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Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

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

http://www.minnesota-litigator.com/
  • Apr 24

    Until ≠ Unle

    Until ≠ Unle
    If a particular process subject to a deadline is not deemed completed UNLESS a particular step is taken, it can have ramifications if the operative word is UNLESS rather than UNTIL. Let’s say, for example, a party had to give…
  • Apr 23

    Blue Cross v. Wells Fargo and the Challenge of Hybrid Jury/Bench Trial

    Blue Cross v. Wells Fargo and the Challenge of Hybrid Jury/Bench Trial
    Update (April 23, 2014): Below is a post from last month reflecting a loss of plaintiff Blue Cross (and others) in a case that Blue Cross, represented by the Twin Cities litigation powerhouse of Robins Kaplan Miller & Ciresi, brought…
  • Apr 23

    The Rule of Law: It might not always make sense. It just is what it is. Deal with it.

    The Rule of Law: It might not always make sense. It just is what it is. Deal with it.
      Update (April 23, 2014): A business (BancInsure) promised to indemnify another business (Avon State Bank), breached the promise, forcing Avon to sue BancInsure. Avon cannot recover its legal fees in its action to get BancInsure to…
Rank this Week: 119

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Apr 24

    What A Daughter Learned From Her Dad About Working in a “Mad Men” World

    What A Daughter Learned From Her Dad About Working in a “Mad Men” World
    Today is Take Our Daughters to Work Day, which I thought was a lost day but apparently has been re-branded to the more gender-neutral “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.”  Upon discovering that I happened to select this…
  • Apr 23

    The World Is Not Enough, We Want the Whole Genre

    The World Is Not Enough, We Want the Whole Genre
    The James Bond franchise is one of the most well-known and successful movie franchises in history. There are few characters who reappear in 23 full length movies, let alone have the 23rd movie reach the top of the box office charts. The James…
  • Apr 22

    Worst Frankename ever?

    Worst Frankename ever?
    - Brent Carlson-Lee To quote Mark Prus, Principal at NameFlash, Frankenames are “names created by slamming two or more word parts together to make a new name. This would include a name like “Toasterrific” (toaster +…
Rank this Week: 216

Minnesota Divorce Blog

Minnesota Divorce Blog

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

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

    What Does A Divorce Lawyer Do For You?

    What Does A Divorce Lawyer Do For You?
    What does a Divorce lawyer really do for you? I had an interesting conversation a few weeks ago with a good friend  who didn’t understand why people need divorce lawyers, he thought the whole system was pretty self-explanatory, you…
  • Apr 3

    Child Support & Minnesota Business Owner

    Child Support & Minnesota Business Owner
    Going Corporate With Child Support: Child support for Minnesota business owners Child support and corporate/business income are not likely to be high on anyone’s list of their favorite things to think about.  When you combine both…
  • Mar 31

    New vs. Old Divorce Lawyer

    New vs. Old Divorce Lawyer
    Does The Age Of My Divorce Lawyer Matter? So, you ‘re calling around trying to find the right divorce lawyer. Do you go with the brand new lawyer who is dirt cheap? The Mid-Career lawyer? or the old seasoned veteran who everyone knows…
Rank this Week: 907

epilawg

epilawg

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

http://epilawg.com/
  • Apr 24

    Estate Planning Myth #6: I must avoid probate

    Estate Planning Myth #6: I must avoid probate
    This issue varies significantly based upon where you live. In Minnesota, unlike some other jurisdictions, the probate avoidance opportunity doesn’t always rise to the level of necessity. The benefits of avoiding probate include: not…
  • Apr 22

    Estate Planning Myth #5: Equal is Fair

    Estate Planning Myth #5: Equal is Fair
    I have noticed that many clients use the words “equal” and “fair” interchangeably in the discussion around leaving assets (especially to children and grandchildren). Unfortunately, when thinking through the…
  • Apr 16

