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Tax Fraud Awareness: How to Protect Your Identity and Assets

The IRS, taxpayers, and tax preparers share a common enemy: identity thieves. We all have a part to play in the fight against tax-related identity theft. Your role starts by learning the mechanics and warning signs. From there, taxpayers can take proactive steps to protect their data online and at home. Table of Contents Understand […]

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You Have a Right to Sell Your Franchise Business in Minnesota

Business owners who bought into a franchise often wonder, “Can I sell my business?” In short, yes, you can. The Minnesota Franchise Act specifically entitles you to sell your business. This cannot be overruled by your franchise agreement. You may have to pay a reasonable transfer fee. Can a Minnesota Franchise Be Sold? Yes. The sale […]

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Minnesota Transfer-on-death deed (TODD)

A transfer-on-death deed (TODD) in Minnesota is a real estate deed that transfers ownership of the property to the named beneficiary upon the owner’s death. TODDs are governed by Minnesota Statutes § 507.071. A transfer-on-death deed allows for the transfer of title of real property to a named beneficiary at the death of the owner, or […]

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Do I Owe Capital Gains Tax on the Sale of a Home?

Do I Owe Tax on the Proceeds of Selling a House? When you sell a house, generally you owe capital gains tax on the amount the house appreciated since you acquired it. However, if you live in the home, you may qualify for a homestead exclusion: up to $250,000 for an individual and $250,000 for a […]

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Employees Owe a Duty of Loyalty to Employers

Employees in Minnesota owe their employers a duty of loyalty. This is undisputed in Minnesota law. Table of Contents Duty of Loyalty for Partners vs. EmployeesExamples of Employee’s Duty of LoyaltyAggravated Employment MisconductDuty of Loyalty LawsuitsRelated Claims Duty of Loyalty for Partners vs. Employees A surprising number of people (including attorneys) find it hard to […]

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U.S. Trademark International Class List

U.S. Trademark International Classes This is a list of classes selected when applying for a trademark registration in the United States: International Classes Goods 001  Chemicals 002  Paints 003  Cosmetics and Cleaning Preparations 004  Lubricants and Fuels 005  Pharmaceuticals 006  Metal Goods 007  Machinery 008  Hand Tools 009  Electrical and Scientific Apparatus 010  Medical Apparatus […]

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Minnesota Family Planning Program (MFPP) Health Care Delivery

This article is a section taken from Minnesota Family Planning Program (MFFP), a part of the revisions and additions to the Minnesota Health Care Program Eligibility Policy Manual. Table of Contents MFPP Health Care DeliveryMedicareCovered ServicesLegal Citations MFPP Health Care Delivery All Minnesota Family Planning Program (MFPP) services are provided through a fee-for-service delivery system. […]

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Minnesota Family Planning Program (MFPP) Barriers

This article is a section taken from Minnesota Family Planning Program (MFFP), a part of the revisions and additions to the Minnesota Health Care Program Eligibility Policy Manual. MFPP Barriers A barrier is an eligibility requirement that prevents a person’s eligibility for the Minnesota Family Planning Program (MFPP), even when the person meets all other […]

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Appendix D Community Living Arrangements

Community Living Arrangements The following are some examples of community living arrangements: Battered women’s shelter Campground Car Child foster care – Rules 1, 4 and 8 Community-based behavioral health hospital (CBHH) Detox-only facilities Group residential housing (GRH) (non-IMD) Halfway house, chemical dependency Halfway house, correctional Homeless Homeless shelter Hotel or motel Maternity shelter Medical hospital […]

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Minnesota Supreme Court Confirms Expansion of Minnesota Whistleblower Act

In 1987, the Minnesota Legislature enacted the Minnesota Whistleblower Act (MWA) which prohibited employers from retaliating against employees who making a good faith report of any federal or state law or rule adopted pursuant to law. Minnesota courts historically have interpreted the term “good faith” narrowly, requiring that an employee’s good faith report be for […]

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Employment Law: Key Issues Keeping Business Owners Awake at Night

  • August 16, 2017

Join Aaron Hall’s law firm at Venture Bank to Discuss Employment Law: Key Issues Keeping Business Owners Awake at Night Register. Description Employee misconduct or poor performance gives rise to risk in a variety of contexts, including asset loss, productivity, and regulatory non-compliance. Owners and Senior Managers who are uninformed in these areas often receive […]

