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Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

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

http://www.minnesota-litigator.com/
  • Oct 1

    “The Money Centers” Should Have Money, Right? The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Indians Hopes So…

    “The Money Centers” Should Have Money, Right? The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Indians Hopes So…
    Update (October 1, 2014): I hope that no one is shocked to learn that The Money Centers of America had no money to pay off the judgment that the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota (Kyle, J.) awarded the Mille…
  • Oct 1

    The Boundary Lines of Voir Dire (Picking the Jury vs. Priming the Jury)

    The Boundary Lines of Voir Dire (Picking the Jury vs. Priming the Jury)
    “If the evidence were to show that the plaintiff injured himself because of his own stupidity, would you be able to find it within yourself to award him no money even if you find he was badly injured, again, by his ……
  • Sep 30

    Human Error v. Flawed Table Saw Design: A Duluth Jury Will Decide?

    Human Error v. Flawed Table Saw Design: A Duluth Jury Will Decide?
    Update (September 30, 2014): Any experience with the table saw pictured at left or one like it? Do you think that experience would make you a better juror or a worse one in a case against a saw manufacturer based on a ……
Rank this Week: 127

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Oct 1

    3 Really Is the Magic Number

    3 Really Is the Magic Number
    - Mark Prus, Principal, NameFlash Schoolhouse Rock fans already know this, but it took a January 2014 publication in the Journal of Marketing for marketers to get confirmation. I blogged about Procter & Gamble’s “Secret of the…
  • Sep 30

    Coca-Cola’s Significant Interest in Zero Mark

    Coca-Cola’s Significant Interest in Zero Mark
    Coca-Cola just announced it is introducing Coke Zero in India, which will make it the sub-brand’s 149th market in the world, a truly remarkable reach. As the popular Coke Zero brand is approaching its tenth anniversary in the U.S., it…
  • Sep 29

    Show More Value, or Lose The Sale

    Show More Value, or Lose The Sale
    — Neil F. Anderson, Founder & President, The Courage Group, Inc. Now days, it’s tough for any business, regardless of size, to successfully compete and win new business. The days of signing up new clients or customers with…
Rank this Week: 166

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: 626

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: 816

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law…

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law Blog

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

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • Oct 1

    North Dakota Man Gets DUI on Lawnmower

    North Dakota Man Gets DUI on Lawnmower
    A North Dakota man was arrested for driving under the influence on Sunday after authorities spotted him driving erratically on a lawnmower. According to police documents, Earl Lee Jahner was operating the gas-powered lawn mower with a…
  • Sep 30

    Michael Phelps Arrested For Second DUI

    Michael Phelps Arrested For Second DUI
    Michael Phelps was arrested early Tuesday morning for driving under the influence, according to a report by TMZ. Although details are minimal and an investigation is underway, TMZ has reported that the swimming star was stopped in his Land…
  • Sep 29

    DUI is the Most Common Crime Committed by NFL Player

    DUI is the Most Common Crime Committed by NFL Player
    A comprehensive look at the crimes committed by NFL players since 2000 reveals that drunk driving is the most commonly committed crime. Last week we touched on the fact that your very own Minnesota Vikings have been the most arrested team…
Rank this Week: 1236

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: 1129

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: 1280

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/
  • Oct 1

    North Dakota Man Gets DUI on Lawnmower

    North Dakota Man Gets DUI on Lawnmower
    A North Dakota man was arrested for driving under the influence on Sunday after authorities spotted him driving erratically on a lawnmower. According to police documents, Earl Lee Jahner was operating the gas-powered lawn mower with a…
  • Sep 30

    Michael Phelps Arrested For Second DUI

    Michael Phelps Arrested For Second DUI
    Michael Phelps was arrested early Tuesday morning for driving under the influence, according to a report by TMZ. Although details are minimal and an investigation is underway, TMZ has reported that the swimming star was stopped in his Land…
  • Sep 29

    DUI is the Most Common Crime Committed by NFL Player

    DUI is the Most Common Crime Committed by NFL Player
    A comprehensive look at the crimes committed by NFL players since 2000 reveals that drunk driving is the most commonly committed crime. Last week we touched on the fact that your very own Minnesota Vikings have been the most arrested team…
Rank this Week: 2123

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/
  • Sep 26

    Death, part 2

    Death, part 2
    Last week I argued that not many Americans actually love the death penalty so much that they are okay with killing innocent people. Yet there's good reason to believe that innocent people have been put to death, which raises the…
  • Sep 25

    Keep Your Government & Corporate Hands Off My Password

    Keep Your Government & Corporate Hands Off My Password
    You may have heard that Apple has implemented a robust new security feature with its latest mobile operating system: the phone's data is now encrypted by default, and Apple retains no record of your passcode or other "backdoor." As a result,…
  • Sep 19

    Americans Don't Want to Kill Innocent People

    Americans Don't Want to Kill Innocent People
    I've been meaning to respond to Mr. Gillette's thoughtful post inspired by Judge Kopf's statement that “many federal judges, and I would suppose many state judges as well, understand that the death penalty has and will…
Rank this Week: 1898

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/
  • Sep 24

    Does Our Breath Deserve 4th Amendment Protection?

