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Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

Covers legal developments for civil litigators in Minnesota. By Seth Leventhal.

http://www.minnesota-litigator.com/
  • Jul 25

    The Tragedy of Suicide & The Enigma of Blame (And Liability)

    The Tragedy of Suicide & The Enigma of Blame (And Liability)
    In Ancient Rome and other cultures, suicide was regarded as a rational choice in the face of dishonor. Only three candidates were barred from exercising this choice in Ancient Rome: those accused of capital crimes, soldiers, and…
  • Jul 24

    Target v. LCH Pavement Consultants, et al. Trial: Where the Rubber Hits The Road…

    Target v. LCH Pavement Consultants, et al. Trial: Where the Rubber Hits The Road…
    Update (July 24, 2014): Target’s voyage to recoup money in connection with its nation-wide parking lot maintenance arrangement has been a two-year bumpy ride, as set out in the string of earlier posts below. Target brought the…
  • Jul 23

    On the Risk and the Lack of Risk When Lawyers Sue Lawyer

    On the Risk and the Lack of Risk When Lawyers Sue Lawyer
    Suing lawyers for professional malpractice is a double-edged sword. It cuts both ways. I know. I do it. On the one hand, lawyers who sue lawyers probably face less malpractice risk in those cases than almost any other…
Rank this Week: 80

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Jul 25

    Adam Sandler Is Not Laughing

    Adam Sandler Is Not Laughing
    A beloved childhood game is at the heart of an intellectual property dispute.  Landmark Entertainment Group, LLC (“Landmark”) sued Hasbro Studios (“Hasbro”) over the contractual and intellectual property rights in…
  • Jul 24

    This Little Piggy Went to the Trademark Office…

    This Little Piggy Went to the Trademark Office…
    When was the last time you thought about pigs? What do you think when you hear the word “pigs?” Or an OINK OINK noise? Or what about the angelic and oh-so-American, “SOOOOOOOOOEEEEEEEEYY!”? Well, the University of…
  • Jul 23

    Flash in the Panama

    Flash in the Panama
    Many of you may have heard recently that (in)famous dictator and all-around terrible (misunderstood?) person Manuel Noriega has sued Activision.  According to the LA Times: In a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior…
Rank this Week: 164

Brownn Family Law

Brownn Family Law

Feature information and updates on Minnesota divorce and family law issues. By Brown Law Offices, PA.

http://www.mnfamilylawblog.com/
  • Jan 8

    What’s the Difference Between Physical and Legal Custody in Minnesota?

    What’s the Difference Between Physical and Legal Custody in Minnesota?
    The phrase “custody” is used to describe the obligations, and rights, of parents regarding the care of their children. Child custody issues come about when an unmarried couple has a child together, or when married parents get a…
  • Oct 30

    I Was Rushed Into Signing A Prenuptial Agreement, Is It Valid?

    I Was Rushed Into Signing A Prenuptial Agreement, Is It Valid?
    Did you sign a prenuptial agreement and it felt a bit rushed? Did you not have time to adequately read the terms of the agreement? Were you coerced into signing the agreement? It can be difficult to have a prenuptial agreement thrown out,…
  • Oct 30

    I Was Rushed Into Signing A Prenuptial Agreement, Is It Valid?

    I Was Rushed Into Signing A Prenuptial Agreement, Is It Valid?
    Did you sign a prenuptial agreement and it felt a bit rushed? Did you not have time to adequately read the terms of the agreement? Were you coerced into signing the agreement? It can be difficult to have a prenuptial agreement thrown out,…
Rank this Week: 774

Comp Wonk

Comp Wonk

Covers Minnesota workers compensation issues. By the Law Office of Thomas Mottaz.

http://compwonk.com
  • Jul 22

    2014 Super Lawyers | Law Office of Thomas Mottaz

    2014 Super Lawyers | Law Office of Thomas Mottaz
    The Law Office of Thomas Mottaz is proud to announce that David Kempston and Thomas Mottaz have been named Minnesota Super Lawyers . Congratulations to Thomas Mottaz and David Kempston for their recognition again as being…
  • Aug 26

    Changes to the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Law

    Changes to the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Law
    The Minnesota Worker’s Compensation statute underwent substantial revision during the past legislative session. Most of the statutory changes will take effect October 1, 2013. The following is a short summary that outlines the main…
  • Aug 26

    Changes to the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Law

    Changes to the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Law
    The Minnesota Worker’s Compensation statute underwent substantial revision during the past legislative session. Most of the statutory changes will take effect October 1, 2013. The following is a short summary that outlines the main…
Rank this Week: 976

Fossum Law Office Blawg

Fossum Law Office Blawg

Covers Minnesota Law, federal law, criminal law, and international law.

http://www.fossumlaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 7

    John Fossum Selected to the 2014 Minnesota Super Lawyers List

    John Fossum Selected to the 2014 Minnesota Super Lawyers List
    John L. Fossum has been selected to the 2014 Minnesota Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers, a Thomson…
  • Sep 17

    Cannon River Watershed Cleanup

    Cannon River Watershed Cleanup
    Fossum Law Office, LLC is a proud sponsor of the Cannon River Watershed Partnership and invites everyone to join in the Cannon River Watershed Cleanup this Saturday, September 21, from 9 to Noon. Cleanup locations include Waterville,…
  • May 1

    Fossum Named a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer.”

