O’KEEFE LAWSUIT AGAINST FISH LAKE TOWNSHIP DISMISSED
Former supervisor Timothy O’Keefe initiated a lawsuit against Fish Lake Township, two current supervisors and the town clerk in June of 2009. O’Keefe alleged a number of violations of state law. Following the discovery phase of the case, the Township and its officials brought a Motion to Dismiss in State District Court. District Court Judge Rancourt dismissed all of O’Keefe’s claims. O’Keefe then appealed the decision to the Minnesota Court of Appeals, which rejected O’Keefe’s arguments and upheld Judge Rancourt’s decision.
Recently, O’Keefe requested the Minnesota Supreme Court review the Court of Appeals decision. O’Keefe’s request for review was untimely and the Supreme Court refused to review the case. Accordingly, O’Keefe’s case against the Township and its officials is over.
The Township and its officials were represented by Bloomington attorneys Paul D. Reuvers and Jason J. Kuboushek from the firm of Iverson Reuvers Condon, LLC. The Attorneys have advised all Township officials to defer comment to them at 952-548-7200.