Commercial and Business Law

Alleco, Inc. v. IBJ Schroder Bank & Trust Co., 745 F. Supp. 1467 (D. Minn. 1989) (debentures; contract interpretation)

All-Luminum Products, Inc. v. Winthrop Resources Corporation, No. 01-2299, 28 Fed. Appx. 611, 2002 WL 237740 (8th Cir. Feb. 20, 2002) (affirming enforcement of interim rent provision in equipment lease)

Barclay Square Properties v. Midwest Fed. Sav. and Loan Ass'n of Minneapolis, 893 F.2d 968 (8th Cir. 1990), appeal after remand 935 F.2d 157 (8th Cir. 1991) (breach of contract claim; letter of credit dispute)

Best Buy Co. v. Smith & Alster, Inc., No. C5-98-1440, 1998 WL 901761 (Minn. Ct. App. Dec. 29, 1998) (personal jurisdiction and enforceability of forum selection clause)

Butler Gen. Store, Inc. v. Binger, Nos. C3-93-817 & C3-93-1255, 1994 WL 6854 (Minn. Ct. App. Jan 11, 1994) (fraud claim regarding commercial lease)

Crosstown Holding Company, et al. v. Associated Banc-Corp., No. A05-2317, 2006 WL 2405835 (Minn. Ct. App. Aug. 22, 2006) (dispute over sale of bank branches; tort claims; collateral estoppel)

CSM Investors, Inc. v. Everest Dev., Ltd., 840 F. Supp. 1304, 1994 Copr. L. Dec. ¶ 27,236, 30 U.S.P.Q.2d 1039 (D. Minn. 1994) (claims for unfair competition, copyright infringement of architectural plans, and unjust enrichment)

Dominium Austin Partners, LLC v. Lindquist, No. C5-00-2010, 2001 WL 950085 (Minn. Ct. App. Aug. 21, 2001) (class action; enforcement of arbitration clause concerning limited partner's California law claims of breach of contract, wrongful interference with contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and unfair business practices)

ETM Graphics, Inc. v. City of St. Paul, No. C2-91-2103, 1992 WL 61394 (Minn. Ct. App. Mar. 31, 1992) (Uniform Commercial Code; breach of contract; lost profits claim)

Everest Dev., Ltd. v. City of Roseville, 566 N.W.2d 341 (Minn. Ct. App. 1997) (Government Data Practices Act)

Federal Deposit Ins. Corp. v. Swager, 773 F. Supp. 1244 (D. Minn. 1991) (Financial Institutions Reform Recovery and Enforcement Act ("FIRREA"))

Fox Sports Net Minnesota, LLC v. Minnesota Twins Partnership, No. CIV. 01-961DSDSRN, 2002 WL 1001057 (D. Minn. May 6, 2002) (granting summary judgment in favor of network and enforcing professional sports telecast rights contract), aff'd 319 F.3d 329 (8th Cir. 2003)

Green Circle Assoc. v. Norwest Bank, Minnesota, No. C6-94-2118, 1995 WL 165013 (Minn. Ct. App. Apr. 11, 1995) (letter of credit dispute)

H Enter. Int'I, Inc. v. Gen. Elec. Capital Corp., 833 F. Supp. 1405 (D. Minn. 1993) (lender liability claim)

Host Int'I, Inc. v. K & S Yogurt, Inc., No. C5-95-2458, 1996 WL 175375 (Minn. Ct. App. April 16, 1996) (contract interpretation)

In re Estate of Murray, No. A15-1061, 2016 WL 854724 (Minn. Ct. App. Mar. 7, 2016)(holding guaranty waiver precluded creditor from asserting probate disclaimer-invalidating claim against debtor).

In the Matter of the Application by Black, 522 N.W.2d 352 (Minn. Ct. App. 1994) (application for trust powers)

Jackson Walker LLP v F.D.I.C., 13 F. Supp. 3d 953 (D. Minn. 2014) (security interest in retainers).

