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Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Mar 27

    A Disclaimer for Disclaimers at the USPTO

    A Disclaimer for Disclaimers at the USPTO
    You know that feeling when you’ve nearly crossed the finish line? You have done the work, put in the time, and the only step left is to run through the tape. There can be similar moments with trademark applications, too. Admittedly, it…
  • Mar 26

    Blurred Right

    Blurred Right
    You may, like me and hundreds of others, have had the “Blurred Lines” verses: “I know you want it, You’re a good girl, You’re far from plastic, Talk about getting blasted, I hate these blurred lines,” stuck…
  • Mar 25

    Is the TTAB falling?

    Is the TTAB falling?
    A commonly used forum to resolve trademark registration issues, which also commonly resulted in negotiated settlements over the use of mark, may no longer be so common. Today, the United States Supreme Court issued its heavily anticipated…
Rank this Week: 42

Family-In-Law

Family-In-Law

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

http://family-in-law.com/
  • Mar 27

    “You are Entitled to Nothing” or How House of Cards Makes Us Rethink Alimony

    “You are Entitled to Nothing” or How House of Cards Makes Us Rethink Alimony
    It’s a fortunate confluence of events when my Netflix viewing neatly aligns with my legal blogging–something like bacon and chocolate (see my prior efforts here). It doesn’t happen often, ... The post…
  • Mar 13

    Trash the Prenup. Try a Marriage Plan.

    Trash the Prenup. Try a Marriage Plan.
    No one likes prenups. And it’s not difficult to understand why. I could offer my own list of reasons, but I doubt I’d do a better job ... The post Trash the Prenup. Try a Marriage Plan. appeared first on Family-In-Law.
  • Mar 4

    What’s Wrong with Minnesota’s Proposed Cooperative Private Divorce Program

    What’s Wrong with Minnesota’s Proposed Cooperative Private Divorce Program
    Blogging on family law isn’t for the weak of heart. Just as I’m recovering from my marathon post on the six bills slated to rewrite our child ... The post What’s Wrong with Minnesota’s Proposed Cooperative…
Rank this Week: 1505

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.germanlawgroup.com/
  • Mar 27

    Free Report: Why Would I Want a Revocable Living Trust in North Dakota

    Free Report: Why Would I Want a Revocable Living Trust in North Dakota
    You may assume that trusts are only of value to people who are extremely wealthy. While it is true that wealthy people do use certain types of trusts, there is a trust “for the rest of us” called a revocable living trust. Topics…
  • Mar 26

    Why Would Someone Avoid Probate?

    Why Would Someone Avoid Probate?
    Before we explain why someone may want to avoid probate, we should provide a basic explanation of the process itself. Probate by definition is official proving of a will or determining it’s validity. The probate court will supervise the…
  • Mar 24

    Free Report: Should I Have a Durable Power of Attorney in North Dakota

    Free Report: Should I Have a Durable Power of Attorney in North Dakota
    The “durable” designation is significant. A standard power of attorney that is not durable would not remain in effect if the grantor of the power was to become incapacitated at some point in time. Topics covered in this report…
Rank this Week: 3208

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/
  • Mar 26

    Minnesota Driver and Passenger Both Earn DUI

    Minnesota Driver and Passenger Both Earn DUI
    A driver and a passenger in Lino Lakes both earned DUIs last month after trying to pull the old driver switcheroo. According to the police report, a gas station employee phoned authorities after witnessing a vehicle sideswipe a poll and hit a…
  • Mar 25

    Are March Madness Pools Legal?

    Are March Madness Pools Legal?
    If you’re like most red-blooded Americans, you filled out a bracket for the NCAA tournament. Maybe you just like to fill a bracket out for fun, but odds are you’re in a pool with friends or co-workers that has a little bit of…
  • Mar 24

    Mankato Pair Butt Dial Police During Robbery

    Mankato Pair Butt Dial Police During Robbery
    A pair of would-be robbers tipped police off to their activities last Thursday when one of them accidentally butt dialed the cops mid-heist. According to the police report, a 911 dispatcher in Blue Earth County received a call from a cell…
Rank this Week: 677

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law…

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law Blog

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

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • Mar 26

    Minnesota Driver and Passenger Both Earn DUI

    Minnesota Driver and Passenger Both Earn DUI
    A driver and a passenger in Lino Lakes both earned DUIs last month after trying to pull the old driver switcheroo. According to the police report, a gas station employee phoned authorities after witnessing a vehicle sideswipe a poll and hit a…
  • Mar 25

    Are March Madness Pools Legal?

