Former Home Remodeling Contractor Likely to be Sued by the State

Attorneys say Tim Rosene, former owner of Studs to Rugs, has not worked towards a settlement

FARGO, N.D. — A former Fargo home remodeling contractor will likely be sued by North Dakota. Assistant Attorney General Parrell Grossman says Studs to Rugs owner Tim Rosene has refused to work toward a settlement. He says a lawsuit appears to be the only option. Ten customers have filed complaints claiming losses of $324,000 for projects that were never completed….

3M Avoids Trial, Agrees to Settle with Minnesota For Nearly $1 Billion

The state was looking for $5 billion in damages in court

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — 3M has reached a settlement with Minnesota on the same day its trial was expected to start. 3M will provide a grant of $850 million to the state, with funds used to finance projects involving drinking water and water sustainability in the east metro area. This all stems from alleged contamination in Cottage Grove and Lake Elmo….

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…

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…

Mylan Finalizes $465 Million Settlement Deal Over EpiPen Price Hike

It made Mylan more than a billion dollars

  NATIONAL — Mylan has finalized their $465 million dollar settlement with the federal government over the company’s hike of EpiPen prices by 400 percent between 2010 and 2016. The issue was brought to light in 2016 and sparked a nationwide outcry after the company raised the prices on EpiPens from $100 for a two pack to $600. EpiPens are…

Father of Philando Castile Requesting Portion of $3 Million Settlement from Prison

Castile's mother, Valerie, has petitioned the court for $2 million with the remaining amount going to attorneys

  HENNEPIN COUNTY, Minn. — The father of Philando Castile wants a portion of the $3 million settlement reached in his death. Phelix Frazier Sr. is serving a life term in federal prison on drug trafficking charges. Frazier has asked a Hennepin County judge to give him $500,000 and disputes claims that he was absent from his son’s life. Castile’s…

Castile Family Attorney Now Representing Family of Unarmed Woman Killed by Minneapolis Police

Attorney David Bennett said he is getting involved in the case to "effect real change."

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — The attorney who represented Philando Castile’s family after Castile was shot and killed by a St. Anthony Police officer and helped negotiate a $3 million settlement from the city is now representing the family and fiancee of the unarmed woman shot and killed by a Minneapolis Police officer. Attorney David Bennett said he is getting involved…

ABC Settles “Pink Slime” Lawsuit with South Dakota Meat Producer

That's the name it gave to the company's lean, finely textured beef product

  NATIONAL — ABC said it has reached a settlement with a South Dakota meat producer that filed a more than $1 billion lawsuit against the network over its reports on “pink slime.” That’s the name it gave to the company’s lean, finely textured beef product. Dakota Dunes-based Beef Products Inc. sued the television network in 2012, saying ABC’s coverage was…

Castile Family to Get $3 Million for Shooting Death

Yanez was acquitted of manslaughter and other charges this month

  HENNEPIN COUNTY, Minn. — The mother of Philando Castile has reached a nearly $3 million settlement in his death. The settlement was announced by attorneys for Valerie Castile and the city of St. Anthony. The settlement avoids the drawn-out process of a federal wrongful death lawsuit stemming from Castile’s death. The 32-year-old elementary school cafeteria worker was killed by…

Settlement Reached in Drowning Death of Velva Girl

The charges were filed after a probe into the June 2015 death of a girl who was supervised by an unlicensed day care worker in Velva

  NORTH DAKOTA — Three people have reached a settlement in the drowning death of a 5-year-old girl in Velva. The state will pay over $72,000 to cover the costs of defending themselves in court after charges were dropped. Julie Leer, a former lawyer for the Department of Human Services, will get $28,000. The regional Human Services director in Minot…