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So far Howard Root has created 43 blog entries.

Star Tribune Op-Ed: Root’s Clarion Call to Stop the Demise of Minnesota’s Public Companies

Howard writes about the demise of public companies in an op-ed for the Star Tribune in Minneapolis: Why should we care? What difference does it make if we have fewer public companies headquartered in Minnesota? Nothing against private ownership, and there are exceptions like Cargill, but Minnesota’s growth has been fueled by locally based public [...]

2017-05-04T10:13:00+00:00April 10th, 2017|

WSJ Op-Ed: Sally Yates Memo

On the day of his DOJ-inspired retirement, Howard wrote an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal about his reasoning. I quit. Friday I walk away from the company I started 20 years ago and grew into 650 U.S. employees and $1 billion in sales of over 100 new medical devices. I didn’t quit because I’m [...]

2017-05-04T10:13:03+00:00February 16th, 2017|

Senators Grassley and Lee Inquiry Letter to the Department of Justice

Taking up the WSJ's call for inquiry were two members of the Senate Judiciary Committee — Senators Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Mike Lee of Utah. Senators Grassley and Lee sent an inquiry letter to to Deputy Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates of the Department of Justice. The Wall Street Journal followed up on the story [...]

2017-05-04T10:13:06+00:00June 5th, 2016|

Wall Street Journal Editorial: “No Justice for Business”

In an opinion piece titled "No Justice for Business," the editorial board railed against the lack of any legal remedy for Howard Root and Vascular Solutions Inc. to recover the $25 million they spent fighting a fabricated case. In addition to Bud and Finley being called out by name — their shakedown tactics exposed to [...]

2017-05-04T10:14:58+00:00April 15th, 2016|