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Impacts of the DOL Fiduciary Rule: How to Lawfully Advise Clients on What to Do with Their 401(k) Plan

The DOL Fiduciary Rule, which became (mostly) effective on June 9, 2017, marks a clear shift for broker-dealers.  Brokers are now considered fiduciaries under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”) when providing non-discretionary investment advice to clients seeking assistance with retirement accounts or plans.  Less clear, however, is the Rule’s impact on […]

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Motion For New Trial Were Denied Where Issues Were Tried By Consent And Sufficient Notice

Minnesota Estate Planning Case: In re the Guardianship and Conservatorship of Lorraine Helen Schmidt, filed August 29, 2016 A15-1796 Case Summary: Motion For New Trial Were Denied Where Issues Were Tried By Consent And Sufficient Notice In re the Guardianship and Conservatorship of Lorraine Helen Schmidt, filed August 29, 2016 A15-1796. Daughter had significant control over mother who […]

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POA Improperly Changed Beneficiaries on IRA 2 Days Before Death

Minnesota Estate Planning Case: In re the Non-Probate Estate of Robert W. Fashant, Decedent, filed August 29, 2016, A16-0367 Case Summary : POA Improperly Changed Beneficiaries on IRA 2 Days Before Death In re the Non-Probate Estate of Robert W. Fashant, Decedent, filed August 29, 2016, A16- 0367. Two days before the decedent died the successor […]

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Supplemental Account After Final Account Is Subject To Objections When Final Account Is No Longer Subject To Objections; POA Actions Not Listed In Final Account May Be Subject To Objections

Minnesota Estate Planning Case: In the Matter of Trust Agreement of Don D. Henyan Created Under Agreement Dated May 1, 2006 Case Summary:  Supplemental Account After Final Account Is Subject To Objections When Final Account Is No Longer Subject To Objections; POA Actions Not Listed In Final Account May Be Subject To Objections In the Matter of: […]

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Failure To Object To Inventory May Result In Waiver Of Objection To Missing Asset In Account; Attendance At Hearing And Failure To File Written Objections Justify Allowance Of Account Without Notice To Party

Minnesota Estate Planning Case: In re Guardianship and Conservatorship of Adeline V. Dorosh, A16-0113 (Minn.Ct.App. January 9,  2017) Case Summary: Failure To Object To Inventory May Result In Waiver Of Objection To Missing Asset In Account; Attendance At Hearing And Failure To File Written Objections Justify Allowance Of Account Without Notice To Party In re Guardianship and Conservatorship […]

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Oral Contract Related to Land Was Not Void

Minnesota Estate Planning Case: Christie v. Estate of Dilman Christie, Filed April 24, 2017, A16-1244 Case Summary: Oral Contract Related to Land Was Not Void Christie v. Estate of Dilman Christie, Filed April 24, 2017, A16-1244. This is the second appeal on this matter. The son claimed that he and his parents entered into an oral contract […]

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District Court Could Not Limit Remedy To The Share Of Objector’s Interest In A Trust; Attorney Fees Need Support For Allowance; Appeal Proper When Notice Of Hearing Was Faulty

Minnesota Estate Planning Case:  In the Matter of the Trusteeship on Indenture Trust dated April 1, 2010, A16-113; filed April 3, 2017 Case Summary:  District Court Could Not Limit Remedy To The Share Of Objector’s Interest In A Trust; Attorney Fees Need Support For Allowance; Appeal Proper When Notice Of Hearing Was Faulty In the Matter […]

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Joinder Of Cases Does Not Create New 10 Day Window To Object To Referee, Probate Court Can Hear POA Matters, And Sanctions Were Appropriate.

Minnesota Estate Planning Case: In re The Power of Attorney Granted by Virginia G. Taraldson et al and the Virginia Taraldson Revocable Trust dated February 28, 2009, A16-0822 December 27, 2016 Case Summary: Joinder Of Cases Does Not Create New 10 Day Window To Object To Referee, Probate Court Can Hear POA Matters, And Sanctions Were Appropriate. In re: […]

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Guardianship Denied When Respondent Turned 18 Before Order was Issued

Minnesota Estate Planning Case: In re: Guardianship of Layr Komara, minor; filed April 10, 2017; A16-1022.  Case Summary: Guardianship Denied When Respondent Turned 18 Before Order was Issued In re: Guardianship of Layr Komara, minor; filed April 10, 2017; A16-1022. The petitioner filed a petition for guardianship of a minor when the minor was still under 18 years old. […]

