If you’ve never been involved in a legal dispute, you may be surprised at how long certain cases can take. In matters of employment law especially, lawsuits often include allegations of several illegal actions including sexual harassment, gender discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination. When several individuals and entities are named as defendants, the case becomes even more complex.
A good example is a sexual harassment case that originated in Lake City, Minnesota, which is about 70 miles southeast of the Twin Cities. The lawsuit was first filed in 2012, thrown out by a judge and was only recently allowed to proceed upon appeal. The Minnesota Court of Appeals, however, ruled that of the several allegations originally made by the plaintiff, only the sexual harassment allegations can proceed to trial.