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Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Sep 20

    An Update from Mars: “CocoVaa” Dispute Resolved

    An Update from Mars: “CocoVaa” Dispute Resolved
    Earlier this year, I posted about a dispute between candy company Mars Inc. and a small business based in Wisconsin, selling handmade fine chocolates under the mark CocoVaa. In March, Mars Inc. filed a federal trademark…
  • Sep 18

    Are pretzel crisps crumbling into genericness?

    Are pretzel crisps crumbling into genericness?
    Marketing types and legal types who review labels, be well advised to choose words used carefully. In other words, if you believe you own rights in Pretzel Crisps as a trademark, it’s not wise to use the number of so-called…
  • Sep 15

    “Let’s Play:” DMCA Takedown Notices and Game Developer Acquiescence

    “Let’s Play:” DMCA Takedown Notices and Game Developer Acquiescence
    There is an entire gaming sub-culture developed around watching others play video games.  I’m not talking about gathering around the Game Cube in your friend’s basement and passing the only controller. …
Rank this Week: 41

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: 222

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/
  • Sep 20

    When Can I Talk To A Lawyer During A DUI Traffic Stop?

    When Can I Talk To A Lawyer During A DUI Traffic Stop?
    You have the right to an attorney during a criminal investigation, but at what point can you invoke this right? It’s not as cut and dry as you might think. Today, we’re going to explain when you can talk with a lawyer, and when…
  • Sep 19

    10 Factors That Influence Your Blood Alcohol Concentration

    10 Factors That Influence Your Blood Alcohol Concentration
    A number of clients who end up challenging a DUI charge argue that they didn’t believe that they were over the legal driving limit at the time they got behind the wheel. Calculating your BAC based solely on your height, weight and…
  • Sep 18

    How Does Probation Work In Minnesota?

    How Does Probation Work In Minnesota?
    Probation is an option in criminal cases in lieu of a jail sentence. While you might be thinking that probation is equivalent to a slap on the wrist, it isn’t a walk in the park, and screwing up while you’re on probation can lead…
Rank this Week: 457

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: 467

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: 458

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/
  • Sep 20

    New LLC Act

    New LLC Act
    For owners of Minnesota LLCs that were formed prior to August 1, 2015 and have not yet checked in regarding whether law changes could impact their LLC beginning January 1st... The post New LLC Act appeared first on Rubric Legal.
  • Sep 6

    Johnson Amendment

    Johnson Amendment
    Since 1954, the so-called “Johnson Amendment,” a portion of the provision in the Internal Revenue Code that lays out the basic requirements for Section 501(c)(3) organizations, has prohibited charities from... The post Johnson…
  • Aug 4

    Pharma-funded Charities and Private Benefit

    Pharma-funded Charities and Private Benefit
      Too close for comfort? Many patient assistance charities provide funding for patients to purchase treatments from the same pharmaceutical companies that provide the majority of funding for these charities.... The post Pharma-funded…
Rank this Week: 1207

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/
  • Sep 20

    Minnesota’s DWI Courts and Funding

    Minnesota’s DWI Courts and Funding
    Minnesota’s DWI court program focuses on eliminating repeat DWI/DUI offenses to protect Minnesotans from the dangers of drunk driving. Programs like this have been shown to effectively reduce recidivism and jail time for repeat…
  • Sep 10

    Ensuring Drunk Driving Breath Test Validity

    Ensuring Drunk Driving Breath Test Validity
    Under Minnesota’s implied consent law, a motorist suspected of DWI/DUI does not have the right to refuse a breath test to determine intoxication as is the case with a blood or urine test where a warrant is required. However, there are…
  • Sep 10

    Ensuring Drunk Driving Breath Test Validity

    Ensuring Drunk Driving Breath Test Validity
    Under Minnesota’s implied consent law, a motorist suspected of DWI/DUI does not have the right to refuse a breath test to determine intoxication as is the case with a blood or urine test where a warrant is required. However, there are…
Rank this Week: 1176

Minneapolis Criminal Law News

Minneapolis Criminal Law News

Covers Minnesota criminal law topics. By Thomas Gallagher.

http://minneapoliscriminallawyer.liberty-lawyer.com
Rank this Week: 836

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: 1081

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/
  • Aug 15

    MI State Supreme Court: Driving On Private Property Is DWI-Worthy

    MI State Supreme Court: Driving On Private Property Is DWI-Worthy
    Driving a vehicle while intoxicated on private property is indeed a violation of Michigan DWI law, the state’s supreme court ruled in July. The case stems from the March 2014 arrest of a Michigan man from Northville. Cops were alerted…
  • Jul 10

