Actually, it’s not. As part of its monitoring of U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals decisions, the author notes from the affirmance of a denial of a petition for a writ of habeas corpus (shorthand: prisoner loses gambit to get out of prison) that the warden of the medium-security Federal Correctional Institute in Forrest City, […]

One of Minneapolis’ largest and most prominent law firms was retained by Deutsche Hypotheken Bank and Landesbank Baden Wuerttemberg (along with US Bank) to defend (successfully!) against claims that they played a role in the terrorist attacks of 9/11/01, the holocaust, the impending rise of the Fourth Reich, violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act […]

Jurisdiction/Choice-Of-Law Drunken Defendant collided head-on with a vehicle driven by Plaintiff on the Blatnik Bridge, which spans the St. Louis River between Superior, Wisconsin and Duluth, Minnesota. Plaintiff was driving toward Wisconsin; Defendant “was driving toward Minnesota, but in the Wisconsin-bound lane,” as the Court of Appeals put it. (I favor compass directions and the […]

From a recent U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, Order affirming the U.S. District Court grant of summary judgment for the defendant: “Gary Lizalek’s religious beliefs make for a complicated identity. As a matter of faith, he understands himself to be three separate beings: (1) GARY C LIZALEK, “a trust that was created by the […]