Minnesota Foreclosure Deficiency Judgment

Minnesota Foreclosure Deficiency Judgment

Homeowners who are facing a foreclosure of their home are understandably concerned about the impact this will have on them and whether they will owe money to the mortgage company (hereafter “bank”) after the foreclosure. This is part four of a series on Minnesota foreclosures, explaining deficiency judgments that result from a foreclosure in Minnesota….

Minnesota Foreclosures: Foreclosure by Advertisement

Minnesota Foreclosures: Foreclosure by Advertisement

Many Minnesota homeowners are facing foreclosure during these difficult economic times. Minnesota homeowners may wonder about the foreclosure process in Minnesota and the legal consequences of a foreclosure. This is part two of a series on Minnesota foreclosures, and covers the basics of foreclosure by advertisement. Before reading this section, you might want to read…

Minnesota Foreclosures: Foreclosure by Action

Minnesota Foreclosures: Foreclosure by Action

If the bank is foreclosing on your home, you may be wondering about the process and the legal consequences of a Minnesota foreclosure. This is part three of a series on Minnesota foreclosures, explaining foreclosure by action. For an overview of Foreclosure by Advertisement and Foreclosure by Action, read the first part on Minnesota Foreclosures….

Minnesota Foreclosures 101: Foreclosure Basics

Minnesota Foreclosures 101: Foreclosure Basics

This article discusses the basics of Minnesota foreclosures. This is part one of a series on Minnesota foreclosures: Minnesota Foreclosure Law: Foreclosure Basics Minnesota Foreclosure Law: Foreclosure by Advertisement Minnesota Foreclosure Law: Foreclosure by Action Minnesota Foreclosure Law: Deficiency Judgments Minnesota Foreclosure Law: Foreclosure of a 2nd Mortgage Let’s start by explaining what a foreclosure…

Minnesota Litigation Attorney: Should I File a Lawsuit?

Minnesota Litigation Attorney: Should I File a Lawsuit?

As a Minnesota litigation attorney, I offer these tips to people considering suing someone. If you are considering a lawsuit (litigation), the cost and other options to resolve disputes may be worth examining. Lawsuits are often very expensive. In litigation, the goal is to beat the other side rather than work out a win/win solution,…

If I Win a Lawsuit, How do I Collect the Money?

If I Win a Lawsuit, How do I Collect the Money?

Minnesota Debt Collections & Minnesota Judgment Collections After you win, the court’s judgment is valid for 10 years unless you renew it. Unfortunately, even though you won your case, you probably won’t immediately get your money from the defendant. In fact, you may never get it. A court order may say that the defendant owes…

How to Start a Nonprofit Organization in Minnesota

How to Start a Nonprofit Organization in Minnesota

This article summarizes the steps involved in starting a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in Minnesota. Introduction There are two stages to consider when creating a nonprofit organization in Minnesota: first, drafting and filing the legal documents required to create a nonprofit organization, and second, applying to the IRS for 501(c)(3) status, if desired. Stage 1: Form…

Are My Injuries Serious Enough to Sue? | Minnesota Personal Injury Attorney

Are My Injuries Serious Enough to Sue? | Minnesota Personal Injury Attorney

If you are wondering whether your injuries are serious enough to sue, they probably are not. For example, a cut, bruise, or minor flesh wound that heals after a few days is in the category of very minor injuries. At the other extreme are serious injuries such as permanent disability, permanent disfigurement, and injuries that…

Can a Generic Term be Trademarked?

Can a Generic Term be Trademarked?

Every trademark attorney knows that a generic term cannot be trademarked. However, using a small exception to that rule, Best Buy registered a federal trademark in “best buy,” even though a court had previously ruled that “best buy” was generic. For a great summary of the situation, read Best Buy, Resurrected From the Trademark Graveyard?…

Minnesota Noncompete Agreement FAQ

Minnesota Noncompete Agreement FAQ

As a Minnesota business attorney, I am often asked questions related to Minnesota noncompete agreements. Below I explain an overview of Minnesota noncompete law and answer common questions. For related topics, visit nonsolicitation agreements and confidentiality agreements. Overview of Minnesota Noncompete Law A noncompete agreement may go by many names: non-compete clause (NCC), covenant not to compete (CNC),…

Limiting Fiduciary Duties in Minnesota Small Businesses

Limiting Fiduciary Duties in Minnesota Small Businesses

Minnesota business owners in a partnership may desire to limit the fiduciary duties they owe each other. They may ask their lawyer to draft a partnership agreement providing limitations on their duty to disclose to each other. They may also ask their lawyer to include a provision allowing the partners to compete with the partnership….

Trademark & PPC Keywords, The Debate Over Adwords Advertising

Trademark & PPC Keywords, The Debate Over Adwords Advertising

The Minnesota Federal District Court is currently hearing arguments regarding whether a company can use Google AdWords to place ads on a SERP (search engine results page) when someone searches for a competitor’s name. In 2005, one court ruled that Google could permit competitors of GEICO insurance to target people who search for “GEICO,” but…