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2017 Federal Employment Law Developments

As is expected with any change in administration, 2017 was a busy year for federal employment law developments. Below are ten of the major developments:

1. Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order is revoked.

In March President Trump signed a bill into law which overturned the regulations implementing former President Obama’s Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order. The Fair…

Why Minnesota Mortgages Contain Maturity Dates

With many Wisconsin institutions extending credit into the Twin Cities, we have received questions regarding Minnesota mortgages. Unlike Wisconsin, most Minnesota mortgages contain maturity dates. Lenders are questioning why Minnesota mortgages contain maturity dates, what the purpose of the mortgage maturity date might be, and how extensions of these maturity dates should be addressed.


Case Law Update: State v. Thompson

In State v. Thompson. the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled that the State cannot prosecute drivers for refusing to submit to a warrantless urine test.

Did You Know - Cities May Acquire Real Property By Contracts for Deed

Cities frequently issue long-term general obligation bonds to provide funds to acquire real property, but another option is available.

What is a Will?

The purpose of a Will is to pass assets per your wishes, and to select the person you want to be responsible for distributing your assets.

Eighth Circuit Affirms Minnesota Credit Agreement Statute

Eighth Circuit Affirms Minnesota Credit Agreement Statute and Dismisses Borrower Claims Based on Lender’s Oral Promise

On April 4, 2014, the Eighth Circuit in Bracewell v. U.S. Bank National Association affirmed the validity of the Minnesota Credit Agreement Statute (“Statute”) which provides “A debtor may not maintain an action on a credit agreement unless the agreement is in writing,…

Minnesota Foreclosure Case Law Update - Strict Compliance is the Absolute Rule

On December 23, 2013, the Minnesota Court of Appeals, in the case of Hunter v. Anchor Bank, N.A., specifically concluded that when two separate parcels of land secure one mortgage, each parcel must be sold separately at a foreclosure sale as required by Minnesota Statutes §580.08, and the failure to strictly comply with this requirement causes a non-compliant foreclosure sale to be void.  In reaching…

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