Like many people, you may have accumulated debt by taking out a loan, purchasing items with a credit card or enrolling in a payment plan for an item or service you purchased.
As a debtor, you have certain rights guaranteed by the state of Minnesota, such as protecting your income from excessive garnishments (no more than 25 percent of disposable wages) if you default on your debt.
Anytime you go to the doctor or seek any form of medical care, you expect to be treated with dignity and respect. Unfortunately, the reality is that medical malpractice can happen to anyone at the hands of a healthcare professional. When it comes to opioid distribution, the consequences of medical malpractice are serious and can be life-threatening.
Car accidents are an emotional and often traumatic experience, especially if you’ve been injured in a hit-and-run crash. While it is illegal to flee the scene of an accident, it is not uncommon for Minnesota pedestrians and drivers to be involved in a hit-and-run. In 2021 alone, 7,532 crashes were classified as a hit-and-run in Minnesota.
Driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs and alcohol is an ongoing problem in Minnesota. One in seven of the 4.7 million licensed drivers on the Minnesota roadways have a DUI on their record. According to the Minnesota Office of Traffic Safety Motor Vehicle Crash Facts for 2020, a total of 57,127 crashes occurred that year — 3,592 of those were drug or alcohol related.
Employment discrimination happens when a person or group of people are treated unfairly by their employer due to their race, sex, religion, disability or age. Workplace discrimination certainly seems like the type of thing that should have been safely relegated to the dustbin of history by now. While many Minneapolis–St. Paul workplaces are inclusive, diverse environments, there are still some employers that cling to discriminatory practices.
If you are a victim of domestic abuse, filing an Order for Protection (OFP) can provide peace of mind and security for you and your household. The first step toward protecting yourself from an abuser is to seek help and find trustworthy legal assistance.
Trademark can be legally registered word(s), names or symbols that represent a company or product. An individual or business may file an application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to register their trademark. If an unauthorized third party uses or replicates your trademark to sell its own goods and services, it can be considered trademark infringement. As the trademark holder, it is your responsibility to uphold your brand and put a stop to the infringement.
HIPAA stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. It is a federal law that establishes guidelines for healthcare providers to protect a patient’s sensitive health information. While most healthcare organizations implement various security measures to comply with HIPAA and protect their patients’ health information, sometimes this information is used or shared incorrectly, which can lead to a HIPAA violation.
For the most part, police are free to approach minors the same way they approach adults. Police can question children if they suspect the child has committed a crime. The police can also search a child, their car, room or school locker.
Consumer protection agencies are governmental, state and non-governmental organizations that aid consumers who have fallen victim to financial scams, discrimination or unsafe products. They investigate consumer complaints, sue businesses that break the law and educate consumers and businesses on their rights and responsibilities. Moreover, governmental agencies have the power to develop rules that protect consumers from fraud.