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Selling Away: Broker-Dealer Liability for Selling Away Transactions

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Minnesota's Ignition Interlock

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

Guide to Minnesota's Child Custody Laws

The author reviews Minnesota's child custody laws.

Suppression Hearings known in Minnesota as Rasmussen Hearings

In addition to seeing if the parties you resolve a criminal case prior to the start of trial, other issues are decided by a judge before the...

What You Need to Know about Minnesota Child Custody

Child custody issues have a daily impact on thousands of Minnesota families. For anyone who is going through a divorce or is otherwise involved...

Financial Infidelity and Divorce

From incompatibility to infidelity, there are different reasons that couples decide to divorce. For many, however, money troubles appear to be...

Later-in-Life Divorce or "Gray Divorce" in Minnesota

Later-in-life divorces in Minnesota typically involve financial considerations that require an experienced divorce lawyer. The author discusses...

Minnesota Is a No Fault Divorce Explained

Divorce law differs from state to state. Some states recognize “fault” divorce, and some offer “no fault” divorce. In states at that permit...

Minnesota Family Business Valuation in Divorce: More Art than Science

When divorcing spouses cannot agree on how to divide their property, Minnesota law requires the court to do so fairly and equitably. But when...

Minnesota Nonmarital Property: What Is Mine Is Mine Till Death Do Us Part

Gone are the traditional days when getting married meant automatically commingling all money in a common bank account and putting both names...

Spousal Maintenance in Minnesota

Spousal maintenance, perhaps better known as "alimony" or "spousal support," is sometimes awarded as part of a divorce decree or legal...

What Is the Penalty for a 1st, 2nd or 3rd-Degree Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance?

The author discusses what the penalty is for a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd degree felony possession of a controlled substance.

Minnesota Business Owners and Divorce

The authors discuss the special considerations business owners need to be aware of when considering a divorce.

What Rights Do Noncustodial Parents Have in Minnesota?

Bristol Palin, daughter of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, recently sued her ex-boyfriend Levi Johnston for more child support money....

Early Neutral Evaluation Pilot Programs Showing Great Promise in Minnesota

Minnesota is leading the nation in proving adversarial court proceedings are not always the best option for deciding the most contentious issues...

Orders for Protection (OFP) and Their Defense in Minnesota

An Order for Protection may have a significant and long lasting impact. As a result, an aggressive defense is necessary. Review this guide for...

Fighting Parental Alienation

Parental Alienation involves disturbiung behaviors that seek to limit another parent's contact with their children. Combatting such conduct...



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