In a divorce, the ex-husband-to-be made representations as to the value of a business which his ex-wife, after divorce, concluded were false and fraudulent. Ex-wife settled with ex-husband but continued claims against his lawyer and lawyer’s law firm. The lawyer and firm argued, however, that the ex-wife, in settling her claims with the ex-husband should […]

An all-too-frequent misfortune is the over-inclusive or the under-inclusive settlement. A recent Minnesota Court of Appeals decision reflects a litigant’s apparently inadvertent surrender of a negligence claim. A tree company (“TC”) contracted with a horticulture specialist (“HS”) to spray the tree company’s trees. The tree company, unhappy with HS’ performance, withheld the $3,500 payment for […]