    Are March Madness Pools Legal?
    If you’re like most red-blooded Americans, you filled out a bracket for the NCAA tournament. Maybe you just like to fill a bracket out for fun, but odds are you’re in a pool with friends or co-workers that has a little bit of…
  • Mar 24

    Mankato Pair Butt Dial Police During Robbery

    Mankato Pair Butt Dial Police During Robbery
    A pair of would-be robbers tipped police off to their activities last Thursday when one of them accidentally butt dialed the cops mid-heist. According to the police report, a 911 dispatcher in Blue Earth County received a call from a cell…
Rank this Week: 1040

Ramsey County Law Library Blog

Ramsey County Law Library Blog

Provides information and commentary for local legal professionals and lay persons on local legal news, neighborhood happenings, self-help resources, information about our collection materials, and other other legal tools and resources

http://ramseylawlibrary.org/
  • Mar 25

    Breaking into the Glass Box (Women as Jurors)

    Breaking into the Glass Box (Women as Jurors)
    Women’s History Month is drawing to an end, and besides celebrating women’s establishment as judges, we should also remember that women serving as jurors was not always a given. Minnesota eliminated all legislative gender…
  • Mar 18

    Legislative Focus on the Family

    Legislative Focus on the Family
    Family law is having its day in the current session of the Minnesota Legislature. To start, a bill that would have drastically changed divorce proceedings by allowing couples to end marriages outside the court captured…
  • Mar 11

    Laws in Translation

    Laws in Translation
    As Minnesota becomes more complex and diverse, administration of justice requires that people have access to language-appropriate legal resources. For instance, Minnesota law provides that court interpreters be appointed for persons…
Rank this Week: 3043

Minneapolis Criminal Law News

Minneapolis Criminal Law News

Covers Minnesota criminal law topics. By Thomas Gallagher.

http://minneapoliscriminallawyer.liberty-lawyer.com
Rank this Week: 827

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/
Rank this Week: 1695

Kans Law Firm, LLC Blog

Kans Law Firm, LLC Blog

Discusses alcohol-related crimes and their defenses with a concentration on Minnesota.

http://www.dwiminneapolislawyer.com/blog/
  • Mar 23

    Six Benefits of the Ignition Interlock Device

    Six Benefits of the Ignition Interlock Device
    An ignition interlock device or IID is a breath-testing device that a driver needs to blow into before starting a vehicle. If the BAC reading exceeds a pre-determined level, then the vehicle will not start. While many are under the impression…
  • Mar 19

    Will Lasers Soon Be Used to Detect Drunk Drivers on Roads?

    Will Lasers Soon Be Used to Detect Drunk Drivers on Roads?
    In order to detect drunk drivers on the road, police officers first observe for signs of erratic driving behavior, such as failing to stop, swerving, speeding, or even driving too slowly. Once the vehicle is stopped, an officer then conducts…
  • Mar 13

    Operating an Aircraft While Intoxicated

    Operating an Aircraft While Intoxicated
    Operating, flying, or piloting an aircraft under the influence of alcohol or drugs is not only an illegal activity, but is also a very dangerous one. Being a pilot is a great responsibility, as pilots are primarily responsible for the lives…
Rank this Week: 2980

epilawg

epilawg

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

http://epilawg.com/
  • Mar 23

    How to Collect Your Final Wage

    How to Collect Your Final Wage
    Collecting Final Wages from Your Employer Most of us don’t work for free. If your employer hasn’t paid you all of the wages you’ve earned, then that’s exactly what you’d be doing. What follows is […]How to…
  • Mar 19

    Painless Probate: Closing Informally

    Painless Probate: Closing Informally
    I really don’t know how probate got such a bad reputation, but in my experience it isn’t that bad. As other contributors to Epilawg have noted (see for example: Estate Planning Myth #6: I Must […]Painless Probate: Closing…
  • Mar 12

    Postnuptial Agreement

    Postnuptial Agreement
    We’ve written before about prenuptial agreements (“prenups”), which are agreements entered into by a couple before marriage that most often outline the ownership and division of property should a marriage end either by…
Rank this Week: 1072

