RR&M Wins Appellate Decision Dismissing MHRA Claims

Ratwik, Roszak, and Maloney attorneys Margaret Skelton and Frank Langan, representing Tri-County Community Corrections, recently won a decision in the Minnesota Court of Appeals that dismissed claims brought by a former employee of a third-party contractor.  This decision affirmed the District Court’s dismissal of discrimination and reprisal claims under the Minnesota Human Rights Act, as […]

RR&M Wins Dismissal of Unfair Labor Practices Complaint Against County

Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney partner Ann Goering, representing Le Sueur County, successfully moved for the dismissal of a Complaint alleging that the County had engaged in an Unfair Labor Practice under the Minnesota Public Employment Labor Relations Act.  The Court agreed with Ms. Goering’s “compelling” argument and determined that declining to reopen contract negotiations to […]

New Title IX Requirements Effective August 14

On May 6, the United States Department of Education issued new rules implementing Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”). These new regulations become effective August 14, 2020, and will significantly alter the way that public schools respond to allegations of sexual harassment. For a summary of some of the most significant regulatory changes […]

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Q&A

Information as to the implementation of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) was presented by Jennifer Earley during a March 27, 2020, MASBO Webinar.  A recording of that webinar can be accessed by MASBO members on its website at: https://www.mnasbo.org/page/interactive_library.  Click here for answers to common questions regarding the implementation of the FFCRA.

Individualized Distance Learning Plan Form Now Available

SpEd Forms has worked with its Advisory Committee, Special Education Directors from across the state, and with Christian Shafer from Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney, P.A. to create an Individualized Distance Learning Plan to be used during this time of mandated distance learning. The form is now available for your use. Learn more: https://spedforms.com/individualized-distance-learning-plan/

Welcome Jordan Soderlind and Megan Renslow!

Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney is pleased to announce that Jordan Soderland and Megan Renslow have joined the firm as associate attorneys.  Jordan graduated magna cum laude from the former William Mitchell College of Law, and practiced law in Willmar for four years prior to joining our firm in July.  Megan graduated cum laude from the University […]

RR&M Receives Favorable Arbitration Decision

Ratwik, Roszak, & Maloney partner Ann Goering, representing Carlton County, won a favorable arbitration result on a grievance of the County’s hiring decision. The arbitrator upheld the County’s hiring decision, finding that the County’s decision to hire the highest-scoring candidate rather than the most senior candidate did not violate the parties’ collective bargaining agreement.  The […]

RR&M Receives Victory in the Supreme Court

On June 26, 2019, Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney attorneys Margaret Skelton, Tim Sullivan, Christian Shafer and Frank Langan obtained a dismissal of all claims, including defamation and negligence, against their client Someplace Safe, a non-profit crime victim advocacy organization that published statements related to one of its clients.  The RR&M team argued that victims of […]

Smile! You’re on a School Surveillance Camera!

            On March 28, 2019, the Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Administration (“Commissioner”) issued a new Advisory Opinion governing the treatment of surveillance footage that depicts multiple students under the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act (“MGDPA”).  Advisory Opinion 19-004 advised a school district faced with a request from a parent to view video of […]