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Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Dec 15

    Comic Con (TM)

    Comic Con (TM)
    The term Comic Con has become synonymous with a certain culture.  In recent years, comic book conventions (and comic book culture), have become increasingly popular.  Annual comic book conventions are held in major cities across the…
  • Dec 14

    All That Glitters is Not One to Mold

    All That Glitters is Not One to Mold
    To me, one of the most exciting aspects of intellectual property law is when patent law and trademark law intersect in product or packaging design.  Last week, I had the honor of speaking to a graduate product design class at the…
  • Dec 13

    Torchy’s “Damn Good” Trademark Bullying…Or Not?

    Torchy’s “Damn Good” Trademark Bullying…Or Not?
    A few weeks ago, a Mexican restaurant in Fort Collins, Colorado, named “Dam Good Tacos,” agreed to change its name based on a settlement in a trademark dispute with another Mexican restaurant, Torchy’s Tacos.…
Rank this Week: 37

Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

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

http://www.leventhalpllc.com/news-commentary/
  • Dec 15

    Dropped Balls and the Blame Game…

    Dropped Balls and the Blame Game…
    Communication is the foundation of all agreements. Miscommunication lurks at the foundation of most contract disputes. When a person or a business (say, a business owner) hires intermediaries to help negotiate a complex agreement (say, a…
  • Dec 13

    A Defamation Defense Win for a LEVENTHAL pllc Client (for now, at least)

    A Defamation Defense Win for a LEVENTHAL pllc Client (for now, at least)
    It is infrequent that we use the Minnesota Litigator blog for downright self-promotion because (1) attorney-client confidentiality concerns often prohibit it; (2) we assume our readers are not interested; or (3) “other reasons”…
  • Dec 11

    Minnesota Courts: “Tut tut tut” is not deterrence. Misconduct should trigger punishment.

    Minnesota Courts: “Tut tut tut” is not deterrence. Misconduct should trigger punishment.
    We celebrate the attached contempt order, issuing a sanction of over $89,000 in attorneys’ fees for misconduct in discovery, and here’s why: Some years ago, we were preparing for a trial when, in the intense few weeks before the…
Rank this Week: 131

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/
  • Dec 12

    How Do Fertility Issues Affect Couples?

    How Do Fertility Issues Affect Couples?
    For many couples, the idea of having a child is integral to their vision of the future. So when infertility interferes with these plans, what can you do about it? What are your options? First, consider some sobering science. A study of 47,515…
  • Dec 4

    How to Dress for Your Divorce Mediation Meeting

    How to Dress for Your Divorce Mediation Meeting
    Divorce often requires a series of meetings to determine custody, support, and the division of property and assets. There are several meetings that take place before you get a final divorce decree, even if you opt for an alternative dispute…
  • Nov 27

    How Social Media Can Affect Your Divorce Outcome

    How Social Media Can Affect Your Divorce Outcome
    Transparency—so we’ve been taught—shapes us into more authentic people and prevents us from getting stuck in rigid patterns. By sharing experiences online, we also help others know that they’re not alone. When…
Rank this Week: 538

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: 751

Always Family Center

Always Family Center

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

http://alwaysfamilycenter.com
  • Sep 28

    Prenatal Care in India: A Luxury or Right?

    Prenatal Care in India: A Luxury or Right?
    Despite India’s steep economic growth in the recent past, maternal mortality rates continue to remain shockingly high, accounting for 20% of global maternal deaths, as of 2010. While the western and southern states of India show a…
  • Sep 9

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
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  • Sep 5

    Finding First Love in the French Ski Resort of Flaine

    Finding First Love in the French Ski Resort of Flaine
    A heart-warming tale about falling head over heels, literally and emotionally, in the French Alps. An account of two teenagers, brought together by a botched attempt to impress and how they were reminded that safety is all…
Rank this Week: 739

Brown Law Offices Blog

Brown Law Offices Blog

Law blog for Minnesota-based firm covering family issues - whether custody, divorce, or child support.

https://www.brownlawoffices.com/blog/
  • Jan 3

    Repairing Your Credit After a Divorce—A QuickStart Guide

    Repairing Your Credit After a Divorce—A QuickStart Guide
    Between court costs, alimony and child support, divorce can quickly throw your finances into disarray. Unfortunately, credit concerns add yet another complication, especially if you failed to establish a credit history while married.…
  • Dec 27

    What Estate Planning Projects Do You Need to Do After Your Divorce?

    What Estate Planning Projects Do You Need to Do After Your Divorce?
    Alimony, property division, tax planning... the financial aspects of your divorce can cause undue stress and confusion. Unfortunately, the difficulties are far from over after you sign the final papers. Once you've addressed the immediate…
  • Dec 19

    Divorce and Your Adult Children: Do’s and Don’t

    Divorce and Your Adult Children: Do’s and Don’t
    Some well-intentioned parents know their marriage is over, but they choose to wait “until the kids are older” before filing for divorce. Others separate later in life after a devastating revelation (such as the admission of an…
Rank this Week: 1113

Kain and Scott Bankruptcy Blog

Kain and Scott Bankruptcy Blog

This blog will thoroughly explain the process of bankruptcy, debt consolidation options and other solutions for difficult financial situations.

http://blog.kainscott.com/blog
  • Dec 15

    Commonly Asked Questions About Priority Debt

    Commonly Asked Questions About Priority Debt
    Over the last month, I’ve tried to answer one of the questions most often posed to me by prospective clients: which bankruptcy chapter is best for me?  What’s the difference between the two chapters.  And since this…
  • Dec 14