Minnesota Labor & Employment Law…

Minnesota Labor & Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.minnesotalaboremploymentlawblog.com/
  • Mar 20

    8th Circuit Rejects Trio of ADA case

    8th Circuit Rejects Trio of ADA case
    The ADA makes it unlawful for a covered employer to discriminate against any qualified individual on the basis of a disability.  In E.E.O.C. v. Product Fabricator, Inc., 763 F.3d 963 (8th Cir. 2014) the Equal Employment Opportunity…
  • Mar 2

    NBC Talent Trouble or “Employees Behaving Badly”

    NBC Talent Trouble or “Employees Behaving Badly”
    The recent Brian Williams debacle is the third major employee melt-down for NBC in the last 18 months.  NBC’s talent trouble started with the 2013 Today Show debacle and the bullying of Ann Curry by her fellow Today Show producers…
  • Feb 24

    At-Will Fire Chiefs Had No Property Interest in Their Job

    At-Will Fire Chiefs Had No Property Interest in Their Job
    Three Fire Chiefs in Crews v. Monarch Fire Protection District, 771 F.3d 1085 (8th Cir. 2014) challenged their terminations from employment, claiming procedural due process violations and defamation.  The three Fire Chiefs were…
Rank this Week: 2368

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/
  • Mar 19

    Destroying the dreams of children.

    Destroying the dreams of children.
    Slate has an article today entitled "New Hampshire Legislators Kill Fourth Graders' Bill, Dreams In Front of Them."  The story concerns how fourth grade students from Hampton Falls, New Hampshire had proposed a bill making the Red Tail…
  • Mar 10

    Is Oklahoma ok?

    Is Oklahoma ok?
    The Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter at the University of Oklahoma was shut down this week after a video of members of the fraternity chanting racial slurs hit the Internet.  CNN's story about the incident is here.The CNN story has a number…
  • Feb 26

    Bad at math

    Bad at math
    I have a friend who is a cement mason by trade. Like many construction jobs, in order to be a good cement mason you need to be competent at math. Since I am somewhat math challenged, my friend refers to my mathematical errors as "history…
Rank this Week: 1273

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

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

http://www.mndwidefenseblog.com/
  • Mar 17

    How Easy It Is To Make A DWI Arrest

    How Easy It Is To Make A DWI Arrest
    Hopefully, yesterday's post about the lesser-known but equally serious crime of driving while taking medication as prescribed (let's abbreviate that "DWP" for driving while prescribed) caught your attention. As law-abiding drivers who take…
  • Mar 17

    Medication Contraindication: Driving in Minnesota

    Medication Contraindication: Driving in Minnesota
    Medication Contraindication: Driving in Minnesota Do you take prescription medication? Approximately 70% of Americans do. If your medication is classified as Schedule I or Schedule II—Adderall, Ambien, Codeine, or Klonopin, for…
  • Mar 16

    Minnesota Supreme Court Denies Rehearing in Bernard Case

    Minnesota Supreme Court Denies Rehearing in Bernard Case
    Today, the Minnesota Supreme Court formally denied the "petition for rehearing" filed in on February 18, 2015, in the case of State v. Bernard, where the Minnesota Supreme Court decided that DWI breath tests are "searches incident to…
Rank this Week: 2485

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/
  • Mar 17

    How Easy It Is To Make A DWI Arrest

    How Easy It Is To Make A DWI Arrest
    Hopefully, yesterday's post about the lesser-known but equally serious crime of driving while taking medication as prescribed (let's abbreviate that "DWP" for driving while prescribed) caught your attention. As law-abiding drivers who take…
  • Mar 17

    Medication Contraindication: Driving in Minnesota

    Medication Contraindication: Driving in Minnesota
    Medication Contraindication: Driving in Minnesota Do you take prescription medication? Approximately 70% of Americans do. If your medication is classified as Schedule I or Schedule II—Adderall, Ambien, Codeine, or Klonopin, for…
  • Mar 16

    Minnesota Supreme Court Denies Rehearing in Bernard Case

    Minnesota Supreme Court Denies Rehearing in Bernard Case
    Today, the Minnesota Supreme Court formally denied the "petition for rehearing" filed in on February 18, 2015, in the case of State v. Bernard, where the Minnesota Supreme Court decided that DWI breath tests are "searches incident to…
Rank this Week: 4743

