May 18, 2020

Business

This question recently came up in my law practice: Can a company officer be personally liable for defamation? The answer is simple: Yes. Minnesota courts have held that an officer of the company can be personally liable for defamatory statements when the officer was involved in “directing, authorizing, and approving a defamatory [statement].” See Derosa

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April 25, 2020

For Lawyers

When you file a motion in court, one of the documents usually required is a Memorandum of Law (also known as Memorandum of Law in Support of the Motion). Your Memorandum of Law is where your legal arguments are located. This is where your persuasive skills are applied. Thus, it is important to know how

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April 14, 2020

Business

In this video, you get answers to these questions: What is an example of estoppel? When does this come up? What is an example of estoppel coming up in litigation? How do you avoid claims of estoppel against you? Table of Contents IntroductionPromissory EstoppelEquitable EstoppelJudicial EstoppelCollateral EstoppelVideo Transcript Introduction Estoppel is a legal doctrine that

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April 13, 2020

Business

Parties to a Minnesota lawsuit must have a Rule 26 discovery conference, which is often done by phone, to discuss how they will handle the discovery and evidence in their lawsuit. The requirements for this are found in Rule 26.06 of the Minnesota Rules of Civil Procedure. Table of Contents When must a Rule 26

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April 11, 2020

Business

In this video, you get answers to these questions: What are the steps in buying out a business owner? Are you getting along well with your business partner? Can you force a business partner out of the business? What can you do if you don’t have an agreement in place? Video Transcript What are the

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