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Workers’ compensation is complex and detailed, and you are definitely not alone if you feel a bit lost in the process. Our Workers’ Compensation Basics series is written to help you get a better grasp of what workers’ compensation is and how it operates so you can more confidently make decisions about your case, including when...
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Our Workers’ Compensation Basics series is written to help you get a better grasp of what workers’ compensation is and how it operates so you can more confidently make decisions about your case, including when it might be time to seek out a workers’ compensation attorney. This is part 3 of our series, read the...
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You probably know at least one couple that met online, but do you know any couples that got their divorce online?  It may sound strange, but a new program called Wevorce is attempting to corner the divorce market by offering a simplified online divorce solution that is cheaper than the in-person process. According to the...
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Motions to modify custody or parenting time can take months for the court to hear.  The court’s calendar, attorneys’ availability, and the usual requirement that the parties take part in alternative dispute resolution(ADR) all contribute to the length of time before the judge can make a decision. But what if you need a decision right...
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A common question that divorcing parties ask is whether or not their spouse will have to pay for their attorneys’ fees.  There are two types of attorneys’ fees that a party may be awarded: “need-based” and “conduct-based.” Need Based Attorney’s Fees An award of attorney fees is permissible under Minn. Stat. § 518.14.  Under this...
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A Mankato couple has been charged with child abuse after they allegedly starved and beat their adopted 8-year-old son. The couple, Mona Hauer and Russell Hauer, have been charged with 6 felonies including child neglect. The charges were brought after Mona brought the child to the hospital because she thought he was vomiting blood and...
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In St. Cloud, Minnesota one patient of the city’s local hospital was Tased after allegedly engaging in a serious of attacks on a total of six different staff members working at the health care facility. Overall, the assaults reportedly led to lacerations, cracked teeth, and a number of other minor injuries among the victims of...
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A local resident of the Northfield Assisted Living Facility has just been identified as the culprit of a fire that occurred onsite the facility last month. On Wednesday, March 14, 2012, local police and state reports cited a 46-year old resident of the Northfield facility as the primary suspect in a fire that was started...
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Minnesota Vikings cornerback Chris Cook has been charged with assault and his case has gone to trial. After a long day in the courts, the jury has officially dissembled for the evening and will return to the case first thing in the morning. The focus of the case centers around the question of whether or not Mr....
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A record number of people filed for divorce by themselves in 2011 according to DivorceToday.com, a DIY divorce service. DivorceToday.com founder Marc Rapaport explains the growth of do it yourself divorce as the result of two factors: Availability of DIY divorce kits Economic challenges faced by many American families It would appear that many are resorting to...
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