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Minnesota Car Accident – A Lived Experience

I was in a car accident in Saint Paul, MN, this summer with my wife and three friends as we were on our way to the MN United soccer game at Allianz Stadium. Fortunately, there were no significant injuries at the scene. Unfortunately, our car was totaled. No one expects to be in a car …

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Reflection on National Whistleblower Day 2021

Why do we honor whistleblowers today? We honor whistleblowers because we rely on them to expose corporate wrongdoing. Whether insider employees, consumers or patients – whistleblowers see illegal conduct and do something about it. We honor whistleblowers because they model integrity and courage. Whistleblowers take a stand knowing that blowing the whistle is risky business …

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Nursing Homes. It’s a matter of trust

The decision to relocate a parent or other family member into a nursing home or skilled nursing facility is always difficult, and it requires putting your trust in the hands of the facility’s health care professionals and staff.  Unfortunately, no matter how carefully you researched and vetted the care facility, you must remain vigilant for …

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How to Cope With the Wrongful Death of a Loved One

Grief is a normal response to losing someone you love. The pain of the loss can be overwhelming, especially when the loved one’s death could have been prevented. The desire for justice may seem like yet another unexpected emotion and burden during a difficult time. We can help lift that burden from your shoulders. Minnesota …

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BABY DEATHS MOUNT DUE TO DESIGN DEFECTS IN INCLINE AND IN-BED SLEEPERS AND GLIDERS

A recent investigative report by the nonprofit Consumer Reports has concluded that at least 32 babies have died while using the Fisher-Price® Rock ‘n Play Sleepers and that the product is a serious safety threat. As identified by Consumer Reports, the problem with the rocker seems to be its overall design. Intended to offer babies …

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Why I Take Personal Injury Cases to Trial

Personal injury cases take time. It can be one to two years or longer from the time of the accident until the case is resolved through settlement or a jury verdict. During that time, in Minnesota, an attorney can assist you in dealing with the insurance companies and getting your medical expenses and wage loss …

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COVID-19 – IS WORKING FROM HOME A “REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION” UNDER THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT?

For the better part of the last 15 months, employees across the country have been required to work remotely as the world has struggled with the effects of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Now, though, restrictions are starting to lift, and employers are beginning to ask, or, in some instances, insist, that their workers come back …

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What is Marital Status Discrimination?

Were you fired because of your spouse or something that your spouse did? Or, were you discriminated against at work because you are single, married, or divorced? Under Minnesota law, it is illegal for an employer to refuse to hire, terminate an employee, or discriminate against an employee based on their marital status. What Does …

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May is Mental Health Month – Be Aware of Your Protections

May is Mental Health Month – a time to promote and unite our efforts around mental health awareness. Millions of people in the U.S. are affected by mental illness each year. In fact, 1 in 5 adults will experience some form of mental illness during their lifetime.[1] Those numbers are destined to increase as the …

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Police Brutality — What it is, and what legal steps are available when it occurs.

Police brutality is in the news, whether it is the Derek Chauvin trial, the shooting of Daunte Wright, or the punching of a restrained teenager in north Minneapolis.  So, what exactly is police brutality, and what legal recourse is available if you or a loved one is a victim? Police brutality can take one of …

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