Articles by Amy Forliti

Floyd Family Sues City of Minneapolis, Officers Charged in his Death

George Floyd’s family filed a lawsuit on July 15 against the city of Minneapolis and the four police officers charged in his death, alleging the officers violated Floyd’s rights when they restrained him and that the city allowed a culture …

Reform Plan Would Require Minneapolis Officers to Buy Liability Insurance

Several advocacy groups presented their own recommendations to reform law enforcement practices in Minneapolis, a day after the majority of the City Council voiced support for abolishing the police department entirely in the wake of George Floyd’s death. Minnesota’s Council …

Workers Worry Over Enforcement of Meatpacking Plant Safety Recommendations

Federal recommendations meant to keep meatpacking workers safe as they return to plants that were shuttered by the coronavirus have little enforcement muscle behind them, fueling anxiety that working conditions could put employees’ lives at risk. Extensive guidance issued last …

Prince Wrongful Death Case Against Doctor, Hospital Dismissed; Settlement Presumed

A wrongful death lawsuit filed by musician Prince’s family members has been quietly dismissed in recent months, suggesting family members have reached settlements with defendants including the Minnesota doctor who saw Prince in the weeks before his death and the …

Minnesota Clergy Abuse Victims to Sue Vatican, Seek Abusers’ Names

Five men who say they were sexually abused by Roman Catholic priests when they were minors are planning to sue the Vatican and are demanding the names of thousands of predator priests they claim have been kept secret by the …

In Settlement, St. Paul Archdiocese to Pay $210M to Sex Abuse Victims

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has agreed to a $210 million settlement with 450 victims of clergy sexual abuse as part of its plan for bankruptcy reorganization, making it the second-largest U.S. payout in the scandal that rocked …

Walgreens, Illinois Hospital Sued by Prince Heirs Over Overdose Care

Prince’s heirs have sued Walgreens and the Illinois hospital that treated the music superstar after he suffered from an opioid overdose, alleging that a doctor and various pharmacists failed to provide Prince with reasonable care, contributing to his death. The …

Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust to Pay $3M in Philando Castile Settlement

The mother of Philando Castile, a black motorist killed by a Minnesota police officer last July, has reached a nearly $3 million settlement with the city that employed the officer, avoiding a federal wrongful death lawsuit that attorneys said could …

Jury: Toyota Must Pay $11M Fatal Minnesota Crash

A federal jury in Minneapolis found that Toyota Motor Corp. must pay nearly $11 million to victims of a fatal 2006 crash after deciding that a design flaw in the 1996 Camry was partly to blame for the Minnesota wreck. …

Family Sues Company Over Minnesota Office Attack

The family of a man who was among six people gunned down at his Minneapolis, Minn., office last year is suing the company, claiming it botched the firing of the employee who carried out the attack and should have known …