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August 07, 2018 | Brandon T. Glanz and Lehoan T. Pham
  • Brandon T. Glanz
  • Lehoan T. Pham
With Michigan’s 2018 adoption of its Asbestos Bankruptcy Trust Claims Transparency Act, fourteen states now have asbestos claims transparency laws on the books.
August 07, 2018 | Casey Suszynski
  • Casey Suszynski
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) adopted by the European Parliament went into effect in May 2018.
July 10, 2018 | Michael Mather
  • Michael Mather
Continuing its recent trend to mirror their federal counterpart, the Minnesota Supreme Court (the “Court”) recently approved several amendments to the Minnesota Rules of Civil Procedure (“MRCP”). 
June 12, 2018 | John Wells
  • John Wells
On May 21, 2018, the Minnesota Court of Appeals, in an unpublished decision, affirmed the rulings of the district court judge overseeing all asbestos litigation in Minnesota on various grounds. 
May 23, 2018 | Brandon T. Glanz and Lehoan T. Pham
  • Brandon T. Glanz
  • Lehoan T. Pham
Despite a bipartisan push to significantly alter workplace sexual harassment law in Minnesota, the legislative session ended this week with no changes to the law.  At issue was the proposed rejection of the “severe or pervasive” standard that has prevailed for sexual harassment1 claims nationally and in Minnesota for more than 30 years.  Proponents of the bill contended that the legal standard is too onerous to prove an allegation of sexual harassment. Business groups, meanwhile, maintained that the proposal would have created a level of uncertainty for Minnesota employers.  What remains to be seen is whether, inspired by the #MeToo movement, the Minnesota Legislature revisits this issue during its next session.