    Fossum Named a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer.”
      Attorney John L. Fossum, of the Fossum Law Office, LLC has been named a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers. According to their website: The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 an invitation-only organization composed of the…
Rank this Week: 1237

epilawg

epilawg

Provides insight for planning the resolution of your own story through thoughtful estate planning.

http://epilawg.com/
  • Jul 23

    MN Public Benefit Corporation Act

    MN Public Benefit Corporation Act
    More and more business owners are incorporating a charitable intent or purpose into their companies. However, many still wish to remain a for-profit business and therefore do not apply for non-profit or tax-exempt status. Recently,…
  • Jul 17

    Supreme Court Rules on Inherited IRA

    Supreme Court Rules on Inherited IRA
    On June 12, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on a divisive bankruptcy and estate planning case.  At issue was whether an individual retirement account (“IRA”) that a debtor inherited was exempt from the debtor’s…
  • Jul 15

    Independent Contractor

    Independent Contractor
    Some of the small business clients I work with often want to hire an independent contractor versus bringing on a permanent employee. The use of independent contractors is very attractive to businesses because it can […]Independent…
Rank this Week: 1758

Within the Scope

Within the Scope

Covers administrative law and the public sector. By E.L. Lipman.

http://withinthescope.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 19

    Zivotofsky v. Clinton: The Little Case that Raises Big Constitutional Question

    Zivotofsky v. Clinton: The Little Case that Raises Big Constitutional Question
    Early in November, Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli, Jr., the Justice Department’s top lawyer, made a very consequential speech about foreign policy and the separation of powers.  It also is a speech that nearly no one has ever heard.
  • Feb 26

    A Few Moments With Harvey Mackay, The Indispensable Man

    A Few Moments With Harvey Mackay, The Indispensable Man
    Yesterday, I took a few moments out of a busy day to attend a book-signing. The event centered on the release of Harvey Mackay’s latest title, Use Your Head to Get Your Foot in the Door. 
  • Feb 21

    Moving Toward the Right Procurement Agenda – For Congress and For U

    Moving Toward the Right Procurement Agenda – For Congress and For U
    Steven L. Schooner, Associate Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Government Procurement Law Program at George Washington University, recently posted to the Social Science Research Network a chapter from a forthcoming book: “Framing a…
Rank this Week: 1425

Gillette-Torvik Blog

Gillette-Torvik Blog

Two lawyers in two states blog about law and the issues of the day, and then comment on each other's posts.

http://gillette-torvik.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 24

    What is the proper method of execution?

    What is the proper method of execution?
    Michael Kiefer of the Arizona Republic has a story about witnessing the execution of Joseph Wood on Thursday afternoon. I recommend you read it.Mr. Wood was supposed to be executed by lethal injection. When most people hear that term, I…
  • Jul 22

    Judge Posner is Cat Crazy

    Judge Posner is Cat Crazy
    It is by now well known that Judge Richard Posner is a cat person. It is perhaps somewhat less well known that his love of cats has infected his judicial decision making to an alarming degree.For example, take Judge Posner's opinion in…
  • Jul 21

    A coda to our discussion of religious exemptions?

    A coda to our discussion of religious exemptions?
    According to the Washington Post, the Executive Order signed by President Obama to prohibit workplace discrimination against gay, lesbian, and transgendered employees who work for federal contractors (and discussed by Mr. Torvik here) does…
Rank this Week: 2255

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law…

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law Blog

Covers DWIs, prostitution, and drug charges. By Appelman Law Firm, LLC.

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • Jul 24

    Parents, Not Strangers, Account For Majority of Child DUI Death

    Parents, Not Strangers, Account For Majority of Child DUI Death
    A study published in the journal Pediatrics found that children are more likely to be involved in a fatal alcohol-related car crash when an adult they know is driving under the influence, not when their sober adult is struck by a random drunk…
  • Jul 23

    Locking Up Kids Leads to Adult Criminal

    Locking Up Kids Leads to Adult Criminal
    A report by Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. suggests that locking up youths for juvenile crimes leads to an increased likelihood that they’ll return to prison as an adult offender. Instead of pushing for jail time, the advocacy group said…
  • Jul 22

    St. Paul in Top 10 for Fewest Fatal DUIs Per Capita

    St. Paul in Top 10 for Fewest Fatal DUIs Per Capita
    A new study examining fatal alcohol-related car crashes in large metropolitan areas found that St. Paul, Minnesota, is in the Top 10 for fewest alcohol-related driving deaths per capita. Additionally, no Minnesota cities were named in the Top…
Rank this Week: 2328

Minnesota Divorce Blog

Minnesota Divorce Blog

Covers divorce, alimony, and child support issues. By Mankato Family Law.

http://mankatofamilylaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 17

    What Is ADR Really?

    What Is ADR Really?
    What is ADR really? ADR, or Alternative Dispute Resolution, is an extremely effective way to settle a case out of court, and save on time and money.  The question becomes, is it right for your case?  ADR includes multiple types,…
  • Jul 9

    Question: Does Physical Abuse Matter When Determining Custody?

    Question: Does Physical Abuse Matter When Determining Custody?
    YouTube So… does abuse really matter when it comes to determining custody in the state of Minnesota? The short answer is yes, it does, however, the type of abuse also matters and I prompt that statement with the question: “What…
  • Jul 2

    Question: How Much Does A Divorce Cost?

    Question: How Much Does A Divorce Cost?
    YouTube   This question, submitted by Alex in Mankato, is “How much does a divorce cost?” So how much does a divorce cost?  In the video I use a vehicle metaphor and the truth is, it is probably one of the more accurate…
Rank this Week: 2432

Aviation Law Discussions

Aviation Law Discussions

Covers aviation law, safety and security. By Reigel & Associates Ltd.

http://www.aerolegalservices.com/AviationLawDiscussions.shtml
  • Jul 1

    Is Unknown Ingestion A Valid Defense To A Positive Drug Test Result.?

