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The Price of Admission: Liability and Responsibility for Nursing Home Expenses

Caring for elderly relatives and clients has numerous costs, both financial and otherwise, but liability for another’s nursing home expenses isn’t a burden everyone needs to assume.  How you handle the nursing home admission agreement can make a significant difference in determining who’s responsible and what options the parties retain. Whether you advise clients or […]

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Judging Without Lawyers: Not Knowing Makes for Nightmares

Judges want more than anything to make the right decision in the case before them but can’t be comfortable with their decision unless they can be confident they have all relevant information.  Here’s where lawyers’ contribution to justice proves invaluable. When I became a lawyer over 20 years ago I believed in the goodness and […]

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Revisions to the Criminal Rules: A Plainspoken Legacy

Perceiving that Minnesota’s Criminal Rules were in some cases virtually incomprehensible, the advisory committee has proposed the first comprehensive revision in many years. Stylistic revisions and streamlining seek to make the Rules more user-friendly, while every effort has been made to ensure that no substantive changes are made without due deliberation. On April 22, 2009, […]

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