July 2018 Archives

Quinlivan & Hughes office will be closed July 31 from 8:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M.

Due to power utility work by Xcel Energy in St. Cloud, Quinlivan & Hughes will be closed Tuesday, July 31 from 8:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. This will mean disruption in phone service and e-mail capabilities. We apoligize for the inconvienience. Please try to reach us again after 1:00 P.M.

Minnesota Supreme Court hands down an important decision interpreting the "three strikes rule" found in Minnesota's Open Meeting Law.

The Open Meeting Law provides that an official can be removed from office after three intentional violations. In Funk v. O'Connor, the Minnesota Supreme Court holds that the "three strikes rule" requires that the three violations must be determined by "separate, serial actions," with the third action brought following an earlier adjudication finding intentional violations.

The Right to Work Debate is Over. Public Section Unions Cannot Compel Employees to Pay Agency Fees

The Supreme Court in Janus v. AFSCME recently rendered a decision that will have a major impact on public sector unions. It determined that a public sector union's practice of charging "agency fees" to employees who choose not to join the union violates the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.

Ebert, Moehrle, Schwegman Named Super Lawyers Kjellberg-Nelson Receives Rising Star Honor

Four attorneys at Quinlivan & Hughes have been recognized among the best attorneys in Minnesota by Super Lawyers. Dyan Ebert, Laura Moehrle and Steven Schwegman have been named 2018 Super Lawyers and Cally Kjellberg-Nelson has been named a 2018 Rising Star. Each year, no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are recognized as Super Lawyers and no more than 2.5 percent receive the Rising Star honor. Super Lawyers, a part of Thomson Reuters, recognizes lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

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