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Selling Away: Broker-Dealer Liability for Selling Away Transactions

  August 8, 2017     By Bob Lawson, AIF®, CFE®, RFC®, LUTCF®
In the securities brokerage industry, "selling-away" refers to the prohibited practice of an Associated Person soliciting the sale of securities...
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Patients File LivaNova Lawsuit in Pennsylvania

More Hospitals Warn Patients About LivaNova Bacterial Infection.

Liability of Employers and Payors of Funds in Child Support Matters

Employers and Payors of Funds may face contempt and other significant penalties if they fault to properly withhold proceeds from income or...

Modification of Child Support Arrears

Generally, child support arrears cannot be modified by a court. However, there are exceptions which may offer solutions or negotiations that may...

Prenuptial and Antenuptial Agreements in Minnesota

Retaining an experienced attorney is important part of negotiating, drafting and reviewing prenuptial contracts. Costly errors are not easily...

Alimony: Changes in Spousal Maintenance: Cohabitation or Remarriage in Minnesota

Changes in Minnesota's Spousal Maintenance law may affect those who cohabitate. 

Minnesota's Social Early Neutral Evaluation (SENE) and Preparation

Preparing for a Social Early Neutral Evaluation may assist parties in presenting and resolving their custody and parenting time issues at a an...

Arson - Why Your Criminal Defense Attorney Matters

Arson cases can either be charged in federal or state court. In Minnesota, the most common arson charge is arson in the first degree, which...

Government Buyout of Your Property: Your Top 10 Relocation Rights

In the event you as a business owner or homeowner or even a residential tenant are forced to move due to a government buyout, you are eligible...

Criminal Sexual Conduct And Other Sex Crime Allegations - What Does It Mean?

Sex crime allegations are some of the most serious criminal charges a person can be accused of committing either in state or federal court. In...

Transition from Optional Practical Training to H-1B Status

Here are some things to consider to make the road to obtaining H-1B status a bit less bumpy.

Barter and Bargain, Thrive and Survive

I’m sure I’m not the only one who has read / watched / talked about the economy this past weekend and gone, “Yikes!” Times are tough! This puts...

Agreeing to Valuation Dates in Minnesota

The holidays present a special challenge for families that are going through a divorce, a process which often brings with it disputes over...

Minnesota Budget Cuts Affect Family Courts

Article XI of the Minnesota Constitution prohibits the State from running a deficit. When tax revenues are significantly lower than expected,...

Uncomfortable Planning in Minnesota – Prenuptial Agreements

Minnesota statute § 519.11 authorizes the use of “antenuptial” agreements (prenuptial in every day language) in order to give parties the chance...

Estate Planning - Is a Trust Right for You?

Determining whether a Trust is right for you and your family can be a difficult decision. There are many factors which come into play and no...

Minnesota Medical Marijuana: What it Means for You, Legal or Not

Medical marijuana is a very controversial topic. Recently, there have been 16 states with pending legislation or ballot measures on medical...

The Minnesota Commercial Driver and DWI

Minnesota DWI Laws can be very difficult for drivers that choose to drive under the influence of alcohol. But, they can be especially harsh for...

Study Reveals Texting and Driving Just as Risky as Drunk Driving

Most people are very aware of the dangers of drinking and driving, but texting while driving is becoming just as serious a threat on our public...

Daytime DUI Rising Across The Country

Law enforcement officials agree that intoxicated driving during the day is a rising problem.

DWI and Gastric Bypass Surgery

A recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons shows that patients who undergo gastric bypass surgery take a longer...

Understanding the Minnesota Implied Consent Law

Under Minnesota’s implied consent law, any individual who chooses to operate, drive or be in control of a motor vehicle is automatically assumed...

Vehicle Forfeiture in Minnesota

When a vehicle is involved in a crime such as a DWI, often law enforcement will seize the vehicle as evidence. Upon arrest, the vehicle will be...

Minnesota Field Sobriety Tests

When a police officer pulls someone over for drunk driving, they will likely ask that person to step out of the vehicle and perform one or more...