    Estate Planning Myth #4: Anyone can write a simple will

    Estate Planning Myth #4: Anyone can write a simple will
    This is somewhat correct: I clearly remember reading anomalous cases in law school about concepts like Holographic Wills and whether something as simple as “I leave everything to my wife” is a Will. A gentle […]Estate…
Rank this Week: 1190

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law…

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law Blog

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

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • Apr 23

    Two Men Arrested in “Main Line Take-Over Project” Drug Bust

    Two Men Arrested in “Main Line Take-Over Project” Drug Bust
    Two young men eager to take over the high-end drug trade in some of Pennsylvania’s best prep schools were arrested during a coordinated drug bust on Tuesday. 25-year-old Neil Scott and 18-year-old Timothy Brooks were arrested after…
  • Apr 22

    550 Caught Texting While Driving During Distracted Driving Crackdown

    550 Caught Texting While Driving During Distracted Driving Crackdown
    550 Minnesotans were issued citations for texting while driving during the 10-day statewide crackdown that concluded on April 20. Law enforcement officials hope the tickets send the message that their text message can wait. “The number…
  • Apr 21

    Death Penalty Looming For Boston Marathon Bomber

    Death Penalty Looming For Boston Marathon Bomber
    The trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 19-year-old accused killing three and injuring 260 spectators near the finish line of the Boston marathon won’t begin until November, and while a guilty verdict may seen like a foregone conclusion,…
Rank this Week: 1186

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/
  • Apr 22

    SCOTUS Releases Navarette Decision Regarding Traffic Stop

    SCOTUS Releases Navarette Decision Regarding Traffic Stop
    Today the United State Supreme Court issued their decision in the case of Navarette v. California, dealing with the constitutionality of traffic stops based on anonymous tips. This is a tricky area of law - police need to be able to…
  • Mar 26

    Constitutional Crisis Crescendos: Future of Minnesota's DWI Laws More Uncertain Than Ever

    Constitutional Crisis Crescendos: Future of Minnesota's DWI Laws More Uncertain Than Ever
    We previously wondered if Minnesota was in the midst of a Constitutional Crisis due to the constantly shifting nature of how the Constitution has been interpreted in DWI cases. There might not be a need to wonder anymore. Yesterday, a…
  • Mar 24

    Lawyers Weigh In On The "Inevitable Warrant" Doctrine

    Lawyers Weigh In On The "Inevitable Warrant" Doctrine
    We've already pointed out the Constitutional Crisis that is brewing in Minnesota. But what are other lawyers saying about the recently minted "Inevitable Warrant" doctrine? Carol Weissenborn is a well-respected public defender and law…
Rank this Week: 1412

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: 1178

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: 1314

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/
  • Apr 23

    Two Men Arrested in “Main Line Take-Over Project” Drug Bust

    Two Men Arrested in “Main Line Take-Over Project” Drug Bust
    Two young men eager to take over the high-end drug trade in some of Pennsylvania’s best prep schools were arrested during a coordinated drug bust on Tuesday. 25-year-old Neil Scott and 18-year-old Timothy Brooks were arrested after…
  • Apr 22

    550 Caught Texting While Driving During Distracted Driving Crackdown

    550 Caught Texting While Driving During Distracted Driving Crackdown
    550 Minnesotans were issued citations for texting while driving during the 10-day statewide crackdown that concluded on April 20. Law enforcement officials hope the tickets send the message that their text message can wait. “The number…
  • Apr 21

    Death Penalty Looming For Boston Marathon Bomber

    Death Penalty Looming For Boston Marathon Bomber
    The trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 19-year-old accused killing three and injuring 260 spectators near the finish line of the Boston marathon won’t begin until November, and while a guilty verdict may seen like a foregone conclusion,…
Rank this Week: 2210

Legal Muse

Legal Muse

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

http://legal-muse.com/
  • 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.…
  • Apr 17

    Authors Guild v. Google

    Authors Guild v. Google
    After eight years of a trail and the appeals process, on Nov. 14, 2013, U.S. Court of Appeals Judge, Denny Chin, dismissed a suit by the Author’s Guild against Google for its’ digital scanning project where they began scanning…
Rank this Week: 1635