Pendleton Judicial Training…

Pendleton Judicial Training Updates

The official repository of the "Minnesota Judicial Training Updates," which provides judicial tips for judges and attorneys.

http://www.PendletonUpdates.com
Rank this Week: 2984

The D.U.I. Blog

The D.U.I. Blog

Covers criminal court cases including D.U.I., drug law, assaults and other issues. By Joel Heiligman.

http://www.joelheiligmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 6

    Florida Drivers Fight Sobriety Checkpoints with ‘DUI Flyer’

    Florida Drivers Fight Sobriety Checkpoints with ‘DUI Flyer’
    Sobriety checkpoints have always been controversial with questions as to whether or not they constitute unfair search and seizure usually at the forefront of the debate. Now, many drivers in the state of Florida are standing up to them in a…
  • Feb 6

    Minnesota DPS Reveals Top Drunk Driving Counties; Super Bowl Arrests Decrease

    Minnesota DPS Reveals Top Drunk Driving Counties; Super Bowl Arrests Decrease
    Leading up to the Super Bowl, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety revealed an infographic on Facebook showcasing what it considers to be state’s top 25 dangerous drunk driving counties – all areas state authorities carried…
  • Jan 12

    New MN Expungement Law Goes Into Effect, Adds Hope of Second Chance

    New MN Expungement Law Goes Into Effect, Adds Hope of Second Chance
    A new year means new chances for those with previous convictions in Minnesota. On January 1st, a state law went into effect allowing people with misdemeanors and some felonies to petition a judge to determine whether or not they can have…
Rank this Week: 2940

Aviation Law Discussions

Aviation Law Discussions

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

http://www.aerolegalservices.com/AviationLawDiscussions.shtml
  • Mar 6

    DOT Revises First Half 2015 SIFL Rate

    DOT Revises First Half 2015 SIFL Rate
    The U.S. Department of Transportation has revised the Standard Industry Fare Level (SIFL) rates for the six-month period from January 1, 2015 to June 30, 2015. These rates are needed in order to apply the IRS's aircraft valuation formula to…
  • Jan 6

    Safety Pilot Questions Answered

    Safety Pilot Questions Answered
    If you are looking to build time, or if you are simply looking for an excuse to fly more and maybe share some of the expense, one way to do that is to act as a safety pilot for another pilot in simulated instrument conditions. But with the…
  • Dec 2

    Should You Buy Replacement Aircraft Identification Plates on the Internet?

    Should You Buy Replacement Aircraft Identification Plates on the Internet?
    These days, when I want to buy something, aviation related or otherwise, usually the first place I look is the internet. It is amazing what you can find and buy from the convenience of your computer. However, what happens is you need a…
Rank this Week: 1652

Milavetzlaw Blog

Milavetzlaw Blog

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

http://www.milavetzlaw.com/blog
  • Mar 4

    Barbara Nevin attends Levaquin/Cipro/Avelox Conference

    Barbara Nevin attends Levaquin/Cipro/Avelox Conference
    In February I attended a national trial lawyers conference in California, and participated in an important meeting with other lawyers regarding Levaquin, Avelox and Cipro.I understand that some patients who were prescribed Cipro, Levaquin and…
  • Nov 7

    Stryker to pay at least $1.43 billion settlement for faulty hip

    Stryker to pay at least $1.43 billion settlement for faulty hip
    The voluntary recall for Stryker’s ABG II Modular and the Rejuvenate Modular hip replacement system began in 2012. A settlement has now been reached November of 2014, but claimants must register their claim by December 14, 2014 to…
  • Nov 5

    Don’t Underestimate Law Enforcement; Police Officers Know You Are Texting!

