Kim Ruckdaschel-Haley

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Kim Ruckdaschel-Haley
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  • Experience
  • Media & Presentations
  • Professional & Community
2000 IDS Center
80 South 8th Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
T 612.371.3946
F 612.371.3207
Debbie A. Quest
T 612.371.3974
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • California
  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • Admitted pro hac vice in various jurisdictions

Kim Ruckdaschel-Haley is an experienced litigator, regularly representing institutions and individuals in complex commercial litigation and arbitration matters, including financial fraud, guardian/conservator/trust litigation, securities, contract, fiduciary duty, corporate governance, and other business disputes. She is also proactive in providing practical advice in an effort to find efficient solutions short of the courtroom where doing so meets the clients’ goals.

Kim has extensive experience litigating in both federal and state courts, as well as in resolving matters through arbitration, including AAA, FINRA, and other arbitration forums. She is licensed to practice law in both Minnesota and California. Active in pro bono work, Kim presently serves as a conciliation court referee for the First Judicial District Court.

Awards & Recognition
  • North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association (2013-2015)
  • Leonard E. Lindquist Pro Bono Award (2008)
  • Minnesota 100 Leadership Program
Experience
  • Obtained early dismissal of loan originator in ResCap Liquidating Trust Litigation (Minnesota Federal District Court -- consolidated action of over 60 cases involving mortgage-backed securities).
  • Achieving favorable result and resolution for trust company in litigation involving claims of first impression under the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010.
  • Successfully represented corporate fiduciary to defend breach of fiduciary duty claims. All claims against the fiduciary were dismissed and all fees incurred by the fiduciary were allowed.
  • Successfully defended financial services institution against claims alleging breach of fiduciary duty in multi-million dollar conservatorship; result included resolution of all claims with no payment by institution.
  • Achieved favorable resolution on behalf of credit card issuer in multiple litigation actions before substantial discovery where claims alleged wrongful practice in connection with the marketing, sale and administration of ancillary products.
  • Summary judgment in favor of Fortune 100 client binding Fortune 100 adversary to lease terms, finding adversary to be in breach of lease restrictions, and determining that client’s claims were not barred by statute of limitations, laches, and waiver.
  • Multiple arbitration awards in favor of Fortune 100 client for monetary damages and attorneys’ fees against retailers for amounts owed by contract for products and services.
  • Successfully defended securities issuer against federal and state securities fraud claims involving more than $3.3 million bond offering; defense included early-stage motions to dismiss which resulted in dismissal of securities fraud claims, as well as various common law claims.
  • Defending several related companies against claims brought by a minority shareholder. The defense resulted in early dismissal of several of the companies from the litigation, defeat of the minority shareholder's receivership motion, and dismissal of the majority of shareholder's claims resulting in favorable settlement for clients.
  • Defending individual directors and owners of a limited-liability company against claims brought by a disgruntled member seeking over $3 million in alleged damages. The defense resulted in early dismissal of the claims against several of the individuals and favorable arbitration awards for the remaining individuals and company.
  • Successful representation of credit card issuer against class action claims under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and California FDCPA; early motion practice resulted in effective resolution of claims for defense costs, with settlement paid 100 percent by the other defendant debt collector.
  • Counsel for corporate trustee of South Dakota dynasty trust through multi-jurisdictional dispute involving federal courts and state court, securing approval of fiduciary fees, preservation of South Dakota situs, and no liability for corporate trustee caught in the middle of familial dispute.
Media & Presentations
News Releases
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Events
11.04.15
"Litigation, Enforcement Actions and Arbitration"
Speaker, Consumer Finance Regulatory Workshop
08.2015
Expungement Workshop
Volunteer Lawyers Network
11.18.14
"Regulatory Issues and Litigation Impacting Credit Card Issuers"
Speaker, Lindquist & Vennum Card Issuer Seminar
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Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • California
  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • Admitted pro hac vice in various jurisdictions
Professional & Community

Memberships

  • Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Federal Bar Association, Member
  • Association of Trial Lawyers, Member
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Probate and Trust law Section, Member

Community Involvement

  • Minnesota Youth Rugby, Board Member
  • Hopkins Royals RFC, Secretary (2011 to Present)
  • Volunteer Lawyers Association, Supervising Attorney for Expungement Clinics
  • First Judicial Circuit Conciliation Court, Referee (2013 to Present)
2000 IDS Center
80 South 8th Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
T 612.371.3946
F 612.371.3207
Debbie A. Quest
T 612.371.3974
  • University of South Dakota

    (M.A., 1993)

  • University of South Dakota School of Law

    (J.D., first in class; editor-in-chief, South Dakota Law Review, 1991)

  • South Dakota State University

    (B.A., highest honors, 1987)

  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • California
  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • Admitted pro hac vice in various jurisdictions

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