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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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Recover Attorney’s Fees if You Win Minnesota Insurance Coverage Disputes

If an insurance company improperly denies coverage under its policy, you can sue the insurance company. Minnesota law gives you the right to attorney’s fees if you win. You have insurance to cover you in case of accidents. Imagine you had an accident that involved $20,000, and you had to spend $50,000 in legal fees […]

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Medical Assistance in Minnesota

Table of Contents Medical AssistanceContentsAdministrationEligibility RequirementsBenefitsMA Managed CareFee-for-Service Provider ReimbursementFunding and ExpendituresRecipient ProfileGlossary of Acronyms Medical Assistance Medical Assistance (MA) is a jointly funded, federal-state program that pays for health care services provided to low-income individuals. It is also called Medicaid. This information brief describes eligibility, covered services, and other aspects of the program, including changes […]

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Beyond Regulation Crowdfunding and MNvest: “Crowdfunding” Options for Minnesota Businesses

In recent years, crowdfunding has grown in popularity as an option for business owners and entrepreneurs to raise money. Generally speaking, equity crowdfunding describes the process where a business owner utilizes an online intermediary or “portal” to ask for money from investors in exchange for the promise of a financial return on that investment. This […]

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Who Needs to Register as an Investment Adviser Representative in Minnesota?

Minnesota law requires both investment advisers (IAs) and investment adviser representatives (IARs) to register with the Minnesota Department of Commerce, unless a registration exemption applies. Some confusion persists in the industry as to who must register as an IAR. This article provides a quick update on Minnesota’s requirements pertaining to IARs and addresses some frequently asked […]

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Becoming an Investment Advisor

So you dream of getting paid to advise other people on how to invest their money—how do you make that dream a reality? First, it is important to understand, broadly speaking, the legal landscape in which those who do get paid for their investment advice operate. Second, it is important to understand the barriers to […]

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Minnesota Domain Names for Sale

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Long-Term Care Services for the Elderly in Minnesota

This information brief summarizes Medical Assistance eligibility for persons who are elderly (age 65 and over) and describes home care, elderly waiver, nursing facility, and other Medical Assistance services commonly used by persons who are elderly. The information brief also describes the following state programs for the elderly—Long-Term Care Consultation Services, Alternative Care, essential community […]

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Medical Assistance Heath Care Services for the Elderly in Minnesota

This section provides information on Medical Assistance (MA) covered services and the managed care system under which most elderly MA enrollees receive services. This section also describes home care, personal care assistant services, Elderly Waiver, and nursing facility services in more detail. Table of Contents Medical Assistance Covered ServicesService Delivery Through Managed CareHome Care ServicesPersonal […]

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Minneapolis and St. Paul Sick-Leave Ordinances

Table of Contents Governor Dayton vetoes Uniform Labor Standards Act; Mpls. and St. Paul Mandatory Sick and Safe Leave Ordinances To Take Effect July 1Summary of Minneapolis & St. Paul OrdinancesExemptionsRecordsStartupsEnforcementRecommendations Governor Dayton vetoes Uniform Labor Standards Act; Mpls. and St. Paul Mandatory Sick and Safe Leave Ordinances To Take Effect July 1 As expected, […]

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Are Your Non-Disclosure and Other Confidential Information Protections Up to Date?

“The most valuable commodity I know of is information.” Gordon Gekko, Wall Street (1987).   Trade secrets and confidential business information are valuable assets of every business venture.  Be they the byproduct of research and development, business relationships, creative thought and action, or experience through trial and error, in almost all cases, they are assets […]

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What Consumers Can Learn from Darren McFadden v. Ameriprise Lawsuit

This week various media outlets have reported that Dallas Cowboys running back, Darren McFadden, sued Minnesota-based Ameriprise Financial. McFadden alleges that Ameriprise failed to prevent one of its former representatives from enriching himself by fraudulently obtaining power of attorney to access McFadden’s accounts. Several articles reporting on McFadden’s lawsuit describe Ameriprise and an individual defendant using terms […]

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Executive Order: “Buy American and Hire American” Focuses on H-1B Foreign Worker Visas

The presidential executive order, “Buy American and Hire American,” will have an impact on Minnesota businesses. The “Hire American” part of the order focuses on the H-1B visa, which is an integral part of the Minnesota workplace. The H-1B classification, created by statute in 1990, allows U.S. businesses to hire highly skilled foreign-born workers for […]

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