Minnesota Law Blog

Minnesota Law Blog

Covers Minnesota criminal law. By Paul Edlund.

http://pauledlundlaw.com/law-blog/
  • Apr 22

    New Kansas Law Would Help Hide Police Brutality

    New Kansas Law Would Help Hide Police Brutality
    Kansas citizens will have a tougher time filing police brutality claims if House Bill No. 2698 passes into law. HB 2698 would require all citizens to sign a sworn affidavit before submitting a complaint against an offending officer. If any…
  • Apr 17

    Police Pull Gun on 11-Year-Old Building Tree Fort

    Police Pull Gun on 11-Year-Old Building Tree Fort
    An 11-year-old boy in Georgia found himself staring down the barrel of a gun all because he left a few sticks on the ground near his neighbor’s house. Like Gordie Lachance in Stand By Me, 11-year-old Omari Grant was looking to make some…
  • Apr 15

    How Long After A Motorcycle Accident Do I Have To File An Injury Claim?

    How Long After A Motorcycle Accident Do I Have To File An Injury Claim?
    Spring is finally here, and although you’ll have to keep an eye out for potholes, it’s almost time to uncover your two-wheel beauty for the season. If you’re like a lot of riders in the Twin Cities, you’ve already had…
Rank this Week: 1958

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.germanlawgroup.com/
  • Apr 22

    Portability and Your Estate Taxe

    Portability and Your Estate Taxe
    A lot of people are concerned that the government will take some or all of the property they leave behind because of estate taxes. Sometimes referred to as a “death taxes,” the estate tax is a federal tax that applies to property…
  • Apr 15

    3 Tips for Incapacity Planning

    3 Tips for Incapacity Planning
    If you live in North Dakota or Minnesota and have considered what might happen if you one day become ill or injured, you need to develop an incapacity plan. Incapacity planning involves making a number of decisions that will take a fact…
  • Apr 10

    Practical Tips When Making a Last Will

    Practical Tips When Making a Last Will
    For people near the Thief River Falls, Minnesota area who want to make an estate plan, creating a last will and testament will likely be a necessary part of the planning process. Wills are one of the legal documents that are essential to the…
Rank this Week: 2118

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/
  • Apr 17

    A nice return on an investment.

    A nice return on an investment.
    In 1985, former Wisconsin Senator Herb Kohl purchased the Milwaukee Bucks basketball team for $18 million. According to ESPN, Senator Kohl is now selling a majority interest in the team for $550 million. The Bucks had a record of 15-67 this…
  • Apr 4

    Being the champion and the nature of reality.

    Being the champion and the nature of reality.
    Given his love of basketball, I am a little surprised that Mr. Torvik has not already pointed out that our joint alma mater, the University of Minnesota, won the NIT men's basketball championship last night. Some might say that the Golden…
  • Mar 28

    How is this possible?

    How is this possible?
    Today is the 244th birthday of the tenth president of the United States, John Tyler. If he is remembered at all, President Tyler remembered for being the first Vice-President to become President upon the death of the President.…
Rank this Week: 2047

Minnesota Labor & Employment Law…

Minnesota Labor & Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.minnesotalaboremploymentlawblog.com/
  • Apr 14

    Harris v. Quinn: Second Labor Case This Term to be Decided by the Supreme Court

    Harris v. Quinn: Second Labor Case This Term to be Decided by the Supreme Court
    It is a little unusual for the United States Supreme Court to consider two important labor cases during its’ term, but that is exactly what legal analysts will be saying come June. In January, they issued a decision on a donning and…
  • Mar 7

    Minnesota Nice Isn't Just The People, It's The Businesses Too!

