November 03, 2014 - After reviewing the complaint and attached exhibits, the undersigned Administrative Law Judge has determined that the complaint sets forth prima facie violations of Minn. Stat. §§ 211B.04, .13, but not of .08.
November 03, 2014 - After reviewing the complaint and attached exhibits, the undersigned Administrative Law Judge has determined that the Complaint sets forth a prima facie violation of Minn. Stat. § 211B.04. The complaint, however, fails to set forth a prima facie violation of Minn. Stat. § 211B.08.
November 03, 2014 - IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT:
1. There is probable cause to believe that Respondent violated Minn. Stat. § 211B.15, subd. 2, by contributing something of monetary value to candidates Christopher Burns and Julie Ohs when it allowed them to post their campaign signs on corporate property managed by Respondent.
2. This matter is referred to the Chief Administrative Law Judge for assignment to a panel of three Administrative Law Judges, pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 211B.35.
3. Should the parties decide that an evidentiary hearing is not necessary and that this matter may be submitted to the assigned panel of judges based on this Order, the record created at the probable cause hearing, the file, and final written argument, they must notify the undersigned Administrative Law Judge by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, November 10, 2014. If both Parties do not agree to waive their right to an evidentiary hearing, this matter will be scheduled for an evidentiary hearing in the near future.