    Your Biggest Minnesota Bankruptcy Questions, Answered

    Your Biggest Minnesota Bankruptcy Questions, Answered
    As Minnesota’s oldest bankruptcy law firm, we’ve heard every bankruptcy question in the book over the last 50 years of helping Minnesotans erase their debt. Here are some of your biggest Minnesota bankruptcy questions, answered:
  • Dec 13

    Tackling Your Debt During the Holiday Season

    Tackling Your Debt During the Holiday Season
    Has your debt landed you on the naughty list this year? It’s that time of year when Santa is making his annual inventory of all the good and bad Minnesotans. But Santa isn’t alone: many Minnesota families are also taking a good…
Rank this Week: 2445

The MN Bankruptcy Blog

The MN Bankruptcy Blog

Explains the process of MN Bankruptcy, debt consolidation options and other solutions for difficult financial situations. By Kain & Scott, P.A.

http://blog.kainscott.com/blog
  • Dec 15

    Commonly Asked Questions About Priority Debt

    Commonly Asked Questions About Priority Debt
    Over the last month, I’ve tried to answer one of the questions most often posed to me by prospective clients: which bankruptcy chapter is best for me?  What’s the difference between the two chapters.  And since this…
  • Dec 14

    Your Biggest Minnesota Bankruptcy Questions, Answered

    Your Biggest Minnesota Bankruptcy Questions, Answered
    As Minnesota’s oldest bankruptcy law firm, we’ve heard every bankruptcy question in the book over the last 50 years of helping Minnesotans erase their debt. Here are some of your biggest Minnesota bankruptcy questions, answered:
  • Dec 13

    Tackling Your Debt During the Holiday Season

    Tackling Your Debt During the Holiday Season
    Has your debt landed you on the naughty list this year? It’s that time of year when Santa is making his annual inventory of all the good and bad Minnesotans. But Santa isn’t alone: many Minnesota families are also taking a good…
Rank this Week: 1332

Kunkle Law Blog

Kunkle Law Blog

Covers trademark, copyright and entertainment law. By Kenneth L. Kunkle.

http://kunklelaw.com/blog
  • Dec 14

    Intellectual Property: Start to Finish seminar

    Intellectual Property: Start to Finish seminar
    Want to: Build a strong understanding of the various forms of intellectual property protection. Delve into substantive case law and see intellectual property laws at play. Anticipate when the copyright fair use rule is and is not applicable.…
  • Nov 15

    Is this a Scam? – Invoices to Maintain your Registration

    Is this a Scam? – Invoices to Maintain your Registration
    Is this Invoice from the Patent & Trademark Organization a Scam? If you are asking this, the answer is probably yes. Over the years there has been an ever increasing number of private companies that have taken it upon themselves to offer…
  • Oct 25

    Open enrollment for 2018 Health Insurance

    Open enrollment for 2018 Health Insurance
    Good Advice From  Insurance Broker Sarah Smith XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Open enrollment for 2018 health insurance begins November 1st. As I write this on October 20th, the U.S. Congress recently struck a deal with the White House…
Rank this Week: 3740

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law…

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law Blog

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

https://aacriminallaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 13

    Consequences For Lying To Police In Minnesota

    Consequences For Lying To Police In Minnesota
    Getting caught lying to your parents can get you grounded, but getting caught lying to police can have serious consequences. If you are caught lying to police, odds are you’ll face additional charges. Today, we take a closer look at…
  • Dec 12

    Programs Saving More Sex Trafficking Victims In Minnesota

    Programs Saving More Sex Trafficking Victims In Minnesota
    Research into Minnesota Safe Harbor program revealed that more sex trafficking victims and sexually exploited minors are getting help than in years past. According to the data, 1,423 children and young adults received treatment or housing…
  • Dec 11

    Bus Stop Arm Violations Can Lead To Jail Time In Minnesota

    Bus Stop Arm Violations Can Lead To Jail Time In Minnesota
    We always get an uptick in phone calls in the first few months after school gets back in session from people who have received citations for passing a school bus when the stop arm was extended. As the law states, vehicles must stop at least…
Rank this Week: 3382

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.

https://aacriminallaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 13

    Consequences For Lying To Police In Minnesota

    Consequences For Lying To Police In Minnesota
    Getting caught lying to your parents can get you grounded, but getting caught lying to police can have serious consequences. If you are caught lying to police, odds are you’ll face additional charges. Today, we take a closer look at…
  • Dec 12

    Programs Saving More Sex Trafficking Victims In Minnesota

    Programs Saving More Sex Trafficking Victims In Minnesota
    Research into Minnesota Safe Harbor program revealed that more sex trafficking victims and sexually exploited minors are getting help than in years past. According to the data, 1,423 children and young adults received treatment or housing…
  • Dec 11

    Bus Stop Arm Violations Can Lead To Jail Time In Minnesota

    Bus Stop Arm Violations Can Lead To Jail Time In Minnesota
    We always get an uptick in phone calls in the first few months after school gets back in session from people who have received citations for passing a school bus when the stop arm was extended. As the law states, vehicles must stop at least…
Rank this Week: 3047

Milavetzlaw Blog

Milavetzlaw Blog

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

http://www.milavetzlaw.com/blog
  • Dec 11

    New drug makes patients a danger to nurse

    New drug makes patients a danger to nurse
    Nurses have tough jobs. It’s strenuous work. It’s physically (and often emotionally) exhausting. They’re often stretched far too thin due to limited resources and understaffing. Not surprisingly, injury rates among nurses are high.…
  • Nov 9

