We recently discussed the complex relationship between art and money but, as complicated as that is, it is nothing compared with the relationship between love and money. As many of us know from personal or professional experience, intra-family money battles give off volatile, highly combustible, and, sometimes, even seemingly intoxicating fumes, that addle, torture, and […]

Every year since 1894, as we head into coming school year, the United States of America has celebrated American workers. These days, there are persistent, ubiquitous, and dire warnings that their days are numbered. It seems that our jobs are less threatened by low wage off-shore workers, so feared over the past 30-40 years, than […]

Catrina Johnson called the police because her teenage son was out of control and she feared for her physical safety. The police arrived. Her son, unfortunately, was unable to gain control of himself even after the police came to the scene. The police had to restrain and handcuff him forcefully. In the struggle to restrain […]

Visual artists in the United States, defined as people who create unique and original visual experiences in any physical medium, are to capitalism as hedge fund managers are to socialism. You can argue there is a positive correlation if you like, but it’s much easier to argue the negative. Some would argue that the relationship between […]

Some Minnesota Litigator posts appeal to a broad readership. This is not one of them. If you are not a trial lawyer, you should probably stop reading here. The Schwendiman v. Arkwright patent infringement lawsuit started on April Fool’s Day, 2011. Schendiman won a $2,624,228 jury verdict on October 18, 2017. Although this is a significant […]

Ms. Omarose Onee Manigault Newman (widely known as “Omarosa”) has been in the news lately promoting her “tell-all” book about her stint in the Trump White House (words whose juxtaposition will sadden and nauseate Minnesota Litigator for life). In promoting her book, Omarosa has revealed that she surreptitiously digitally recorded conversations that she had, even in […]

Update (August 16, 2018): Predictably, plaintiff’s counsel in the case described below want to keep the defense lawyers in the ring, or at least to avoid any delay caused by the lawyers’ attempt to thrown in the towel. Update (August 10, 2018): Things have gone from bad to worse for Defendants, Geckobyte and R. Tiegen Fryberger, […]

For some time in U.S. politics, a large swath of the electorate concluded that Democrats and Republicans were like Coke and Pepsi, two versions of basically indistinguishable sickeningly sweetened corporate junk food. We hope that the election of Republican Donald J. Trump over Hilary Clinton, his Democratic rival, has put an end to this over-simplified […]

Update (August 13, 2018): We introduced the neologism, “GOOTCH,” about three years ago (see below). Chief Judge John R. Tunheim (D. Minn.) issued what, in our view, was a pretty strong GOOTCH Order last week on behalf of a LEVENTHAL pllc client. Judge Tunheim dropped a few references to Rule 11 (in footnotes 1 and […]

Let us all hope that the linked recent Court of Appeals decision against Rochester City Lines (“RCL”) is the terminus of this excruciating litigation road-trip. RCL seems to have had a pretty sweet deal, a contract to provide bussing with the city of Rochester for 46 years. It is putting it mildly to suggest that […]