    Is Unknown Ingestion A Valid Defense To A Positive Drug Test Result.?
    What happens if you take a drug test and end up with a positive result, but you never took any drugs? Can you convince the FAA not to revoke all of your certificates if you tell them you don't know how the drug metabolites ended up in your…
  • May 2

    What's An Aircraft Bailment?

    What's An Aircraft Bailment?
    If you are a maintenance facility and you work on other people's aircraft, it is a good bet that a bailment relationship is created with the owners of the aircraft you maintain. For more information on how a bailment relationship is created…
  • Feb 17

    DOT Releases First Half 2014 SIFL Rate

    DOT Releases First Half 2014 SIFL Rate
    The U.S. Department of Transportation has released the Standard Industry Fare Level (SIFL) rates for the six-month period from January 1, 2014 to June 30, 2014. These rates are needed in order to apply the IRS's aircraft valuation formula to…
Rank this Week: 2019

Bilingual Minnesota Attorney Blog

Bilingual Minnesota Attorney Blog

Provides immigration law and criminal law information in Spanish. By Tamara Caban-Ramirez.

http://bilingualmnattorney.wordpress.com
  • Jun 18

    Ya es Hora de Renovar la DACA

    Ya es Hora de Renovar la DACA
    El 5 de junio 2014, la Inmigración hizo un formulario nuevo para pedir renovación de la DACA y el permiso de trabajar. Ahora, todos que piden la DACA tienen que usar ese formulario nuevo, aun si es su primera solicitud. Todos…
  • Jun 13

    NUEVA COLABORACIÓN DE AUTORES/NEW COLLABORATION

    NUEVA COLABORACIÓN DE AUTORES/NEW COLLABORATION
    Nos complace anunciar que el blog “Bilingual MN Attorney” blog contará con nuevos escritores. La Lic. Tamara Cabán-Ramirez colaborará con la Lic. Liz Knoot, Lic. Marisela Cantú y el Lic. Nathan Nelson…
  • Apr 3

    EXTENSIÓN DE TPS PARA NICARAGÜENSES – FECHA LIMITE 3 DE JUNIO DE 2013

    EXTENSIÓN DE TPS PARA NICARAGÜENSES – FECHA LIMITE 3 DE JUNIO DE 2013
    El Servicio de Inmigración anunció que extenderían el estatus de TPS, por sus siglas en inglés, a nicaragüenses. La fecha límite es el lunes, 3 de junio del 2013. De no re-inscribirse, perderá…
Rank this Week: 1929

Legal Muse

Legal Muse

For businesses and individuals who listen to their muses to create. By Kenneth L. Kunkle.

http://legal-muse.com/
  • May 5

    Copyright Office Announces Public Roundtable Discussions for Music Licensing Study

    Copyright Office Announces Public Roundtable Discussions for Music Licensing Study
    From the United States Copyright Office NewsNet 542 May 5, 2014 The U.S. Copyright Office will hold a series of public roundtables to gather input for its music licensing study. The roundtables will take place in Nashville, Tennessee on June…
  • Apr 23

    Pied Piper’s Trademark Problem

    Pied Piper’s Trademark Problem
    On a recent episode of HBO’s new show Silicone Valley, the hapless coders find themselves in a bind when they realize that the “placeholder” company name “Pied Piper, Inc.” was already in use by Pied Piper…
  • Apr 17

    The Vivian Maier Dilemma

    The Vivian Maier Dilemma
    Vivian Maier (February 1, 1926 – April 21, 2009) was a nanny living in Chicago and New York during the 50′s and 60′s.  She was also a photographer whose work involved sizable numbers of photos taken of street scenes.…
Rank this Week: 2083

Unique Estate Law Blog

Unique Estate Law Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://uniqueestatelaw.com/lawyer/blog/Unique_Estate_Law_Blog.htm
Rank this Week: 2395

Minnesota Estate Law

Minnesota Estate Law

Covers Minnesota estate planning and probate. By Vest & Johnson.

http://mnestatelaw.com
  • May 4

    Use Tax Refunds to Get New Busine

    Use Tax Refunds to Get New Busine
    Many clients delay estate planning because they lack liquid funds to pay for it. Yet, right now, millions of Americans are receiving their tax refunds. There is a marketing opportunity  here for the savvy estate planning attorney. Consider…
  • Aug 9

    New Hennepin County probate referees announced

    New Hennepin County probate referees announced
    Hennepin County has announced the addition of two part-time probate referees to replace Bruce Kruger, who has retired. Rumors of these appointments have circulated for a while now, but the official announcement came last week (see text…
  • Jul 15

    Referee Kruger is retiring from Hennepin County’s probate court

    Referee Kruger is retiring from Hennepin County’s probate court
    After 20 years on the bench as one of Hennepin County’s probate referees, Bruce Kruger is retiring. Today, the court sent an announcement of his upcoming retirement party for attorneys and colleagues. The party is scheduled for July 30th…
Rank this Week: 2060

MN Criminal Defense Blog

MN Criminal Defense Blog

Covers basic civil rights and legal defenses in the state of Minnesota. By Appelman Law Firm, LLC.