    4 common misconceptions about adoption

    4 common misconceptions about adoption
    November is national adoption awareness month. Across America, more than 100 million people have been personally involved in adoption or know someone who has, according to the National Council for Adoption. Whether you’ve adopted a child,…
  • Nov 8

    GRANDPARENT RIGHTS, A NEW CONCERN FOR BABY BOOMERS AND THEIR GRANDCHILDREN

    GRANDPARENT RIGHTS, A NEW CONCERN FOR BABY BOOMERS AND THEIR GRANDCHILDREN
    As my generation, "the baby boomers" ages, we are proud to see our children marry, and we relish the prospect of having grandchildren. We have eaten sensibly, exercised, and remain active. We have contributed to 401 K funds in…
Rank this Week: 1902

Unique Estate Law Blog

Unique Estate Law Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://uniqueestatelaw.com/lawyer/blog/Unique_Estate_Law_Blog.htm
  • Dec 10

    Why DIY Estate Planning is Usually a Bad Idea

    Why DIY Estate Planning is Usually a Bad Idea
    Q: Should I hire an attorney to do my estate plan?With a law practice named Unique Estate Planning, what do you think the answer will be?Seriously though, trying to do your own Minnesota estate planning is just asking for trouble. An estate…
  • Dec 5

    Assisting Your Aging Parents, Part I: Avoiding Guardianship and Conservatorship

    Assisting Your Aging Parents, Part I: Avoiding Guardianship and Conservatorship
    Guardianships & Conservatorships and How to Avoid ThemIf a person becomes mentally or physically incapacitated to a point where they can no longer make rational decisions about their person or their finances, their loved ones may consider…
  • Nov 7

    Why Second-Parent Adoption is Still Important for Same-Sex Couple

    Why Second-Parent Adoption is Still Important for Same-Sex Couple
    Should I adopt my child even if my name is on the birth certificate?The landmark Supreme Court case of Obergefell v. Hodge recognized for the first time same-sex marriage at the state and federal level.  Passage of this monumental ruling…
Rank this Week: 2797

Kans Law Firm, LLC Blog

Kans Law Firm, LLC Blog

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

http://www.dwiminneapolislawyer.com/blog/
  • Dec 9

    MN Legislature to Reexamine State Law for Repeat Offender

    MN Legislature to Reexamine State Law for Repeat Offender
    By now, everyone has heard of the Otter Tail County man who was facing his 28th DWI. The Minnesota man has a long history with law enforcement that includes 27 prior DWIs. He didn’t help his case when—after being pulled over by…
  • Nov 26

    An Ankle Monitor to Prevent DUI?

    An Ankle Monitor to Prevent DUI?
    Among other states, including Minnesota,  Louisville, Kentucky, has begun using an older but familiar technology in a new way. Similar to a house arrest ankle bracelet, the newest ankle monitors can now detect how much alcohol is in…
  • Nov 18

    Are DUI Checkpoints Effective? Not Everyone Thinks So

    Are DUI Checkpoints Effective? Not Everyone Thinks So
    The use of DUI checkpoints—or roadblocks—designed to permit law enforcement to randomly and/or systematically stop motorists to determine if they are driving while under the influence has been the subject of considerable debate.…
Rank this Week: 2201

Bankruptcy Truth Blog

Bankruptcy Truth Blog

By Walker & Walker Law Offices PLLC.

http://bankruptcytruth.com/blog
  • Dec 6

    Car Money Saving Tip

    Car Money Saving Tip
    Here’s our car money saving tips on how you can save money and still get where you need to go. Your car might be the second biggest monthly expense after your rent / mortgage. Is it really worth it? Here’s what we think you should…
  • Nov 9

    A warning to people thinking about debt settlement companie

    A warning to people thinking about debt settlement companie
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently brought a case against Freedom Debt Relief alleging that Freedom Debt Relief wasn’t telling its customers everything about how settlement works and that it wasn’t handling…
  • Oct 24

    Going To Work Money Saving Tip

    Going To Work Money Saving Tip
    Could you really save money going to work, as well as when you’re there? Here’s what we think. 1. Could you commute with a colleague, friend or neighbour? Commuting with a colleague, friend or neighbour can brighten up your…
Rank this Week: 1662

Lundgren & Johnson Blog

Lundgren & Johnson Blog

Educational legal blog written for the layman on criminal defense, personal injury, and civil rights topics.

https://lundgrenjohnson.com/blog/
  • Dec 5

    Minnesota DWI Lawyer: Insights and Update

    Minnesota DWI Lawyer: Insights and Update
    Minnesota DWI Lawyer: Insights and Updates Minnesota DWI Lawyer David R. Lundgren details the changes made to Minnesota’s DWI laws by the legislature and offers his insight into a portion of the wide array of... Read more » The…
  • Nov 20

    Felony Assault Crimes: When a Push, Shove, or Punch Becomes a Felony

    Felony Assault Crimes: When a Push, Shove, or Punch Becomes a Felony
    Many of Minnesota’s assault crimes vary by degree depending on what level of harm is caused to the person injured in the assault. The most basic, and less serious, level of assault in Minnesota is... Read more » The post Felony…
  • Nov 7

