December 18, 2012

An important, case-determinative issue on de minimis harm

Two lines of cases have developed in the District Court of Minnesota with respect to whether qualified immunity shields officers from liability in excessive force cases when de minimis injury results from a use of force.  Under strikingly similar facts, some courts are applying qualified immunity, and other courts are finding the officers potentially liable.   The issue centers around excessive force incidents prior to the 8th Circuit’s decision in […]
December 17, 2012

Wiley wins statewide Author’s Award

On December 14, 2012, Attorney Wiley won the Elmer H. Wiblishauser Author’s Award, presented annually by the MSBA Publications Committee to the individual member judged to have contributed the best article to Bench & Bar in the preceding fiscal year. Among the criteria used in judging articles for the award are: quality of writing, timeliness of subject matter, breadth of interest to lawyers across the profession, and success engaging readers’ interest. Wiley’s […]