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August 24, 2016

Timothy Schupp, Robert Vaccaro, and Ryan Vettleson Win Complete Summary Judgment Victory in $350M+ Steam Turbine Lawsuit

GBBS partners Timothy Schupp, Robert Vaccaro, and Ryan Vettleson won a complete summary judgment victory for their commercial clients in a significant lawsuit alleging various tort claims arising out of the catastrophic failure of a coal-fired steam turbine known as “Unit 3” at the Sherburne County Generating Station in Becker, […]
May 5, 2016

GBBS Attorneys File Multiple Multimillion-Dollar Lawsuits Against St. Paul Sgt. Heather Weyker, the City of St. Paul and Others

In 2010, numerous individuals were indicted for “child sex trafficking” based on an investigation that stretched from St. Paul to Tennessee. The lead agent working the case was Heather Weyker. An appeals judge found that Heather Weyker “likely exaggerated or fabricated important aspects of this story” and that the “district […]
March 16, 2016

Robert Bennett, Andrew Noel and Katie Bennett Obtain Grand Jury Transcripts in Officer Involved Shooting

In December 2015, Robert Bennett, Andrew Noel and Katie Bennett petitioned the Hennepin County District Court for the disclosure of grand jury materials relating to the deaths of Dawn Pfister and Matthew Serbus. Shortly thereafter, in a December 29, 2015 Order, Judge Daniel Mabley authorized the release of the grand […]
December 10, 2015

Robert Bennett and Paul Dworak Win $425,000 Settlement in the High-Profile, Reid Sagehorn Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit.

Robert Bennett and Paul Dworak filed a civil rights lawsuit on behalf of Reid Sagehorn, the former honor student and two-sport varsity captain who was suspended, expelled, and forced to withdraw from Rogers High School because of a two-word, sarcastic tweet he posted outside of school hours, off school grounds, […]
October 6, 2015

GBBS Partners Robert Bennett and Ryan Vettleson Settle Police Brutality Suit Against Minneapolis Officer

Robert Bennett and Ryan Vettleson recently settled an excessive force case against Minneapolis Police Officer Tyrone Barze on behalf of Madelyn Milton.  Ms. Milton and three friends, all of whom are in professional or graduate school, got in a dispute with a cab driver.  Officer Barze responded to the scene and […]
September 11, 2015

Minnesota Lawyer on Free Speech and the Reid Sagehorn Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit

Recently, Minnesota Lawyer analyzed free speech within the context of schools and the time of “social media panic.” The article highlighted one ongoing case in Minnesota – the Reid Sagehorn matter.  Robert Bennett and Paul Dworak of GBBS, the attorneys for Sagehorn, provided their take on the status of the […]
August 14, 2015

Federal judge rules GBBS’s civil rights lawsuit in the Reid Sagehorn matter is to go forward

Robert Bennett and Paul Dworak filed a federal civil rights lawsuit on behalf of Reid Sagehorn, the former honor student who was suspended, expelled, and forced to withdraw from Rogers High School for a two-word sarcastic tweet he posted on the internet outside of school hours, off school grounds, not […]
August 4, 2015

Federal Law and Supreme Court Precedent Trumps State Law in Section 1983 Case

Recently, in Baxter-Knutson v. Brandt, et al, a case where the Plaintiff alleges that jail and medical staff at the Stearns County Jail were deliberately indifferent to inmate Kyle Baxter-Jensen’s medical needs, U.S. District Court Judge Ann Montgomery denied the medical staff defendants’ motion for summary judgment.  The defendants had […]
July 31, 2015

Robert Bennett, Paul Dworak and Katie Bennett Settle Police Brutality Lawsuit for $2.85 Million

The City of Brooklyn Park agreed to pay $2.85 million in a settlement reached Wednesday in a police brutality lawsuit brought by 23-year-old Shoua Yang.  The case stemmed from the January 25, 2014 incident where Brooklyn Park police officer Jason Chadbourne panicked and fired his service weapon six times into […]
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