    Minnesota Man Arrested for Tenth DWI in Wisconsin on July 4

    Minnesota Man Arrested for Tenth DWI in Wisconsin on July 4
    The days surrounding the July 4th holiday are usually a time for increased DWI enforcement on the roadways in most states. In Wisconsin in particular, police caught a Minnesota man suspected of driving drunk, yet the arrest was quite…
  • Jun 29

    Vikings Receiver Floyd Violates Terms of House Arrest After 2016 DUI

    Vikings Receiver Floyd Violates Terms of House Arrest After 2016 DUI
    When Michael Floyd signed with the Minnesota Vikings in May, it represented a homecoming for the St. Paul native. Over the last five years in the NFL, the speedy wide receiver has recorded over 3,700 yards receiving and 24 touchdowns –…
Rank this Week: 921

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
  • 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 →
  • Jan 15

    The “Rule of Primacy”, The Cornerstone to Effective Trial Advocacy: Plus Some Bonus Acting Tip

    The “Rule of Primacy”, The Cornerstone to Effective Trial Advocacy: Plus Some Bonus Acting Tip
    RULE OF PRIMACY: Following the “Rule of Primacy” is one of the easiest (yet most overlooked) ways for attorneys to improve their trial performance. If you’re a young attorney with aspirations of becoming the next Clarence…
  • Dec 10

    SNAPCHAT AS EVIDENCE: THE SMOKING GUN OFTEN OVERLOOKED

    SNAPCHAT AS EVIDENCE: THE SMOKING GUN OFTEN OVERLOOKED
    Greetings to all my cold Minnesota friends (cold hands but warm hearts). I’m writing this post from my winter home in Scottsdale, AZ where it’s currently a balmy 66 degrees. (sorry I couldn’t resist). Since writing my last…
Rank this Week: 1190

Arrigoni Law Blog

Arrigoni Law Blog

Covers Minnesota family law.

http://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…
  • 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…
  • Aug 29

    Pitfalls In Handling Your Own Divorce

    Pitfalls In Handling Your Own Divorce
    I have seen an increase in people trying to draft their own Divorce Judgment and Decree, which often leads to numerous problems and additional fees and expense to redraft the Decree or for the need to move to amend it because of…
Rank this Week: 1010

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/
  • Apr 19

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?
    The hashtag has become an ever-present aspect of social media, spreading across platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and more.   Originally developed on Twitter, a hashtag is a word or a phrase following the pound sign used…
  • Apr 12

    What You Need to Know About Trademark Infringement

    What You Need to Know About Trademark Infringement
    If you have a product or own a business, it can be difficult in this day and age to come up with a unique name. This is especially true if your first or last name is part of the company name — it is unlikely there aren’t at least…
  • Apr 4

    Does Facebook Own My Content?

    Does Facebook Own My Content?
    These questions have been floating around for several years now: who really owns the content you post on your Facebook page? Does Facebook own my content, or is it still my personal property?   At the bare bones of this issue, you do own…
Rank this Week: 1106

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: 1096

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: 1118

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: 757

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
  • Sep 20

    What Happens to Your Tax Debt After Bankruptcy?

    What Happens to Your Tax Debt After Bankruptcy?
    Many people I speak with are interested in finding out what debts are not dischargeable in a bankruptcy. Meaning what debts will still remain after a bankruptcy. Tax debt is the most tricky debt to deal with in bankruptcy because there are so…
  • Sep 19

    (Video) Filing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy In Eden Prairie, Minnesota

    (Video) Filing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy In Eden Prairie, Minnesota
    What is a Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Eden Prairie, Minnesota? It is the same thing it is all throughout the state of Minnesota. Bankruptcy law is based on federal bankruptcy statutes, not state law. So, what Chapter 7 bankruptcy is in Eden…
  • Sep 16

    5 Questions to Ask an Attorney During a Free Debt Consultation

    5 Questions to Ask an Attorney During a Free Debt Consultation
    Making the decision to file bankruptcy is not easy. Most people struggle with how to handle their financial problems and only come to the conclusion to file bankruptcy after considering all other alternatives. By the time you arrive at a…
Rank this Week: 1892

Milavetzlaw Blog

Milavetzlaw Blog

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

http://www.milavetzlaw.com/blog
  • Sep 20

    Pedestrians Face Danger On Minnesota Road

    Pedestrians Face Danger On Minnesota Road
    Pedestrian accidents most often lead to catastrophic injuries due to both the violent impact itself and the fact that pedestrians are typically wearing no protection against the collision. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for these injuries…
  • Aug 22

    How Deadly Are Trench Collapses?

