Appeal Win for Client in Dispute Regarding Land Development in Lake Elmo.

On February 20, 2018, Dudley and Smith, P.A. attorneys Chris Boline and Joseph Dudley secured a land use victory for their client, LeRoy J. Rossow, Jr., after the Minnesota Supreme Court denied Lake Elmo’s petition asking the Court to review the Court of Appeals decision in favor of Rossow. Background Facts Rossow owns ten acres of… Read more »

Cryptocurrency Tax Considerations for Investors

Many view the world of virtual currency (or “cryptocurrency”) as an unregulated landscape. While it is true that this new area of technology is constantly advancing, and lacks many of the regulations in place for traditional forms of commerce, the profits involved in investing, selling and mining cryptocurrencies are real, and create tax obligations. The… Read more »

If I’m Selling My Business, What’s the Difference Between an Asset Sale and a Stock Sale?

If I’m selling my business, what’s the difference between an asset sale and a stock sale? When considering to sell your business or to buy a business, it is important to know the difference between an asset sale and a stock sale.  Generally, buyers prefer asset sales and sellers prefer stock sales. What is an… Read more »

Alternatives to Litigation

If I have a dispute with two or more people, is there any other method to resolve the differences other than litigation or court? Yes!  There are numerous alternatives to trial or litigation if you have a dispute.  Minnesota courts often require that parties participate in “alternative dispute resolution” (“ADR”) prior to trial.  However, ADR… Read more »

As a Passenger, Who is Responsible for Paying my Medical and Income Loss Benefits if I am Involved in a Motor Vehicle Accident?

If you were a passenger involved in a motor vehicle accident (MVA) in Minnesota, you are entitled to medical and income loss benefits under Minnesota’s No-Fault Act.  However, there is a priority of who pays for a passenger’s no-fault benefits. Who will pay for my no-fault benefits? (1) Do you have No-Fault Insurance? If you… Read more »

What Can Survivors do in the Event of a Death of a Loved One in a Motor Vehicle Accident Caused by Conduct Other Than Their Own?

As a survivor, will I be entitled to PIP(Personal Injury Protection) benefits under Minnesota’s No-Fault Act? Yes, survivors are entitled to death benefits, funeral and burial expenses, and survivor’s replacement services loss under Minnesota’s No-Fault Benefits. Death Benefits As a survivor, you are entitled up to $500 per week for economic loss benefits.  These benefits… Read more »

Can I Receive Medical Benefits If I’m Injured In A Motor Vehicle Accident?

All owners and drivers in the State of Minnesota are required to have Minnesota No-Fault Auto Insurance.  Additionally, all cars or truck accidents in Minnesota should be covered by the Minnesota No-Fault Law.  This law pays certain out-of-pocket expenses, regardless of who is at fault.  No-fault benefits are sometimes called “basic economic loss benefits” or… Read more »

I’m a pedestrian or bicyclist, am I entitled to medical and income loss benefits if I was injured by a motor vehicle?

Yes!  Minnesota’s No-Fault Act grants a pedestrian Basic Economic Loss (BEL) benefits if your injury results from the use or maintenance of a motor vehicle.  If your accident occurs in Minnesota, every person injured by a motor vehicle is entitled to BEL benefits.  Additionally, bicyclists are entitled to Minnesota’s No-Fault benefits. Accidents involving pedestrians Your… Read more »

Will my Insurance Company Pay For Lost Wages If I’ve Been Involved In A Motor Vehicle Accident?

By: Katherine A. Brown Holmen, Dudley and Smith, P.A., Serving Minnesota Since 1952. All owners and drivers in the State of Minnesota are required to have Minnesota No-Fault Auto Insurance. Additionally, all cars or truck accidents in Minnesota should be covered by the Minnesota No-Fault Law. This law pays certain out-of-pocket expenses, regardless of who… Read more »