Warner Law Office, P.A.

Noteworthy Cases


Among the cases litigated by Daniel Warner are the following:

  1. Roseville Educ. Ass’n v. Independent School Dist. No 623 , 380 N.W.2d 512, 29 Ed. Law Rep. 1146 (Minn. Ct. App. 1986), reversed in part, affirmed in part , Roseville Educ. Ass’n v. Independent School Dist. No. 623, 391 N.W.2d 846, 34 Ed. Law Rep. 273 (Minn. 1986)(precedent establishing right to notice and a hearing before layoff for public school teachers under certain circumstances)
  2. Client v. Independent School District No. 706 , St. Louis County Court File No. 860-2835V (jury verdict for public school teacher in the amount of $162,400 affirmed on appeal and remanded for award of attorney’s fees. Client v. I SD 706 , 1991 WL 10213 (Minn. App. 1991, rev. denied April 29, 1991))
  3. Client v. Independent School Dist. No. 625, St. Paul , 943 F.2d 845, 70 Ed. Law Rep. 324 (8th Cir.1991)(holding that a public school nurse transferred to a more difficult school assignment could sue her school district if the transfer was in retaliation for the exercise of her right of free speech)
  4. Client v. Ron Saxon Ford, Inc., 960 F. Supp. 1395 (D. Minn.1997)(holding that a defamation claim brought by a union mechanic against his employer was not preempted by federal labor law and the employer’s motion to dismiss the claim was denied)
  5. Client v. Patrick K. Fagan and Mallard Marketing Associates, Inc . Hennepin County Court File No. MC 88-15954 (bench trial judgment for a receptionist in the amount of $10,294 plus attorney’s fees and costs on claim of pregnancy discrimination under the Minnesota Human Rights Act)
  6. Client v. Independent School District 742 , et al. U.S. Dist. Court File No. 3-93-CIV 592 (May 11, 1995) (jury verdict for director of women’s center at technical college in the amount of $572,476 in a whistleblower and 42 U.S.C. § 1983 claim of retaliatory discharge under the first amendment. Attorney fees in the amount of $115,000 also awarded)
  7. Client v. The Pillsbury Company , et al. Hennepin County Court File No. 96-9663 (July 28, 1997) (jury verdict for extruder operator in the amount of $127,000 on a claim of tortious interference with an employment relationship by a plant manager. Verdict reduced on post-trial motion because Court ruled client would have eventually been laid off)
  8. Client v. State of Minnesota , 176 F.R.D. 325, 40 Fed.R.Serv.3d 289, 123 Ed. Law Rep. 223 (D. Minn. 1997)(precedential ruling protecting client from unwarranted psychological examination by her former employer in wrongful termination lawsuit)
  9. Client v. State of Minnesota , 191 F.3d 965, 81 Fair Empl. Prac. Cas. (BNA) 1429, 77 Empl. Prac. Dec. P. 46,274 (8 Cir. 1999)(precedential ruling that the eleventh amendment of the U.S. Constitution does not bar an Equal Pay Act claim in federal court, allowing public employees the right to sue in a federal court for violation of the Equal Pay Act)
  10. Client v. Dakota County Lumber Co ., Dakota County Court File 19-CX-97-7944 (Jan. 25, 1998)(bench trial finding by Court that salesman client in breach of contract claim was owed over $26,500 in commissions, a statutory penalty of $2,265 and his attorney’s fees and costs. Award affirmed on appeal in Client v. Dakota County Lumber Co. , 1999 WL 538129 (Minn. Ct. App. 1999))
  11. Client v. Eveleth Mines , et al., St. Louis County Court File No. C1-00-600443 Order and Memorandum (Nov. 17, 2000) (order ruling that Minnesota’s Anti-SLAPP Statute, Minn. Stat. §554.01 through 554.03, was unconstitutional and could not be used as a defense to client’s defamation lawsuit)
  12. Client v. Eveleth Mines , et al., St. Louis County Court File No. C1-00-600443 (January 24, 2002)(jury verdict in the amount of $224,000 in defamation of character action on behalf of mine inspector falsely accused of sexual harassment)
  13. Client v. Gittleman Management Corp . U.S. District Ct. File 04-2930 Order and Memorandum filed May 31, 2005)(ruling denying former employer access to medical records of client in pregnancy discrimination lawsuit)
  14. Client v. County of St. Louis , U.S. District Ct. File 04-1658 Order of August 4, 2005 (ruling requiring county to disclose to former social worker in Family and Medical Leave Act lawsuit documents that county attorney’s office had claimed were attorney-client privilege)
  15. Client v. Enviro-Seal, Inc ., Olmsted County Court File No. 55-C8-05-1054 (May 11, 2006)(jury verdict that client was unlawfully terminated in violation of the Minnesota Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Workplace statute)
  16. Feidt v. Apple Valley American Legion Post 1776 , Dakota County Court File No. C6-04-10490 (June 1, 2006)(successful defense by Mr. Warner of the American Legion in a trial alleging the wrongful termination of an employee)
  17. Client v. Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. , Hennepin County Court File No. EM-05-000811 (July 31, 2007)(Jury verdict in the amount of $193,385.97 for breach of employment contract in favor of former Director of Design and Analysis. Jury determined that client was terminated without cause. Client contended he was terminated for insisting the company report to the FDA that its medical device had failed a test showing it was unsafe for use in cleaning out stents in arteries. See also related case of Client v. Cardiovascular Systems, Inc., 729 N.W.2d 619 (Minn. App. 2007) reversing summary judgment for the employer on the breach of contract claim and sending the case back for the trial in which the verdict was obtained).
  18. Client v. ING Direct , 2008 WL 4838718 (D. Minn. November 05, 2008) (NO. 07-CV-1852(PJS/RLE)(Client tested positive on an employer required drug test, voluntarily entered treatment for drug addiction, and was terminated from his job while in treatment. In a significant case interpreting the Minnesota Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Workplace Act (DATWA), the Federal District Court granted the client's motion for summary judgment, found the bank liable without a trial for violating DATWA and granted the client's motion to seek punitive damages against the bank)
  19. Onyiah v. St. Cloud State University, et. al., 655 F.Supp.2d 948 (D.Minn.2009)(represented a faculty labor union and obtained successful dismissal of the lawsuit)
  20. Client v. Independent School District No. 458, Truman, Minnesota, Civ. No. 10- 908(JRT/LIB)(D. Minn. 2011)($80,000 settlement for suit brought under the First Amendment for wrongful termination of paraprofessional laid off after she wrote letter to the editor challenging the school administration's handling of drug issue in the schools)

Please note that every case is unique and yours is no exception. The outcome of any case in litigation depends upon its own facts and circumstances and the law as it applies to them. As they say in the investment world, past performance is no guarantee of future results. For a confidential assessment of your potential claim, please contact Warner Law Office for a free initial consultation.

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