As a new lawyer, I have only heard about how important litigating in your own backyard is to the outcome of your case. However, as an unabashed sports fan and I know that having home-field advantage in critical games can be awfully important and seasoned lawyers know the same: having home-court advantage is one of […]

The fight for preferred forum is an important preliminary skirmish in any interstate legal battle — that is, in any litigation between, say, a Minnesota company and an out-of-state company. ¬†And the proverbial “race to the courthouse” is a very common threshold issue. As every experienced Minnesota civil litigator knows, lawsuits, under Minnesota law, “commence” […]