Court Rulings

Below are copies of relevant cases related to consumer rights litigation. The attached are only a limited selection of cases, rulings, and orders by topical heading. The focus is on Minnesota State and Federal decisions. All of the following cases are in Adobe Acrobat format, click on the link if your pc does not have Adobe and download the Adobe Acrobat Reader. This information is not intended as legal advice. It is only a brief guide to judicial opinions in these specific areas. You should seek competent legal counsel if you choose to explore these important legal issues further.

INVASION OF PRIVACY

FMCC v. William Donnay, Ramsey County Minnesota 62-C2-02-006015
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Bodah v. Lakeville Motor Express, C5-02-276 Minn.Ct.App August 20, 2002

Lake v. Wal-Mart, 582 NW 2d (D.Minn. 1998)

Bauer v. Ford Motor Credit Company, 149 F. Supp.2nd 1106, (D.Minn.2001)

Robins v. Conseco, Beltrami County Minnesota, Court File No. C7-00-2149

Baisch v. Nationwide Credit, Hennepin County Minnesota, Court File No. MC-99-16318

Halstead v. Norwest, Hennepin County Minnesota, Court File No. CT-99-5217

Herickhoff v. Bonanza State Bank, USDC Minnesota, Court File No. CV-00-144 RHK/RLE

Kunza v. Vergas State Bank, Otter Tail County Minnesota, Court File No. C3-99-585

Swarthout v. Mutual Service Life, 632 NW2d 741 (Minn.Ct.App. 2001) 2001 WL 881490

Obrien v. Minnesota Recovery Bureau, Wright County Minnesota, Court File No. 86-C8-99-000470

FAIR CREDIT REPORTING ACT - 15 USC § 1681, et seq.

Scheel-Baggs v. Bank of America, et al, USDC Western District of Wisconsin, 07-cv-671-bbc - September 15, 2008

Graham v. CSC Credit Services, Inc. et al, USDC Minnesota, March 8, 2004 File No. 02-CV-3707

Sheffer v. Experian Information Solutions, Inc. USDC Pennsylvania, 2003, Civil Case No. 02-7407

Wharram v. CSC Credit Services Inc. USDC Minnesota, March 2004, Civil File No. 02-CV-4853

Graham v. CSC Credit Services, Inc, USDC Minnesota, Court File No.02-CV-3707

Stephen Olwell v. Medical Information Bureau, USDC Minnesota 2003 Civil Case No. 01-1481

Richard Sheffer v. Experian Information Solutions, et al, USDC, No. 02-7407

Nicole Yutsler v. Sears Roebuck and Co., et al, USDC, CV 03-17 DWF/SRN

Evelyn Kettler v. CSC Credit Services, et al, USDC, CV 03-2621 PAM/RLE

Charlotte Mattice v. Equifax d/b/a Equifax Credit Information Services, et al, USDC, CV 03-1060 RHK/JSM

Johnson v. United States of America - Department of Defense, USDC Minnesota, Court File No. CV-99-1699 DWF/AJB

FAIR CREDIT REPORTING ACT - ORAL ARGUMENTS:

Phillips v. Grendahl, Court Of Appeals, Court File No.01-2616

FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT

Attorney Fee Award:


Andernacht v. Interstate Credit Control, USDC, CV 02-928 SDS/SRN

Armstrong v. Rose Law Firm, USDC Minnesota, Court File No. CV-00-2287 MJD/SRN, 2002 WL 31050583

Soto v. Cabrera & Rephen, USDC Minnesota, Court File No. cv-00-1731 ADM/SRN

Sonmore v. CheckRite, USDC Minnesota, Court File No. CV-99-2039 DDA/FLN

False or Misleading Representation in Communications:

Baker v. Allstate, USDC District of Minnesota, 07-cv-2579 JNE/JJG - April 29, 2008

Picht v. Jon R. Hawks, Ltd., 236 F.3d 446 (8th Cir.) (Minn. 2001)

Duffy v. Landberg, 215 F.3d 871 (8th Cir.2000)

Sonmore v. CheckRite Recovery Services, Inc., Case No. 99-2039 DDA/FLN, *7 (D.Minn.2001)

Collection Fees:

Kojetin v. C.U. Recovery, Inc., Court File No. 97-2273 (D.Minn. Feb. 17, 1999)

Class Actions:

Drinkman v. Encore, USDC Western District of Wisconsin, 07-c-363-S - December 3, 2007

Jancik v. Cavalry, USDC District of Minnesota, 06-3104 MJD/AJB - July 3, 2007

Domzalski v. Coldata, Inc., USDC Minnesota, Court File No. 01-1883 DSD/SRN (August 8, 2002)

