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Libel and Slander: What’s the Difference?

Civil lawyers are well-versed in the difference between these two terms, but the layperson is not. Discover more about libel and slander from a renowned civil litigation lawyer.

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How to Know if Your HOA is Overstepping its Legal Bounds

Civil lawyers and real estate lawyers know that, as wonderful as homeowners associations (HOAs) can be, certain practices of these organizations are simply illegal. Learn from a firm of civil litigation lawyers how to tell if your HOA is violating the law.

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Why You Should Hire An Estate Lawyer

If you are looking to establish your estate for your family, you should seek a reputable lawyer to help you with your needs.

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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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How Do You Know If Your Case Is Winnable?

Determining if you have enough evidence to win a personal injury case can be difficult, but with the right team of lawyers, it can be easier than you think. At JD Haas & Associates, we help clients determine whether their case may be winnable based on a set criteria:

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