When someone has your personal property and refuses to give it back, what options do you have in Minnesota? For property valued at over $15,000, a “replevin claim” is often the best legal recourse. This article explains what “replevin” is, and why this type of lawsuit can be useful for recovering personal property.
In Minnesota, a civil judgment that is docketed becomes a lien against “non-exempt” real estate owned by the debtor in that county. Foreclosing a judgment lien can be an excellent way to collect a large judgment. However, judgment liens don’t apply to all real estate and can be tricky to foreclose. The bottom line: the better you understand judgment liens, the better chance you have of protecting your interests in the judgment or your land.
When a Notice of Lis Pendens is recorded against land in Minnesota, it means that there is pending litigation involving that land. A claimant must be careful to file a Notice of Lis Pendens properly. The landowner or prospective buyer must understand the issue and protect itself before closing on real estate.
This article discusses 100 mistakes that attorneys and clients should avoid in Minnesota courts.
A key question for many clients is whether or not to commence civil litigation. This article looks at the Impossible Whopper lawsuit and the rationale for deciding when to start a civil lawsuit.
This article looks at the Minnesota Makeup Lawsuit and the broader issue of civil litigation against the government.
This article looks at the “Cancel Culture”, the Backcountry.com boycott, and suggestions for avoiding PR disasters in the context of business litigation.
Minnesota deer hunters should be proactive in dealing with legal issues that may impact their hunt. This article will look at some common legal issues that hunters experience, including hunter harassment, trespassing, property line disputes, and hunting access issues.
Most people do not fully understand what a settlement is and how it affects them. This post will look at the infamous StarKist tuna settlement and help you understand how to settle the right way.
The President may have legal bases to avoid some of the congressional subpoenas, and may face few legal consequences for ignoring the subpoenas. However, if you are served with a subpoena, you should respond. You may have rights to quash or modify the subpoena. If you do not respond, you could be fined or jailed. It may be useful to contact an attorney if you receive a subpoena to produce information, since you may have a duty to protect customer information.
Recently, a judge in North Carolina awarded a $750,000 judgment to a man that sued the “homewrecker” of his marriage. The case is rare, as Minnesota and most other states have no such law. But, the case highlights a broader issue: be careful not to interfere with an existing contract or business relationship. Otherwise, you could get sued for tortious interference with contract or tortious interference with prospective business advantage.
The US recently sued Edward Snowden for royalties from his speeches and a new book. The lawsuit highlights a broader issue of how companies protect trade secrets. This post discusses the Snowden case, the broader trade secret issues, and offers some practical suggestions.
Can a Corporate Receiver in Minnesota Assert a Veil-Piercing Claim? “No”, According to the Minnesota Supreme Court.
A corporate receiver in Minnesota lacks the power to pursue a pierce-the-corporate-veil claim, according to the Minnesota Supreme Court's recent decision in Aaron Carlson Corp. v. Cohen, No. A18-0100 (Minn. Sept. 11, 2019). A creditor may have a limited ability to pursue civil litigation on a veil-piercing claim in a post-receivership case.
Going to war over a business dispute may be costly to your long-term interests. If your opponent is disagreeable or the subject of the case is highly valuable, then you may have no choice but to gear up for a lengthy fight. Before you gear up for battle, closely consider your long-term goals and discuss them with your litigation attorney.
Should I Be First to Commence a Breach-of-Contract Lawsuit in Minnesota? Lessons from the Zion Williamson Cases.
If you have a contract dispute, there may be advantages to hiring an attorney to commence a lawsuit rather than waiting for your opponent to sue you.