    By The Numbers: Car Accidents In Minnesota

    By The Numbers: Car Accidents In Minnesota
    The Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) issues yearly reports about the car accidents that occur on Minnesota roadways.  In its most recent edition, Minnesota DPS named their report Minnesota Motor Vehicle Crash Facts. …
Rank this Week: 1500

Joel Heiligman's DUI Blawg

Joel Heiligman's DUI Blawg

Covers issues related to DUI/DWI, and criminal defense in Minnesota and the surrounding Midwest.

http://www.joelheiligmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 5

    Out in Full Force During Thanksgiving, MN State Patrol Makes 490 DWI Arrest

    Out in Full Force During Thanksgiving, MN State Patrol Makes 490 DWI Arrest
    This year’s Thanksgiving holiday in Minnesota was certainly no time for law enforcement to rest, as they nabbed 490 Minnesotans on the suspicion of driving drunk. The Minnesota State Patrol revealed the number in a social media post.…
  • Nov 8

    Woman Who Inhaled Chemical Has DWI Convictions Overturned by MN Supreme Court

    Woman Who Inhaled Chemical Has DWI Convictions Overturned by MN Supreme Court
    A Minnesota woman can rest easy after the state’s supreme court recently reversed her convictions finding that she had driven while impaired. According to a report from CBS Minnesota, the woman had been found slumped over in her car on…
  • Oct 9

    2018 MN Legislative Session to Examine DWI? Man’s 28th Charge Has Lawmakers Talking

    2018 MN Legislative Session to Examine DWI? Man’s 28th Charge Has Lawmakers Talking
    A Minnesota man’s 28th DWI arrest is sparking a conversation surrounding state DWI law among state legislators, according to a recent report from KARE11. 64-year-old Danny Bettcher was taken into custody on September 28th after leaving…
Rank this Week: 1999

The D.U.I. Blog

The D.U.I. Blog

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

http://www.joelheiligmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 5

    Out in Full Force During Thanksgiving, MN State Patrol Makes 490 DWI Arrest

    Out in Full Force During Thanksgiving, MN State Patrol Makes 490 DWI Arrest
    This year’s Thanksgiving holiday in Minnesota was certainly no time for law enforcement to rest, as they nabbed 490 Minnesotans on the suspicion of driving drunk. The Minnesota State Patrol revealed the number in a social media post.…
  • Nov 8

    Woman Who Inhaled Chemical Has DWI Convictions Overturned by MN Supreme Court

    Woman Who Inhaled Chemical Has DWI Convictions Overturned by MN Supreme Court
    A Minnesota woman can rest easy after the state’s supreme court recently reversed her convictions finding that she had driven while impaired. According to a report from CBS Minnesota, the woman had been found slumped over in her car on…
  • Oct 9

    2018 MN Legislative Session to Examine DWI? Man’s 28th Charge Has Lawmakers Talking

    2018 MN Legislative Session to Examine DWI? Man’s 28th Charge Has Lawmakers Talking
    A Minnesota man’s 28th DWI arrest is sparking a conversation surrounding state DWI law among state legislators, according to a recent report from KARE11. 64-year-old Danny Bettcher was taken into custody on September 28th after leaving…
Rank this Week: 2186

Aviation Law Discussions

Aviation Law Discussions

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

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

    Does That Certificate Of Insurance Really Say You Are Covered?

    Does That Certificate Of Insurance Really Say You Are Covered?
    If someone operates an aircraft that is insured by another party (e.g. a lessee leasing the aircraft from the aircraft owner or another operator of the aircraft where that lessor has an existing policy insuring the aircraft) and the lessee…
  • Nov 3

    What Do You Do When The FAA Denies Your Medical Application Because Your Physician Made The Wrong Diagnosis?

    What Do You Do When The FAA Denies Your Medical Application Because Your Physician Made The Wrong Diagnosis?
    I was recently asked this question by an airman in this very difficult situation. When the airman was younger, the airman was diagnosed as having bipolar disorder. More recently the airman was evaluated by a new doctor who told the airman…
  • Oct 13

    Flight School Security Awareness Training: Are You In Compliance?

    Flight School Security Awareness Training: Are You In Compliance?
    After 9/11, the TSA determined that flight schools and flight instructors were in a position to help provide security in the aviation environment. As a result, the TSA enacted regulations requiring both flight schools and independent CFIs to…
Rank this Week: 4529

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

Reports on developments and trends in all areas of the law that impact brands, including the creation, promotion and protection of branded products and services. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2427

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/
  • Nov 26

    I am thankful for these things (part 2)

    I am thankful for these things (part 2)
    Given that this post should appear directly above part 1 of this series, I am just going to jump into the second half of list. The Soloman Grundy's on Rock My Ass-After I got out of college, the only thing I knew about my future is that…
  • Nov 23

    I am thankful for these things (part 1)

    I am thankful for these things (part 1)
    In July, writer Joe Posnanski wrote a blog post about 50 things that make him happy. The concept of the post was to list 50 “non-cynical” things that, obviously, make Mr. Posnanski happy. I enjoyed reading the post a lot. Since…
  • Oct 6

    Earth 1 and Earth 2.

