From the Bench

Jan-Feb 2021

City Sued for Prohibiting the Sale of Flavored Tobacco

Read about recent court cases dealing with federal preemption, governmental immunities, Open Meeting Law, constitutional law, and land use.

Nov-Dec 2020

Court: Landfills Deserve Special Land Use Consideration

Read about recent court cases dealing with land use, data practices, constitutional law, qualified immunity, and forfeiture law.

Sep-Oct 2020

MN Supreme Court Upholds City’s Sick and Safe Time Ordinance

Read summaries of recent court cases that may be relevant to cities.

Jul-Aug 2020

Plaintiffs Seek Environmental Review of Comprehensive Plan

Read summaries of recent court cases that may be relevant to cities.

May-Jun 2020

MN Supreme Court Upholds City’s Rejection of Citizen Petition

Read summaries of recent court cases that may be relevant to cities.

Mar-Apr 2020

Torrential Rains Bring Flooded Basement: Is the City Responsible?

Read summaries of recent court cases that may be relevant to cities.

Jan-Feb 2020

Court OKs City’s Termination of Annexation Agreement

Read about summaries of recent court cases of interest to Minnesota cities.

Nov-Dec 2019

Court Allows County-Owned WWI Memorial to Remain Standing

Read about summaries of recent court cases of interest to Minnesota cities.

Sep-Oct 2019

What Minnesota Voter Data Is Considered Public?

Read about recent court cases related to voter data, sick and safe time, sobriety tests, reasonable accommodations, and the First…

Jul-Aug 2019

Court: State Law Does Not Preempt City’s Minimum Wage Ordinance

Read about recent court cases dealing with preemption of local authority, annexation, and more.