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Minnesota Supreme Court Ruling Benefits Real Estate Developers

Dec 20, 2018

In a ruling last August, the Minnesota Supreme Court held that a municipality cannot make approval of a subdivision application conditional on the payment of an infrastructure charge for future road-improvement projects. This decision has potentially major ramifications for developers, who now face at least one fewer obstacle to projects that require additional roads to…

Upcoming Change to the Co-Employer Rule

Upcoming Change to the Co-Employer Rule

Nov 29, 2018

The National Labor Relations Board is expected to issue a new rule early next year re-establishing the joint employer definition that existed prior to 2015. If the new rule is enacted, franchisors, staffing agencies, and other businesses that do not directly control workers will no longer be considered joint employers. In 2015 the NLRB decided…

Franchise Dispute

Franchise Disputes

Oct 29, 2018

Tim Hortons USA, the American division of the Canadian fast food corporation, filed a lawsuit against a group of franchisees on October 9, 2018. The suit, filed in the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Florida, alleges that the owners of seven stores in Michigan did not make payments for advertising, royalties, and…

Upcoming Changes to Minnesota’s LLC Statute

Nov 14, 2017

Effective January 1, 2018, Minnesota’s new LLC statute will fully replace its existing statute. While the new statute, codified at Chapter 322C, has governed LLCs formed after August 1, 2015, it will apply to all LLCs starting next year. The “new” statute brings Minnesota in alignment with other states and governs LLCs as partnerships rather…

Dementia & Estate Planning

Try to Remember: Estate planning for clients with dementia

Apr 25, 2017

This article originally appeared in Bench & Bar of Minnesota, the official magazine of the Minnesota State Bar Association Americans are living longer, and nearly 50 percent of them will be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease by the time they are 85. Dealing with estate clients who may have dementia is challenging—and fraught with the potential…