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  1. Fokkena v. Hartwick (2007)

    This matter is before the Court on Appellant Habbo G. Fokkena's appeal of the bankruptcy court's Order entered October 13, 2006, denying the United States Trustee's motion to dismiss. The stated issue on appeal is whether the bankruptcy court erred by denying the United States Trustee's motion to dismiss the Debtor's bankruptcy case under 11 U.S.C. § 707(b)(1), based on the presumption of abuse as determined under 11 U.S.C. § 707(b)(2). The parties address the following two issues:


    Court: District Court for the District of Minnesota Docket: Civil No. 06-4433(MJD)
  2. United States v. Reilly Tar & Chemical Corp. (1982)

    The United States, the State of Minnesota (the State), the City of St. Louis Park and the City of Hopkins bring these actions against the Reilly Tar & Chemical Corporation (Reilly Tar) under section 7003 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (RCRA), 42 U.S.C. § 6973 (1976 & Supp. IV 1980), and section 107 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA), 42 U.S.C. § 9607 (Supp. IV 1980), for alleged contamination of the [...]

    Court: District Court for the District of Minnesota Docket: Civ. No. 4-80-469
  3. Anderson v. Francis I. duPont & Co. (1968)

    This is an action by some twenty-one plaintiffs seeking to recover general and punitive damages in connection with an alleged fraudulent scheme involving dealings in the commodities market. Plaintiffs allege that defendant Nevin F. Hench (Hench) solicited money from them to invest in the commodities market with the guarantee that it would be returned to them at profits of up to sixty per cent. They also claim that Hench was dealing in unlisted securities and was acting as a broker-dealer and/or [...]

    Court: District Court for the District of Minnesota Docket: 4-67-Civ. 370
  4. Jenson v. Eveleth Taconite Co. (1993)

    Mary Stumo and David Goldstein, Faegre & Benson, Minneapolis, MN, for defendants Eveleth Taconite Co., Eveleth Expansion Co., Oglebay Norton Co. and Oglebay Norton Taconite Co., d/b/a Eveleth Mines.


    Court: District Court for the District of Minnesota Docket: Civ. No. 5-88-163
  5. FTC v. Kitco of Nevada, Inc. (1985)

    Plaintiff, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), brought this action pursuant to section 13(b) of the Federal Trade Commission Act (FTC Act), 15 U.S.C. § 53(b), against defendants Kitco of Nevada, Inc., d/b/a Kitco, Inc. (Kitco), d/b/a Krown Manufacturing Co. (Krown), Duane F. Snelling, a/k/a Harvey Butterfield, John E. Farkas, Craig A. Jesinoski, and Jason Barton, a/k/a Jay Barton. The FTC seeks a permanent injunction, rescission of contracts, and consumer restitution for defendants' alleged [...]

    Court: District Court for the District of Minnesota Docket: Civ. No. 4-83-467
  6. Piper Jaffray Companies, Inc. v. Nat. Union Fire Ins. Co. (1997)

    Bradley M. Jones, Meagher & Geer, Minneapolis, MN, Jeff I. Ross, Zelle & Larson, Minneapolis, MN, Richard P. Mahoney, Mahoney, Dougherty & Mahoney, Minneapolis, MN, David W. Evans, Haight, Brown & Bonesteel, San Francisco, CA, Daniel J. Standish, Ross, Dixon & Masback, Washington, DC, for Defendants.


    Court: District Court for the District of Minnesota Docket: Civil No. 4-96-1143 JRT/RLE
  7. Werlein v. United States (1990)

    Before the Court are a host of summary judgment and dismissal motions by defendants the United States of America, et al. ("United States"), Federal-Hoffman, Inc. ("FHI"), Honeywell, Inc., ("Honeywell"), Norton Erickson ("Erickson") and Sylvester Bendel ("Bendel"), as well as plaintiffs' renewed motion for class certification.


    Court: District Court for the District of Minnesota Docket: Civ. No. 3-84-996
  8. Carlock v. Pillsbury Co. (1989)

    David Forsberg, Jeffrey Keyes, Jeffrey Shaw and Sally Scoggin, Briggs & Morgan, St. Paul, Minn. and Jonathan L. Eisenberg, Minneapolis, Minn., for defendants Pillsbury Co., Haagen-Dazs Shoppe Company, Inc. and Haagen-Dazs Co., Inc.


    Court: District Court for the District of Minnesota Docket: Civ. Nos. 4-87-517, 4-87-586
  9. United States v. Murphy (2000)

    This matter is before the court on defendant's motion to vacate, set aside, or correct his sentence pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2255 [Doc. No. 689]. Based on a review of the file and record, defendant's motion is granted in part and denied in part.


    Court: District Court for the District of Minnesota Docket: Crim. No. 4-95-103(8)(DSD/FLN), Civ. No. 99-2063 (DSD)
  10. United States v. Fitol (1990)

    A sentencing hearing was held in this matter on March 5, 1990 to determine whether defendant was growing "100 or more marihuana plants" within the meaning of 21 U.S.C. § 841(b)(1)(B)(vii). That section provides for a mandatory five year minimum sentence for violations of Section 841(a) involving "100 or more marihuana plants regardless of weight." Defendant contends that the marihuana "cuttings" he was cultivating in his basement do not constitute "marihuana plants" within the meaning of [...]