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • Jul 24

    Parents, Not Strangers, Account For Majority of Child DUI Death

    Parents, Not Strangers, Account For Majority of Child DUI Death
    A study published in the journal Pediatrics found that children are more likely to be involved in a fatal alcohol-related car crash when an adult they know is driving under the influence, not when their sober adult is struck by a random drunk…
  • Jul 23

    Locking Up Kids Leads to Adult Criminal

    Locking Up Kids Leads to Adult Criminal
    A report by Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. suggests that locking up youths for juvenile crimes leads to an increased likelihood that they’ll return to prison as an adult offender. Instead of pushing for jail time, the advocacy group said…
  • Jul 22

    St. Paul in Top 10 for Fewest Fatal DUIs Per Capita

    St. Paul in Top 10 for Fewest Fatal DUIs Per Capita
    A new study examining fatal alcohol-related car crashes in large metropolitan areas found that St. Paul, Minnesota, is in the Top 10 for fewest alcohol-related driving deaths per capita. Additionally, no Minnesota cities were named in the Top…
Rank this Week: 2763

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Covers DWI/DUI news, issues and defenses. By Charles A. Ramsay.

http://www.mndwidefenseblog.com/
  • Jul 22

    Four DWI Cases Granted Review by Minnesota Supreme Court

    Four DWI Cases Granted Review by Minnesota Supreme Court
    In less than six months after State v. Brooks, the Minnesota Supreme Court has granted petition for review in FOUR unpublished DWI cases to be decided in light of Brooks and McNeely. The first three cases are Isaacson, Moen, and Manska,…
  • Jul 16

    Dan Koewler Selected to the Rising Star List By Super Lawyers Magazine

    Dan Koewler Selected to the Rising Star List By Super Lawyers Magazine
      Daniel J. Koewler   Ramsay Law Firm is proud to announce that Dan Koewler was recently selected to the 2014 Minnesota "Rising Star" list maintained by Super Lawyers. Each year, no more than 2.5% of the…
  • Jun 25

    Supreme Court Upholds Integrity of the Warrant Requirement

    Supreme Court Upholds Integrity of the Warrant Requirement
    Today, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) issued its long-awaited decision regarding the warrantless search of cell phones by law enforcement. In the decision of Riley v. California, an effectively unanimous Court concluded that…
Rank this Week: 2639

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Covers DWI and DUI law, breath testing, and field sobriety tests in Minnesota. By Charles A. Ramsay & Associates, PLLC.

http://www.mndwidefenseblog.com/
  • Jul 22

    Four DWI Cases Granted Review by Minnesota Supreme Court

    Four DWI Cases Granted Review by Minnesota Supreme Court
    In less than six months after State v. Brooks, the Minnesota Supreme Court has granted petition for review in FOUR unpublished DWI cases to be decided in light of Brooks and McNeely. The first three cases are Isaacson, Moen, and Manska,…
  • Jul 16

    Dan Koewler Selected to the Rising Star List By Super Lawyers Magazine

    Dan Koewler Selected to the Rising Star List By Super Lawyers Magazine
      Daniel J. Koewler   Ramsay Law Firm is proud to announce that Dan Koewler was recently selected to the 2014 Minnesota "Rising Star" list maintained by Super Lawyers. Each year, no more than 2.5% of the…
  • Jun 25

    Supreme Court Upholds Integrity of the Warrant Requirement

    Supreme Court Upholds Integrity of the Warrant Requirement
    Today, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) issued its long-awaited decision regarding the warrantless search of cell phones by law enforcement. In the decision of Riley v. California, an effectively unanimous Court concluded that…
Rank this Week: 2588

Fossum Law Office Blawg

Fossum Law Office Blawg

Covers Minnesota law, federal law, international criminal law, criminal law, and trends.

http://fossumlaw.com/blog/blawg/
  • Jul 7

    John Fossum Selected to the 2014 Minnesota Super Lawyers List

    John Fossum Selected to the 2014 Minnesota Super Lawyers List
    John L. Fossum has been selected to the 2014 Minnesota Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers, a Thomson…
  • Sep 17

    Cannon River Watershed Cleanup

    Cannon River Watershed Cleanup
    Fossum Law Office, LLC is a proud sponsor of the Cannon River Watershed Partnership and invites everyone to join in the Cannon River Watershed Cleanup this Saturday, September 21, from 9 to Noon. Cleanup locations include Waterville,…
  • May 1

    Fossum Named a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer.”

    Fossum Named a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer.”
      Attorney John L. Fossum, of the Fossum Law Office, LLC has been named a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers. According to their website: The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 an invitation-only organization composed of the…
Rank this Week: 2857

Minnesota Divorce and Family Law…

Minnesota Divorce and Family Law Blog

Covers parenting, alimony, child support, divorce and more. By Gerald O. Williams.

http://divorcelawyermn.com/minnesota-divorce-blog/
  • Jun 16

    Family Courts Are Not Fulfilling ICMC Timing Goal

    Family Courts Are Not Fulfilling ICMC Timing Goal
    When a marriage dissolution case is first filed with the court, most metro area Minnesota courts schedule the case for an Initial Case Management Conference (ICMC).  This is a non-contested, non-litigious step in the process that gives…
  • Apr 24

    Divorce Using Paralegal Service Lacks Cost-Benefit

    Divorce Using Paralegal Service Lacks Cost-Benefit
    When someone (or some couple) is getting divorced, and has no disputes, the case often is suited for being drafted up by a paralegal service.  Divorce paralegal services tend to be low-cost, but are able to complete the divorce paperwork…
  • Mar 5

    Same Sex Marriage and the Residence Requirement

    Same Sex Marriage and the Residence Requirement
    In order to have standing to proceed with a marriage dissolution in Minnesota, the petitioning party must have resided (or been domiciled) in Minnesota for at least 180 days.  When gay marriage was legalized in Minnesota, however, a new…
Rank this Week: 2543

