Up to $15,000 in most cases
Conciliation court, also called “Small Claims” court, can be an inexpensive and simple way to convert collectibles into judgments. Beginning August 1st, conciliation plaintiffs will be able to claim up to $15,000 in most cases. For plaintiffs in consumer credit matters, the maximum claim will remain at $4,000.00. See Minnesota Statutes § 491A.01, subd. 3a.
Conciliation court is a less expensive and less formal type of court in which parties generally appear without an attorney. Individuals are allowed to represent […]
E-statements? Be sure to make a record of your accounts!
If you’re like me, you probably have most of your financial, insurance, and other accounts set to provide statements and communications to you electronically, rather than in paper statements. This is a great way to reduce clutter, allow access to those items from anywhere, and reduce your environmental footprint.
The problem with using electronic statements is that, when a person passes away, surviving family members may be unaware of the existence or provider of those accounts. In the past, family members could simply check the mail […]
We all have a basic understanding of how driver liability works. If you cause an accident by violating traffic laws, it’s your responsibility. Run a red light, and you could be on the hook for all the costs of an accident. As business owners and managers, we demand that our drivers limit risk (and liability) by following the law. But there are many cases where fault isn’t so straight forward.
When a piece of debris causes damage or an accident, trucks are often accused of causing the debris to ricochet into the other vehicle […]