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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Business Law and Internet Law for Minnesota on
Q: I signed a contract for web and AI services, and emailed to cancel less than 24 hrs later--no luck so far

The company (located in NY) initiated the sales call, after regular hours here in MN, high-pressure sales/FOMO, and I was talked into signing a contract (3/27/24 at 8:20pm CDT) and paying the first month's fee of $499. Great-sounding contract with 60-day, 10 new patient referral guarantee. I... View More

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answered on Apr 6, 2024

Based on the information you've provided, here are some steps you can take to resolve this situation:

1. Review the contract: Carefully read the contract you signed to see if there are any clauses related to cancellation, refunds, or a cooling-off period.

2. Send a formal...
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3 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation and Contracts for Minnesota on
Q: I loaned my dad and step mom around $170,000

I loaned my dad and step mom around $170k so they could get a home when I was 17. They ended up getting divorced and selling the house. This was 15 years ago but I was wondering if there is any legal action I can take

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answered on Apr 2, 2024

In this situation, there are a few important factors to consider before determining whether you can take legal action:

1. Statute of Limitations: The time limit for filing a lawsuit varies by state and the type of claim. After 15 years, it's possible that the statute of limitations has...
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3 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation and Contracts for Minnesota on
Q: I loaned my dad and step mom around $170,000

I loaned my dad and step mom around $170k so they could get a home when I was 17. They ended up getting divorced and selling the house. This was 15 years ago but I was wondering if there is any legal action I can take

Robert Kane
Robert Kane
answered on Apr 3, 2024

The most glaring fact in your post is you were only 17 when you made the loan. There are few scenarios in which you could have made a loan, but there are an infinite number of possibilities of other occurrences. You need to contact attorneys with a clear and concise description of what exactly... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Minnesota on
Q: Can I appeal a MN small claims judgement against me if I have since learned new information for a judgement in my favor?

Tenant sued me for not returning her deposit in the required 21 days. I admitted that I returned it late, however at the time of trial I didn't realize that the 21 window starts when the tenant vacated/term ended, AND tenant provides forwarding address. I looked back and she didn't... View More

Robert Kane
Robert Kane
answered on Mar 4, 2024

A Conciliation Court order or judgment can be appealed at the District (Trial) Court.

The facts are reviewed “de novo,” which means the case gets a fresh start before the District Court judge. There may be a civil trial and either party can request a jury.

To learn more about...
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2 Answers | Asked in Contracts for Minnesota on
Q: 2 months after my wife and I signed a contract for self storage, she had my name removed. Can I legally go in there?

I called the owner of the sheds and he said 2 months afterwards that she called and wanted another contract written up but take me off of it. Now she's saying if I go in there she'll have me arrested. Is it legal for her to take me off a contract?

Robert Kane
Robert Kane
answered on Jan 15, 2024

Apparently, she did enter into a new contract. Without knowing the terms of the contract you signed, I don't know if the new contract is valid. It may or it may not. I don't know anything about the dynamics of your relationship or your objectives. Are you getting divorced?

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Contracts for Minnesota on
Q: I have a rental agreement for two Minnesota vehicles fo pay $75 a month for each vehicle for storage. It have been almos

I have a rental agreement for two Minnesota vehicles fo pay $75 a month for each vehicle for storage. It have been almost 3 years and the owners have paid me for one month only. My storage is in Wisconsin. The owners of the vehicles owe me approximately $4k+ what do I need to do to gain ownership... View More

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answered on Nov 8, 2023

To pursue ownership of the vehicles for unpaid storage fees, you would typically need to follow the lien sale process outlined in Wisconsin’s statutes. This often involves sending a notice of the lien to the vehicle owners, advertising the lien sale, and conducting the sale in compliance with the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Business Law and Libel & Slander for Minnesota on
Q: Do I have a case against hertz rental if they denied me the opportunity to respond to or just be notified what was said?

There were multiple people making false reports against me, which would be defamation since I can prove it correct?

Robert Kane
Robert Kane
answered on Jun 15, 2024

The employer has no obligation to conduct an investigation. A defamation lawsuit would be against the individuals who made the statement, not Hertz. Feel free to consult with an employment attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Employment Law for Minnesota on
Q: issue of contracts involving merged healthcare entities.

If I signed a contract with a health care entity and then this same entity MERGES with another (not sold), does the 2nd entity have the right to change terms of my contract (the original contract CEO is still the CEO of merged entity).

Robert Kane
Robert Kane
answered on Apr 20, 2024

Without knowing the terms and conditions of the contract you signed, I don't know if "the 2nd entity ha[s] the right to change terms of [your] contract. You don't even mention what the contract has to do with. Health care entities entered into dozens of contracts, some have nothing... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Employment Law and Business Formation for Minnesota on
Q: How can a subsidiary find a new owner, when the owner wouldn't want to sell due to the subsidiary's financial success?

The subsidiary is in a very unhealthy relationship with their owner. The owner doesn't treat the subsidiary well, doesn't invest in the subsidiary and has become a competitor. Additionally, the subsidiary is charged a hefty fee for administrative support from the owner which isn't... View More

Robert Kane
Robert Kane
answered on Mar 26, 2024

I apologize, but I am not entirely sure what type of relationship you are describing. Your description would include many different scenarios. Most importantly would be any contractual obligations of the parties. I have no doubt the subsidiary has options, but I don't know what may be the best one.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Minnesota on
Q: Contractor Proposal and records access from government

Hospital wants us to add a section in our parking lot repair proposal about letting the government have access our records and books for 4 years. Do we have to have that verbiage in our proposal? In 40 years of business, we have never had to include that.

