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Is My Personal Injury Case Winnable?

So is your personal injury case winnable? Well, if that question was straightforward, we at JD Haas would be out of jobs! Personal injury lawyers have complicated occupations, and whether any given case is winnable depends on the specifics of state law and the case occurrences themselves. It’s impossible to give you a straight answer in a single blog post; you’re much better off coming in for a free consultation.

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Libel and Slander: What’s the Difference?

Free speech is one of the values that America was founded on. After all, the original colonizers fled Great Britain to come here and practice free speech. It seems a little strange, then, that there exist punishments for certain types of speech and civil litigation lawyers to handle these cases.

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How to Know if Your HOA is Overstepping its Legal Bounds

Homeowners associations (HOAs), generally speaking, are organizations that genuinely care about the welfare of the communities they serve. They ensure the financial stability of the residents there, and they also work to foster a sense of community and uniformity among residents, as well as strong neighborhood bonds.

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Why You Should Hire An Estate Lawyer

At JD Haas & Associates, we can provide you with a variety of legal resources, ranging from real estate law to estate to bankruptcy law. Though you may not believe you need an estate lawyer, it is important to look into estate law just in case something were to happen. We can help you with a variety of estate services, such as trusts and how to set up a power of attorney. If you have any questions in regards to your estate and will needs, call on our team at JD Haas & Associates to help. Here, our team will detail when you should be looking for estate legal help, and what kinds of estate law we can help with.

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Debt Relief Services Other Than Bankruptcy

If you have hit the point in your financial life where you’re looking to file for bankruptcy, it’s important to consult a legal team. If applicable, many people will file for either Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy with the help of a reputable attorney. However, there are alternatives to filing for bankruptcy, so it’s important to explore all of these options before you file for bankruptcy.

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What Goes Into Pedestrian Accident Cases

If you have been injured by a vehicle as a pedestrian, you should seek legal action to receive the compensation you deserve. No matter the severity, getting in an accident is an extremely traumatic event, and if it’s severe, it can be an expensive incident. As soon as possible, you should begin to search for legal help.

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What Can Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Do For You?

If you believe you may have to file for bankruptcy due to a debt you are unable to repay, contact our team at JD Haas & Associates today. Navigating the world of bankruptcy can be difficult, but with our expert team, we can lead you through it and get you back on track. Our team often deals with Chapter 13 bankruptcy. When you come to us for a free case evaluation, we will study your case and get to know you before deciding which route would be best for you. Here, our experts will discuss how filing for Chapter 13 bankruptcy can help you settle your debts and how we will lead you through that process.

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The Minnesota Court of Appeals Clarifies Legislative Immunity and the Speech or Debate Clause

In the case of Lyndsey Olson v John Lesch, No. A18-1694 (Minn. Ct. App, 2019), the Minnesota Court of Appeals clarified when legislative immunity and the speech or debate clause of the Minnesota Constitution shield legislators from liability.

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Is It Time To Declare Bankruptcy?

Deciding when it’s time to declare bankruptcy may be more difficult than filing for bankruptcy itself. Not only is it difficult to bring yourself to take action, but it’s also difficult to know where you stand. The best way to know for sure is to consult an experienced law professional. At JD Haas & Associates, PLLC, we can analyze your records in-depth and determine whether it’s time to file for bankruptcy. Here, our legal experts will lay out some markers that may signal it is time to file for bankruptcy.

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Dueling Immunities: Minnesota Shopkeeper’s Privilege to Detain & Self Defense

In the State of Minnesota, shopkeepers have a limited privilege to arrest or detain based on Minn. Stat. § 629.366 (2018). This statute grants civil and criminal immunity as long as the statutory requirements are met. In short, the shopkeeper must have a reasonable cause to believe the individual is shoplifting to proceed, reasonable force must be used in detention and the detainee must be informed of the purpose of the arrest.

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