MINNEAPOLIS--()--Following the heels of the largely publicized Rasmusson v. City of Bloomington, et al. privacy case involving 140 law enforcement personnel across Minnesota accessing a former co-worker’s private drivers license information, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) advised 5,000 Minnesota citizens that one of its former employees also improperly accessed their private information through the Department of Public Safety’s database. It is reported that the vast majority of individuals whose information was impermissibly accessed were women. Sapientia Law Group attorneys represented the plaintiff in the Rasmusson v. City of Bloomington, et al. federal lawsuit and the firm has agreed to represent a class of individuals whose rights have been similarly violated. Sapientia is pleased to join legal forces with Sieben, Grose, Von Holtum & Carey attorneys Susan Holden and Jeffrey Montpetit to initiate this federal litigation on behalf of the class members.
With Holden’s and Montpetit’s expertise in class actions involving consumers and section 1983 matters, and Sapientia’s experience successfully protecting privacy interests under the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act (DPPA), this is a partnership that will succeed in making sure all those whose rights were violated by the DNR officials will be vindicated. Counsel will apply for class certification at the earliest practicable time.
About Sapientia Law Group
Founded in 2011, this women-owned and minority-owned law firm was formed by several experienced local attorneys seeking to create an innovative, progressive, and non-traditional law firm model focused on results, not hours. The unusual firm name (“Sapientia”) embodies the firm’s conviction that there is value in learning from traditional law practices, and wisdom in adapting and improving upon those practices. The firm’s name also captures its belief that the collective wisdom of Sapientia’s diverse attorney team provides extraordinary value to clients – at no additional cost. Sapientia has experience handling complex legal matters in such areas as privacy matters, commercial litigation, employment law, intellectual property, and product liability matters. The firm’s litigators have represented clients in state and federal courts across the country.
About Sieben, Grose, Von Holtum & Carey
Founded in 1952, Sieben, Grose, Von Holtum & Carey has grown to become one of Minnesota’s largest and most widely respected personal injury law firms, successfully representing more than 65,000 cases. Since 1952 the firm has employed experienced lawyers and professional support personnel covering general trial practice in all courts, personal injury, workers’ compensation, wrongful death and medical malpractice. The offices are located around the state of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Duluth, Fairfax, and Lakeville. For more information, visit www.knowyourrights.com.