    How Deadly Are Trench Collapses?
    While most people understand that construction sites are among the most dangerous work environments, they might not realize where the hazards actually come from. A significant portion of work accidents and construction fatalities are the…
  • Aug 2

    Distracted Driving: Tips From The Minnesota DPS

    Distracted Driving: Tips From The Minnesota DPS
    Whether anecdotally, on news reports, in movies or stories told by friends and family, distracted drivers are to be feared and avoided. Unfortunately, distractions are so common – and the activities are so minute – that we all fall…
Rank this Week: 2663

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law…

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law Blog

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

https://aacriminallaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 20

    When Can I Talk To A Lawyer During A DUI Traffic Stop?

    When Can I Talk To A Lawyer During A DUI Traffic Stop?
    You have the right to an attorney during a criminal investigation, but at what point can you invoke this right? It’s not as cut and dry as you might think. Today, we’re going to explain when you can talk with a lawyer, and when…
  • Sep 19

    10 Factors That Influence Your Blood Alcohol Concentration

    10 Factors That Influence Your Blood Alcohol Concentration
    A number of clients who end up challenging a DUI charge argue that they didn’t believe that they were over the legal driving limit at the time they got behind the wheel. Calculating your BAC based solely on your height, weight and…
  • Sep 18

    How Does Probation Work In Minnesota?

    How Does Probation Work In Minnesota?
    Probation is an option in criminal cases in lieu of a jail sentence. While you might be thinking that probation is equivalent to a slap on the wrist, it isn’t a walk in the park, and screwing up while you’re on probation can lead…
Rank this Week: 3394

Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

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

http://www.leventhalpllc.com/news-commentary/
  • Sep 20

    Court Scam: State Courts Require a $299 (plus $5) Filing Fee To File a Notice of Removal?

    Court Scam: State Courts Require a $299 (plus $5) Filing Fee To File a Notice of Removal?
    It is a shame when a justice system behaves unjustly. In Minnesota, when a client is sued in state court and removes the case to federal court, the client is obligated to pay a “filing fee” to the state court for the simple filing…
  • Sep 13

    Tracking Down Dollars…Someone’s Gotta Do It…

    Tracking Down Dollars…Someone’s Gotta Do It…
    Among civil litigators, the variety of legal practice is staggering. It is hard to believe that we think of ourselves as having the same job. In fact, we most certainly do not. Many lawyers at Messerli & Kramer do debt collection work…
  • Sep 11

    Hansmeier/Steele, Guava/Prenda Coda: The Tail of a Sad Tale…

    Hansmeier/Steele, Guava/Prenda Coda: The Tail of a Sad Tale…
    Update (September 11, 2017): Mr. Hansmeier’s public defender’s efforts to dismiss the 18-count indictment against Mr. Hansmeier were unsuccessful (denial of motion, last week, linked here). Few, if any, will feel sympathy for Mr.…
Rank this Week: 3808

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: 2071

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/
  • Sep 18

    Unemployment Employment Misconduct in Minnesota Can Mean Anthing Except

    Unemployment Employment Misconduct in Minnesota Can Mean Anthing Except
    The post Unemployment Employment Misconduct in Minnesota Can Mean Anthing Except appeared first on IAJ Law, LLC. Employment misconduct is a phrase used with unemployment benefits in Minnesota.  As you will see, it can mean just about…
  • Sep 4

    Unemployment Tip # 008: Before The Phone Appeal, Obtain Your Employment File

    Unemployment Tip # 008: Before The Phone Appeal, Obtain Your Employment File
    The post Unemployment Tip # 008: Before The Phone Appeal, Obtain Your Employment File appeared first on IAJ Law, LLC. Having a successful game plan for an unemployment appeal hearing is really important.  Unfortunately, a lot of people…
  • Aug 30

    Why the Unemployment Appeal Statistics Posted for Minnesota Are Wrong

    Why the Unemployment Appeal Statistics Posted for Minnesota Are Wrong
    The post Why the Unemployment Appeal Statistics Posted for Minnesota Are Wrong appeared first on IAJ Law, LLC. Did you see the latest unemployment appeal statistics for Minnesota?  Well, if you haven’t, the Department of Labor has…
Rank this Week: 2106