Friedman Iverson Consumer Law Blog

Friedman Iverson Consumer Law Blog

Deals with consumer issues, such as bankruptcy, debt harassment, and “dirty car dealer tricks.”

http://www.friedmaniverson.com/consumer/blog/
  • May 1

    What to do if your car has missing airbag

    What to do if your car has missing airbag
    As we discussed in an earlier post, car dealers sometimes sell a formerly wrecked car without disclosing to the buyer that it’s been in a serious accident. Maybe the most shocking is where the dealer repairs the car, but doesn’t…
  • May 1

    What to do if your car’s airbags are missing

    What to do if your car’s airbags are missing
    As we discussed in an earlier post, car dealers sometimes sell a formerly wrecked car without disclosing to the buyer that it’s been in a serious accident. Maybe the most shocking is where the dealer repairs the car, but doesn’t…
  • Apr 30

    How to know your car is a rebuilt wreck.

    How to know your car is a rebuilt wreck.
    Shady car dealers like to find ways to sell bad cars for as much money as possible. A really opportunistic dealer may sell a car that has been in an accident, with shoddy repairs, not disclosing that the car has serious structural issues.…
Rank this Week: 2771

Meuser & Associates, P.A.,…

Meuser & Associates, P.A., Minnesota Workers' Compensation Blog

Covers workers' compensation law in Minnesota.

http://meuserlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 25

    PERA Police and Fire Plan Duty Disability Age and Service Limitation

    PERA Police and Fire Plan Duty Disability Age and Service Limitation
    I met with a firefighter recently who had just had her 55th birthday. Over the last few years, she had been having increasing difficulty performing her normal firefighting duties due to the worsening effects of several on-duty injuries she…
  • Feb 18

    Pain and Suffering and MN Workers' Compensation

    Pain and Suffering and MN Workers' Compensation
    How much will my employer have to pay me for the pain and suffering I’ve had to endure because of my work injury? Nothing, unfortunately. While Minnesota workers’ compensation provides a variety of benefits, including…
  • Feb 11

    What is a Stipulation Status Conference? MN Workers' Compensation Proceeding

    What is a Stipulation Status Conference? MN Workers' Compensation Proceeding
    My workers’ compensation case settled. I received Notice of a Stipulation Status Conference from the Office of Administrative Hearings. What is this? A Stipulation Status Conference is an informal conference scheduled by the…
Rank this Week: 3110

Minnesota Law Blog

Minnesota Law Blog

Covers Minnesota criminal law. By Paul Edlund.

http://pauledlundlaw.com/law-blog/
  • Jul 24

    Shoplifter Awarded $500,000 In Police Brutality Suit

    Shoplifter Awarded $500,000 In Police Brutality Suit
    A man who pled guilty to shoplifting shrimp from a supermarket was awarded $510,000 by a jury after he won a police brutality suit against the Brooklyn Police Department. The whole ordeal began when Kevin Jarman, 50, was arrested outside…
  • Jul 23

    Man Dies After Police Put Him in Chokehold

    Man Dies After Police Put Him in Chokehold
    The New York Police Department has come under a lot of scrutiny over the last week after video surfaced of an officer choking a suspect to death. The NYPD has launched an internal investigation into the matter, but witnesses say what they saw…
  • Jul 15

    Chicago to Open Police Misconduct Files to Public 

    Chicago to Open Police Misconduct Files to Public 
    The city of Chicago will make police misconduct investigation files available to the public after city attorneys decided not to continue the legal battle over their release. Previously the city could keep the files away from the public by…
Rank this Week: 4859

Minnesota Labor & Employment Law…

Minnesota Labor & Employment Law Blog

Provides legal news for Minnesota employers. By Abrams & Schmidt.

http://www.minnesotalaboremploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jul 23

    What Benefits Does Your Business Offer Employees?

    What Benefits Does Your Business Offer Employees?
    Most employers provide the usual paid vacation time, paid sick time and other time off as required by law. However, some employers are trying something new to attract employees, specifically members of the millennial generation (born between…
  • Jul 17

    Is Your Business A "HEARTSafe" Business?

    Is Your Business A "HEARTSafe" Business?
    I went to an excellent training yesterday put on by the MetroNorth Chamber of Commerce. Coon Rapids Police Officer Bryan Platz was the speaker presenting on HEARTSafe Communities. The Program helps communities, organizations and businesses…
  • Jul 10

    Employers: Use Caution If You Ask An Employee Any Medical Question

    Employers: Use Caution If You Ask An Employee Any Medical Question
    We have all filled out those medical forms that ask “Have you or any of your family (mother, father, sister, brother) ever had any of the following…,” and then it goes on to list a variety of medical conditions including…
Rank this Week: 4550

Family-In-Law

Family-In-Law

Family law trends in Minnesota and across the country. By Michael Boulette.

http://family-in-law.com/
  • Jul 22

    Social Media’s Effect on Marriage

    Social Media’s Effect on Marriage
    In a new study out in the journal Computers in Human Behavior, Sebastián Valenzuela, Daniel Halpern, and James E. Katz have found a correlation between marital dissatisfaction ... The post Social Media’s Effect on…
  • Jul 21

    Can You Be Fired For Getting Divorced?