    Earth 1 and Earth 2.
    So the New York Times published a story about how movie executive Harvey Weinstein has allegedly been sexually harassing women for many years. I could link to a number of other news reports about other powerful men allegedly doing similar…
Rank this Week: 2760

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/
  • Nov 26

    Discovery

    Discovery
    When spouses and their attorneys exchange information in a divorce case, it is called discovery.  Formal discovery happens mainly in the form of interrogatories, requests for production of documents, and depositions.…
  • Sep 13

    Right of First Refusal

    Right of First Refusal
    When separated co-parents establish the grounds rules for their parenting schedule, it is common to include a “right of first refusal.”  The right of first refusal allows an “off-duty” parent to care for the…
  • Jul 26

    The Uncontested Divorce – Part 6 (Personal Property)

    The Uncontested Divorce – Part 6 (Personal Property)
    For many couples, it is easy to resolve the issue of “stuff.”  Many items of personal property naturally “belong” to one party or the other, especially when each party is involved in different hobbies and leisure…
Rank this Week: 4058

Rubric Legal LLC Blog

Rubric Legal LLC Blog

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

http://rubriclegal.com/blog/
  • Nov 24

    ABA Section of Taxation Comments Concerning Form 1024-A

    ABA Section of Taxation Comments Concerning Form 1024-A
    There may be a new Form 1024-A coming, applicable only to 501(c)(4) organizations applying for tax exemption. On November 21, 2017, the ABA Section of Taxation submitted Comments Concerning Form... The post ABA Section of Taxation Comments…
  • Nov 3

    Nonprofits and Tax Reform – Thoughts on Initial Draft

    Nonprofits and Tax Reform – Thoughts on Initial Draft
    The post Nonprofits and Tax Reform – Thoughts on Initial Draft appeared first on Rubric Legal.
  • Sep 28

    More on unrelated business income

    More on unrelated business income
    The theme of the week on the Rubric legal blog is unrelated business taxable income (see yesterday’s post) and the ways that it can impact a nonprofit organization.  The IRS... The post More on unrelated business income appeared…
Rank this Week: 1477

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/
  • Nov 24

    Minneapolis Minnesota Bankruptcy Filings are Up 2.65%

    Minneapolis Minnesota Bankruptcy Filings are Up 2.65%
    Minneapolis Minnesota bankruptcy filings are on the increase, both for Chapter 7 bankruptcies and Chapter 13 bankruptcies. The monthly filing statistics from the Minnesota bankruptcy court show a year over year increase.  As of the…
  • Jul 10

    Named in Top 25 Minneapolis Bankruptcy Lawyers Second Year in a Row

    Named in Top 25 Minneapolis Bankruptcy Lawyers Second Year in a Row
    In 2016 when I was first contacted by Expertise.com I was very skeptical, as evidenced by what I posted here at that time.  I have received all sorts of scam emails from one outfit or another which try to get attention by announcing that…
  • Jul 10

    Named in Top 25 Minneapolis Bankruptcy Lawyers Second Year in a Row

    Named in Top 25 Minneapolis Bankruptcy Lawyers Second Year in a Row
    In 2016 when I was first contacted by Expertise.com I was very skeptical, as evidenced by what I posted here at that time.  I have received all sorts of scam emails from one outfit or another which try to get attention by announcing that…
Rank this Week: 3331

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Covers topics related to business law, including intellectual property, trademarks, litigation, and employment law.

http://www.bernicklifson.com/blog/
  • Nov 22

    Do Your Pay Practices Comply with Minnesota Overtime Laws?

    Do Your Pay Practices Comply with Minnesota Overtime Laws?
    Last month, an overtime class action lawsuit affecting workers in Minnesota ended in a seven-figure settlement for the plaintiffs.   In Acevedo v. Brightview Landscapes, a group of landscapers from Minnesota and several other states sued…
  • Nov 7

    6 Tips on How to Run an HOA Annual Meeting Effectively

    6 Tips on How to Run an HOA Annual Meeting Effectively
    (Originally published in CIC Midwest 2017 Summer Edition. To visit their site, click here.)   Time for an annual meeting? All homeowner associations (HOA’s) are required to have an annual meeting each year. In addition to any other…
  • Sep 28

    MCIOA Amendments Change Construct Defect Claims Proce

    MCIOA Amendments Change Construct Defect Claims Proce
    A new law attempts to slow construction defect litigation.   You have likely heard about the Minnesota Common Interest Ownership Act (MCIOA) amendments for some time — legislation, H.F. 1538, which was recently signed into law by…
Rank this Week: 2444

Unemployed and Scared

Unemployed and Scared

Appeals and tips specific to Minnesota's unemployment process. By IAJ Law, LLC.

http://iajlaw.com/news-articles/unemployment/
  • Nov 17

    Unemployment Tip # 009: Back Pay is a Bad Word

    Unemployment Tip # 009: Back Pay is a Bad Word
    The post Unemployment Tip # 009: Back Pay is a Bad Word appeared first on IAJ Law, LLC. Getting back pay while unemployed seems like a great thing, right?  In Minnesota, getting paid back pay usually has negative consequences on…
  • Oct 30

    Witch Hunts for Unemployment Overpayment

    Witch Hunts for Unemployment Overpayment
    The post Witch Hunts for Unemployment Overpayments appeared first on IAJ Law, LLC. Unemployment overpayments in Minnesota are no joke.  In the year 2016, Minnesota had a huge problem with overpayments to the tune of $79 million dollars.…
  • Oct 17

    34 Jobs That Get Denied Unemployment

    34 Jobs That Get Denied Unemployment
    The post 34 Jobs That Get Denied Unemployment appeared first on IAJ Law, LLC. Getting denied unemployment benefits calls for an appeal.  Unfortunately, there are 34 jobs that always get denied because Minnesota views them as…
Rank this Week: 1347

