Nos. A10-1802, A11-0567.

820 N.W.2d 807 (2012)

James R. WILLIAMS, Respondent, v. Orlando Henry "Tubby" SMITH, et al., Appellants.

Supreme Court of Minnesota.

Rehearing Denied October 2, 2012.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Donald Chance Mark, Jr. , Alyson M. Palmer , Fafinski Mark & Johnson, P.A., Eden Prairie, MN; Richard G. Hunegs , Hunegs LeNeave & KVAS, P.A., Minneapolis, MN; and Charles E. Spevacek , William M. Hart , Damon L. Highly , Meagher & Geer, P.L.L.P., Minneapolis, MN, for respondent.

Mark B. Rotenberg , General Counsel, Brian J. Slovut , Jennifer L. Frisch , Associate General Counsel, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN; and David L. Lillehaug , Fredrikson & Byron, P.A., Minneapolis, MN, for appellants.

Susan L. Naughton , St. Paul, MN, for amicus curiae League of Minnesota Cities.


DIETZEN, Justice.

The issue presented in this case is whether the court, as a matter of public policy, should extend the protection against negligent misrepresentation to prospective employees of the University of Minnesota, which is a constitutional corporation and agency of the state.

Respondent James R. Williams brought a claim against appellants the University of Minnesota (University) and Orlando Henry "Tubby" Smith for negligent misrepresentation...


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