    Can You Be Fired For Getting Divorced?
    Can you be fired for getting divorced? Not in New Jersey, at least not anymore. The New Jersey Appellate Division recently released its decision in Smith v. ... The post Can You Be Fired For Getting Divorced? appeared first on…
  • Jul 18

    The Remembrance of Attorney’s Fees Past (Case Law Round-Up 7/14/14)

    The Remembrance of Attorney’s Fees Past (Case Law Round-Up 7/14/14)
    Following last week’s Minnesota Supreme Court decision in Citizens State Bank Norwood Young America v. Brown, this week’s Round-Up includes a published case from the ... The post The Remembrance of Attorney’s Fees Past (Case…
Rank this Week: 3609

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.germanlawgroup.com/
  • Jul 17

    What Is Joint Tenancy With Right of Survivorship?

    What Is Joint Tenancy With Right of Survivorship?
    There are some complicated ways of explaining relatively simple processes. This comes into play when you look at joint tenancy with right of survivorship. Joint tenancy is one way to add a co-owner to property that you own, and the person…
  • Jul 15

    What Is a Living Will?

    What Is a Living Will?
    There are a few different types of wills that are used in the field of estate planning. Everyone is aware of the existence of the last will or last will and testament. This is a document that can be used to facilitate the future transfer of…
  • Jul 10

    Should I Use My Gift and Estate Tax Exclusion While I’m Living?

    Should I Use My Gift and Estate Tax Exclusion While I’m Living?
    You must be aware of the potential for taxation when you are planning your estate. There is a federal estate tax in place, and it can significantly erode the financial legacy that you are leaving behind. At the present time, the maximum rate…
Rank this Week: 3981

MN Bankruptcy Blog

MN Bankruptcy Blog

Covers Minnesota bankruptcy topics, including Chapter 7, Chapter 13, assets, and the filing process. By David J. Kelly.

http://mn-bankruptcy.com/blog/
  • Jul 2

    No Inflation in Housing, Home Furnishings or Car Costs Since 2012?

    No Inflation in Housing, Home Furnishings or Car Costs Since 2012?
    Every two years as long as I can remember the Minnesota exemptions were increased.  But guess what, this year – 2014 – the Minnesota Department of Commerce has announced that there will be no increase in the Minnesota State…
  • Jun 28

    What if You Have a Rental Property and Need to File Bankruptcy?

    What if You Have a Rental Property and Need to File Bankruptcy?
    Here’s a video I posted at YouTube where I comment about how rental properties should be dealt with in a personal bankruptcy.  I talk primarily about Chapter 7 personal bankruptcy, but I also get into Chapter 13 bankruptcy to some…
  • Jun 18

    Hope you like the New Look of my Web Site

    Hope you like the New Look of my Web Site
    Well, it took about three weeks to complete, but I think I now have all the pages on my web site converted to the new design.  I have tried to make the pages look brighter and more optimistic in color scheme and tone, and easier to read.…
Rank this Week: 3455

Nonprofit and Exempt Organization…

Nonprofit and Exempt Organization Blog

Focused on nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations, with an emphasis on federal tax and Minnesota nonprofit legal issues. By Robertson Law Office.

http://www.robertsonlawofficellc.com/Blog/
  • Jun 24

    Update on Proposed 501(c)(4) Regulation

    Update on Proposed 501(c)(4) Regulation
    In November of 2013, the IRS and the Department of the Treasury issued proposed guidance regarding qualification for tax-exempt status as a social welfare organization under §501(c)(4).  The guidance prompted uproar from almost…
  • Jun 10

    The Form 1023-EZ is coming.....

    The Form 1023-EZ is coming.....
    As many folks know, the IRS is VERY behind on processing applications for tax-exempt status.  I have written about this issue in the past (here and here) and would definitely like to see some improvement.  At the end of March, the…
  • Mar 26

    A Primer on the Tax Treatment of Cryptocurrencies for Nonprofit

    A Primer on the Tax Treatment of Cryptocurrencies for Nonprofit
    This week, the IRS released Notice 2014-21 regarding the treatment of Bitcoin and other similar cryptographic currencies (“cryptocurrencies”).  The increased popularity of using cryptocurrencies to pay for goods or services…
Rank this Week: 3326

Minnesota Workers Compensation…

Minnesota Workers Compensation Secrets from a Former Insurance Company Attorney

Discusses Minnesota workers compensation benefit issues, including wage loss, notice of intent to discontinue, rehabilitation and permanent partial disability. By Thomas Atkinson.

http://mnworkcompsecrets.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 9

    Your PTSD May Be Considered A Work Related Injury In Minnesota Beginning October 1, 2013.

    Your PTSD May Be Considered A Work Related Injury In Minnesota Beginning October 1, 2013.
    For years, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) was NOT a compensable or payable workers compensation claim in Minnesota even where all parties agreed the condition was related to a work injury.  This changed effective October 1, 2013…
  • May 28

    Planning To Reject A Light Duty Job Offer After A Minnesota Workers Compensation Injury?

    Planning To Reject A Light Duty Job Offer After A Minnesota Workers Compensation Injury?
    No so fast.  If you have sustained a Minnesota Workers Compensation injury and your doctor provides you with work restrictions, an employer may offer you a light duty job until you reach maximum medical improvement and it's determined…
  • Apr 29

    Minnesota Workers Compnsation Secrets From An Expert.

