argued the amount of time off was the concern. Justices today said it’s only discrimination under state law if LaPoint could prove she lost the job because she was pregnant. Read more

In 2014, Mary Cocchiarella gave Donald Driggs $2,400 for the first-month’s rent and security deposit for an apartment in Spring Lake Park. But he told her he still had some work to do on the apartment and she wouldn’t be able to move in for another day. Another day — and many days after that — came and went and still she couldn’t move in.

Is she covered by a Minnesota law offering protections for ‘residential tenants’? Read more