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The Court granted me a writ of recovery in my eviction action: now what? A post-win checklist for landlords

April 10 2014 You already had your first appearance or your trial in your eviction action and now you have a court order (or a breached settlement agreement) that…

Is a home mortgage enforceable if only one spouse has signed it?

February 5 2010 Can a home mortgage be enforced if only one spouse signed it?

Liability waivers in Minnesota governed by new law effective August 1, 2013

July 16 2013 Liability waivers for consumer services - including recreational activities - that waive liability for damage, injuries or death which result from…

Centra Homes, LLC v. City of Norwood Young America: disputes over building permit fees not ripe for judicial review

November 12 2013 In July, the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled that disputes regarding building permit fees are not ripe for judicial review prior to exhausting the…

Employer liability for employee cell phone use

January 7 2010 Do you think an employer could be liable if one of its employees, while driving and using a cell phone, causes an accident and injures another party?

The burden of proof remains with the patentee in a licensee’s declaratory judgment action

July 3 2014 The Supreme Court held in a recent unanimous decision that "when a licensee seeks a declaratory judgment against a patentee to establish that there…

There can be no induced infringement in the absence of direct patent infringement

July 3 2014 In Limelight Networks, Inc. v. Akamai Technologies, Inc., the Supreme Court held that a defendant is not liable for inducing patent infringement…

Supreme Court determines standing to sue for false advertising under the Lanham Act

July 3 2014 In Lexmark International, Inc. v. Static Control Components, Inc., 134 S.Ct. 1377 (2014), the Supreme Court unanimously held that "to invoke the…

Supreme Court limits role of laches defense

July 3 2014 Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 8(c) includes laches as an affirmative defense in civil actions. The laches defense allows a defendant to allege that…

Setting the standard for indefiniteness of patent claims

July 3 2014 The Supreme Court recently resolved a question about definiteness with hopes that courts and the patent bar will not be left "at sea without a…