Minnesota Litigator wanders outside of Minnesota and Eighth Circuit jurisprudence from time to time for important decisions in sister circuits, neighboring states, or the U.S. Supreme Court and a recent decision out of the Seventh Circuit warrants mention. The Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 made it easier to get class action litigation into federal […]

Having authored the Credit & Collections Chapter of the Minnesota Business Torts Deskbook (focusing on the Federal Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), the Truth-in-Lending Act, et al.), I again reach a bit beyond Minnesota and Eighth Circuit law to report an outside development — a Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals decision reversing summary judgment […]

The Minnesota Litigator blog strays from Minnesota and Eighth Circuit jurisprudence to touch on subject matter of interest to the few and the proud who care about appellate procedure — a recent decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Non-profits, trade groups, and others interested in appellate decisions with far-reaching implications […]

Mirfashi v. Fleet Mortgage Corp., U.S. Ct. of Appeals, 7th Circuit, Case No. 07-3402 In a typical Posner opinion (offering a definition of chutzpah and concluding with a one-sentence paragraph: “This case is finito,” for example), the Court of Appeals (7th Cir.) considers a more common scenario than some might think: how much is the […]