    Minnesota Workers Compnsation Secrets From An Expert.
    You have sustained a Minnesota work related injury.  You may live in St. Paul, Minneapolis, Duluth, Worthington, International Falls or perhaps you don't even live in Minnesota.  Our lawyers have handled thousands of workers…
Rank this Week: 4123

Minneapolis Criminal Law News

Minneapolis Criminal Law News

Covers Minnesota criminal law topics. By Thomas Gallagher.

http://minneapoliscriminallawyer.liberty-lawyer.com
Rank this Week: 4281

Behind the Eighth

Behind the Eighth

Review of news and notable decisions affecting federal criminal practice in the Eighth Circuit. By Murray Law LLC.

http://mlawllc.com/blogs/
  • Mar 27

    Eighth Circuit Affirms Denial of Safety Valve and Imposition of Ten-Year Sentence

    Eighth Circuit Affirms Denial of Safety Valve and Imposition of Ten-Year Sentence
    It is unlikely that today Alfonso Vega Diaz would face a mandatory minimum sentence under A.G. Holder’s new drug charging policy (no violence, weapons, minors, serious injury or death; not an organizer, leader or supervisor; no…
  • Mar 27

    Eighth Circuit Rejects Cross-Section Jury Challenge

    Eighth Circuit Rejects Cross-Section Jury Challenge
    In those increasingly rare cases that go to trial, the defendant is entitled to a jury “selected from a fair cross-section of the community.”  Defendants like Carlous Horton can be surprised to learn that this doesn’t…
  • Mar 23

    Eighth Circuit Affirms Sentences Based on Uncontested Facts in the PSR

    Eighth Circuit Affirms Sentences Based on Uncontested Facts in the PSR
    How must a defendant effectively object to facts in the presentence report (PSR)? With “specificity and clarity,” the Eighth Circuit repeats in United States v. Pepper, issued on March 20, 2014 (published), so as “to put the…
Rank this Week: 3918

Behind the Eighth

Behind the Eighth

News and Cases of Note Affecting Eighth Circuit Criminal Practice. By JaneAnne Murray.

http://behindthe8th.com/
  • Mar 27

    Eighth Circuit Affirms Denial of Safety Valve and Imposition of Ten-Year Sentence

    Eighth Circuit Affirms Denial of Safety Valve and Imposition of Ten-Year Sentence
    It is unlikely that today Alfonso Vega Diaz would face a mandatory minimum sentence under A.G. Holder’s new drug charging policy (no violence, weapons, minors, serious injury or death; not an organizer, leader or supervisor; no…
  • Mar 27

    Eighth Circuit Rejects Cross-Section Jury Challenge

    Eighth Circuit Rejects Cross-Section Jury Challenge
    In those increasingly rare cases that go to trial, the defendant is entitled to a jury “selected from a fair cross-section of the community.”  Defendants like Carlous Horton can be surprised to learn that this doesn’t…
  • Mar 23

    Eighth Circuit Affirms Sentences Based on Uncontested Facts in the PSR

    Eighth Circuit Affirms Sentences Based on Uncontested Facts in the PSR
    How must a defendant effectively object to facts in the presentence report (PSR)? With “specificity and clarity,” the Eighth Circuit repeats in United States v. Pepper, issued on March 20, 2014 (published), so as “to put the…
Rank this Week: 3736

Milavetzlaw Blog

Milavetzlaw Blog

Covers personal injury and bankruptcy law. By Milavetz, Gallop & Milavetz, P.A.

http://www.milavetzlaw.com/blog
  • Mar 19

    Serious Erosion Events Associated with St. Jude Amplatzer Atrial Septal Occluder

    Serious Erosion Events Associated with St. Jude Amplatzer Atrial Septal Occluder
    What Is An Amplatzer Septal Occluder?An Amplatzer Atrial Septal Occluder (ASO) is a cardiac implant device used in children and adults to treat an abnormal hole between the upper left and right chambers (atria) of the heart, known as an…
  • Mar 10

    What Should I do if My Injury is Work Related?

    What Should I do if My Injury is Work Related?
    From the Workers’ Comp Attorneys at Milavetz, Gallop & Milavetz, P.A.
  • Mar 3

    5 Tips for a Stress-Free Tax Season

    5 Tips for a Stress-Free Tax Season
    Each year, tax season presents the same set of tasks and deadlines.  There are quite a few things to examine, and they all require immense focus.  One small mistake could cost you if you’re not careful.   
Rank this Week: 3526

Minnesota Family Law Blog

Minnesota Family Law Blog

Covers family law issues and events in Minnesota. By Heimerl & Lammers.

http://www.minnesotafamilylawblog.com/
  • Feb 24

    Shared Parenting Rulings on the Rise in the US

    Shared Parenting Rulings on the Rise in the US
    An increasing amount of states are shifting towards a shared parenting presumption in family law cases, as proponents believe children are better served if they can spend equal time with both parents. “The best interest of the child or…
  • Jan 31

    Inactive Status Allows Minnesota Couples To Reconsider Divorce

    Inactive Status Allows Minnesota Couples To Reconsider Divorce
    No two divorces are the same. Some are amicable, while others are a little testier. Sometimes a person files for divorce after months of evaluation, other times it occurs in a quick moment of clarity.  However a couple comes to the…
  • Jan 17

    The Worst Piece of Divorce Advice

    The Worst Piece of Divorce Advice
    A recent Huffington Post article outlined the top 11 worst pieces of marriage advice. One piece of advice in particular relates to divorce as well. That piece of “bad advice” is that “you can always get divorced.”…
Rank this Week: 3287

Minnesota Social Security…

Minnesota Social Security Disability Secrets

Discusses social security disability benefits for injured and disabled Minnesotans. By Thomas Atkinson.

http://mnsocialsecuritydisabilitysecrets.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 11

    Can I Collect Minnesota Workers Compensation AND Social Security Disability?

