Vol. 63, No. 9 October 2006

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Blow the Whistle, Sound the Drum: Marking the 20th Anniversary of Minnesota's Whistleblower Law
November marks the 20th anniversary of the Minnesota Court of Appeals decision in Phipps v. Clark Oil Refining Corp., wherein the appellate court first upheld a whistleblowing case in Minnesota.  Both the Supreme Court and the Legislature have since elaborated and refined the law in a process that has alternately seen advantages accrue to employers and employees, but which seems to affirm whistleblower law as a fixture in the Minnesota legal landscape.
By Marshall H. Tanick

Moving the Kids: What Would Solomon Do?
Legislation passed in the last session of the Minnesota Legislature has removed a longstanding presumption favoring the custodial parent in disputes regarding relocation of a dependent child out-of-state.  While the solution places custodial and noncustodial parents on a more equal footing, it requires the court to determine what serves the best interests of the child.
By Sheree Speer

Billing Your Clients: Seven Deadly Sins
For law firms, the wages of these seven billing sins are more than just diminished revenue. Learn how not to create dissatisfied clients who get indecipherable bills that they naturally, and rightly, resist paying.
By Michael J. Ford



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