In a recent per curiam decision, the U.S. Supreme Court stepped a bit away from Twombly and Iqbal. Twombly and Iqbal tightened pleading standards for federal court cases. Taken together, Twombly and Iqbal rejected the Conley v. Gibson standard, which said that a complaint was viable unless it appeared beyond doubt that the plaintiff […]

Link Snacks, Inc., the makers of JACK LINK’S brand beef jerky, has filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the district of Minnesota (federal court, that is) alleging that 100 anonymous eBay users have sold counterfeit coupons and violating their trademarks. Link Snacks has also filed a motion for early discovery. Will […]

Update #2 (February 27, 2012): [Note from Editor: Depo International has contacted Minnesota Litigator and asked that its rates be removed from this post.   Minnesota Litigator has voluntarily removed the pricing pursuant to the caller’s request.  Suffice it to say that there is variation among fees/charges of court reporting agencies and lawyers and their clients may […]

The Minnesota Judicial Branch has released its 2008 Annual Report. The United States District Court, District of Minnesota, has announced proposed changes to local rules (link to redline: here). “The Court will consider adoption of the proposed amendments after reviewing any comments or suggestions submitted on or before August 21, 2009.” Stay tuned for further […]