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Partner-Level Business Attorney

JUX seeks a partner-level business attorney who wants to be part of our innovative, entrepreneurial transactional team. Learn more at jux.law/careers  

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November 2016

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Judicial Disqualification in Minnesota

“Mere bias,” “joining the team,” and other criteria The right to an unbiased judge is so fundamental to American jurisprudence that criminal convictions have been reversed over its violation. In Minnesota, the majority of determinations regarding disqualifying ‘partiality,’ ‘interest,’ or ‘bias’ have been made in criminal appellate cases. This article assesses contemporary standards for judicial […]

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Smart Phones, Dumb Driving, and the Law

The criminal and civil consequences of distracted driving Crashes that involve distracted driving have risen consistently in recent years. This article examines the criminal and civil exposure arising from texting and driving—and some ways in which the legal consequences may become more dire if the problem persists. Although distracted driving is illegal in Minnesota, a […]

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Car Minus Driver: Autonomous vehicle regulation, liability, and policy, part II

PART II The advent of autonomous vehicles points to a seemingly inescapable shift in historical standards for auto crashes—from driver/owner liability to a product-liability regime. The emerging technology may change how traffic laws are enforced, and it will also implicate other privacy, criminal, insurance, and ethical quandaries. SUMMARY: SAE-defined Levels of Automation L0 – No automation. Human […]

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Notes & Trends – November 2016

Current developments in Judicial Law, Legislation, and Executive Action together with a foretaste of Emergent Trends in law and the legal profession for the complete Minnesota lawyer. BANKRUPTCY JUDICIAL LAW • Daily “pay to stay” charge assessed by Dakota County Sheriff is not subject to the 11 U.S.C. § 523(a)(7) exception and is dischargeable. As […]

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Meet Elizabeth Brotten: ‘Reputation-building begins on day one’

ELIZABETH BROTTEN is a shareholder at Lind, Jensen, Sullivan & Peterson, P.A. She focuses her practice on defending product manufacturers, suppliers, and installers in high-risk product liability and toxic tort cases. She currently serves on national steering committees for the Defense Research Institutes’ Toxic Tort and Environmental Law and Women in the Law. Locally, she […]

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What happens to clients upon your death or disability?

Recently, the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility has been appointed as trustee for seven attorneys who died unexpectedly without a plan in place to return client files or disburse funds in trust. One or two trustee appointments a year is typical; seven is very unusual. More surprisingly, several of the appointments did not involve senior […]

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Empowering our new lawyers

On October 28, 2016, 530 new lawyers were admitted to the practice of law in Minnesota. They are now officers of the court and members of our profession. I invite you to consider how we can embrace these lawyers and welcome them into the profession.  I invite you to consider how we can assist these […]

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Mock Trial clothing donations sought

This Mock Trial season, the MSBA is launching a program through which schools can apply for courtroom attire donations for members of their team who are in need. We cannot guarantee that every application will be answered with a donation, but we hope to satisfy as many requests as possible. (Schools have until December 2 […]

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