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Attorney General Ellison seeks more federal help for students unfairly harmed by closure of Argosy University and Art Institutes
Co-leads letter of 30 AGs to ask Secretary DeVos to expand ‘closed school discharge’ to more students of schools closed after owner’s misconduct and mismanagement.

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Attorney General’s Office wins next step in case against landlord Steven Meldahl
Court issues temporary injunction that expands scope of earlier order to require that Meldahl get properties inspected, inform tenants of rights to inspection, and stop charging more than 8 percent for late fees. Meldahl, who brags about evicting 99 percent of his tenants, has been cited more than 1,300 times in last 10 years for City housing-code violations.

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Attorney General Ellison files suit to halt North Minneapolis landlord’s ‘eviction for profit’ scheme, obtains court order protecting his tenants who want to contact city housing inspectors
In response to AG’s lawsuit, Hennepin County Court stops Steven Meldahl from enforcing illegal lease provisions, freezes bank accounts. Meldahl, who evicts 99 percent of tenants, has been cited more than 1,300 times in last 10 years for City housing-code violations.

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Attorney General Ellison defends women’s access to full range of reproductive healthcare
Joins 19 other AGs in filing amicus brief at 5th Circuit in support of women’s health clinic challenging Mississippi’s near-total ban on abortion
“Fundamental to living with dignity and respect is making your own choices about your own body. It matters to Minnesotans that Mississippi women have had this taken away from them. Everyone benefits when we protect all women’s constitutionally-guaranteed rights,” Attorney General Ellison said.

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Attorney General Ellison asks court to deny Purdue’s and Sacklers’ move to avoid accountability for death and destruction
Joins 24 other AGs in bankruptcy-court filing against Purdue’s motion to halt lawsuit; Ellison’s office plays leading role in drafting oppositions
“I am fighting every step of the way to hold them accountable for it,” Attorney General Ellison said. “They’re sparing no effort in hiding themselves and their billions from accountability. Not on my watch.”

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AG Ellison, Commissioner Lucero choose to fight LGBTQ wedding-video discrimination case in trial court
Instead of appealing split Eighth Circuit decision, will take case back to federal district court to build record of actual facts to counter plaintiff’s ‘fairy tale’ assertions
“Minnesotans are decent people. We think everyone, no exceptions, should be able to live with the same dignity and respect we want for ourselves and our families. That’s just common decency,” Attorney General Ellison and Commissioner Lucero said.

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