Minnesota employers should prepare to rethink their non-compete agreements and begin to update existing employment agreements. Governor Tim Walz signed into law a comprehensive Jobs, Labor & Employment Bill (S.F. 3035). The bill includes a provision which bans the practice of restricting competitive activity by former employees through non-compete agreements. The ban takes effect on July 1, 2023, and applies to non-compete agreements entered on or after that date.
Corporate Liability for “Green Washing” and the Supreme Court’s Ruling in Goldman Sachs v. Arkansas Teacher Retirement System
As more companies promote their climate-friendly bona fides to environmentally conscious investors and consumers, the risk of “green washing,” or companies making unrealistic and misleading statements around sustainability, carbon reduction and other operational shifts, is inevitable. Regulators are increasingly focused on these disclosures, evaluating public declarations with a heightened level of scrutiny, and warning companies that their published statements must not misrepresent their efforts to investors.
The Minnesota Judicial Branch is exempt from limits on gatherings imposed by Governor Tim Walz’s Executive Orders, but continues to be subject to policies established by the chief justice and court order.
An obstacle course race organizer won summary judgment in a “greater than ordinary” negligence claim brought by a race participant after the participant suffered a significant injury during an obstacle course race. The case had complex discovery and expert issues, and required analysis of the interplay between waiver provisions, Minnesota pleading requirements, and statutory issues.
Many businesses have recognized the potential benefits that blockchain offers and have begun incorporating the technology into their businesses.
National Public Radio and Billboard Music cover Peter Gleekel’s involvement in dispute over musician Prince’s estate
Larson • King partner Peter J. Gleekel is mentioned in NPR and Billboard’s coverage of the disputes surrounding the estate of musician Prince Rogers Nelson.
The U.S. Supreme Court has further limited punitive damage awards based upon the due process clause. In a 5-4 opinion filed on February 20, 2007,
Only three years after placing due process limitations on punitive damage awards, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear another case that may further expand
In the last decade, civil jury trials in federal and state courts have virtually become an endangered species. In U.S. District courts alone, the number