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/
  • 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…
  • Apr 16

    The Uncontested Divorce – Part 5 (Real Estate)

    The Uncontested Divorce – Part 5 (Real Estate)
    Most uncontested divorces involve no real estate.  If the parties own real estate, it is a potentially complicating factor.  In fact, my earlier proposition (in The Uncontested Divorce – Part 1) – that an uncontested…
Rank this Week: 4650

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/
  • Sep 13

    Starting Over: Life After an Emotionally Abusive Marriage

    Starting Over: Life After an Emotionally Abusive Marriage
    Divorce inevitably creates heartbreak. That’s an irreducible part of the process. But the extent of the mental and emotional suffering depends sensitively not just on the divorce process but also on what happened in the relationship…
  • Aug 27

    The Grandparent’s Guide to Surviving Your Daughter’s Minnesota Divorce

    The Grandparent’s Guide to Surviving Your Daughter’s Minnesota Divorce
    Your adult daughter is getting a divorce. Guess who’s likely to be spending more time with the grandchildren? The assumption may be intrusive, but it’s also natural; after all, in a time of crisis like this, to whom else can your…
  • Aug 20

    7 Tips for Adopting Special Needs Children

    7 Tips for Adopting Special Needs Children
    Creating a family through adoption is a joyous event. Providing a “forever home” to a child who has none is a heartfelt choice that benefits the parents and child. Choosing to adopt special needs children adds additional layers of…
Rank this Week: 3931

epilawg

epilawg

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

http://epilawg.com/
  • Sep 13

    The Importance of Properly Establishing Tenancies to Carry Out Your Intended Desire

    The Importance of Properly Establishing Tenancies to Carry Out Your Intended Desire
    Whether you own a property as joint tenants or tenants in common can make a big difference as to what you own and how that plays out for estate planning.  Joint tenants own an undivided interest in the real property whereas tenants in…
  • Sep 11

    Delaying Estate Planning Increases Likelihood of Undue Influence

    Delaying Estate Planning Increases Likelihood of Undue Influence
    As life expectancies increase, the rates of Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and cognitive impairment do so as well.  Of course, not all incidents of mental impairment are age related; stress and genetics are often catalysts in…
  • Sep 7

    Minnesota Statute Allows for Vehicles to be Titled in Transfer-on-Death Form

    Minnesota Statute Allows for Vehicles to be Titled in Transfer-on-Death Form
    Until recently, vehicles in Minnesota were always considered potential probate assets if titled in the decedent’s name alone.  This could cause unnecessary and prolonged hassle to surviving family members who either inherited a…
Rank this Week: 2981

Unique Estate Law Blog

Unique Estate Law Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://uniqueestatelaw.com/lawyer/blog/Unique_Estate_Law_Blog.htm
  • Sep 11

    Revising Your Estate Plan After a Divorce

    Revising Your Estate Plan After a Divorce
    Going through a divorce is a major life change. You likely have a lot on your mind—from property division to child custody. However, once the dust settles, you should also have updating your estate plan on your to-do list. If you fail…
  • Aug 19

    Important Estate Planning Tips for Same-Sex Couple

    Important Estate Planning Tips for Same-Sex Couple
    Q: Could you be legally married… and don't know it?If you are confused about your same-sex marital status and rights, you are in good company. And if you aren’t, then maybe you should be. All those in a committed relationship…
  • Jul 14

    Living Trusts Vs. Wills: Choosing the Right Estate Planning Tool

    Living Trusts Vs. Wills: Choosing the Right Estate Planning Tool
    There many types of estate planning tools and each one offers benefits and drawbacks. Some tools work better to accomplish certain goals than others. In addition, some individuals or families may not need to utilize certain options, while…
Rank this Week: 2912

Always Family Center

Always Family Center

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

http://alwaysfamilycenter.com
  • Sep 9

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing!
  • 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…
  • Sep 4

    Picking a Men’s Wedding Band, You’ll Both Love

    Picking a Men’s Wedding Band, You’ll Both Love
    If you’re a bride-to-be, you probably had no problem picking out your wedding band. You might have even given very specific set of instructions to your fiancé or dropped some not-so-obvious hints of what is acceptable and what…
Rank this Week: 3854

Aviation Law Discussions

Aviation Law Discussions

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

http://www.aerolegalservices.com/AviationLawDiscussions.shtml
  • Sep 8

    Pencil Whipping Has No Business In Aviation

    Pencil Whipping Has No Business In Aviation
    To this day, I am still amazed at the number of pilots and aviation professionals I run into who think it is OK to "pencil whip" a document. Some pilots trying to build time toward their next certificates/ratings may add "parker pen time" to…
  • Aug 2

    What Should You Do When ATC Asks You To Call?