Robert Kane
Robert Kane
answered on Mar 21, 2024

You do not have to have that verbiage in your proposal. Likewise, they do not need to accept your proposal. Unfortunately, without a better understanding of the situation, I don't know what leverage you have in negotiating.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Minnesota on
Q: Can I file a lawsuit against street fleet for money not paid to me for months?

I had to fight with them for months for money they promised me. I even had them put it in writing, but that didn't matter. They took thousands of dollars from me before finally paying me what they promised. After paying me my full pay for a couple months they took my position away and put me... View More

Robert Kane
Robert Kane
answered on Dec 28, 2023

Yes, you can "file a lawsuit against street fleet for money not paid to [you] for months." Prepare a clear and concise description of the events to present lawyers with your documentation. Also briefly describe what Street Fleet's argument will be.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Construction Law for Minnesota on
Q: owner of small concrete company, summited a bid for a job never agreed to bid so didn't do the job, now they want to sue

we summited a bid, it is stated that if our bid is not signed within the 25 days it is voided. never heard back from them until 30 days later, then we sent a letter saying we were withdrawing from the project. Now they are trying to sue us for 150K. Nothing was signed or agreed upon.

Robert Kane
Robert Kane
answered on Oct 26, 2023

If it wasn’t signed within twenty five days it seems you have a solid defense. Likewise, if nothing was signed or agreed upon you should be in solid ground. Unfortunately, that's all I have to go on. An attorney can evaluate your situation better all the information.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Minnesota on
Q: Will the fact that Minneapolis PD can no longer pull over citizens for things like expired tabs extend to other cities?

Specifically, will it have an affect on other cities in the same county (Hennepin)?

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson
answered on Oct 25, 2023

That will be up to the other cities, but I tend to doubt that all the cities in Hennepin County will adopt the same policy.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Minnesota on
Q: If you signed a lease but now are being asked to sign a revised lease does it void the previous lease?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 22, 2023

A Minnesota attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. Under textbook contract law, a signed contract is a done deal, subject to exceptions. But since your contract is a lease, a landlord-tenant attorney should advise. Good luck

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Employment Law for Minnesota on
Q: I signed an employment agreement and they didn’t pay me what they said they were, so they have to pay me that wage?

I signed an employment agreement to a certain wage, and when my first paycheck came, they did not give me the correct wage that we agreed upon on the papers that I signed

Robert Kane
Robert Kane
answered on Oct 3, 2023

What did they say when you brought it to their attention? I am sorry, but what are you expecting as a response?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Contracts and Consumer Law for Minnesota on
Q: We have a restaurant that has a party room that we want to convert into commercial retail in mn.

The city says we HAVE to have a bathroom accessible to the public, is this true? There is a public restroom in the restaurant. The customers can exit the retail store to the restaurant and technically use it there?

Robert Kane
Robert Kane
answered on Aug 30, 2023

I don't believe a retail store is required to have a public restroom. Who told you that it does? The "city" could mean various things or people.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Minnesota on
Q: Can I prepare a document and notarize it myself? I am a secretary for a small country and notaries are hard to come by.

Iprepare documents like cemetery deeds. Just trying to figure out what I legally can and cannot do.

Robert Kane
Robert Kane
answered on Jul 3, 2023

Please see:

https://www.sos.state.mn.us/notary-apostille/become-a-notary/

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Contracts for Minnesota on
Q: What MN law states that gov. entities (state investment funds) lack authority to waive/delegate their legal rights?
Robert Kane
Robert Kane
answered on Jun 10, 2023

I am not quite sure what you are asking. Perhaps you could provide more specific information. "Entities" and "state investment funds" are vague.

States’ rights refer to the political rights and powers granted to the states of the United States by the U.S....
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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Contracts for Minnesota on
Q: Shelter contract states I must return dog if unable to keep. Tried contacting but no response. What do I do?

I adopted a wonderful puppy from a shelter few months back. Unfortunately, due to a sudden illness and other events I’m no longer fit to provide him the best care and believe rehoming is the best option for him.

The adoption contract I signed states that if I’m no longer able to keep... View More

Robert Kane
Robert Kane
answered on Jun 3, 2023

Document your attempts (emails & phone records) to contact them. I don't know how much money is at stake, but it seems unlikely they would sue. A letter from an attorney may be an inexpensive choice for your piece of mind. You may want to inform new owners of this fact.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts and Small Claims for Minnesota on
Q: What is the best way to sue someone from another state for money owed on goods received? Breach of contract.

I'm looking to sue someone near the Houston, TX area for an unpaid debt on goods received a little over a year ago. We agreed upon an amount, around $24000. I sent him the goods (sports cards) a little over a year ago. To this day he has only paid me around $1700. He is from the Houston area... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 20, 2023

A Minnesota or Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. You mention that you are seeking an attorney - in addition to your own searches, you could check the "Find a Lawyer" tab above for Collection or Civil Litigation attorneys. Additionally, most... View More

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