    Does Our Breath Deserve 4th Amendment Protection?
    In this post, we focus on whether breath testing—as opposed to blood or urine testing—is (or should be) protected by the Fourth Amendment. Why would there be a difference and what are the implications? Towards the end of  the…
  • Sep 5

    Minnesota Supreme Court Hears Bernard Oral Argument

    Minnesota Supreme Court Hears Bernard Oral Argument
      Yesterday, in State v. Bernard the Minnesota Supreme Court was presented with a fundamental question  that has been brewing in Minnesota: is it constitutional to criminally punish one's refusal to waive their…
  • Aug 15

    Texas Finds Per Se DWI Search Statute Unconstitutional

    Texas Finds Per Se DWI Search Statute Unconstitutional
    If we told you Texans were smarter than Minnesotans, you would laugh all the way to the Alamo. That is, perhaps, unless you happened to stumble upon the recent Texas Supreme Court Decision of Aviles v. The State of Texas. In the wake of last…
Rank this Week: 1883

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: 1888

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: 2021

Minneapolis Criminal Law News

Minneapolis Criminal Law News

Covers Minnesota criminal law topics. By Thomas Gallagher.

http://minneapoliscriminallawyer.liberty-lawyer.com
Rank this Week: 1465

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: 1952

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: 1583

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: 4625

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: 4330

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.germanlawgroup.com/
  • Sep 30

    Do I Lose Control of Property in a Revocable Living Trust?

    Do I Lose Control of Property in a Revocable Living Trust?
    It is important to understand the facts when you are planning your estate, because there are certain misconceptions that can circulate. One of these misconceptions is the notion that you lose direct personal control of assets that you place…
  • Sep 25

    When Does a Power of Attorney Become Effective?

    When Does a Power of Attorney Become Effective?
    A power of attorney is a legally binding device that is used to empower someone else to act on your behalf. When you create a power of attorney, you are called the grantor or principal. The individual that you name to act as your…
  • Sep 23

    What Is a Supplemental Needs Trust?

    What Is a Supplemental Needs Trust?
    There are numerous ways to provide for your loved ones when you are planning your estate. To be optimally prepared, you should carefully consider the life situation of each person that will be receiving an inheritance. Sometimes, a mistake…
Rank this Week: 3402

epilawg

epilawg

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

http://epilawg.com/
  • Sep 29

    Cyber Attacks: It’s no longer “if” it will happen, but “when” it will happen

    Cyber Attacks: It’s no longer “if” it will happen, but “when” it will happen
    The vast majority of us are not running international, Fortune 500 operations. We are leading, or working with, small to mid-sized businesses. With that comes the false sense of security that cyber thieves aren’t targeting…
  • Sep 25

    Cabin LLCs: The Basic

    Cabin LLCs: The Basic
    For many, cabins provide an opportunity to get away from it all, to spend time with family and friends (maybe beside a body of water) and decompress from daily life. Unfortunately, cabins can also cause […]Cabin LLCs: The Basics is a…
  • Sep 17

    Have you reported your offshore funds?

    Have you reported your offshore funds?
    If you are a U.S. citizen, resident alien, or certain nonresident alien, you are required to report any foreign financial assets that meet the reporting threshold to the IRS. There are different filing requirements and […]Have you…
Rank this Week: 3763

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

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

http://www.mndwidefenseblog.com/
  • Sep 24

    Does Our Breath Deserve 4th Amendment Protection?