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/
  • Nov 14

    Todd Murray featured in Kare 11 story about fraudulent sale of damaged car

    Todd Murray featured in Kare 11 story about fraudulent sale of damaged car
    Kare 11 recently ran an investigative report about how Minnesota’s lax vehicle title laws could lead to a surge in flood cars and other damaged vehicles being sold in Minnesota. Our own Todd Murray was featured in the story and shared…
  • Nov 14

    How to avoid buying a flood car

    How to avoid buying a flood car
    It’s expected that thousands of cars damaged in Hurricanes Harvey and Irma will be put on the used car market in the coming months. These flood cars will be cleaned up, repaired, and shipped across the country. Because of our…
  • Sep 25

    NCSLT to pay over $15 million for illegal collection practice

    NCSLT to pay over $15 million for illegal collection practice
    Last week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau sued the infamous entity known as National Collegiate Student Loan Trust. The lawsuit points to three main allegations against NCSLT: (1) it sued people for debts that…
Rank this Week: 3457

Pendleton Judicial Training…

Pendleton Judicial Training Updates

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

http://www.PendletonUpdates.com
  • Nov 13

    CRIMINAL JURY TRIAL JUDGES MANUAL “A Step by Step Guide From the Beginning of Trial Thru the Return of Verdict”

    CRIMINAL JURY TRIAL JUDGES MANUAL “A Step by Step Guide From the Beginning of Trial Thru the Return of Verdict”
    In 2013 I published a Criminal Jury Trial Manual for Judges and Attorneys that covered every step of a Jury Trial from the pre-trial conference thru the return of verdict. It serves a dual purpose. For judges it serves as … Continue…
  • Sep 24

    EXPOSING IMPLICIT RACIAL BIAS DURING JURY SELECTION…HOW?

    EXPOSING IMPLICIT RACIAL BIAS DURING JURY SELECTION…HOW?
      Attorneys, judges and jurors all want to see themselves as fair, equitable, and rational, yet studies show that despite our best intentions none of us are free from bias. Implicit bias refers to unconsciously held biases that do not…
  • Jul 24

    TEN TIPS THAT EVERY NEW ATTORNEY SHOULD KNOW

    TEN TIPS THAT EVERY NEW ATTORNEY SHOULD KNOW
    PERSONAL UPDATE: I woke up this morning realizing that it had been 6 months since my last post. One of the drawbacks to the aging process is that time seems to pass so much faster than when we were younger. … Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 2039

Minneapolis Criminal Law News

Minneapolis Criminal Law News

Covers Minnesota criminal law topics. By Thomas Gallagher.

http://minneapoliscriminallawyer.liberty-lawyer.com
Rank this Week: 4675

epilawg

epilawg

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

http://epilawg.com/
Rank this Week: 3148

Ramsey County Law Library Blog

Ramsey County Law Library Blog

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

http://ramseylawlibrary.org/
  • Aug 31

    Justice Comes to Minnesota (and Makes a Blundering Entrance)

    Justice Comes to Minnesota (and Makes a Blundering Entrance)
    The beginnings of Minnesota’s judicial system could hardly be more humble. In fact, its central player was anything but a respected legal figure. Minnesota was established as a territory in 1849.  Prior to…
  • Aug 16

    Minnesota’s Capitols, both Timeless and Forgettable

    Minnesota’s Capitols, both Timeless and Forgettable
    Last weekend the Minnesota Capitol hosted its open house to celebrate its recent extensive renovation and remodel project,  yet some might be surprised that the 112 year old building is actually Minnesota’s third…
  • Aug 4

    Where Can You Find Federal Case Filings?

    Where Can You Find Federal Case Filings?
    We probably take our easy access to state court materials for granted, what with much electronic access offered in all Minnesota courthouses, backed up with archived material at the State Law Library.  On the other hand, how do…
Rank this Week: 2113

Cutting Red Tape for Veterans

Cutting Red Tape for Veterans

Covers appeals and benefits for military veterans. By IAJ Law, LLC.

http://iajlaw.com/news-articles/laws-for-veterans/
  • Jul 19

    Business While Deployed is a Little Easier in Minnesota

    Business While Deployed is a Little Easier in Minnesota
    The post Business While Deployed is a Little Easier in Minnesota appeared first on IAJ Law, LLC. Managing a business while deployed is an awful stress.  I would think most military business owners know how difficult it might be to keep…
  • Jul 17

    Developing Claims and Other VA Dutie

    Developing Claims and Other VA Dutie
    The post Developing Claims and Other VA Duties appeared first on IAJ Law, LLC. VA Duties come in all shapes and sizes.  A VA duty is an obligation with no wiggle room.  In other words, the Veterans Administration is [Read More] The…
  • Jul 14

    Effective Dates for Veterans Appealing Their PTSD Claim

    Effective Dates for Veterans Appealing Their PTSD Claim
    The post Effective Dates for Veterans Appealing Their PTSD Claims appeared first on IAJ Law, LLC. Military veterans seeking PTSD claims need their symptoms recorded through medical records.  Effective dates for a VA claim help veterans…
Rank this Week: 1348

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

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

    Which Type of IRA is Right for You?