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A Guardianship Court May Make SIJ Immigration Findings

Table of Contents State of Minnesota in Court of Appeals- A15-1412Court Case:SyllabusOpinionFactsIssuesAnalysisI.II.III.DecisionCredit State of Minnesota in Court of Appeals- A15-1412 Minnesota Estate Planning Case: In re: Guardianship of Jose Maria Chimborazo Guaman, 879 N.W.2d 668 (Minn.Ct.App. 2016); Filed May 16, 2016 A15-1412. Reserved and remanded Hooten, Judge. Hennepin County District Court: File No. 27-GC-PR-15-120 Stephanie […]

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Unreasonable Agreement for Fees and Conflict

Minnesota Estate Planning Case: In re Petition for Disciplinary Action Against Scott Alan Becker, 881 N.W.2d 815 (Minn. 2016). A15-1877 filed July 20, 2016 Case Summary: Unreasonable Agreement for Fees and Conflict In re Petition for Disciplinary Action Against Scott Alan Becker, 881 N.W.2d 815 (Minn. 2016). A15-1877 filed July 20, 2016. Attorney represented aunt and uncle […]

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Federal REAL ID Law in Minnesota

TO       : Interested Parties FROM: Matt Burress, Legislative Analyst (651-296-5045) RE       : REAL ID Act implementation in Minnesota – January 2017 update This memo provides information on federal REAL ID Act legislation and activity in Minnesota. It is revised from previous versions (most recently produced January 6, 2016) and is […]

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Minnesota Nursing Facility Reimbursement and Regulation Law

Table of Contents Nursing Facility Reimbursement and RegulationIntroductionNursing Facility RegulationThe Value-based Reimbursement SystemGeographic Location and Nursing Facility RatesRate Equalization LawCase-Mix Classifications and Nursing CostNursing Facility Moratorium and RebalancingPayments for Nursing Facility QualityHistorical Reimbursement SystemsHistorical Nursing Facility Rates Based on Geographic LocationRecent Legislative Changes Nursing Facility Reimbursement and Regulation This information brief explains how nursing facilities […]

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Minnesota Medical Assistance Spenddown FAQ

In Medicaid, a “spenddown” is the amount you must pay towards your medical bills before Medicaid will pay for them. This FAQ answers common questions people have about how a Medicaid spenddown works. Table of Contents What is a Spenddown?How is my spenddown amount decided?What is an example of a spenddown?How do I find out […]

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Minnesota Medical Assistance (MA) Estate Recovery and Liens

Federal and state law requires the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) and county agencies to recover costs that the MA program pays for its members under certain circumstances. DHS and counties collect these costs in two ways: (1) estate recovery and (2) liens. The 2016 Minnesota Legislature changed MA estate recovery and liens law. […]

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What is MinnesotaCare?

MinnesotaCare: An Overview MinnesotaCare is administered by the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) under federal guidance as a Basic Health Program that provides subsidized health care coverage to low-income individuals. DHS, in cooperation with MNsure, the state’s health insurance exchange, is responsible for processing applications and determining eligibility. Eligibility Most MinnesotaCare enrollees are parents […]

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MinnesotaCare: A Summary of Minnesota Healthcare Plans

Table of Contents MinnesotaCare Eligibility RequirementsBenefits Enrollee PremiumsPrepaid MinnesotaCare Funding and ExpendituresRecipient ProfileApplication Procedure MinnesotaCare MinnesotaCare is administered by the Minnesota Department of Human Services under federal guidance as a Basic Health Program that provides subsidized health coverage to eligible Minnesotans. This information brief describes eligibility requirements, covered services, and other aspects of the program. […]

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Long-Term Care Services for Seniors/Elderly in Minnesota

Table of Contents Long-Term Care Services for the ElderlyOverview of Medical AssistanceMA Health Care Services for the ElderlyMA Long-Term Care Expenditures and RecipientsState Programs for the Elderly Long-Term Care Services for the Elderly Elderly people in Minnesota can receive services from Medical Assistance and  other state programs. This information brief summarizes Medical Assistance eligibility for […]

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What is Medical Assistance (Medicaid) in Minnesota? 

Medical Assistance (MA) Sometimes laws require agencies to recover costs the MA program pays for members. Program info Medical Assistance (MA) is Minnesota’s Medicaid program for people with low income. Most people who have MA get health care through health plans. You can choose a health plan from those serving MA members in your county. […]

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