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Signing an Activity/Sports Release

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ACTIVITY LIABILITY WAIVER SPORTS INJURY WAIVER RELEASE With our three children in a variety of activities, I am often “required” to sign “Releases of Liability” as part of the registration process. I say required because most schools, clubs, and other organizations require a “Release” (or waiver) of liability claims be signed before your child can […]

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Meningitis Outbreak in Minnesota

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MENINGITIS INFECTION MN LAWYER The Rochlin Law Firm, Ltd. is handling cases for individuals injured in the meningitis outbreak associated with epidural steroid injections for back pain made by New England Compounding Center (NECC). As of today, 5 cases of meningitis have been confirmed in Minnesota. Nationally, more than 200 people have fallen ill and […]

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Waivers — what you may not know.

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DON’T SIGN WAIVERS I was recently at a meeting with other attorneys and was surprised to find out many of them didn’t know that liability waivers are enforced in Minnesota. They are! Waivers are often on the front page of forms that you sign, and are usually in bold print. They are often used for […]

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When Technology Intersects with Privacy:

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TECHNOLOGY AND PRIVACY FACEBOOK POSTS USED IN INSURANCE CLAIM – MN LAWYER Technology can be both helpful — and scary. There was an interesting article recently in the StarTribune about police use of unmanned ariel drones — the ones who helped revolutionize modern warfare in Iraq and Afghanistan. In North Dakota, the police used an […]

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Interesting New Political App!

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NEW POLITICAL APP Technology continues to amaze. Just yesterday we heard of a new app that tells the user which super PACS are funding a particular political ad. With this new app (supposedly to be out soon), users will be able to hold their iPhone up to an advertisement while it is playing, and the […]

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Should there be a limit on punitive damage awards?

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WHAT ARE PUNITIVE DAMAGES AND WHY SHOULD ANYONE HAVE TO PAY THEM? Our civil justice system requires individuals and corporations to be accountable for their conduct. Generally if a party accidentally injures another person or damages property, the only compensation that they are required to pay are those amounts that will compensate the injured person […]

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An update on the Minnesota Judicial System

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COURT SYSTEM ANNUAL REPORT We are firm believers in the American Justice system — the rule of law helps to protect our freedom and distinguishes our country from many others.  A primary focus of our firm’s law practice is personal injury.  The right to receive compensation for personal injury is provided for in the Minnesota […]