    Which Type of IRA is Right for You?
    Previously, retirement planning focused on an employer sponsored pension and Social Security retirement benefits. The concept of lifetime employment, however, is largely a thing of the past, which also makes pensions a thing of the past.…
  • May 25

    The Need for Medicaid Planning

    The Need for Medicaid Planning
    Estate planning should involve more than simply deciding how your estate assets will be distributed upon your death. In fact, a well thought out estate plan should also protect, and help grow, those assets while you are alive and ensure that…
  • May 23

    The Guardianship Proce

    The Guardianship Proce
    If you are an adult child, one of the most painful moments in your lifetime will be when you realize your mother or father is no longer able to safely care for himself/herself. Whether the cause is physical injury, Alzheimer’s, or the…
Rank this Week: 2470

Family-In-Law

Family-In-Law

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

http://family-in-law.com/
  • May 23

    What’s New in Minnesota Family Law: 2017 Edition

    What’s New in Minnesota Family Law: 2017 Edition
    What’s new with you? The first rule of blogging: don’t stop blogging. Because while I’ve been offline, the law hasn’t slowed down. Right now we have ... The post What’s New in Minnesota Family Law: 2017…
  • Oct 16

    STOP! before you file that Appeal.

    STOP! before you file that Appeal.
    Time for an appeal. You lost. Badly. (Bigly?) It wasn’t even close. You’ll even be paying the other side’s fees. It’s okay. It happens. That’s what ... The post STOP! before you file that Appeal. appeared…
  • Aug 15

    Same as it ever was? Minnesota’s (Not So) New Cohabitation Law

    Same as it ever was? Minnesota’s (Not So) New Cohabitation Law
    Not with a bang, but a whimper. Such is Minnesota’s first brush with alimony reform. On August 1, 2016, Minnesota’s spousal maintenance law gained a newly-minted ... The post Same as it ever was? Minnesota’s (Not So)…
Rank this Week: 1887

Arrigoni Law Blog

Arrigoni Law Blog

Covers Minnesota family law.

https://www.arrigonilawoffice.com/blog/
  • May 19

    Parental Alienation Issues Negatively Impact Children

    Parental Alienation Issues Negatively Impact Children
    A very troublesome issue in some Custody and Parenting Time disputes and Divorces is when a parent intentionally attempts to alienate the children from the other parent. Trying to prove the alienation can be difficult as often there are…
  • May 19

    Parental Alienation Issues Negatively Impact Children

    Parental Alienation Issues Negatively Impact Children
    A very troublesome issue in some Custody and Parenting Time disputes and Divorces is when a parent intentionally attempts to alienate the children from the other parent. Trying to prove the alienation can be difficult as often there are…
  • Feb 14

    Spousal Maintenance And Income

    Spousal Maintenance And Income
    In Curtis v. Curtis, A14-1841,  (Minn 2016) the Supreme Court reaffirmed  that a trial court has broad discretion to consider investment income to determine whether a spouse is need of spousal maintenance. In Curtis, the husband…
Rank this Week: 2546

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
  • Feb 2

    ¿QUE HACER SI LO DETIENEN EN UNA REDADA EN EL TRABAJO?

    ¿QUE HACER SI LO DETIENEN EN UNA REDADA EN EL TRABAJO?
    MANTENGA SILENCIO… es su derecho No diga nada o diga que quiere hablar con un(a) abogado(a) No conteste preguntas, ni diga donde nació ni como llego a los Estados Unidos No mienta No muestre documentos falsos No lleve consigo…
  • Jan 19

    CUANDO NO ES JUSTO! MODIFICAR UNA ORDEN DE EXENCIÓN DE IMPUESTOS DE DEPENDENCIA BAJO LA LEY DE MINNESOTA.

    CUANDO NO ES JUSTO! MODIFICAR UNA ORDEN DE EXENCIÓN DE IMPUESTOS DE DEPENDENCIA BAJO LA LEY DE MINNESOTA.
    Por Marisela E. Cantu, abogada http://www.cantuattorney.com Temporada de impuestos es sobre nosotros, y estamos todos tratando de maximizar nuestra rentabilidad o minimizar nuestros pagos lo mejor que podamos. Una forma de hacerlo es diciendo…
  • Oct 10

    ADOPCIÓN DE UN PARIENTE EN MINNESOTA POR MARISELA E. CANTU, ESQ.

    ADOPCIÓN DE UN PARIENTE EN MINNESOTA POR MARISELA E. CANTU, ESQ.
    Usted considerando adoptar un relativo pero no saben si la ley lo considera como un pariente del niño que desea adoptar.  Según las leyes de adopción en el estado de Minnesota que es pariente de un niño…
Rank this Week: 3938

Minnesota Labor & Employment Law…

Minnesota Labor & Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.minnesotalaboremploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jan 19

    Making the Right Call: Independent Contractor or Employee?

    Making the Right Call: Independent Contractor or Employee?
    The Department of Labor (DOL) has been very aggressive in auditing employers over the misclassification of workers as independent contractors, instead of employees.  Properly classifying workers is important for employers to avoid hefty…
  • Jan 19

    Making the Right Call: Independent Contractor or Employee?

    Making the Right Call: Independent Contractor or Employee?
    The Department of Labor (DOL) has been very aggressive in auditing employers over the misclassification of workers as independent contractors, instead of employees.  Properly classifying workers is important for employers to avoid hefty…
  • Dec 21

    Workers Want Their Own Workspace

    Workers Want Their Own Workspace
    The trend is shifting back to employees wanting their own workspace.  This is a shift away from more open work areas with shared desks, community areas, and collaborative workspaces.  Research has shown workers now want their own…
Rank this Week: 3636

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/
  • May 14

    Can I Receive Both Minnesota Workers Compensation and Social Security Disability?