    What Should You Do When ATC Asks You To Call?
    If you ever find yourself in this position, it is important to understand that you do not have to make that call. You are under no legal obligation (regulation or otherwise) to place the call. The request is not an ATC instruction under FAR…
  • Jul 6

    What Are "Maintenance Instructions" And Why Should You Care?

    What Are "Maintenance Instructions" And Why Should You Care?
    If you are an air carrier operating aircraft with nine passenger seats or less under 14 C.F.R. Part 135, you know that �135.421(a) requires you to comply with either (a) the manufacturer's recommended maintenance program, or (b) a…
Rank this Week: 3848

Kunkle Law Blog

Kunkle Law Blog

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

http://kunklelaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 3773

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/
  • Aug 15

    MI State Supreme Court: Driving On Private Property Is DWI-Worthy

    MI State Supreme Court: Driving On Private Property Is DWI-Worthy
    Driving a vehicle while intoxicated on private property is indeed a violation of Michigan DWI law, the state’s supreme court ruled in July. The case stems from the March 2014 arrest of a Michigan man from Northville. Cops were alerted…
  • Jul 10

    Minnesota Man Arrested for Tenth DWI in Wisconsin on July 4

    Minnesota Man Arrested for Tenth DWI in Wisconsin on July 4
    The days surrounding the July 4th holiday are usually a time for increased DWI enforcement on the roadways in most states. In Wisconsin in particular, police caught a Minnesota man suspected of driving drunk, yet the arrest was quite…
  • Jun 29

    Vikings Receiver Floyd Violates Terms of House Arrest After 2016 DUI

    Vikings Receiver Floyd Violates Terms of House Arrest After 2016 DUI
    When Michael Floyd signed with the Minnesota Vikings in May, it represented a homecoming for the St. Paul native. Over the last five years in the NFL, the speedy wide receiver has recorded over 3,700 yards receiving and 24 touchdowns –…
Rank this Week: 1890

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/
  • Aug 11

    Things I learned on my recent trip to North Dakota.

    Things I learned on my recent trip to North Dakota.
    I was in Bismarck, North Dakota, for a couple of days this week. Bismarck, as Reader(s)™ may know, is the capitol of North Dakota. One thinks of North Dakota as being flat and treeless, but Bismarck has more hills than Minneapolis and a…
  • Jul 26

    Not so long ago, really.

    Not so long ago, really.
    Yesterday, Joe Posnanski tweeted this:This is astonishing. We talk about Emmett Till as if it was long ago. He would have been the same age as Marv Albert and Digger Phelps. https://t.co/UQ5AOj8C0w— Joe Posnanski (@JPosnanski) July 25,…
  • May 17

    Be candid but not too candid.

    Be candid but not too candid.
    Merriam-Webster provides four definitions of the word candor, They are: (1) whiteness, brilliance; (2) freedom from prejudice or malice; (3) kindliness; and (4) unreserved, honest, or sincere expression.  The first and third definitions…
Rank this Week: 2775

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/
  • Jul 30

    Does It Matter Who I See For A Minneapolis Workers Compensation Shoulder Injury?

    Does It Matter Who I See For A Minneapolis Workers Compensation Shoulder Injury?
    I've had the opportunity to work with dozens of orthopedic shoulder surgeons across Minnesota but there are some that stand out above the rest.  Hands down my favorite group is the team of shoulder specialists with Sports and Orthopedic…
  • Jun 15

    New legislation affecting permanent total…

    New legislation affecting permanent total disability workers compensation claimsThe new law applies to:Injured workers with dates of injury before August 13, 2014 (or their dependents and legal heirs) whose permanent total disability (PTD)…
  • Mar 4

    I Suffered A Minnesota Workers Compensation Injury. Do I Need Back Surgery?