    Don’t Underestimate Law Enforcement; Police Officers Know You Are Texting!
    Minnesota’s no-texting law states it is illegal for drivers to read, create or send texts, e-mails or access the internet when a vehicle is in motion, part of traffic, or at a stop sign, stop light or stopped in traffic. Yet last year…
Rank this Week: 2845

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/
  • Mar 2

    Federal Tax Exemption and Sports Organization

    Federal Tax Exemption and Sports Organization
    Almost everyone intersects at some point in their life with a nonprofit organization that provides access to opportunities for children or adults to learn and play sports.  As many folks may be aware due to recent media coverage, even…
  • Feb 3

    Campaign Finance Board Dismisses ALEC Complaint

    Campaign Finance Board Dismisses ALEC Complaint
    Today the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board (MNCFPDB) released its findings of the investigation into ALEC, based on a 2012 complaint.
  • Nov 26

    1st Annual Robertson Law Office Santa Lawyer Contest

    1st Annual Robertson Law Office Santa Lawyer Contest
    Instead of sending out holiday cards, I prefer to give a contribution in honor of my clients to a local organization.  Last year, I chose that organization myself – this year, you get to help me!  Beginning on December 1st, I…
Rank this Week: 1879

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/
  • Feb 24

    Bankruptcy is Legal – But is it Moral?

    Bankruptcy is Legal – But is it Moral?
    I usually don’t give much thought to the question of whether filing a bankruptcy is the moral or ethical thing for a person to do.  I decided a long time ago that it  is, at least for my clients in the kind of cases that I…
  • Jan 9

    “Thank you” Recently Received from Client after Bankruptcy Discharge

    “Thank you” Recently Received from Client after Bankruptcy Discharge
    During the holidays several of my clients received their bankruptcy discharge.  The discharge is a court order which states that the Debtor is no longer legally obligated to repay most if not all of  his or her debts.  In most…
  • Nov 20

    Questions Your Bankruptcy Trustee will Ask at the Meeting of Creditor

    Questions Your Bankruptcy Trustee will Ask at the Meeting of Creditor
    In most of my discussions with clients, the focus is on getting the bankruptcy petition filed.  Sometimes I am surprised to be asked by a client whether he or she will have to go to court.  This question always surprises me, because…
Rank this Week: 3200

Legal Muse

Legal Muse

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

http://legal-muse.com/
  • Feb 23

    Tee-shirt Slogan

    Tee-shirt Slogan
    I have a great idea for a tee-shirt – can I register it as a trademark??? Short answer – probably not.  The main issue with whether a slogan or word  operates as trademark is how it is used.   This is ……
  • Feb 20

    You Own Devices Act proposed

    You Own Devices Act proposed
    You Own Devices Act Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-TX) recently reintroduced to committee H.R.862, You Own Devices Act (YODA), to amend title 17, United States Code.  If enacted, the bill will provide that the first sale…
  • Feb 5

    Copyright Office Releases Comprehensive Music Licensing Study

    Copyright Office Releases Comprehensive Music Licensing Study
    LOC NewsNet Issue 567 February 5, 2015 Copyright Office Releases Comprehensive Music Licensing Study The U.S. Copyright Office has released a comprehensive study, “Copyright and the Music Marketplace,” detailing the aging music…
Rank this Week: 1000

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/
  • Feb 16

    Looking for a legal/administrative assistant

    Looking for a legal/administrative assistant
    Friedman Iverson is a boutique law firm serving consumers and creatives. We’re looking for an administrative/legal assistant to support our law firm’s day to day operations, with an emphasis on our bankruptcy practice.…
  • Nov 5

    “As is” isn’t a license to rip you off on a used car

    “As is” isn’t a license to rip you off on a used car
    We get a lot of calls from people who have unknowingly bought cars from dealers with serious defects. Generally, when a car is sold it comes with an “implied warranty” that the car will be fit to drive. But when a consumer lets…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2049

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/
  • Feb 4

    Minnesota Divorce Basics: Jurisdiction and Venue

    Minnesota Divorce Basics: Jurisdiction and Venue
    Jurisdiction and venue are two issues that serve as an undercurrent to Minnesota divorce and family law cases. While not typically a “front and center” problem, it is important to recognize that the outcome of your case can…
  • Jan 30

    Parenting Time in Minnesota: Legislative Changes Make Equal Time Easier

    Parenting Time in Minnesota: Legislative Changes Make Equal Time Easier
    Equal access schedules with children have become easier to achieve, following amendments to Minnesota’s parenting time modification statute. Pursuant to caselaw, a parent who sought to achieve a 50/50 parenting time schedule, following…
  • Jan 4

    Methods For Resolving Spousal Maintenance Claims In Minnesota

    Methods For Resolving Spousal Maintenance Claims In Minnesota
    Spousal maintenance (often referred to as “alimony”) involves one party to a divorce paying the other to assist them with routine household expenses following the dissolution of the marriage. The law in this area is extremely…
Rank this Week: 581

