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MSBA Legal News Digest

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


Everybody has a favorite pair of shoes. Maybe they're ratty slippers you've had since college and still wear around the house or cowboy boots you kick around in on the weekend. It could be a pair of classic pumps or well-worn penny loafers you sport almost every day. Maybe you're a tennies-only kind of person. If you said snow boots made your list, well I guess you're living in the right state. For me, in my younger years, I lived in a pair of pink, high-top Chuck Taylors until, to the elation of my parents, I literally wore them out. In this week's edition of LND you'll find several legal stories not only about Converse, but other famous footwear brands.

Minnesota Legal News

  • Cargill disputes link to child slavery claims on Ivory Coast cocoa farms: Star Tribune
  • Federal judge won't halt home care worker union: Winona Daily News
  • Guthrie to repay furloughed workers: National Public Radio
  • Ex-Mayo Clinic exec accused of stealing trade secrets: Post Bulletin
  • Kieran's sues Block E developers over construction losses: Star Tribune
  • Plus: Federal Judge Rules that Medtronic Shareholder Lawsuit May Proceed; and Man wants to sue for being kept in jail too long

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Bar and Association News

  • Grant available for legal services to victims of human trafficking in MN: Minnesota State Bar Foundation
  • League of Women Voters Minnesota Announces Only Debate for Secretary of State Candidates: League of Women Voters Minnesota
  • Careers in Tax Law: MSBA Sections
  • Symposium on the Sufficiency of the Evidence in Criminal Cases: MSBA Sections
  • Children Coming Across the Border – How MN State Court Proceedings Can Affect Their Immigration Status: MSBA Sections
  • Must-Know International Tax Traps for Immigration Attorneys and Their Clients: MSBA Sections
  • Plus: MSBA has two open job positions; and Call for Justice's annual "I Didn't Know That!" CLE

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Legal Blogs

  • Closing a Small Law Practice – The Short List: Mass LOMAP
  • Parents May Be Liable for What Their Kids Post on Facebook, Court Rules: WSJ Blog
  • It's Time for Lawyers to Re-Think the Cloud: Lawyerist
  • Snot Marks On Suit Pants – A Gift Our Kids Give Us: Cain's River
  • What to Do When Your Employee is Accused of Domestic Violence: Labor and Employment Law Blog
  • Plus: As Prison Population Sinks, Jails Are a Steal; and Vibram settles FiveFingers lawsuit: 'Toe shoe' owners eligible for refund

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The Profession

  • New pro bono tool launched on MSBA
  • Hong Kong Is Hot Spot for U.S. Lawyers as Probes Rise: Bloomberg
  • RCBA to Present Second Judicial District Pro Bono Award to Thomas A. Gilligan, Jr.: RCBA
  • Randall Beach: It's never too late to go to Yale Law School: New Haven Register
  • Judicial Representative Position Opening on the ADR Ethics Board: MN Courts
  • Plus: Law Firm Launches "Global Ebola Task Force"; and New York Weighs Overhaul of Bar Exam

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National Legal News

  • Expelled Nazis Paid Millions In U.S. Social Security: TPM
  • FantasySCOTUS: LexPredict
  • Bucking The Fashion Trend, Converse Kicks Up A Fuss About Knockoffs: National Public Radio
  • Separate class-action suits leveled against NHL, CHL: Sports Illustrated
  • After Citizens United: The Story in the States: Brennan Center for Justice
  • DOJ Announces New Policy to Support Defendants' Right to Counsel: Brennan Center for Justice
  • Plus: Airbnb, New York State Spar Over Legality Of Rentals; and Minimalist Shoes Smacked With Lawsuit, As Health Claims Get The Boot

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