    Can I Collect Minnesota Workers Compensation AND Social Security Disability?
    YES you can depending upon why you received workers compensation benefits and why you were awarded social security disability benefits.  We frequently have clients with workers compensation injuries who later qualify for social security…
  • Feb 19

    How Do I Testify At My Social Security Disability Hearing?

    How Do I Testify At My Social Security Disability Hearing?
    In short; truthfully!  This is probably your last chance to convince a office of disability and review (ODAR) judge that you are able to perform sustained gainful employment.  This is not the time to be too proud or boastful due to…
  • Aug 15

    How Long Must I Wait For My Social Security Disability Decision?

    How Long Must I Wait For My Social Security Disability Decision?
    In 95% of all social security disability claims, benefits can be awarded in one of three phases of the application process; Initial Application, Reconsideration or ODAR (Office of Decision And Revie
Rank this Week: 4124

Always Family Center

Always Family Center

Covers Minnesota family conflict and divorce issues. By Carl Arnold.

http://alwaysfamilycenter.com
Rank this Week: 4426

Kans Law Firm

Kans Law Firm

Covers Minnesota criminal law.

http://www.kanslaw.com/blog
  • Sep 27

    Minnesota Teen’s DWI Highlights State’s Underage Drunk Driving Law

    Minnesota Teen’s DWI Highlights State’s Underage Drunk Driving Law
    This past weekend an 18-year-old in Northfield, MN was arrested after police spotted him driving erratically down the street. Officers say they watched as a car, which was later discovered to have been stolen, swerved in and out of its lane…
  • Sep 22

    Canadian Impaired Driving Measure Receives Serious Attention South Of The Border

    Canadian Impaired Driving Measure Receives Serious Attention South Of The Border
    A recent PBS report dealt with a surprisingly effective drunk driving law in British Columbia that has managed to cut the number of drunk driving traffic fatalities nearly in half in only two years. The report discussed how one little…
  • Sep 11

    Federal Government Attempts To Shine Light On Dark Corners Of Internet

    Federal Government Attempts To Shine Light On Dark Corners Of Internet
    A hotel employee in Charleston, SC made news recently after the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration seized $814.22 worth of his assets. What’s so amazing about $814.22? The seizure has garnered attention because of the form those…
Rank this Week: 4340

Minnesota Criminal Law Blog

Minnesota Criminal Law Blog

Covers news and case law relating to criminal law and DWI issues. By Kans Law Firm, LLC.

http://www.kanslaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 27

    Minnesota Teen’s DWI Highlights State’s Underage Drunk Driving Law

    Minnesota Teen’s DWI Highlights State’s Underage Drunk Driving Law
    This past weekend an 18-year-old in Northfield, MN was arrested after police spotted him driving erratically down the street. Officers say they watched as a car, which was later discovered to have been stolen, swerved in and out of its lane…
  • Sep 22

    Canadian Impaired Driving Measure Receives Serious Attention South Of The Border

    Canadian Impaired Driving Measure Receives Serious Attention South Of The Border
    A recent PBS report dealt with a surprisingly effective drunk driving law in British Columbia that has managed to cut the number of drunk driving traffic fatalities nearly in half in only two years. The report discussed how one little…
  • Sep 11

    Federal Government Attempts To Shine Light On Dark Corners Of Internet

    Federal Government Attempts To Shine Light On Dark Corners Of Internet
    A hotel employee in Charleston, SC made news recently after the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration seized $814.22 worth of his assets. What’s so amazing about $814.22? The seizure has garnered attention because of the form those…
Rank this Week: 3369

Solo in Minneapolis

Solo in Minneapolis

Covers practicing law as a solo attorney in Minneapolis, Minnesota. By Joe Flanders.

http://www.soloinminneapolis.com/
  • Jul 23

    Starting a Law firm – You Can Do It. Seriously.

    Starting a Law firm – You Can Do It. Seriously.
    I was going over my various blogs and I thought I would visit my first one – this one.  It has been a couple years since I started this blog to serve as my outlet while I moved from a law firm job, to taking the bar exam in another…
  • Dec 4

    Starting Law Firm | I’m still here

    Starting Law Firm | I’m still here
    I am about eight months into starting a law firm.  I don’t know if I have “made it” yet but I can tell you that the absolute terror and nervousness is gone.  I almost feel like this is my real “career”…
  • Jun 20

    Rural Lawyer v. Big City Lawyer

    Rural Lawyer v. Big City Lawyer
    I’m struggling a bit with my practice area focus.  No, not my legal practice area, my firm location area.
Rank this Week: 4734

Minnesota Lawyer Blog

Minnesota Lawyer Blog

Minnesota Lawyer Magazine's Blog, featuring Minnesota Legal News.

http://minnlawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    Is due process what looks bad?

    Is due process what looks bad?
    Those of you who are following news of judicial elections in other states may be interested to know that the U.S. Supreme Court last Friday accepted certiorari in the case of Caperton v. A.T. Massey Coal Company, which I discussed here. The…
  • Nov 21

    Looking for a few (really) good attorney

    Looking for a few (really) good attorney
    Minnesota Lawyer is currently soliciting nominations for its annual "Attorneys of the Year" award. If you know of someone who had a really good year (or did a lot of good this year, for that matter), let us know about it. Click here for more…
  • Nov 21

    Civil right to counsel a hot topic in today's economy

    Civil right to counsel a hot topic in today's economy
    I attended a CLE yesterday where a Hennepin County judicial law clerk discussed the fact that more and more parties are choosing to represent themselves in court proceedings.
Rank this Week: 4809