    Can I Receive Both Minnesota Workers Compensation and Social Security Disability?
    The short answer is YES, in most instances you can receive both but there are many variables that are extremely complex.In 1965 the Social Security Act was amended requiring that SSDI benefits be reduced when the injured worker is…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3827

Mottaz Law Blog

Mottaz Law Blog

Covers Minnesota workers' compensation laws.

http://mottazlaw.com/workers-comp-lawyer-blog/
  • Apr 4

    Beware of Social Media – Second Posting

    Beware of Social Media – Second Posting
    I have written on this subject before; however, it bears revisiting.  I cannot overemphasize the importance of caution when it comes to the use of social media by an injured worker.  Increasingly, insurance companies, their…
  • Feb 22

    Recent Changes in Minnesota Law for Proving Up a Permanent Total Disability Claim

    Recent Changes in Minnesota Law for Proving Up a Permanent Total Disability Claim
    In the summer of 2015, the Minnesota Supreme Court changed the law as to what is required to establish a permanent total disability claim. That change was not good. In the decision of Allan v. R.D. Offutt Co., 869 NW 2d 31 (Minn. 2015), the…
  • Oct 2

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

    Who Can Get Reimbursed for Transporting an Injured Worker to a Medical Appointment?
    Law Office of Thomas Mottaz work injury lawyers The Minnesota workers’ compensation statute provides for reimbursement of “medical mileage” when the employee travels by car for necessary medical care. Reimbursement of…
Rank this Week: 2108

Meuser & Associates, P.A.,…

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

Covers workers' compensation law in Minnesota.

http://meuserlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 8

    We've Moved!

    We've Moved!
    We've Moved!MeuserLaw's legal blogs have moved!For a huge database of articles covering workers' compensation, PERA duty disability, MSRS duty disability, and personal injury, check out MeuserLaw's article library. And, for Minnesota's Police…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3926

Minnesota Divorce Blog

Minnesota Divorce Blog

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

http://mankatofamilylaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 7

    The $33,000 Divorce Mistake (AKA Default Judgment)

    The $33,000 Divorce Mistake (AKA Default Judgment)
    The $33,000 Divorce Mistake I received a call the other day from a woman who was calling on behalf of her boyfriend (very common!) who said that her boyfriend was divorced about 6 years ago after a marriage of 5 years.  He didn’t…
  • Jan 21

    Divorce vs. Legal Separation In Minnesota

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

    Taxes and Divorce

    Taxes and Divorce
    Taxes and Divorce in Minnesota: a Few Common Questions & Answers One of failings that us divorce lawyers have is that we usually focus on family law instead of on tax law.  In fact, many divorce lawyers actually put a bold…
Rank this Week: 2687

Solo in Minneapolis

Solo in Minneapolis

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

http://www.soloinminneapolis.com/
  • Jul 6

    Running a Law Firm | Hiring an Associate Attorney (or other legal help)

    Running a Law Firm | Hiring an Associate Attorney (or other legal help)
    I have reached the point where I could really use some help from another lawyer. I knew this day would come. It is part of my business plan. Yet, I don’t really know how to hire someone and I am not sure I want to. I can see it being a…
  • Jul 23

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

    Starting a Law firm – You Can Do It. Seriously.
    I was going over my various blogs and I thought I would visit my first one – this one.  It has been a couple years since I started this blog to serve as my outlet while I moved from a law firm job, to taking the bar exam in another…
  • Jul 23

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

    Starting a Law firm – You Can Do It. Seriously.
    I was going over my various blogs and I thought I would visit my first one – this one.  It has been a couple years since I started this blog to serve as my outlet while I moved from a law firm job, to taking the bar exam in another…
Rank this Week: 3595

Behind the Eighth

Behind the Eighth

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

http://mlawllc.com/blogs/
Rank this Week: 2526

Minnesota Criminal Law Blog

Minnesota Criminal Law Blog

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

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

    Reasons to Enter into a Plea Bargain in a Minnesota DWI

    Reasons to Enter into a Plea Bargain in a Minnesota DWI
      Many criminal convictions in Minnesota and across the United States are a result of negotiated pleas. While opting for a plea bargain is sometimes criticized, there are several reasons why defendants, prosecutors, and even judges may…
  • Sep 27

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

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

    Canadian Impaired Driving Measure Receives Serious Attention South Of The Border

    Canadian Impaired Driving Measure Receives Serious Attention South Of The Border
    A recent PBS report dealt with a surprisingly effective drunk driving law in British Columbia that has managed to cut the number of drunk driving traffic fatalities nearly in half in only two years. The report discussed how one little…
Rank this Week: 3425

Kans Law Firm

Kans Law Firm

Covers Minnesota criminal law.

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

    Reasons to Enter into a Plea Bargain in a Minnesota DWI

    Reasons to Enter into a Plea Bargain in a Minnesota DWI
      Many criminal convictions in Minnesota and across the United States are a result of negotiated pleas. While opting for a plea bargain is sometimes criticized, there are several reasons why defendants, prosecutors, and even judges may…
  • Sep 27

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

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

    Canadian Impaired Driving Measure Receives Serious Attention South Of The Border

    Canadian Impaired Driving Measure Receives Serious Attention South Of The Border
    A recent PBS report dealt with a surprisingly effective drunk driving law in British Columbia that has managed to cut the number of drunk driving traffic fatalities nearly in half in only two years. The report discussed how one little…
Rank this Week: 4688