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Proving Real Life Harm to Your Property in an Eminent Domain Taking: The Minnesota Supreme Court Reaffirms the Use of Construction-Related Interference Evidence in County of Hennepin v. Laechelt

For more than 100 years, Minnesota law has allowed owners of property partially taken by governmental condemnation to recover damages related to construction-related interference.

Election Day—Top Concerns Employers Face as November 3rd Approaches

With Election Day approaching quickly, this legal alert is provided to help address the top three concerns facing employers: time off for voting, time off for election-related activities, and an employee's right to discuss politics at work.

Signing a Nursing Home Admission Contract on Behalf of a Loved One: What Minnesota Law Says about the "Responsible Party"

Managing the needs of an aging parent can be a difficult process. If you find yourself responsible for your parent's finances, you should be aware of how Minnesota law protects your personal finances.

USPTO Releases Report on Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property Policy

Based on commentary from approximately 200 companies, trade organizations, bar associations, law firms, academia, and others, the lengthy report examines the impact of AI on multiple types of intellectual properties, including patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret.

The "Reading of the Will" and Other Common Myths About Death and the Probate Process

The COVID-19 pandemic has motivated people of all ages to create, revise, or finalize their estate planning documents. While creating wills, trusts, health care directives, and powers of attorney can seem overwhelming, understanding some of the common myths and misunderstandings...

FFCRA Update: Department of Labor Revises Regulations, Largely Rejects SDNY Court Ruling

The DOL has issued new regulations in response to the August 3 SDNY Federal Court ruling, modifying two rules and providing additional legal justification to reaffirm its stance on intermittent leave and the work availability rule.

SEC Adopts Amendments Expanding Accredited Investor Definition

The amendments will become effective 60 days after publication in the Federal Register, with likely effectiveness in November 2020.

SEC Amends Disclosure Requirements for Business and Risk Descriptions

This is the first significant change in these disclosure requirements in over 30 years. The amendments will be effective 30 days after publication in the Federal Register, with likely effectiveness in October 2020.

Key FFCRA Regulations Vacated by Federal Court, Dramatically Expand FFCRA Leave Eligibility

On Monday, August 3, 2020, a federal court for the Southern District of New York struck down Department of Labor (DOL) regulations regarding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

#MaskUpMN: Key Employer Requirements Per Minnesota Governor Walz's New Face Covering Order

As of July 25, 2020, Governor Walz has ordered that all Minnesotans must wear face coverings (face masks) in indoor businesses and indoor public settings to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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