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/
Rank this Week: 3466

Minnesota Divorce Blog

Minnesota Divorce Blog

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

http://mankatofamilylaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 21

    Divorce vs. Legal Separation In Minnesota

    Divorce vs. Legal Separation In Minnesota
    UPDATE: 1-21-2015 This is such a common question I thought I would start out the blog by answering it!  My standard quip is as a divorce lawyer I love legal separations because we get to do the same case twice (and charge accordingly!).…
  • Jan 20

    Taxes and Divorce

    Taxes and Divorce
    Taxes and Divorce in Minnesota: a Few Common Questions & Answers One of failings that us divorce lawyers have is that we usually focus on family law instead of on tax law.  In fact, many divorce lawyers actually put a bold…
  • Jan 9

    Effects of Divorce On Children

    Effects of Divorce On Children
    The Parents Get A Divorce, the Kids Get…?? Effects of divorce on children If you’re one of the approximately 10 percent of Minnesotans who have been divorced at some point, you know, from personal experience, what the effects of…
Rank this Week: 664

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/
  • Jan 14

    Irretrievable Breakdown of the Marriage

    Irretrievable Breakdown of the Marriage
    When petitioning for a divorce in Minnesota, the requesting party must assert under oath that there has been an “irretrievable breakdown of the marriage.”  That is to say, the marriage cannot be saved. There is no need for…
  • Dec 10

    Possible Legislative Change to Statutory Income Expectation

    Possible Legislative Change to Statutory Income Expectation
    The current child support statute authorizes the family court to impose upon parents an income threshold. That is, if the parent is able to work, the court may impute income to that parent in the amount of 150% of minimum wage, assuming 40…
  • Oct 12

    Moving the Children Within the State

    Moving the Children Within the State
    Previous posts have addressed the issue of moving minor children outside of Minnesota, which requires either the consent of the other parent or permission of the family court.  That rule suggests that a parent residing with children in…
Rank this Week: 927

Always Family Center

Always Family Center

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

http://alwaysfamilycenter.com
  • Nov 26

    Daisy Camp schedule for end of 2014 and into 2015

    Daisy Camp schedule for end of 2014 and into 2015
    I have an update on Daisy Camp to share.  See below! We have our 2015 calendar of events ready to go (click here for schedule).  We are still adding more events. Our last event for 2014 is on the Financial Nuts ……
  • Oct 22

    Give Your Used Cell Phone to a Good Cause (Survivors of Domestic Violence)

    Give Your Used Cell Phone to a Good Cause (Survivors of Domestic Violence)
    Give Your Used Cell Phone to a Good Cause (Survivors of Domestic Violence) Although I don’t use Verizon for my own cell phone service provider, I recently came across a Verizon wireless page about how you can donate your used ……
  • Jun 12

    Importance of ICWA to Native American children and tribes in the Child Protection court system

    Importance of ICWA to Native American children and tribes in the Child Protection court system
    This is an emotionally powerful and touching, professionally produced video that tells through first-hand experiences the importance and benefits of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). I’ve been involved in sereral ICWA child…
Rank this Week: 838

Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

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

http://www.minnesota-litigator.com/
  • Nov 14

    “A Question of Exceptional Importance”

    “A Question of Exceptional Importance”
    Update (November 14, 2014): Since my earlier post on Bruce Carneil Webster’s case, below (the death penalty case in which Dorsey & Whitney lawyers are fighting for Webster, a mentally retarded man on death row), Webster lost the…
  • Nov 13

    Yet Another Minnesota Attorneys’ Fee Hair Cut: Green v. BMW.

    Yet Another Minnesota Attorneys’ Fee Hair Cut: Green v. BMW.
    Update (November 13, 2014): This endless case might be nearing its end, with the Minnesota Court of Appeals’ dramatic reduction in the trial court’s award of the victorious Plaintiff’s lawyers’ fees. We conclude…
  • Nov 12

    Too Much Sugar is Bad For You (Like Tens of Thousands of Tons for Millions of Dollars)

    Too Much Sugar is Bad For You (Like Tens of Thousands of Tons for Millions of Dollars)
    Update (November 12, 2014): It seems with each filing (as described below) the news gets worse for defendant U.S. Sugar Company in this case, which appears to be about the defendant’s misfortune of buying sugar at historic high prices…
Rank this Week: 127

