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David Herr and Haley Schaffer Submit Amicus Brief for Innocence Project Defendant

June 5, 2012

David Herr and Haley Schaffer, partners in Maslon's Litigation Group, filed an amicus brief on behalf of the Innocence Project of Minnesota, and in support of a defendant in a murder case where a County Attorney from a county not prosecuting the case interfered with the availability of medical testimony of the defense team. Specifically, the Dakota County Attorney sent emails to two medical examiners employing two different witnesses for the defense. The Maslon amicus brief, written by David Herr, Haley Schaffer, and Julie Jonas, Managing Attorney at the Innocence Project, was quoted or cited in several places in the court's opinion reversing the conviction. The court determined that the defendant did not obtain a fair trial under these circumstances.

David Herr is a partner in Maslon's Litigation Group and is a highly regarded appellate lawyer and complex case litigator. He is frequently sought out to provide practical and sophisticated advice on how to resolve difficult, multi-party disputes in trial courts and arbitral forums, as well as in the appellate courts.

Haley Schaffer is a partner in Maslon's Litigation Group and member of Maslon's Appellate Practice Group. She has represented local and national clients in a wide range of high-stakes business disputes in state and federal courts throughout the country. Additionally, Haley has significant appellate practice experience.


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