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German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.germanlawgroup.com/
  • Jul 31

    What Is Legacy Planning?

    What Is Legacy Planning?
    What Is Legacy Planning? Legacy planning is a more comprehensive form of estate planning. When you are considering your legacy, the financial aspect is certainly going to come to mind. You must provide for your loved ones, and when you are…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4086

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 31

    New Minnesota Laws Go Into Effect August 1

    New Minnesota Laws Go Into Effect August 1
    Laws passed during the 2014 legislative session set to go into effect tomorrow include a ban on weapons for individuals convicted of domestic assault and increased fines for speeding in construction zones, among others. Quick Overview Below…
  • Jul 30

    Mom Arrested For Letting Child Go To Park…Wait What?

    Mom Arrested For Letting Child Go To Park…Wait What?
    A Florida mom was arrested and charged with felony child neglect for letting her son go to the park by himself. “I’m totally dumbfounded by this whole situation,” said Nicole Gainey, the mother at the center of the case. The…
  • Jul 29

    NBA Player Tucker Arrested for Super Extreme DUI

    NBA Player Tucker Arrested for Super Extreme DUI
    Phoenix Suns small forward P.J. Tucker was so drunk when he got behind the wheel of his Mercedes-Benz on May 10 that he earned a dubious distinction after getting pulled over by one of Arizona’s finest. Tucker was arrested for a…
Rank this Week: 3748

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 31

    New Minnesota Laws Go Into Effect August 1

    New Minnesota Laws Go Into Effect August 1
    Laws passed during the 2014 legislative session set to go into effect tomorrow include a ban on weapons for individuals convicted of domestic assault and increased fines for speeding in construction zones, among others. Quick Overview Below…
  • Jul 30

    Mom Arrested For Letting Child Go To Park…Wait What?

    Mom Arrested For Letting Child Go To Park…Wait What?
    A Florida mom was arrested and charged with felony child neglect for letting her son go to the park by himself. “I’m totally dumbfounded by this whole situation,” said Nicole Gainey, the mother at the center of the case. The…
  • Jul 29

    NBA Player Tucker Arrested for Super Extreme DUI

    NBA Player Tucker Arrested for Super Extreme DUI
    Phoenix Suns small forward P.J. Tucker was so drunk when he got behind the wheel of his Mercedes-Benz on May 10 that he earned a dubious distinction after getting pulled over by one of Arizona’s finest. Tucker was arrested for a…
Rank this Week: 625

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 31

    Minnesota Supreme Court Sets Oral Arguments On Bernard Case

    Minnesota Supreme Court Sets Oral Arguments On Bernard Case
    The Minnesota Supreme Court just scheduled oral arguments in the case of State v. Bernard, where the high court will determine if Minnesota's attempt to make DWI test refusal a crime is (or is not) constitutional. Argument will be on…
  • Jul 28

    "Consent to Search" To Breath Test Case Granted Review in the Wake of Brook

    "Consent to Search" To Breath Test Case Granted Review in the Wake of Brook
      Six months ago the Minnesota Supreme Court issued its decision in State v. Brooks where it instructed every Minnesota court to analyze the “totality of the circumstances” surrounding each and every DWI arrest to determine…
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 2535

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

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

http://www.mndwidefenseblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    Minnesota Supreme Court Sets Oral Arguments On Bernard Case

    Minnesota Supreme Court Sets Oral Arguments On Bernard Case
    The Minnesota Supreme Court just scheduled oral arguments in the case of State v. Bernard, where the high court will determine if Minnesota's attempt to make DWI test refusal a crime is (or is not) constitutional. Argument will be on…
  • Jul 28

    "Consent to Search" To Breath Test Case Granted Review in the Wake of Brook

    "Consent to Search" To Breath Test Case Granted Review in the Wake of Brook
      Six months ago the Minnesota Supreme Court issued its decision in State v. Brooks where it instructed every Minnesota court to analyze the “totality of the circumstances” surrounding each and every DWI arrest to determine…
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 3917

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    A Window into the Future for Apple’s Trade Dress?

    A Window into the Future for Apple’s Trade Dress?
    A few weeks back, Steve discussed Apple’s recent applications to register a trio of non-verbal trademarks, shown below: (Each image links to the corresponding application on file with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office – USPTO).…
  • Jul 30

    The Horror – Bar Exam Software Server Problems Nationwide

    The Horror – Bar Exam Software Server Problems Nationwide
    As if the nation’s bar examinees didn’t have enough to worry about — last night, the company administering the process for any test-taker using his or her laptop to take yesterday’s essay portion of the exam…
  • Jul 29

    Farewell

    Farewell
    There’s a line in my favorite writer Kurt Vonnegut’s Jailbird that goes “‘Hello and goodbye.’ What else is there to say? Our language is much larger than it needs to be.” I didn’t actually say…
Rank this Week: 114

Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

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

http://www.minnesota-litigator.com/
  • Jul 31

    Dogs Days for Hotel Plaintiffs in Minnesota Federal Court…

    Dogs Days for Hotel Plaintiffs in Minnesota Federal Court…
     Update (August 5, 2014): Answering the riddle below, it seems that Carlson, Inc. made a small fortune by starting with a larger fortune, then spending years fighting with and blaming IBM for problems in an attempt to wiggle out of…
  • Jul 31

    Locks Vulnerable To A Simple Hack: Can Buyers Sue Before They’re Burgled?

