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Act Fast, This Is A Limited Time Offer

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That’s what Karl Bjorkman (“Bjorkman”) probably learned the hard way on October 31, 2011, when the Minnesota Court of Appeals issued its opinion affirming the district court’s dismissal of his breach of contract and ...

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Pay Attention! You Are Being Sued.

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In the case of Chapman v. Burton, et al., the Minnesota Court of Appeals provided yet another harsh example of what can happen when you ignore a Complaint, and believe that someone else is “taking care of ...

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Plead It With Particularity

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In a recent post, I summarized the Eighth Circuit case, Semi-Materials Co., Ltd. v. MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc., et al., in which two words in a contract were found to be “ambiguous,” compelling the court to remand ...

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Words Matter, Choose Them Wisely

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In the recently decided case of Semi-Materials Co., Ltd. v. MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc., et al., the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit reminded us that the words businesses choose when entering into a ...

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Two Oberman Thompson Lawyers Honored as 2011 Super Lawyers

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Oberman Thompson is proud to announce that Jeff Oberman and Jamie Forman have been selected as 2011 Super Lawyers by their peers, as published in Super Lawyers Magazine and on-line at superlawyers.com, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine ...

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Gabor Selected as Ambassador for TwinWest Chamber of Commerce

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Tony Gabor was recently selected to be an Ambassador for the TwinWest Chamber of Commerce.  As an Ambassador, Tony represents the Chamber at informal ceremonies welcoming new businesses to the area and promoting existing ...

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Gabor Elected Council Member for Minnesota State Bar Association’s Practice Management & Marketing Section

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Tony Gabor has been elected as a Council Member for the MSBA's Practice Management & Marketing Section for the one year period from July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012.  For more information about the section, please visit: ...

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Didn’t I Say to Get it in Writing?!

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In my April 19, 2011, blog post, I talked about the importance of putting agreements in writing.  This was so the terms of the agreement would be clear to both parties, and if there was dispute later on, one party would be ...

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Court Grants Employer a Temporary Injunction in Non-Compete Agreement Dispute Despite Arbitration Clause

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On May 3, 2011, the federal district court of Minnesota in RSM McGladrey v. Peter Epp, et al., reaffirmed the notion that a court may issue a temporary injunction in a non-compete agreement dispute even if the agreement ...

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Minnesota Court of Appeals “Pierces the Corporate Veil” of a Single Member LLC

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This is a case that may give small businesses pause, especially businesses with only one employee.  In SCA License Corporation v. Steve Hackbarth a/k/a Steven Hackbarth d/b/a/ Hackbarth Roofing, the Minnesota Court of ...

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