MN Supreme Court Reaffirms the Limits on Cities’ Ability to Impose Fees on Developers

In August of this year, the Minnesota Supreme Court issued a decision that should curtail statutory cities’ ability to make the approval of subdivision applications contingent on payment of fee or charges not specifically authorized by Minnesota law. The case, Harstad v. Woodbury, involved a developer who submitted an application to the City of Woodbury […]

Recent U.S. Supreme Court Decision Concerning Arbitration

On May 21, 2018, the United States Supreme Court decided a significant case involving arbitration clauses in employment agreements. The court ruled that employees may be compelled to arbitrate wage-and-hour claims on an individual basis and may be precluded from joining large class or collective action lawsuits. The decision is important because employees and plaintiff’s […]

Limiting Your Exposure to Drive-By Lawsuits

(The following article was published in the January/February 2017 issue of Proof, a magazine published by the Minnesota Licensed Beverage Association) During the last several years, hundreds of Minnesota businesses have fallen victim to “drive-by” lawsuits. The name pretty much sums it up: A disabled person or his/her lawyer drives through commercial districts looking for […]