    I Suffered A Minnesota Workers Compensation Injury. Do I Need Back Surgery?
    Though I've been a Minnesota workers compensation attorney my entire legal career, that's the very same question I asked myself nearly 20 years ago.  Do I need lumbar spine surgery.I was injured at work and despite conservative care, my…
Rank this Week: 3904

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: 2101

MN Bankruptcy Blog

MN Bankruptcy Blog

Covers Minnesota bankruptcy topics, including Chapter 7, Chapter 13, assets, and the filing process. By David J. Kelly.

http://mn-bankruptcy.com/blog/
  • Jul 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…
  • May 20

    US Households Owe Record Amount – More Than During Recession

    US Households Owe Record Amount – More Than During Recession
    The New York Times and the Associated Press have been reporting new statistics just released by the “New York Fed.” I’m sorry, but I talk Minnesotan and “New York Fed” is not something in my vocabulary.  So…
  • Mar 18

    Nothing is More Expensive Than A Cheap Bankruptcy Lawyer

    Nothing is More Expensive Than A Cheap Bankruptcy Lawyer
    Recently I had a bankruptcy case where a seemingly small and innocent circumstance turned up after the case was filed. It seemed normal to my client at the time and certainly not dishonest in any way.  It wasn’t illegal, immoral or…
Rank this Week: 3323

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: 2164

Friedman Iverson Consumer Law Blog

Friedman Iverson Consumer Law Blog

Deals with consumer issues, such as bankruptcy, debt harassment, and “dirty car dealer tricks.”

http://www.friedmaniverson.com/consumer/blog/
  • May 9

    Who is National Collegiate Student Loan Trust?

    Who is National Collegiate Student Loan Trust?
    Over the last few years, National Collegiate Student Loan Trust has been brought hundreds of debt collection lawsuits against Minnesota citizens. If you’ve been sued by National Collegiate Student Loan Trust, here’s what you…
  • Mar 22

    Can I remove negative, but accurate, info from my credit report?

    Can I remove negative, but accurate, info from my credit report?
    Generally, you don’t have the right to remove negative accurate information from your credit report. Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, creditors and credit reporting agencies are free to report negative information…
  • Mar 16

    How to get your credit report and credit score

    How to get your credit report and credit score
    Federal law allows you to get one free copy of your credit report from each of the three major credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian, and Trans Union) every 12 months. Use the website AnnualCreditReport.com to get your free copy. This is the only…
Rank this Week: 3523

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: 3714

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…
  • 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…
  • Nov 30

    Creative New Job Perk

    Creative New Job Perk
    Earlier this year, I wrote a blog about a new workplace benefit – student loan debt relief.  Now, it seems employers are again thinking outside the box with respect to employee benefits.  The latest workplace benefits…
Rank this Week: 3549

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: 3905

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: 1801

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: 3559

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: 3419

Fossum Law Office Blawg

Fossum Law Office Blawg

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

http://www.fossumlaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 7

    John Fossum Selected to the 2014 Minnesota Super Lawyers List

    John Fossum Selected to the 2014 Minnesota Super Lawyers List
    John L. Fossum has been selected to the 2014 Minnesota Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers, a Thomson…
  • Sep 17

    Cannon River Watershed Cleanup

    Cannon River Watershed Cleanup
    Fossum Law Office, LLC is a proud sponsor of the Cannon River Watershed Partnership and invites everyone to join in the Cannon River Watershed Cleanup this Saturday, September 21, from 9 to Noon. Cleanup locations include Waterville,…
  • May 1

    Fossum Named a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer.”

    Fossum Named a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer.”
      Attorney John L. Fossum, of the Fossum Law Office, LLC has been named a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers. According to their website: The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 an invitation-only organization composed of the…
Rank this Week: 2736

Fossum Law Office Blawg

Fossum Law Office Blawg

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

http://fossumlaw.com/blog/blawg/
  • Jul 7

    John Fossum Selected to the 2014 Minnesota Super Lawyers List

    John Fossum Selected to the 2014 Minnesota Super Lawyers List
    John L. Fossum has been selected to the 2014 Minnesota Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers, a Thomson…
  • Sep 17

    Cannon River Watershed Cleanup

    Cannon River Watershed Cleanup
    Fossum Law Office, LLC is a proud sponsor of the Cannon River Watershed Partnership and invites everyone to join in the Cannon River Watershed Cleanup this Saturday, September 21, from 9 to Noon. Cleanup locations include Waterville,…
  • May 1

    Fossum Named a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer.”

    Fossum Named a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer.”
      Attorney John L. Fossum, of the Fossum Law Office, LLC has been named a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers. According to their website: The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 an invitation-only organization composed of the…
Rank this Week: 3585

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: 2482