Minneapolis Minimum Wage Law Upheld

On January 22, the Minnesota Supreme Court upheld Minneapolis’ new $15 an hour minimum wage ordinance. The decision follows a three-year legal fight. The manufacturing and supplies company, Graco Inc., sued in 2017 to try to block the $15 wage from taking effect — See Graco, Inc. v. City of Minneapolis, No. A18-0593, 2020 WL . . .

The Current Trends in ADA “Drive-By” Law Suits

Recently we have seen a noticeable uptick in so-called American’s with Disability Act (“ADA”) “Drive-by” suits. These suits are labeled as such because plaintiffs often ride around neighbors and areas looking for ADA violations and then catalogue the alleged violations of the ADA via photographs. These business owners usually must fix any non-compliant issues (sometimes . . .

MN Supreme Court Reaffirms the Limits on Cities’ Ability to Impose Fees on Developers

In August of this year, the Minnesota Supreme Court issued a decision that should curtail statutory cities’ ability to make the approval of subdivision applications contingent on payment of fee or charges not specifically authorized by Minnesota law. The case, Harstad v. Woodbury, involved a developer who submitted an application to the City of Woodbury . . .