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/
  • Oct 20

    Reasons to Enter into a Plea Bargain in a Minnesota DWI

    Reasons to Enter into a Plea Bargain in a Minnesota DWI
      Many criminal convictions in Minnesota and across the United States are a result of negotiated pleas. While opting for a plea bargain is sometimes criticized, there are several reasons why defendants, prosecutors, and even judges may…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3286

Kans Law Firm

Kans Law Firm

Covers Minnesota criminal law.

http://www.kanslaw.com/blog
  • Oct 20

    Reasons to Enter into a Plea Bargain in a Minnesota DWI

    Reasons to Enter into a Plea Bargain in a Minnesota DWI
      Many criminal convictions in Minnesota and across the United States are a result of negotiated pleas. While opting for a plea bargain is sometimes criticized, there are several reasons why defendants, prosecutors, and even judges may…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4214

Mottaz Law Blog

Mottaz Law Blog

Covers Minnesota workers' compensation laws.

http://mottazlaw.com/workers-comp-lawyer-blog/
  • Oct 2

    Who Can Get Reimbursed for Transporting an Injured Worker to a Medical Appointment?

    Who Can Get Reimbursed for Transporting an Injured Worker to a Medical Appointment?
    Law Office of Thomas Mottaz work injury lawyers The Minnesota workers’ compensation statute provides for reimbursement of “medical mileage” when the employee travels by car for necessary medical care. Reimbursement of…
  • Oct 1

    Finding the right Minnesota workers’ compensation attorney

    Finding the right Minnesota workers’ compensation attorney
    Law Office of Thomas Mottaz work injury lawyers Another lawyer and I recently had a conversation about how people find attorneys. He was quite surprised to hear how many people used the internet to find an attorney.  He said,…
  • Sep 30

    Do I need a Work Comp Lawyer?

    Do I need a Work Comp Lawyer?
    Law Office of Thomas Mottaz work injury lawyers In most circumstances, you first need to speak with a lawyer to go over the facts of your case to determine whether or not you need to retain a lawyer to represent you.  Our office, offers…
Rank this Week: 3104

Comp Wonk

Comp Wonk

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

http://compwonk.com
  • Oct 1

    Do I need a Work Comp Lawyer?

    Do I need a Work Comp Lawyer?
    In most circumstances, you first need to speak with a lawyer to go over the facts of your case to determine whether or not you need to retain a lawyer to represent you.  Our office, offers a free consultation to all potential clients.…
  • Sep 18

    Should I get a lawyer to sue my employer?

    Should I get a lawyer to sue my employer?
    The reason why I titled this article as I did is that many of the people that I speak with, including employers, feel that if they have a work-related injury that the claim is going directly against the employer.  While the employer is…
  • Sep 3

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
Rank this Week: 1637

Minnesota Law Blog

Minnesota Law Blog

Covers Minnesota criminal law. By Paul Edlund.

http://pauledlundlaw.com/law-blog/
  • Sep 30

    St. Paul Will Pay Police K9 Bite Victim $65,000

    St. Paul Will Pay Police K9 Bite Victim $65,000
    The St. Paul police are tasked with taking a bite out of crime, but a bite by one of their K9 units will take $65,000 out of the city budget. The Saint Paul city council is expected to approve a $65,000 settlement on Wednesday to Kongmeng…
  • Sep 26

    Farmington Adopts Police Body Cameras 

    Farmington Adopts Police Body Cameras 
    What do Duluth, Burnsville, Minneapolis and Farmington have in common? The police departments in all these cities have or are in the process of outfitting their officers with body cameras. Farmington is the latest Minnesota city to equip…
  • Sep 24

    Minneapolis Pays $50,000 Excessive Force Settlement

    Minneapolis Pays $50,000 Excessive Force Settlement
    The city of Minneapolis has agreed to pay a woman $50,000 to settle an outstanding excessive force lawsuit against two local police officers. The excessive force suit was filed by Alicia Joneja, who claimed that two Minneapolis police…
Rank this Week: 4334

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: 4433

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: 2568

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 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…
Rank this Week: 4822

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: 2758

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: 2242

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: 1109

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…
  • 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”…
Rank this Week: 2577

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: 3805

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: 4393

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: 4339

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: 3855

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: 4431