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Lawsuits Of The Year: 2014

Twelve months' worth of the most notorious local ventures into the legal system.

December 19, 2014

Former Voyager Bank CEO Hit With Federal Indictment

Timothy Owens is accused of lying to the Federal Reserve Board and for obstruction.

December 18, 2014

Charges: Child care group lied to get $3M in benefits meant for low-income families

Fake pay stubs, false claims of service and tax manipulations netted four supposed child care providers $4 million in public money – with more than $3 million of that coming from a fund meant to...

December 18, 2014

Black Lives Matter plans Mall of America protest Saturday, threatened with arrest

A group of activists are on a collision course with the Mall of America over a planned protest at the Twin Cities mega mall on the last shopping Saturday before Christmas. Around 2,000 Black Lives...

December 17, 2014

Report: Adrian Peterson to file federal lawsuit; key recording unveiled

Suspended Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is expected to file a federal lawsuit against the National Football League on Monday. Peterson and his representatives say they were...

December 15, 2014

Financial planner pleads guilty to swindling clients out of at least $10 million

An Eden Prairie financial planner admitted in federal court that he hatched a plan to cheat his clients out of at least $10 million by setting up a Ponzi scheme. Sean Meadows pleaded guilty to 11...

December 11, 2014

Who pays for data breaches? Banks' lawsuit against Target may clear murky waters

When stores are hit by cyberthieves who is victimized? Customers, retailers, and banks might all raise their hands to that. Which leads to another question: who should pay the cost of issuing new...

December 03, 2014

Long-awaited study confirms link between mining and rare lung cancer

For decades, miners who worked on Minnesota’s Iron Range have wondered whether the dust they inhaled in the taconite mines had anything to do with the higher rates among them of a rare lung...

December 01, 2014

Homeowners hope lawsuit settlement leads to replenished White Bear Lake

A settlement agreement between landowners on White Bear Lake and Minnesota’s Department of Natural Resources will launch a plan to change the water supply of more than a dozen communities in...

December 01, 2014

Duluth seed exchange program runs afoul of state law

A new trend in gardening has been growing around the country in recent years – seed-sharing programs that allow people to borrow vegetable seeds in the spring and later replenish the stock in the...

December 01, 2014

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