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Post Authored By: Kenny Matuszeski and Michael Beltran As the novel coronavirus continues to affect citizens’ health, careers, and housing security, citizens may rely on several forms of relief to prevent eviction or foreclosure on their mortgages. First, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) issued an order, effective September 4, 2021, temporarily halting residential evictions of tenants, lessees, and residents of residential properties.[1] In order to receive this relief, citizens must meet…
<h3>A brief guide to what you need to know</h3> <p><em>By George H. Singer</em></p> <div><strong></strong> <p>In response to the continuing crises brought on by the covid-19 pandemic, Congress recently passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA). The legislation signed into law by the president on December 27, 2020 is one of the longest bills (5,593 pages) and largest spending measures ever enacted. The CAA contains among its provisions a number of amendments to the United States…
Post Authored By: Alexandra M. Verven The anxiously anticipated General Administrative Order (“GAO”) 20-9 was released by the Cook County Law Division on December 17, 2020. The 42-page order is loaded with information and this blurb serves to highlight what Chicago litigators need to know. First and foremost, all jury trials set from March 17, 2020, through June 30, 2021, are converted to trial setting dates, at which time the case will be assigned a…
<p>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:&nbsp;<br /> December 29, 2020&nbsp;<br /> Contact:&nbsp;Teddy Tschann&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> <a href=”mailto:teddy.tschann@state.mn.us” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer” data-auth=”NotApplicable”>teddy.tschann@state.mn.us</a><br /> 651-402-8841&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p style=”text-align: center;”>Commission on Judicial Selection Opens Application Process for Vacancy in the Tenth Judicial District</p> <p>[ST. PAUL, MN] &ndash; Today, the Commission on Judicial Selection announced a new vacancy in Minnesota&rsquo;s Tenth Judicial District. The vacancy occurred upon the retirement of the Honorable Mary E. Hannon. This seat will be chambered in Stillwater in…
<p><em>By Joseph P. Beckman</em></p> <p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Recently, I helped settle an incredibly contentious, emotionally charged family dispute. It took, as predicted, a proverbial &ldquo;courthouse steps&rdquo; event to finally convince one psychologically cruel family member to abandon his bullying to avoid seeing his abusive house of cards disassembled under oath.&nbsp;</p> <p>My clients were understandably shaken up over the trauma this dispute visited on multiple generations of an extended family. Although big dollars were at stake, it…
CRIMINAL LAW JUDICIAL LAW • Check forgery: Forged signature on front of check is not a “false endorsement.” Appellant was found guilty of check forgery by false endorsement for writing 18 checks from S.H.’s account to a grocery store, forging S.H.’s signature on the signature line on the front of the check. Appellant argues he did not “endorse” the checks, because he did not sign the backs of the checks. Appellant was convicted under Minn.…
<h2>&lsquo;No one can fix anything working alone&rsquo;</h2> <img src=”https://www.mnbar.org/sf_images/default-source/bench-bar-articles/omni-n-kiecke.jpg?sfvrsn=0″ data-displaymode=”Original” alt=”Omni-N-Kiecke” title=”Omni-N-Kiecke” style=”float: left; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-right: 10px;” /> <p ><a href=”mailto:OMNI@KIECKERLAW.COM “>OMNI KIECKER</a> is the owner of Kiecker Law Office, LLC. Her offices are located in Belle Plaine and Mankato. She prides herself on making the legal process as straightforward as possible. In 2019 she published a book, <em>Financially Caring for your Disabled Child</em>, that was rated as a #1 new release in practical…
<p><em>By Mark Lanterman<br /> </em><br /> <br /> Recently, the CIA awarded a diversified contract for cloud computing, including the housing of top-secret data, to Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, Google, Oracle, and IBM. &ldquo;Under the C2E contract vehicle,&rdquo; reports an article at Nextgov, &ldquo;the companies will compete for specific task orders issued by the CIA on behalf of itself and the 16 other agencies that comprise the intelligence community.&rdquo;<sup>1</sup> This is a huge contract for…
<p><em>By Susan Humiston</em><br /> <br /> <br /> As one year ends and another begins, some lawyers find themselves in transition between firms or employment opportunities. When this happens, it&rsquo;s natural to focus on employment law&mdash;and, if one is a partner, fiduciary obligations. But please don&rsquo;t forget there are also ethical obligations when a lawyer leaves a firm. And they&rsquo;re a frequent source of questions on our ethics hotline at this time of year. The…
<em>By Dyan Ebert<br /> <br /> </em><br /> <h4>Would you agree to represent Payton and Parker or Nixon Lodge in this case?&nbsp;</h4> <p>Payton Knox, a local hockey hero, and Parker Stevenson became engaged to be married in 2019. Payton&rsquo;s parent, Jordan Knox, formerly a well-known clothier in Hibbing, was as excited as Payton for this wedding, with visions of grandchildren dancing in their head. The happy couple&rsquo;s parents each agreed to foot 35 percent of…