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The Minnesota Supreme Court’s most recent opinion, released today, upheld an officer’s stop of a car based on the car’s wide turn, an in-lane swerve, the time of night, and the proximity to downtown bars. The Court determined that based on the totality of the circumstances and the officer’s experience, the officer had reasonable suspicion […]Continue reading

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On the first of January, 2015, Minnesota’s legislature made expungements more meaningful and easier to obtain in a number of situations. The two overarching changes are: 1) that theexpungement statute specifically allows an expungement to seal executive branch records, and 2) there is a clear time-frame for when a conviction is considered old enough to be […]Continue reading

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The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry updates its 2014 list of residential building contractor consent orders and other licensing actions. So far, the list from January 1, 2014 through July 31, 2014 includes over 140 licensed individuals and companies who have been subject to some sort of licensing action.  These violations can come from […]Continue reading

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In Minnesota a contractor, subcontractor or material supplier to protect their legal rights under Minnesota law, can file a mechanic’s lien. The purpose behind filing a mechanic’s lien is to provide the contractor with an interest in the property in case the property owner does not pay for the services rendered. To file a lien, […]Continue reading

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The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry sharply regulates the residential construction industry in Minnesota and has published its 2014 Worker Misclassification stats from January through August. The Registration Enforcement Orders, which include 24 separate licenses revoked or suspended and civil penalties totaling $119,950 can be found here.  Worker Misclassification refers to whether someone you […]Continue reading

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The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry sharply regulates the residential construction industry in Minnesota and has published its 2014 Worker Misclassification stats from January through August. The Registration Enforcement Orders, which include 24 separate licenses revoked or suspended and civil penalties totaling $119,950 can be found here.  Worker Misclassification refers to whether someone you […]Continue reading

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The Minnesota Legislature passed a new law, which will make criminal expungements a useful tool and meaningful remedy for many Minnesotans starting on January 1, 2015 (except Domestic Assaults, which are delayed until July 15, 2015). The new law, which can be found here,has clarified the time that must pass before a past conviction or […]Continue reading

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