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Mr. Aba-Onu is a litigator who focuses his practice in employment, professional liability, and general liability matters.
In his employment practice, Mr. Aba-Onu regularly advises and represents employers in a spectrum of concerns, including discrimination and harassment complaints, non-competes and restrictive covenants, and wage and hour claims. He also represents a variety of professionals, including attorneys, physicians, nurses, and other health care providers in professional malpractice and negligence actions. In the general liability arena, he often defends clients in matters involving personal injury and premise liability claims.
Mr. Aba-Onu graduated cum laude from the University of St. Thomas School of Law. He serves as an adjunct professor at Mitchell Hamline School of Law, having formerly served as an adjunct professor at Hamline University. Prior to joining Bassford Remele, he was an Assistant Attorney General, gaining knowledge on mental health, licensing, and other health care-related matters, as well as the Minnesota Implied Consent Law.
Part of team that successfully defended the Minneapolis Public Schools against Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Minnesota Human Rights Act discrimination claims, and claims of reprisal under the Minnesota Human Rights Act by obtaining an order dismissing the plaintiff’s claims; Edmonds v. Minneapolis Pub. Sch., No. CV 16-3340 (DWF/DTS), 2018 WL 1866092 (D. Minn. Feb. 14, 2018), report and recommendation adopted sub nom. Edmonds v. Minneapolis Pub. Sch. Special Sch. Dist. 1, No. CV 16-3340 (DWF/DTS), 2018 WL 1866036 (D. Minn. Apr. 18, 2018).
Part of team that successfully defended the City of St. Cloud and its officers against 42 U.S.C § 1983 and other state law claims by obtaining an order dismissing plaintiff’s claims; Gottwalt v. Oxton, No. CV 16-1098 (JRT/LIB), 2017 WL 1173595 (D. Minn. Mar. 28, 2017).
Part of team that successfully defended hospital, doctors, and nurses against wrongful death claim. Obtained order dismissing plaintiffs’ claims; Bergfalk v. Univ. of Minn. Med. Ctr., Fairview Health Servs., et al., No. 27-CV-15-8445 (D. Minn. Oct. 26, 2016).
Part of team that successfully defended law firm against due process, 42 U.S.C. § 1983, 42 U.S.C. §§ 241, 242, and 245, and various state law claims by obtaining an order dismissing plaintiff’s claims; Hudson v. Wilford, Geske & Cook, P.A., 2016 WL 3383268 (D. Minn. June 17, 2016).
Part of team that successfully defended law firm against FDCPA claims by obtaining an order dismissing plaintiff’s claims; Bredlow v. CitiMortgage, Inc., 2016 WL 310728 (D. Minn. Jan. 26, 2016).
Part of team that successfully defended lender against Fair Credit Reporting Act claims by obtaining an order dismissing plaintiff’s claims; Hutar v. Capital One Fin. Corp., 2015 WL 4937347 (D. Minn. Aug. 12, 2015).
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