STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Swanson sues wind power company
By Danielle Killey
A wind energy developer broke promises to farmers and left them out thousands of dollars, Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson said Friday.
Swanson filed a lawsuit against Re... Posted on 1/25/13 at 4:35 PM
A district court judge who verbally committed last month to upholding a lawsuit challenging a 2011 abortion law should not allow a supplemental complaint to be added to the suit before he officially rules on the case, the attorney general’s office said Wednesday.
Former North Dakota Attorney General Nick Spaeth won a battle Tuesday in his lawsuit charging several law schools with age discrimination, according to a Washington law blog, BLT: The Blog of Legal Times.
The Minnesota attorney general has joined a lawsuit against the country's second-largest for-profit college company, alleging that two of its schools in the state illegally collected taxpayer-financed financial aid.
According to the attorney general's office, the deals contained unlawfully high annual interest rates of up to 782 percent that were often illegally extended from paycheck to paycheck, trapping the consumer into high interest payments over an extended time.
I was very surprised that Gov. Jack Dalrymple signed this legislation into law. I thought for sure he would veto it due to the bill’s infringement on authority that clearly rests with the governor’s office.
Maybe the April 22 meeting falls under an exception to the open-meetings law. But it’s a shame that at a time when his opinion about a meeting of statewide importance would be so useful, the attorney general is keeping his thoughts to himself.
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