Dogs can injure persons in numerous ways, not just by biting. A dog can bite, scratch, trip, knock down, or frighten a person, causing damage.
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HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATIONS Real estate developments are increasingly formed as Common Interest Communities in which there is individual ownership of homes combined with shared expenses for repair and maintenance, property management, some utilities, or shared areas. These Common Interest Communities may be formed as condominiums, townhomes, or coops. The management and governance of these communities are… Read more »
Restrictive covenants such as noncompete agreements are commonplace in today’s employment contracts. Minnesota’s large med-tech presence often lands departing employees in legal battles with Medtronic, Boston Scientific, St. Jude Medical, and other companies who have attempted to protect their intellectual property and trade secrets through restrictions in employment agreements. As one expects, a noncompete agreement… Read more »
Dudley and Smith is excited to welcome Justin Alderman to our team as our newest attorney. Justin is an Illinois native who has called Minnesota his home for the past 8 years since he attended the University of Minnesota Law School. Prior to making the Land of 10,000 Lakes his home, he received his Bachelor’s… Read more »
If you have set up a pet trust for the care of your pets after you are no longer able to care for them, or if you are interested in doing so, you may want to consider the following information regarding the taxation of this type of trust. There are… Read more »
When making your estate plan, you may wonder how you will ensure your beloved pets are taken care of after you’re gone. With a pet trust, you can designate money to be used for the benefit of your pets, so that a chosen caregiver is not burdened with your pets’ expenses. There are several things… Read more »
If you would like to leave funds for the care of your pets after you’re gone, a pet trust is a great way to accomplish this goal. When establishing a pet trust you will need to make several choices about the form and content of the trust. Below you will find explanations of various… Read more »
Many unmarried couples choose to live together before getting married, or as an alternative to marriage. What these couples often don’t realize is that they lack important legal protections that the law gives to married couples. However, couples can create similar protections and property rights by signing a co-ownership contract. A co-ownership contract is very… Read more »
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 »