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Cat’s Paws and Employment Law

“Pratfalls, Cat’s Paws, and Fact Questions” was the title of a July 16, 2013 Webcast in which H&A attorney Susan Coler was a presenter. The broadcast provided employment attorneys’ with updated information about retaliation statutes and legal theories to maximize success when litigating employment claims. What is a Cat’s Paw? It’s a theory where a …

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Susan Coler Named One of the Top 50 Women Attorneys in Minnesota

Besides being named as a 2013 Super Lawyer, Halunen Law Partner Susan Coler was named on the list of the top 50 women attorneys in Minnesota. “It is an honor to be included,” says Coler. “I so respect the many women attorneys in Minnesota who have blazed legal trails and represented their clients with great …

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2013 MN Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Include Three Halunen Law Attorneys

Each year, attorneys who have been recognized by their peers in the legal community for outstanding quality of work are nominated and voted as “Super Lawyers” and “Rising Stars.” Three Halunen Law attorneys have been so honored for 2013. Once again, both Clayton Halunen and Susan Coler have each been recognized as a Super Lawyer …

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Employer Held Liable for Intentionally Misleading Employee, Inducing Him to Turndown Competitive Job Offer

The Minnesota Court of Appeals recently handed down a victory for employees in Sletten v. Crop Production Services. The Court of Appeals ruled that an employer could be liable for damages when it made false promises to an employee that caused him to turn down a more lucrative job offer. Halunen attorneys represented the employee, …

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Susan Coler Interview – Whistleblowers and the False Claims Act

Ross Brindle, host of the Legal Journal on Business 1570, interviewed Halunen attorney Susan Coler about Whistleblowers and the False Claims Act (FCA). Ms. Coler discussed on the air how the FCA works, what types of fraud typically fall under the act, what people need to know if they are aware of fraud against the …

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Holiday Car-Wash Receipts Case Moves Forward

The Minnesota Court of Appeals issued an order on Monday reversing the decision of the district court to dismiss the case. The lawsuit alleges that the certificates violate a Minnesota law that prohibits the sale of gift certificates with expiration dates. Halunen Law attorney Susan M. Coler argued before the Minnesota Court of Appeals on …

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Halunen Law Attorneys Named to 2012 MN Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Each year, attorneys who have been recognized by their peers in the legal community for outstanding quality of work are nominated and voted as “Super Lawyers” and “Rising Stars.” Halunen Law is pleased to announce that four of our attorneys have been recognized with this honor. Once again, both Clayton Halunen and Susan Coler have each been …

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Minnesota Whistle-Blowers to Share in $84M in Fees

Susan Coler and Clayton Halunen are the Minneapolis attorneys representing a Minnesota resident who was a whistle-blower in a case against Abbott Laboratories Inc. The company recently settled a civil and criminal case against it for $1.5 billion. The Minnesota Lawyer article discusses the Abbott Labs whistle-blower case, and the $84M (15% of civil recovery) shared among …

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Minnesota Whistleblowers to Share in $84M in Fees

Susan Coler and Clayton Halunen are the Minneapolis attorneys representing a Minnesota resident who was a whistle-blower in a case against Abbott Laboratories Inc. The company recently settled a civil and criminal case against it for $1.5 billion. As a result of the False Claims Act case against Abbott Labs, the 6 whistleblowers shared $84 million …

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Halunen Law Represents Whistleblower in $1.5 Billion Case Against Abbott Labs

Halunen Law represents one of the whistleblowers in the $1.5 billion settlement with Abbott Laboratories announced today by the Department of Justice in a case involving government fraud. The case alleged illegal sales of Abbott’s anti-epilepsy drug, Depakote in violation of federal and state False Claims Acts. The company was accused of marketing the drug off-label, …

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