    Locks Vulnerable To A Simple Hack: Can Buyers Sue Before They’re Burgled?
    Apparently not. United States Court Judge Susan R. Nelson (D. Minn.)  has thrown out a putative class action against a lock manufacturer who, it is alleged, has made and sold a few lock models that are “stupidly simple” to…
  • Jul 30

    Dorsey Lawyer Steve Wells Merits Combat Pay For Hot Seventh Circuit Bench

    Dorsey Lawyer Steve Wells Merits Combat Pay For Hot Seventh Circuit Bench
    Steve Wells went before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit this past week in fighting for Bruce Webster, who appears to have been mentally retarded when he committed the crime for which he was convicted. Nevertheless,…
Rank this Week: 91

Minnesota Law Blog

Minnesota Law Blog

Covers Minnesota criminal law. By Paul Edlund.

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

    Minnesota Inmate Settles Negligence Suit 

    Minnesota Inmate Settles Negligence Suit 
    The Minnesota Department of Corrections has agreed to pay an inmate $130,000 to drop a negligence suit after the prisoner suffered permanent neurological damage under the facility’s care. Erick Thomas suffered a serious medical episode…
  • Jul 29

    Los Angeles Jury Awards Giants Fan $14 Million in Injury Suit

    Los Angeles Jury Awards Giants Fan $14 Million in Injury Suit
    A Los Angeles Superior Court jury ruled that the Los Angeles Dodgers were partially responsible for failing to maintain a large enough security presence during the first game of the 2011 season when a visiting fan was severely beaten in the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3891

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: 1929

Minnesota Divorce Blog

Minnesota Divorce Blog

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

http://mankatofamilylaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 29

    Question: What Can You Do If Your Spouse Doesn’t Agree To 50/50 Custody?

    Question: What Can You Do If Your Spouse Doesn’t Agree To 50/50 Custody?
    YouTube So… what can you do if your spouse doesn’t agree to 50/50 custody?  First, if we’re going to talk about custody we have to understand that there are two types of custody in Minnesota, legal custody and physical…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 677

Family-In-Law

Family-In-Law

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

http://family-in-law.com/
  • Jul 28

    The Lawyer Awards Arms Race, or Why It’s Time for Family Law Specialists Certification

    The Lawyer Awards Arms Race, or Why It’s Time for Family Law Specialists Certification
    It’s that time of year again. This month, Thompson Reuter’s 2014 Minnesota Super Lawyers list went public. But as we celebrate professional achievement (our own ... The post The Lawyer Awards Arms Race, or Why It’s Time for…
  • Jul 25

    Private School Tuition, Out-Of-State Moves, and Orders for Protections (Case Law Round-Up: 7/21/14)

    Private School Tuition, Out-Of-State Moves, and Orders for Protections (Case Law Round-Up: 7/21/14)
    This week’s Round-Up includes four unpublished cases out of the Court of Appeals, though none were compelling enough to steal the show.  (Though the court’s ... The post Private School Tuition, Out-Of-State Moves, and Orders…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4423

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 26

    The secret principle behind all statutory and constitutional interpretation

    The secret principle behind all statutory and constitutional interpretation
    We haven't yet discussed the latest legal challenge to Obamacare, which is now in the news thanks to conflicting decisions issued by the DC Circuit and the 4th Circuit on the same day last week.The issue is that the Obamacare statute says…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 417

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: 3042

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: 978

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: 1421

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: 2932

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: 1488

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: 4901

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: 2819

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: 4853

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: 3788

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: 2009

Minneapolis Criminal Law News

Minneapolis Criminal Law News

Covers Minnesota criminal law topics. By Thomas Gallagher.

http://minneapoliscriminallawyer.liberty-lawyer.com
Rank this Week: 3327

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: 3479

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: 3909

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: 4208

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…
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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: 4443

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: 3741

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: 445

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: 2324

Always Family Center

Always Family Center

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

http://alwaysfamilycenter.com
Rank this Week: 1244

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: 3288

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: 4538

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: 3804

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: 407

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: 1060

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: 1755

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: 2121

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: 3988