Minnesota Prostitution Myths

We've put together a list of 4 common myths about prostitution in Minnesota. - Myth: Only new clients can be undercover cops. Fact: Police often...

Should I Hire a Zoloft Lawyer?

Should you worry about protecting a large drug manufacturer who may have acted negligently to protect the profitability of their product, while...

Minnesota Probate Law, What is Probate?

Many people are confused by the term "probate" and what it means. That is ok. It's complicated. Ask a group of estate planning lawyers what...

Division of Complex Financial and Real Estate Assets

For our clients whose assets are sizeable, we understand that there are specific issues that will arise during a divorce. Complex financial...

Grandparent Visitation: Givens v. Darst

When the child was only four months old, his mother was murdered by a man she had previously dated. Less than two weeks after the murder, Givens...

Will Zoloft Cause Birth Defects?

This question of whether Zoloft causes birth defects likely brought you here for two reasons. #1: You’re currently taking an antidepressant like...

Zoloft Statute of Limitations

As a general rule of thumb, if you're concerned about the statute of limitations for your Zoloft related birth injury case, the sooner you...

Zoloft Usage by Sex

Historically doctors had no idea that any risks were being posed to the unborn child when the mother took Zoloft while pregnant. Conversely, the...

Did Zoloft Cause My Child’s Birth Defects?

In the case of Zoloft, this was prescribed to pregnant women by doctors who truly believed they were not risking the health of the unborn child....

Effects of Zoloft on Fetal Growth

Easier said than done, but if you can find a way to combat depression that doesn't involve Zoloft, especially during your third trimester, then...

Sexual Side Effects of Zoloft

Zoloft has been shown in several double blind studies to cause numerous sexual side effects for both men and women. Up to 70% of men on Zoloft...

Zoloft Discontinuation Syndrome

What is Zoloft discontinuation syndrome? - Zoloft discontinuation syndrome is the technical term for what occurs when patients experience...

Breastfeeding on Zoloft

Currently there is a general consensus among medical professionals that Zoloft does pass through breast milk and it should only be taken by...

Zoloft - Better than Placebos?

Antidepressants continue to be improved upon, designed to work more effectively, and have fewer side effects. That said, 60 minutes had a...

Minnesota Supreme Court Rules on Urine Test for DWI Offenses

The law in Minnesota is forever changing as DWI attorneys challenge inaccurate testing for DWI cases. Review the latest changes in 2012. The...

How Zoloft (Sertraline) Works – in Layman's Terms

Zoloft (Sertraline) was primarily developed to regulate and balance chemicals in the brain and was commonly prescribed to treat depression,...

Zoloft Birth Injuries

Significant linkages have been made between Zoloft and birth defects. Many of these were brought to the attention of Pfizer by the FDA; however,...

Minnesota Parenting Time and the Battle for Forty-Five Percent

Minnesota divorce and family law lawyer, Adam J. Blahnik discusses the problems with the Minnesota child support laws regarding the inherent...

Property Division: What Can I Keep and What Must be Divided?

Adam J. Blahnik, a Minnesota divorce and family law lawyer, explains how Minnesota is considered a common law property State (or marital...

Minnesota Child Support: How Much do I have to Pay?

Adam J. Blahnik, a Minnesota child support lawyer and divorce and family law attorney, breaks down the basics of the Minnesota child support...

Moving Out of State and Child Custody - Minnesota Parenting Time Law

Custody and Parenting Time Issues Presented - If you are facing a child custody issue due to either the custodial or the non-custodial parent...

Networking Ethically and Effectively

Everyone knows that, much like diet and exercise, networking is good for you and that there are lots of excuses for avoiding it. Practicing...

Minneapolis Child Custody Information

Issues of child custody and visitation are often the most emotional ones encountered during a divorce proceeding. Both parents are interested in...

Minnesota's Ignition Interlock

New laws in 2011, included alcohol interlock devices to shorten revocation/cancellation periods for DWI offenders.

Developing a Parenting Time

The author discusses how parents can develop parenting time in Minneapolis, MN.

5 Things to Prepare Yourself for Divorce

In this article the author discusses on the Top 5 ways to prepare yourself for divorce.



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