    Minnesota Nice Isn't Just The People, It's The Businesses Too!
    Minnesota is known for its “Minnesota Nice” residents. But it isn’t always the citizens that are nice, sometimes it’s the businesses, or more accurately the business owners. Jon Tevlin (@jontevlin) with the Star…
  • Feb 26

    Donning and Doffing According to the U.S. Supreme Court

    Donning and Doffing According to the U.S. Supreme Court
    It is not very often a U.S. Supreme Court Justice begins the Court’s opinion with “The question before us is the meaning of the phrase ‘changing clothes’…,” but that is exactly what happened last month…
Rank this Week: 2098

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/
  • Apr 6

    Do You Have To Attend A Minnesota Workers Compensation Independent Medical Examinations?

    Do You Have To Attend A Minnesota Workers Compensation Independent Medical Examinations?
    "Independent Medical Examinations" are never independent.  As my friends from the Olympia Washington law firm WWO Law demonstrate in the video they created, most IME doctors have an agenda.  First an foremost to supplement their…
  • Mar 10

    You Just Suffered A Work Related Rotator Cuff Injury. What Should You Do Now?

    You Just Suffered A Work Related Rotator Cuff Injury. What Should You Do Now?
    There are many different types of shoulder injuries but as with all injuries, you need to report your injury to your supervisor or manager immediately.  Then seek medical attention and PLEASE for your sake tell everyone you see at the…
  • Mar 7

    Should You Choose A Minnesota Workers Compensation Attorney Based On A Website?

    Should You Choose A Minnesota Workers Compensation Attorney Based On A Website?
    NO.  Let me emphasize this; absolutely NOT.  Websites are useful to obtain answers to some of your questions and to get a sense of the law firm but you really need to look for answers to the following questions and if you don't find…
Rank this Week: 1738

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/
  • 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…
  • Jan 14

    Divorce Corp. Review

    Divorce Corp. Review
    The point of going to see a documentary at a movie theatre is to blend entertainment with getting some insight into the documentary’s topic, right?  Divorce Corp. is neither entertaining nor insightful.  But it probably is not…
  • Jan 14

    Child-Inclusive Mediation

    Child-Inclusive Mediation
    As an attorney, I have been involved in countless parenting disputes, mediations and evaluations in which the issue of a child’s preference is considered, or ruled out, as a factor.  The Minnesota custody statute sets forth the…
Rank this Week: 1703

Minneapolis Criminal Law News

Minneapolis Criminal Law News

Covers Minnesota criminal law topics. By Thomas Gallagher.

http://minneapoliscriminallawyer.liberty-lawyer.com
  • Sep 24

    Religious use of marijuana defense prevails in Minnesota Rastafarian case.

    Religious use of marijuana defense prevails in Minnesota Rastafarian case.
    Is religious use of marijuana a defense to a criminal charge? A recent Minnesota Court of Appeals case indicates the answer may be “yes.” Continue reading →
  • Jan 9

    Thomas Gallagher Elected President of the Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice.

    Thomas Gallagher Elected President of the Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice.
    Thomas Gallagher was elected President of the Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice by a unanimous vote of its members on January 8, 2011. The Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice (MSCJ) is the oldest association of criminal defense…
  • Jun 25

    Countermeasures at a DWI Stop: the Party Question

    Countermeasures at a DWI Stop: the Party Question
    Is it a crime to drink and drive? Of course it is not.  But there are people out there – like MADD people – who appear hellbent upon changing the laws to bring back the Alcohol Prohibition, one step at a time.
Rank this Week: 1850

Fossum Law Office Blawg

Fossum Law Office Blawg

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

http://www.fossumlaw.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • Mar 9

    International Criminal Law CLE Planned

    International Criminal Law CLE Planned
    John L. Fossum is scheduled to speak at a CLE on International Criminal Law, planned for May 3, 2013 in Minneapolis. Mr. Fossum will be speaking on the history of International Criminal Law and Ethics Issues in Defense in International…
Rank this Week: 1940

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: 1762

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: 1562

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

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

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

    SCOTUS Releases Navarette Decision Regarding Traffic Stop

    SCOTUS Releases Navarette Decision Regarding Traffic Stop
    Today the United State Supreme Court issued their decision in the case of Navarette v. California, dealing with the constitutionality of traffic stops based on anonymous tips. This is a tricky area of law - police need to be able to…
  • Mar 26

