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The Anti-Bullying Legislative Movement: Too Quick To Quash Common Law Remedies?

According to a recent survey, thirty-seven percent of U.S. workers have been bullied on the job.  One researcher found that bullying was four times more common than sexual harrassment.  Modifying the common law to redress severe status-neutral harassment is a workable solution to fight the problem. “We have a no jerk rule here,” I learned […]

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A New Tool for Estate Planners: Minnesota’s Transfer on Death Deed

With the advent of Minnesota’s law authorizing transfer on death deeds, attorneys have a new tool to use in estate planning.  After appropriate forethought, TODD could be a helpful addition to any attorney’s estate planning toolbox. With the advent of Minnesota’s law authorizing transfer on death deeds, attorneys have a new tool to use in […]

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Minnesota’s Constitution: An Essential Tool in Search and Seizure Cases

The state Constitution provides protection independent of the federal Constitution.  But its effectiveness as an independent source depends on lawyers remembering to use it and to articulate the basis for applying it. Minnesota Constitution article I, section 10 varies from the U.S. Constitution’s Fourth Amendment only in the following ways: The right of the people […]

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