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What Are the Five Most Common Road Accidents?

About 1.3 million people lose their lives in road crashes every year, averaging 2,287 people per day. Moreover, car accidents result in about 50 million disabled or injured individuals. While we generally call it a crash, the truth is that road accidents can be of many types and not all may involve cars. Let’s have […]

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Everything You Need to Know about Preserving Electronic Evidence

Nowadays, pretty much everyone has access to and uses electronic devices to communicate and complete tasks. As a result, some of the most important evidence that might be used in a legal investigation often consists of electronic data, including text messages, computer files, and phone records. However, it can be difficult to compile and preserve […]

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The Most Common Reasons Doctors Lose Their Medical Licenses

If you wish to practice medicine in the United States, you will need to possess a valid medical license. Your license demonstrates that the state that bestowed it upon you believes you possess the skills, education, reputability, and temperament required to be a doctor. However, medical licenses are not issued unconditionally. If you give the […]

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What to Do If You Are Being Sexually Harassed at Work

If you are being sexually harassed at your workplace, you will need to document any comments or propositions that you receive, report the harassment to your manager or human resources representative, and hire an experienced employment attorney to help you with the process. At first glance, this might seem like a lot to take in. […]

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Mistakes to Avoid during a Personal Injury Case

When you suffer an injury as a result of another person’s negligence or mismanagement, there is a good chance that you will be eligible for compensation. However, in order to be awarded this compensation, you will need to file suit and begin a personal injury legal case against the person or company who is responsible […]

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The Division of Personal Property during a Divorce

Going through a divorce can be complicated. From determining child custody to dividing property, there are many moving pieces that need to be considered. There are several factors that are taken into consideration when dividing personal property and assessing its value. Here’s what you need to know to understand the basics of property division when […]

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What to Consider before Deciding on a Structure for Your Minnesota Business

When starting a new business in Minnesota, one of the first things that you will need to figure out is how you should structure the organization. This one decision can have huge legal implications for your business and its shareholders. Given the importance of the company’s structure, there are some things that you will need […]

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Understanding the Basics of Child Custody in Minnesota

If you’re going through a divorce that involves a child or children, one of your largest concerns is likely custody. Although it is preferred that the parents are able to come to a mutual agreement regarding child custody, that is not always the case. In those cases, the court has to decide child custody based […]

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What Is a Sole Proprietorship?

More and more individuals are operating under sole proprietorships every year. Sole proprietorships are typically the simplest way to set up any business owned and run by one individual. As sole proprietorships are constantly increasing in presence and popularity, it’s important that anyone considering establishing a sole proprietorship understands what it is, what the advantages […]

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Financial Documents to Review When Preparing for a Divorce

If you have decided to get a divorce, you need to be prepared for the mountains of paperwork that you will soon face. Before anything else, you should begin collecting any and all required financial documents to help you prepare for divorce proceedings. If you are unsure of what documents you need to collect and […]

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What Happens after a Default Judgment?

A default judgment can expedite cases in which the defendant simply fails to show up. If you are the plaintiff in a lawsuit, obtaining a default judgment against the defendant can be a very favorable result. However, many individuals aren’t exactly clear on what a default judgment is or what happens when a default judgment […]

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Independent Contractors vs. Employees

In recent years, the Department of Labor has become stricter in making sure that businesses are not misclassifying their workers as independent contractors. Accurately classifying workers as employees or independent contractors has significant tax implications for both the company and the workers. Additionally, these distinctions have important implications for workers’ rights such as overtime pay […]

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Facts about Wrongful Death Claims

The loss of a close family member is never easy. No one wants to think about a wrongful death lawsuit while you deal with your grief and life changes – but what if the circumstances suggest you should pursue one? If another person’s wrongful act or negligence causes a death, Minnesota law provides for claims […]

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Common Conflicts of Interest for Lawyers to Avoid

All clients are entitled to ethical representation by their attorney, and clients should expect that they will be represented without bias. One area where bias may present itself is conflict of interest. A conflict of interest is defined as a conflict between professional duties and private interests, or when there is a conflict between the […]

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Using Background Checks and Credit Reports to Screen Job Applicants

Background checks and credit reports are useful tools for vetting employee prospects. However, employers must beware of potential pitfalls when using these consumer reports in the hiring process, as there are several laws that restrict their use. What to Do before Gathering Background Information Before performing a background check on a job applicant, employers must […]

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What is a Motion to Dismiss?

Not every lawsuit goes to trial. If someone has filed a complaint against you, it does not mean that you must go before the court – but it does mean that you must respond. A “Motion to Dismiss” is one such response. It is usually filed immediately after the complaint has been served upon the […]

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Imputing Income for Child Support Calculation

In a divorce involving minor children, one of the issues that the parties and the court are tasked with deciding is the amount of child support. Child support is paid by one parent to the other for the benefit of any children of the marriage. The amount of child support, if any, is determined based […]

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Child Custody Disputes Across Two States

Disputes over child custody in a divorce or between unmarried parents can lead to highly contentious and emotionally charged conflicts. The final determination regarding custody is also a complex one, given the many subjective factors applied by the court in such decisions. In some child custody cases, matters are complicated further because the parents and […]

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Minnesota Motorcycle Accidents

Riding a motorcycle is exhilarating and, in many situations, may be more economical than driving a car or truck. It is also the riskier mode of transportation given the relative lack of protection for the rider. Even when wearing the appropriate helmet and protective gear, a motorcycle rider is likely to suffer serious injuries if […]

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Piercing the Corporate Veil – Personal Liability for Corporate Debts

Forming a corporate entity is often one of the first items checked off of the to-do list for a new business. Although not essential in every case, creating a corporation or LLC provides a number of benefits to start-up business owners – not least of which is the protection from individual liability for the debts […]

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