    Constitutional Crisis Crescendos: Future of Minnesota's DWI Laws More Uncertain Than Ever

    Constitutional Crisis Crescendos: Future of Minnesota's DWI Laws More Uncertain Than Ever
    We previously wondered if Minnesota was in the midst of a Constitutional Crisis due to the constantly shifting nature of how the Constitution has been interpreted in DWI cases. There might not be a need to wonder anymore. Yesterday, a…
  • Mar 24

    Lawyers Weigh In On The "Inevitable Warrant" Doctrine

    Lawyers Weigh In On The "Inevitable Warrant" Doctrine
    We've already pointed out the Constitutional Crisis that is brewing in Minnesota. But what are other lawyers saying about the recently minted "Inevitable Warrant" doctrine? Carol Weissenborn is a well-respected public defender and law…
Rank this Week: 4000

Family-In-Law

Family-In-Law

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

http://family-in-law.com/
  • Apr 17

    Case Law Round-Up (4/14/14): Re-Valuing Real Estate, Frivolous Litigants, and a Lesson on Service

    Case Law Round-Up (4/14/14): Re-Valuing Real Estate, Frivolous Litigants, and a Lesson on Service
    Three family law cases out of the Court of Appeals this week, with an extra lesson on service thrown in for good measure. In re ... The post Case Law Round-Up (4/14/14): Re-Valuing Real Estate, Frivolous Litigants, and a Lesson on Service…
  • Apr 14

    Moving Beyond Marriage Equality: What Makes a Family

    Moving Beyond Marriage Equality: What Makes a Family
    Taken together, both the Windsor and Loving decisions stand for the proposition that, without some overriding legitimate interest, the state cannot use its domestic relations authority to legislate families out of existence. DeBoer v. Snyder,…
  • Apr 11

    Case Law Round-Up: Attorney’s Fees, Income Averaging, and Business Valuation

    Case Law Round-Up: Attorney’s Fees, Income Averaging, and Business Valuation
    Three unpublished cases in today’s Round-Up, and my theme for the week is apparently attorney’s fees. (See the above attorney on his out-sized pile of currency.) In re the Matter of Smith vs. Opstad, A13-0481 (April 7,…
Rank this Week: 2560

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: 2399

Nonprofit and Exempt Organization…

Nonprofit and Exempt Organization Blog

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

http://www.robertsonlawofficellc.com/Blog/
  • Mar 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…
  • Mar 26

    Supreme Court - Severance Subject to FICA

    Supreme Court - Severance Subject to FICA
    This week the Supreme Court decided the case of US vs. Quality Stores and reversed the 6th Circuit’s holding that severance payments made to terminated employees were not subject to FICA.  Quality Stores had brought a case to…
  • Mar 5

    Update on Freedom From Religion Foundation v. IRS

    Update on Freedom From Religion Foundation v. IRS
    In August of last year I had commented on my interest in the Freedom from Religion Foundation’s challenge to the IRS’ selective enforcement (or, zero enforcement) of the prohibition on political activities against churches. …
Rank this Week: 3910

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/
  • Mar 26

    A few tips about Tax Refunds in Chapter 13 Plan

    A few tips about Tax Refunds in Chapter 13 Plan
    It’s tax time – again.  For many, including myself, it can be a time of fear and loathing.  Given a choice between having a colonoscopy or going to see my accountant to prepare my annual taxes, I would probably choose…
  • Jan 13

    Getting Rid of that Judgment Once and For All

    Getting Rid of that Judgment Once and For All
    When you read about bankruptcy you are very likely to see quite of bit of carrying on about stopping garnishment, stopping foreclosure, ending harassment from creditors, stopping those nasty phone calls, and in general making the debts just…
  • Nov 14

    Higher Median Incomes Effective November 15th

    Higher Median Incomes Effective November 15th
    As explained on the Chapter 7 page and Chapter 13 page of my site, most bankruptcy eligibility questions key off how your income compares to the median income levels set by the Justice Department for the state in which you live.  The…
Rank this Week: 3904