Kellar v. Yon Holtum, 568 N.W.2d 186 (Minn. Ct. App. 1997) & 583 N.W.2d 761 (Minn. Ct. App. 1998) (banking dispute; tort claims; attorneys' fees, costs and disbursements), aff'd in part, rev'd in part, and remanded, 605 N.W.2d 696 (Minn. 2000)

Northwest Airlines, Inc. v. American Airlines, Inc., 870 F. Supp. 1499 (D. Minn. 1994) (trade secrets; misappropriation claim)

Professional Management Associates, Inc. v. Coss, No. CX-00-2181, 2001 WL 799971 (Minn. Ct. App. July 17, 2001) (requirements for asserting a double derivative shareholder claim under Delaware law alleging excessive executive compensation)

RCM Technologies, Inc. v. Brignik Technology, Inc., 137 F. Supp.2d 550 (D. N.J. 2001) (enforcement of arbitration clause in purchase agreement for computer consulting firm; claims for breach of contract, fraud, unjust enrichment, and negligent misrepresentation)

Richards v. Allianz Life Ins. Co. of N. America, 62 P.3d 320 (N.M. Ct. App. 2002) (remanding with instructions to enter judgment granting defendant's s motion to compel arbitration).

Sheehan v. Gustafson, 967 F.2d 1214 (8th Cir. 1992), aff'g 1991 WL 348047 (D. Minn. 1991) (subject matter jurisdiction)

Sorenson v. First Wisconsin Nat'l Bank of Milwaukee, N.A., 931 F.2d 19 (8th Cir. 1991) (lender liability claim)

St. James Capital Corp. v. Pallet Recycling Associates of North America, Inc., 589 N.W.2d 511 (Minn. Ct. App. 1999) (duties of insolvent corporation's officers and directors to creditors of corporation)

Toretta v. Lachinski, et al., No. A12-0779, 2013 WL 491523 (Minn. Ct. App. Feb. 11, 2013) (affirming district court's rejection of various minority shareholder rights claims and dismissal of shareholder derivative claims based upon determination of special litigation committee that company should not pursue derivative claims)

Van Dusen Airport Services Co., L.P. v. Allied-Signal, Inc., No. C5-90-2389, 1991 WL 151377 (Minn. Ct. App. Aug. 13, 1991) (enforceability of forum selection clause)

Vincent v. Beck, No. C6-94-2636, 1995 WL 541470 (Minn. Ct. App. Sept. 12, 1995) (claims of violation of partnership duties, breach of fiduciary duty and professional negligence in real estate limited partnership)

Winthrop Resources Corp. v. The Stanley Works, 259 F.3d 901 (8th Cir. 2001) (enforcement of guaranty of lease agreement)

Winthrop Resources Corp. v. B. Dalton Booksellers, Inc., No. C1-01-1060, 2002 WL 76374 (Minn. Ct. App. Jan. 22, 2002) (enforcement of equipment lease termination provision)

Winthrop Resources Corp. v. Schlumberger Tech. Corp., No. C4-00-829, 2001 WL 69919 (Minn. Ct. App. Jan. 30, 2001) (enforcement of equipment lease termination provision)

Winthrop Resources Corp. v. Spearhead Systems Consultants (US), Ltd., No. Civ. 01-1004 9(DWF-AJB), 2002 WL 1127713 (D. Minn. May 29, 2002) (enforcement of equipment lease termination provision)

Winthrop Resources Corp. v. North American Lighting, Inc., No. CIV. 01-551PAMSRN, 2002 WL 334410 (D. Minn. Feb. 12, 2002) (enforcement of equipment lease termination provision)

Winthrop Resources Corp. v. Advanced Telecomm of Pittsburgh, No. Civ. 01-640(JEL/JGL), 2002 WL 31777799 (D. Minn. Dec. 10, 2002)

Winthrop Resources Corp. v. Diamond Home Servs., Inc., No. CIV. 00-622(PAM/RLE), 2001 WL 436118 (D. Minn. Apr. 24, 2001)