“We are thrilled with the acquisition. The transaction is the ultimate validation of Super Lawyers as the leading lawyer rating service in the country. Super Lawyers is a perfect fit for Thomson,” writes White. He will now work on a Thomson advisory board and continue as a Key employee during an unspecified transition period, he says, as he mulls his next venture. … [Read more...] about As Super Lawyers Is Sold, Minn. Law & Politics Ceases Publication
Dunlap & Seeger has cut two attorneys and three staff members, due to a reduction in corporate work, reports the Post-Bulletin. The Rochester, Minn., firm now lists 24 lawyers on its Internet attorney roster. … [Read more...] about 1st Layoffs Ever at Dunlap & Seeger; Minn. Firm Cuts 2 Lawyers, 3 Staff
Last week, the Star Tribune reported that another Houge client, Brett Thielen, is being federally investigated in an alleged mortgage flipping scheme. As described in an affidavit filed in federal court, it included some $2 million in proceeds reportedly sent by Houge to a lawyer in Australia. … [Read more...] about Helping Client Gets Minn. Attorney Suspended for 2 Years
A Wal-Mart representative says the company may appeal. Its policy, the representative says, calls for employees to be paid for all time worked and get their breaks, and says managers who don’t follow this policy are “subject to discipline, up to and including termination.” … [Read more...] about Willful Wal-Mart Worker Violations Could Cost $2B in Minn.
Instead of proceeding in this manner, the supreme court writes, “Defense counsel, faced with circumstances that prohibit continued services as counsel for the defendant, should seek the court’s approval to withdraw from the litigation, without disclosing the underlying reasons. If the court requests an explanation for the withdrawal, ‘(t)he lawyer’s statement that professional considerations require termination of the representation ordinarily should be accepted as sufficient.’ Minn. R. Prof. Conduct 1.16, cmt. 3. In this manner, defense attorneys can fulfill ‘their obligations to both clients and the court under Rules 1.6 and 3.3.’ Id. What should not be done is what was done here, in other words, advocating that the client of the Office of the Public Defender should not have counsel provided at public expense.” … [Read more...] about Top Minn. Court Says Public Defender Erred By ‘Advocating’ Forfeiture of Client’s Right to Counsel