Reeves v. Tighorn Financial Service, L.L.C., USDC Minnesota, Court File No. 08-4866 PAM/FLN, (May 18, 2010)

Discovery Motions:

Burke v. Messerli & Kramer P.A., USDC Minnesota, Court File No. 09-1630 ADM/AJB (August 9, 2010)

Hemmingsen v. Messerli & Kramer, P.A. Discover Bank, USDC Minnesota, Court File No. 09-1384 DSD/AJB (May 12, 2010)

Validations - 15 U.S.C. § 1692g:

Armstrong v. Rose Law Firm, USDC Minnesota, Court File No. CV-00-2287 MJD/SRN (March 8, 2002)

Burke v. Messerli & Kramer, P.A., USDC Minnesota, Court File No. 09-1630 ADM/AJB (June 15, 2010)

JURY VERDICTS

Byrd v. Metropolitan Corporation, Hennepin County Minnesota, Court File No. CT-00-016055 -Special Verdict Form

DEFAMATION/ASSAULT:

Lieske v. Morrie's Brooklyn Park Daewoo, USDC Minnesota, Court File No. CV-00-2658 JMR/FLN

BREACH OF PEACE - REPOSSESSION:

Akerlund v. Minnesota Recovery Bureau and TCF, USDC Minnesota, Court File No. CV-99-1537 MJD/JGL

Libel:

Consumer Justice Center, P.A. v. Trans Union, Appeal File No. A03-1329, Unpublished Opinion 4/27/04

TRUTH-IN-LENDING:

Stevens v. Brookdale Dodge, Inc., USDC Minnesota, Court File No. CV-00-2632 JEL/JGL

Lieske v. Morrie's Brooklyn Park Daewoo, USDC Minnesota, Court File No. CV-00-2658 JMR/FLN

AUTOMOBILE CLASS ACTIONS - CLASS CERTIFICATIONS:

Reinke v. Harold Chevrolet, Hennepin County Minnesota, Court File No. CT-01-1519

Malchow v. Car Truck City ,Court File No. C9-02-1334

Byrd v. Metropolitan Corporation, Hennepin County Minnesota, Court File No. CT-00-016055

Logan v. Norwest Bank Minnesota, Hennepin County Minnesota, Court File No. CT-94-18688

Avent v. Alandale Corporation, Hennepin County Minnesota, Court File No. CT-00-7438

AUTOMOBILE REPOSSESSION ORDERS:

Saice and Brinkman v. MidAmerica Bank, USDC Minnesota, Court File No. CV-99-2039 DDA/FLN

Johnson v. Credit Acceptance Corp., et.al, USDC Minnesota, Court File No. 99-402 MJD/JGL

Wazwaz v. Firstar Bank, N.A., Hennepin County Minnesota, Court File No. CT-98-12425 (punitive damages)

Wazwaz v. Firstar Bank, N.A., Hennepin County Minnesota, Court File No. CT-98-12425 (summary judgment)

Foxworth v. GMAC, USDC Minnesota, Court File No. 4-96-1117 JMM

Ryappy/Padgette v. First Bank, F.S.B., Crow Wing County Minnesota, Court File No. C9-97-0197

PUNITIVE DAMAGES:

Gonzalez v. Shakopee Chrysler, Scott County District Court, 70-CV-08-7457 - December 10, 2008

Morical v. First Revenue Assurance, USDC Minnesota, Court File No. CV-01-409 DWF/AJB

Allen v. Fidelity Financial, et al, USDC Minnesota, Court File No CV-98-1725 ADM/AJB

Bauer v. Ford Motor Credit Company, USDC Minnesota, Court File No. CV-00-389 DSD/JGL

Anderson v. Bill Wahlund, Hennepin County Minnesota, Court File No. MC-01-002464

Lieske v. Morrie's Brooklyn Park Daewoo, USDC Minnesota, Court File No. 00-2658 JMR/FLN

AUTOMOBILE DEALERSHIP - VARIOUS OPTIONS:

Reinke v. Harold Chevrolet, Hennepin County Minnesota, Court File No. CT-01-1519

Sutton v. Viking Oldsmobile, Court File No. C2-99-1843, 2001 LEXIS 866 (Minn.App.Ct.July 31, 2001) (Sutton III)

Scott v. Forest Lake Chrysler (Scott I), 598 N.W.2d 713 (Minn. Ct. App. 1999)

Scott v. Forest Lake Chrysler (Scott III), 637 N.W.2d 587 (Minn. Ct. App. 2002)

Woyee v. Richfield Moters, USDC Minnesota, Court File No. 99-109 JRT/FLN

Miscellaneous:

Midland Credit Management v. John Resler , Appeal File No. A03-1482, Unpublished Opinion 5/25/04