RR&M Obtains Appellate Decision Affirming District’s School-Closure Decision

On April 15, 2019, Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney Attorneys Christian Shafer and Nathan Shepherd, representing Winona Area Public Schools, obtained a decision from the Minnesota Court of Appeals affirming the District’s school-closure decision.  The Court decided all of the arguments in favor of the District, rejecting arguments that the decision resulted from insufficient evidence or […]

RR&M Receives Dismissal of All Claims Against School District

On April 10, 2019, Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney Attorney Margaret Skelton obtained dismissal of all claims alleged by a teacher against Minneapolis Public Schools. Ms. Skelton successfully argued that the plaintiff failed to allege facts to support essential elements of her claims of violation of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Minnesota Whistleblower Act […]

Welcome Laura Tubbs Booth!

We are pleased to announce that Laura Tubbs Booth has joined Ratwik, Roszak, & Maloney as of April 1, 2019.  In 2019, Ms. Booth became only the second attorney ever to receive the MASE Distinguished Service Award.  The first attorney who received that Award was our founding partner Paul Ratwik.  Like Mr. Ratwik, Ms. Booth […]

RR&M Receives a Favorable Decision in a hearing under the Minnesota Veterans Preference Act

Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney attorney Ann Goering, representing Rice County, received a decision in favor of the County in a hearing under the Minnesota Veterans Preference Act. The Hearing Officer upheld the County’s demotion of an employee for violating several County policies. The Hearing Officer agreed with the County that the employee’s actions violated the […]

RR&M Wins Decision for School District in Property Dispute

Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney attorneys Joe Langel and Nathan Shepherd, representing Independent School District #239, Rushford-Peterson, obtained a final decision in favor of the District in a dispute about the use of the property on which the District recently constructed a new school building.  This decision established that neighboring property owners had only limited rights […]

RR&M Wins Dismissal of Negligence Claim Against School District

Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney Attorney Margaret Skelton won summary judgment for Independent School District #424, Lester Prairie, against claims that a spectator was injured when she fell off of bleachers at a basketball game.  The Court agreed that the District had fulfilled its duty to provide safe bleachers for spectators.  The Court also determined that […]

U.S. Supreme Court Rules That Public Employers Can No Longer Collect Mandatory Fair Share Fees From Non-Union Members

On June 27, 2018, the United States Supreme Court issued its highly anticipated decision in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31. In a 5-4 decision, the Janus Court ruled that laws requiring public employees to pay fair share fees to unions without the employee’s consent are unconstitutional. The Janus decision is available online here. While the specific Illinois […]