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 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…
  • Mar 23

    Historyapolis Publishes Blog Entry about Lena Olive Smith

    Historyapolis Publishes Blog Entry about Lena Olive Smith
    The fabulous Historyapolis Project, run by Kirsten Delagard, Scholar-in-Residence in the Department of History at Augsburg College, is running a series of blog entries this women’s history month showcasing notable Minneapolis women. On…
  • Mar 23

    In Sex Abuse Case, Eighth Circuit Affirms Exclusion of Prior Sex Abuse Conviction to Avoid Confusion

    In Sex Abuse Case, Eighth Circuit Affirms Exclusion of Prior Sex Abuse Conviction to Avoid Confusion
    The headline of this post may be misleading, since it implies a rare ruling excluding a defendant’s prior conviction similar to the charge at issue. In United States v. Patrick Brown Thunder, issued on March 12, 2014 (published),…
Rank this Week: 2405

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: 2627

Aviation Law Discussions

Aviation Law Discussions

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

http://www.aerolegalservices.com/AviationLawDiscussions.shtml
  • 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…
  • Jan 14

    IRS Adjusts 2014 FET Rates For Inflation

    IRS Adjusts 2014 FET Rates For Inflation
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced inflation adjustments to the federal excise tax (FET) rates on air transportation for 2014. The adjusted rates are: Percentage Tax - 7.5% Domestic Segment Fee - $4.00 International…
  • Dec 2

    Why Did I Receive A Request For Re-Examination From The FAA?

    Why Did I Receive A Request For Re-Examination From The FAA?
    As you may know, if the FAA discovers evidence that leads it to reasonably question an airman�s qualifications to exercise the privileges of the airman�s certificate, the FAA may issue a "request for re-examination." The…
Rank this Week: 4253

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/
  • Dec 1

    We’re looking for an administrative staff member

    We’re looking for an administrative staff member
    Friedman Iverson, an innovative and creative law firm in Northeast Minneapolis, is growing, and we’re looking for an administrative team member to help keep the office running smoothly day-to-day. This position is perfect for a…
  • Oct 17

    I forgot to add a creditor to my bankruptcy

    I forgot to add a creditor to my bankruptcy
    As hard as we try to find all of your creditors before a bankruptcy, every once in a while one slips through the cracks. What happens when a creditor gets left out? 1. First of all, don’t get any ideas. All creditors are…
  • Sep 30

    How to deal with an odometer rollback

    How to deal with an odometer rollback
    Shady car dealers love to find a way to make an extra buck on a used car. One way they do this is by rolling back the odometer. WIth digital odometer displays, it is often very easy for a car dealer to roll back an odometer. We sue car…
Rank this Week: 3441

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: 4228

Always Family Center

Always Family Center

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

http://alwaysfamilycenter.com
Rank this Week: 4169

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: 3879

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: 4898

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/
  • 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…
  • Mar 9

    International Criminal Law CLE Planned

    International Criminal Law CLE Planned
    John L. Fossum is scheduled to speak at a CLE on International Criminal Law, planned for May 3, 2013 in Minneapolis. Mr. Fossum will be speaking on the history of International Criminal Law and Ethics Issues in Defense in International…
Rank this Week: 4122

Comp Wonk

Comp Wonk

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

http://compwonk.com
  • 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 23

    When do I give notice of a work injury?

    When do I give notice of a work injury?
    I recently had a conversation with an individual who failed to give timely notice of a work injury to his employer. The employer was a friend. The injured worker “did not want to rock the boat”. As a consequence, he was later…
  • Aug 22

    After my work injury, who gets to pick my pharmacy?

    After my work injury, who gets to pick my pharmacy?
    After a work injury, Minnesota law requires the employer and workers’ compensation insurer to provide all medical care and treatment causally related to and reasonable and necessary to cure and relieve the effects of the work injury.…
Rank this Week: 4575

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: 4135

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
Rank this Week: 4215

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: 4221

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: 4185