Anthony Ostlund attorneys Norman Pentelovitch and Brooke Anthony fully resolved a long-running class-action lawsuit, Esparza et al. v. Nobles County, et al., when the District Court entered judgment against the Nobles County Sheriff and Nobles County, permanently enjoining them from further violating the constitutional rights of class members. The four named class members also received a significant monetary payment based on their claim for false imprisonment. Before the injunctions obtained in this case, Nobles County regularly refused to release individuals in detention even after they posted bail, completed their sentencing, or their cases were dismissed. The trial court and Minnesota Court of Appeals each confirmed that no Minnesota law gave the county or sheriff the power to keep those individuals in jail.
Read more about this significant victory here: https://www.aclu-mn.org/en/press-releases/aclu-mn-and-anthony-ostlund-win-200k-settlement-payment-and-permanent-injunction