    Does Our Breath Deserve 4th Amendment Protection?
    In this post, we focus on whether breath testing—as opposed to blood or urine testing—is (or should be) protected by the Fourth Amendment. Why would there be a difference and what are the implications? Towards the end of  the…
  • Sep 5

    Minnesota Supreme Court Hears Bernard Oral Argument

    Minnesota Supreme Court Hears Bernard Oral Argument
      Yesterday, in State v. Bernard the Minnesota Supreme Court was presented with a fundamental question  that has been brewing in Minnesota: is it constitutional to criminally punish one's refusal to waive their…
  • Aug 15

    Texas Finds Per Se DWI Search Statute Unconstitutional

    Texas Finds Per Se DWI Search Statute Unconstitutional
    If we told you Texans were smarter than Minnesotans, you would laugh all the way to the Alamo. That is, perhaps, unless you happened to stumble upon the recent Texas Supreme Court Decision of Aviles v. The State of Texas. In the wake of last…
Rank this Week: 2506

Milavetzlaw Blog

Milavetzlaw Blog

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

http://www.milavetzlaw.com/blog
  • Sep 22

    Update: Metal-On-Metal Hip Revision

    Update: Metal-On-Metal Hip Revision
    We are still taking DuPuy Pinnacle® hip cases. Contact us if you have had revision surgery on your Pinnacle hip because of complications like:Hip implant failureLoosening, dislocation and/or fractureMetallosisHigh levels of cobalt in the…
  • Aug 15

    Some Good Advice for your College Bound Son or Daughter

    Some Good Advice for your College Bound Son or Daughter
    A few years ago, our firm represented a family who lost their college age daughter while she was at school.  She was a beautiful and intelligent young lady who went out with friends to celebrate her birthday. She was over served alcohol,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2899

Family-In-Law

Family-In-Law

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

http://family-in-law.com/
  • Sep 4

    Divorce and the Affordable Care Act: Premiums Or Penaltie

    Divorce and the Affordable Care Act: Premiums Or Penaltie
    Next week I’ll be heading off to present on Divorce and the Affordable Care Act at the National Business Institute’s webcast, Family Law: ACA, Windsor and ... The post Divorce and the Affordable Care Act: Premiums Or…
  • Sep 2

    Step-Parent(ing Time)?

    Step-Parent(ing Time)?
    Just last week, I asked the students in my family law course, “What makes a family?” and how, if at all, is the answer to ... The post Step-Parent(ing Time)? appeared first on Family-In-Law.
  • Aug 29

    Turning Back the Clock-What Time is the Right Time for Custody Modifications?

    Turning Back the Clock-What Time is the Right Time for Custody Modifications?
    The past two weeks have offered no lack of Round-Up worthy cases, but a real lack of time as I prepare for three upcoming speaking ... The post Turning Back the Clock-What Time is the Right Time for Custody Modifications? appeared first on…
Rank this Week: 3126

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/
  • Aug 18

    The Taxpayer Advocate Weighs in on the "Scandal"

    The Taxpayer Advocate Weighs in on the "Scandal"
    On June 30, 2014, the National Taxpayer Advocate supplemented the required Fiscal Year 2014 Objectives Report to Congress (outlining work for the upcoming fiscal year) with National Taxpayer Advocate Special Report to Congress: Political…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3437

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/
  • Aug 14

    Avoid Having your Bank Accounts Seized when you File Bankruptcy in MN

    Avoid Having your Bank Accounts Seized when you File Bankruptcy in MN
    I don’t know what banks and credit unions are doing in other parts of the country.  I speak here only of what I have seen and heard about here locally in Minnesota, and specifically just the Twin Cities area. Here in Minnesota, in…
  • Aug 2

    Using the Federal Wild Card Bankruptcy Exemption in Minnesota

    Using the Federal Wild Card Bankruptcy Exemption in Minnesota
    In either a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy in Minnesota, once it’s established that you qualify to use the federal exemptions, the most important exemption of all is probably the one they call the “wild card” exemption.…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3467

Minnesota Divorce Blog

Minnesota Divorce Blog

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

http://mankatofamilylaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 11

    Is Mediation Required In Divorce Case

    Is Mediation Required In Divorce Case
    The post Is Mediation Required In Divorce Cases appeared first on Family Law Attorneys in Minnesota.
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 4948

Aviation Law Discussions

Aviation Law Discussions

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

http://www.aerolegalservices.com/AviationLawDiscussions.shtml
  • Aug 5

    FAA Confirms Barter May Be Used For Aircraft Rental And Expense.

    FAA Confirms Barter May Be Used For Aircraft Rental And Expense.
    What happens when you don't have cash to spend on aircraft rental or expenses, but you do have a service or something else that would be of value to the aircraft owner or operator? Can you barter your services for use of the aircraft? The…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3629

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: 4442

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…
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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: 4578

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…
  • 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 Silicon 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…
Rank this Week: 4766

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: 2566

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: 3181

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: 3447

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: 3331

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: 3827

Always Family Center

Always Family Center

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

http://alwaysfamilycenter.com
Rank this Week: 3902

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: 3247

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: 2281

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: 3808

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: 3622