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MN Supreme Court Expands Meaning of Hostile Work Environment Under MHRA

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A hostile work environment claim under the Minnesota Human Rights Act (“MHRA”) may be based on harassing conduct that is based on sex, even if the offending conduct is not sexual.  In a case released last week by the ...

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John Thompson & Jeff Oberman Presented at the 2012 Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute

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John Thompson and Jeff Oberman each spoke at the May 2012 Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute, co-sponsored by Minnesota CLE, the Minnesota State Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section, and the Twin Cities Human ...

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Anthony Gabor Elected Treasurer of Minnesota State Bar Association’s Practice Management & Marketing Section

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Oberman Thompson is proud to announce that one of its attorneys has been elected to an officer position for the MSBA's Practice Management and Marketing Section.  Tony Gabor has been elected to be treasurer, for the one year ...

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Can I Write You a Check?

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Another employer-friendly case came down from the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals last week.  In Leslie Luster v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., a terminated Wells Fargo employee brought a racial discrimination claim against it ...

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To Accommodate or Not To Accommodate

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Come On, Let’s Be Reasonable An interesting case came down earlier this week from the Minnesota Court of Appeals.  In Melanie Michael v. Education Management Corporation, a former sonography student brought a disability ...

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Oberman Thompson Has Moved – Same Building, New Suite Number

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Oberman Thompson has moved its office to the 17th floor of the Canadian Pacific Plaza Building.  All of our contact information remains the same, except that we are now in Suite 1700.

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Act Fast, This Is A Limited Time Offer

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That’s what Karl Bjorkman (“Bjorkman”) probably learned the hard way on October 31, 2011, when the Minnesota Court of Appeals issued its opinion affirming the district court’s dismissal of his breach of contract and ...

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Pay Attention! You Are Being Sued.

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In the case of Chapman v. Burton, et al., the Minnesota Court of Appeals provided yet another harsh example of what can happen when you ignore a Complaint, and believe that someone else is “taking care of ...

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Plead It With Particularity

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In a recent post, I summarized the Eighth Circuit case, Semi-Materials Co., Ltd. v. MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc., et al., in which two words in a contract were found to be “ambiguous,” compelling the court to remand ...

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Words Matter, Choose Them Wisely

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In the recently decided case of Semi-Materials Co., Ltd. v. MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc., et al., the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit reminded us that the words businesses choose when entering into a ...

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