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for: ‘February, 2007’

Opportunity for All or Pandora’s Box?

Selling civil legal services a la carte — “unbundling” — is touted as offering opportunities for attorneys, clients and the courts but pitfalls remain for the unwary and the response of the public and profession remains to be seen. Francis “Frank” Connolly, presiding judge in the 4th Judicial District’s civil division, says the explosion of […]

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Amending the Constitution: History and Hysteria

The Transportation Amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, which was put to the voters last fall following a contentious detour through the court system, is but the latest instance in a legacy of litigation involving constitutional amendments in Minnesota. Last year’s proposed amendment to the state constitution to increase transportation funding attracted a majority of voters […]

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Minding Medicare’s Interests: It May Preserve Your Fiscal Health

Rising health care costs coupled with growing concern for the fiscal health of Medicare and Social Security have heightened federal authorities’ interest in controlling Medicare costs. Parties must reasonably consider Medicare’s past and future interests when settling a claim in the areas of general liability, automobile liability and workers compensation or risk action by the […]

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