Community Service

Case Summaries

Injury & Tort Law

[12/01] Bartholomew v. Youtube, LLC.
Affirming the trial court's dismissal for failure to state a claim in the case of a musician whose video was taken down from YouTube, which posted a statement that the video had violated their terms of service, because using violence and profanity as examples of things that could result in the removal of a video did not amount to libel.

[11/29] Adelson v. Harris
Affirming the district court's dismissal of a case and award of attorney's fees and costs in the case of a man suing the National Jewish Democratic Counsel for defamation arising from the organization's communication to presidential candidate Mitt Romney that the plaintiff's financial contributions were tainted because the plaintiff failed to allege knowledge of falsity in their statements.

[11/29] Santos v. Los Angeles Unified School District
Reversing the trial court's grant of summary judgment after a Los Angeles School Police Department (LASPD) vehicle driven by an LASPD officer struck another vehicle a lawsuit was filed against the LASPD, but the vehicle turned out to be insured by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), later added to the complaint, because there was a factual dispute regarding whether the misrepresentation of the LASPD officer resulted in equitable estoppel.

[11/29] Olson v. Manhattan Beach Unified School District
Affirming the trial court's dismissal of a second amended complaint in a lawsuit alleging defamation and deceit related to parents' complaints about a baseball team coach because the grievance, filed pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement, failed to satisfy the claim filing requirements of the Government Claims Act.

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St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce

Central Minnesota SHRM

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Duelm Lions Club

St. Francis Xavier Church

7th District Ethics Committee

Stearns Benton Bar Association

Minnesota Bar Association

Wills for Heroes

Business Women of Central Minnesota

7th District Bar Association

Appeals Self-Help Clinic

Central Minnesota Habitat for Humanity

Foundation Planned Giving Committee - CentraCare Health

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St. Cloud Technical and Community College

Dept. of Communication Studies Advisory Committee - SCSU

St. Cloud Urban Area Mississippi River Corridor Planning Committee

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United Way of Central Minnesota

Big Brothers Big Sister of Central Minnesota

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Exchange Club of St. Cloud

ARC Midstate

GREAT Theatre

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Kids Fighting Hunger

Sartell Youth Hockey Association

Sartell/Sauk Rapids Girls Hockey Program

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