Duluth's response to lawsuit? "Dismiss it"

By KBJR News 1

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Duluth's response to lawsuit? "Dismiss it"

July 8, 2014 Updated Jul 8, 2014 at 9:00 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Duluth has filed a request to dismiss a lawsuit alleging that Duluth police illegally accessed a woman's driver's license information twice.

Duluth is one of 39 communities being sued by a woman who is claiming illegal viewing of her personal information through her driver's license.

Kelli Marie Engebretson alleges that her license was illegally viewed nearly 200 times between 2003 and 2012 across the state.

The city was served with a summons and complaint in the "Engebretson versus City of Bloomington, etc." case. The woman claims Duluth police opened her records two times in April 2005 for unknown reasons.

Duluth argues that there is a four–year statute of limitations on such a claim, and that the allegations fail to prove that any Duluth employee knowingly obtained or disclosed her personal information.

Duluth's attorney says over the past couple of years there's been a rash of these cases against almost every community in the state.

On September 30th a Duluth attorney will appear before a Minneapolis judge to argue the city's motion for dismissal.

The court is expected to hand down a decision after the hearing.

Ramona Marozas
Rmarozas@kbjr.com
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