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Morrie’s 394 Hyundai found liable for retaliation against employee; must pay $200,000

Jury finds company guilty of violating Minnesota Human Rights Act and Parenting Leave and Accommodations Act. MINNEAPOLIS (OCTOBER 13, 2020): On Friday, October 9th, a jury found Morrie’s 394 Hyundai, LLC, liable for retaliation against former employee Victoria McVey and awarded her $200,000 in damages. The jury found two kinds of retaliation: for reporting gender …

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Halunen Wins Big—Judge Rules Tamiflu-Maker Hoffman-La Roche Must Answer Whistleblower Fraud Claims

BALTIMORE – Tamiflu-maker Hoffman-La Roche (OTCMKTS – RHHBY) must answer to whistleblower charges that it falsified claims of Tamiflu’s effectiveness in fighting influenza and fraudulently induced the federal government to stockpile millions of doses for a feared flu pandemic, a federal judge in Maryland ruled Monday. In rejecting Roche’s request to dismiss the lawsuit filed …

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Halunen Law’s Clayton Halunen and Amy Boyle share insights and expertise at the 2020 Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute

The Covid-19 pandemic did not stop Minnesota Continuing Legal Education from holding its annual Employment Law Institute. This year it conducted an online two-day session on September 15-16. Halunen Law was pleased to be an event sponsor. The nearly 1,000 participants engaged in informative breakout sessions, networking opportunities, and interactive activities. Halunen attorneys Clayton Halunen, …

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Attorney Maria Shatonova Joins Halunen Law Employment Practice Group

Halunen Law, a Minneapolis-based nationally recognized plaintiffs’ law firm, is pleased to announce attorney Maria Shatonova has joined the firm’s Employment Law practice group. A graduate of Mitchell Hamline School of Law, Maria brings a deep-seated commitment to her representation of individuals who have suffered wrongful termination, discrimination, sexual assault or harassment, or other illegal …

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Halunen Law attorneys share insight on recent Supreme Court LGBT ruling

Halunen Law employment law attorneys Amanda Crain and Colin Pasterski presented to the Minnesota Paralegal Association this week on LGBT discrimination in the workplace.  Their presentation took a deep dive into the US Supreme Court’s decision on June 15, 2020 which determined that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination on the …

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Susan Coler to Moderate National Panel Discussing Whistleblowers’ Critical Role During Covid-19

Halunen Law’s Susan Coler to Moderate Panel at Whistleblower Appreciation Day National Conference Group of experts to discuss whistleblowers’ critical role during Covid-19 crisis Partner and chair of Halunen Law’s False Claims Act/Whistleblower practice group, Susan Coler, will moderate a panel of legal, government, and healthcare leaders as part of the National Whistleblower Center’s annual …

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Halunen Law announces an outstanding group of attorneys selected to Minnesota 2020 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists

Halunen Law is pleased to announce an impressive group of attorneys from the firm has been selected to the 2020 Minnesota Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list. The lists are a recognition by legal peers of the attorneys’ outstanding work representing employees, whistleblowers, and consumers locally and across the country. For founder and managing partner …

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Minnesota Public Radio Talks with Halunen Laws Emma Denny about Covid 19 and Employees Right When Returning to Work

As the economy starts reopening, employees and businesses around the state are facing myriad concerns and questions about their safety at work. Could employees catch coronavirus at work? How can employers protect their workers and customers from getting sick? What happens if they do get sick? “We’ve heard from people who are concerned about their …

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