    Court: District Court for the District of Minnesota Docket: Cr. 3-89-118(01)
  11. Riley v. Cordis Corp. (2009)

    Plaintiff Marlyn Riley was implanted with a stent manufactured by defendant Cordis Corporation, a subsidiary of defendant Johnson & Johnson (collectively "Cordis"). Riley later suffered a heart attack because of a blood clot that had formed at the site of his stent. Riley and his wife, Debra Riley, bring state-law claims of negligence, strict liability, breach of express and implied warranties, negligent misrepresentation, fraud, and loss of consortium against Cordis. This matter is before [...]

    Court: District Court for the District of Minnesota Docket: Case No. 08-CV-5031 (PJS/RLE)
  12. In Re Medtronic, Inc. Sprint Fidelis Leads Prods. (2009)

    Daniel E. Gustafson, Gustafson Gluek, PLLC, Plaintiffs' lead counsel, Robert K. Shelquist, Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P., Plaintiffs' liaison counsel, Charles S. Zimmerman, Zimmerman Reed PLLP, Minneapolis, MN, chair of Plaintiffs' Steering Committee, on behalf of the individual Plaintiffs.


    Court: District Court for the District of Minnesota Docket: Multidistrict Litigation No. 08-1905 (RHK/JSM)
  13. White v. National Football League (1993)

    Edward M. Glennon, Carol T. Rieger, Charles J. Lloyd, and Lindquist & Vennum, Minneapolis, MN, and James W. Quinn, Jeffrey L. Kessler, Jonathan T. Weiss, and Weil, Gotshal & Manges, New York City, for plaintiffs.


    Court: District Court for the District of Minnesota Docket: Civ. No. 4-92-906
  14. RJM Sales & Marketing v. Banfi Products Corp. (1982)

    This diversity case arises out of the plaintiff's 12 count amended complaint alleging breach of contract and other causes of action. This matter is before the Court on the defendant's motion to dismiss under Rule 37 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, the defendant's motion for summary judgment, and the defendant's appeal from the United States Magistrate's order granting the plaintiff leave to amend its complaint.


    Court: District Court for the District of Minnesota Docket: Civ. No. 4-81-212
  15. United States v. Otter Tail Power Company (1971)

    In this action brought under Section 2 of the Sherman Act the basic issue is whether the acts of Otter Tail Power Company, a Minnesota public utility, in refusing to sell electric power at wholesale, and refusing to wheel electric power to municipalities it formerly served at retail, constitute a monopolization of commerce in violation of the Act.


    Court: District Court for the District of Minnesota Docket: 6-69-Civ-139
  16. Hall v. Minnesota Transfer Railway Company (1971)

    Defendant's post-trial motion to reduce plaintiff's $12,000 verdict in this Federal Employers' Liability Act case by an offset in the amount of $1,701.20 raises a question on which neither counsel have cited, nor has the court been able to find, any controlling authority. It involves the application of what has been called the "collateral source" rule. Defendant paid the $1,701.20, subject to reimbursement by an insurer, toward plaintiff's hospital and medical bills, the amount of which bills [...]

    Court: District Court for the District of Minnesota Docket: 40-70 Civ. 24
  17. John Deere Ins. Co. v. Shamrock Industries, Inc. (1988)

    This diversity case comes before the Court on defendants Metal Craft Machine & Engineering, Inc.'s and Jack T. Mowry's ("Metal Craft and Mowry") motion for partial summary judgment in a declaratory judgment action brought against defendants by plaintiff John Deere Insurance Company ("Deere"). Deere responded with its own motion for summary judgment including as defendants subject to the motion (in addition to defendants Metal Craft and Mowry), NEOS, Inc. ("NEOS"), Gregory Erlandson [...]

    Court: District Court for the District of Minnesota Docket: Civ. No. 4-88-176
  18. First Nat. Bank of Omaha v. Marquette Nat. Bank (1979)

    This matter comes before the court upon the motion of the defendants to dismiss the First, Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth Claims for Relief, to the extent that these claims are based upon lobbying and litigation activities, for failure to state a claim upon which relief can be granted (Fed.R. Civ.P. 12(b)(6)) or in the alternative for partial summary judgment (Fed.R.Civ.P. 56) on these claims. Briefs were submitted by both parties and oral argument was heard on August 3, 1979.


    Court: District Court for the District of Minnesota Docket: 4-79 Civ. 94
  19. Corum v. Farm Credit Services (1986)

    This matter is before the Court on defendant's motion for partial summary judgment. Also before the Court is plaintiff's appeal from the December 5, 1985 order of the United States Magistrate. The Court will affirm the Magistrate's order and will grant defendant's summary judgment motion in all respects.


    Court: District Court for the District of Minnesota Docket: Civ. 4-85-407
  20. Welsch v. Likins (1974)

    Warren Spannaus, Atty. Gen., State of Minnesota, by Theodore N. May, Special Asst. Atty. Gen., Judy L. Oakes, Asst. Atty. Gen., and Thomas L. Fabel, Dep. Atty. Gen., St. Paul, Minn., for defendants.


    Court: District Court for the District of Minnesota Docket: 4-72-Civ. 451

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