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NJL Attorneys Rusert and Cornell Win Jury Trial

On September 15, Nilan Johnson Lewis (NJL) lawyers, Scott Rusert and Jen Cornell, obtained a resounding defense verdict for their clients from a Washington County jury on a landlord-tenant dispute involving a claim for breach of habitability, along with claims for negligence and unjust enrichment.  The case involved allegations of mold in the home.  The plaintiffs […] More >

Nilan Johnson Lewis Supports the UPS Central Plains X-PORT Challenge

In its first-ever regional X-PORT Challenge, UPS—together with Nilan Johnson Lewis, InBIA and others—will offer services valued at more than $29,000 to business contestants residing in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska. Contestants will outline how their business is prepared for the international market by answering questions pertaining to topics like unique business […] More >

St. Paul City Council Adopts Paid Sick and Safe Leave Ordinance

On September 7, 2016, the St. Paul City Council adopted a new paid sick and safe leave ordinance. The ordinance was proposed by a special task force appointed by St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman and the Council and vetted through the St. Paul Human Rights and Equal Economic Opportunity Commission and several City Council meetings. […] More >

To Truly Ensure Equal Pay, Employers Must Start from a Blank Page

Despite the Equal Pay Act being passed in 1963, which requires equal pay for equal work and prohibits gender-based compensation discrepancies, the overall wage gap in America persists, with women making on average 77 cents for every dollar men make. In January 2016, states including California and New York passed newer and more stringent equal […] More >

Don Lewis Named Special Prosecutor in Philando Castile Case

Nilan Johnson Lewis shareholder Don Lewis has been appointed by the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office to serve as a special prosecutor to assist the team in reviewing the Philando Castile case. “As an appointed Special Prosecutor, Don will be an integral member of our team who will review this case with me and be substantially […] More >

Circuit Split May Invite U.S. Supreme Court Review of Age Discrimination in Hiring

Though employees may bring a claim for age-based discrimination against their employer under the Age Discrimination Employment Act (ADEA) without an expressly discriminatory policy in place, the question remains whether job applicants are allowed to do so under the same disparate impact theory of liability. This issue will be examined in late June 2016 by the 11th Circuit Court when they convene for a rehearing of Villarreal v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. The answer was clear and decidedly in favor of employers until November 30, 2015, when a divided panel of the 11th Circuit ruled otherwise. More >