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Judge Rules in Malpractice Case Over Limits on Damages

The ruling came in a case involving 35-year-old Chenille Condon of Fort Yates who suffered a disabling stroke due to a botched surgery at a Bismarck hospital

  BISMARCK, ND — A state district judge has ruled that North Dakota’s law limiting damages in medical malpractice cases is unconstitutional. The ruling came in a case involving 35-year-old Chenille Condon of Fort Yates who suffered a disabling stroke due to a botched surgery at a Bismarck hospital. A jury last April awarded Condon $3.5 million. South Central District…

Three More Native American Tribes Join Opioid Lawsuit

Allegations include deceptive marketing and fraud

  REGIONAL — Three more Native American tribes in the Dakotas are suing opioid manufacturers and distributors. The tribes allege that they concealed and minimized the addiction risk of prescription drugs. The Rosebud Sioux Tribe, Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe and the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate sued 24 opioid industry groups in federal court on Monday. The lawsuit follows more than 70…

Biz Report: Minimum Wage Hikes, Lack of Holiday TV Ads, Burger King Coupon Clash and Apple Wants Your Trust Back

The federal minimum wage is currently at $7.25 an hour

NATIONAL — With 2018 officially here, many workers across the country will see an increase in their paychecks. Minimum wage hikes are taking place in 18 states, along with many cities and counties across the country. Washington State has the highest minimum wage in the U.S. with workers making $11.50 an hour and also holds the highest local wage at…

MN Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Suing Pharmaceutical Companies Over Opioid Crisis

More than 20 drug manufacturers and distributors are being sued by the tribe in federal court

  WHITE EARTH, Minn. — White Earth Reservation is reporting seven overdose related calls over the weekend with two resulting in deaths. White Earth Police Department along with the Mahnomen County Sheriff’s Department are both encouraging users to seek medical help and treatment as soon as possible. Minnesota’s Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe is suing pharmaceutical companies for the opioid…

Energy Transfer Partners, Environmental Publication Involved in $1 Billion Lawsuit

If it is a social movement, the lawsuit could be without merit

  NATIONAL — The Texas-based developer of the Dakota Access pipeline has filed a lawsuit against an environmental publication for false and misleading information about the company. Attorneys for Energy Transfer Partners say the publication, Earth First, Greenpeace and BankTrack wrote damaging allegations about the pipeline company, interfered with construction and did this all through illegal acts. The root of…

St. Paul Woman Attacked by Police K9 While Taking Out Her Trash

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ST. PAUL, Minn. — A woman is suing the St. Paul Police Department after she was bit by a K9 officer while taking out her trash. We warn you, the video may not be suitable for some viewers. The attorney for Desiree Collins says she was at the dumpster behind her home throwing out the trash when the dog attacked….

Governor Burgum Served, Says He Will Respond “Firmly”

It stems from the governor using his line-item veto power to change parts of several spending bills after the Legislature adjourned in April

  BISMARCK, ND — Gov. Doug Burgum says he will “respond accordingly and firmly” to a lawsuit filed by the Republican-led Legislature challenging his veto powers. Gov. Burgum was served with the lawsuit today. It stems from the governor using his line-item veto power to change parts of several spending bills after the Legislature adjourned in April. Gov. Burgum says…

12-Year-Old Joins Lawsuit Against Attorney General Sessions Over Medicinal Marijuana

She says having a drop of THC twice a day has kept her seizure-free for nearly three years

  NATIONAL — A Colorado 12-year-old is taking U.S. Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, to court over the legalization of medical marijuana on a national scale. “I have intractable epilepsy so I have seizures that traditional medications wouldn’t really help,” said Alexis Bortell. “I would like to be able to visit my grandparents without risking being taken to a foster home.”…

Jesse Ventura Seeking Settlement in “American Sniper” Lawsuit

Ventura won a $1.8 million verdict in 2014, but it was overturned on appeal

  NATIONAL — Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura and the estate of “American Sniper” author, Chris Kyle, are apparently working toward a settlement. An upcoming court conference and deadline for written statements have been canceled based on a “pending settlement.” Ventura sued Kyle in 2012 after the retired Navy SEAL alleged he punched Ventura after he made derogatory remarks about…

CenturyLink Ordered to Reform Billing Practices in Minnesota

A spokesman says the company is pleased it could work with Swanson's office to agree on the order

  MINNESOTA — CenturyLink has been ordered to reform its television and internet sales and billing practices. Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson filed a lawsuit against the company in July for allegedly overbilling customers after quoting lower rates. A man from Blaine was quoted a base monthly rate of $39.97 for television service, but was charged a base rate of…