The Star Tribune reports the jury's reward could be the largest verdict ever in a defamation lawsuit. KSTP had reported that a holistic healer from Hudson had "de-prescribed" an anti-anxiety medication to a patient, who later told KSTP she tried to commit suicide as a result. The lawsuit says the patient's own doctor had taken her off the medication and that there was no record of a suicide attempt. An attorney says the TV station will likely appeal the verdict.
Michael Foods ordered to pay $5.8M
A federal jury found Minnetonka-based Michael Foods infringed on three patents of Illinois-based National Pasteurized Eggs involving pasteurized shell egg production. Twin Cities Business reports jurors also determined three of Michael Foods' patents were invalid. The company says it is "“surprised and disappointed with the jury’s verdict" and is considering an appeal.