Minnesota has long followed the hip pocket rule:  a civil action is started when it is served.  A recent change to the requirements has tweaked that rule.  Now an action must also be filed within a year or it is “deemed dismissed.” What if a plaintiff misses that deadline and the action is dismissed?  Can […]

  I thought I was up-to-speed on the new appellate e-filing requirements.  I had read the materials online, passed the little quiz you need to take with flying colors, and registered.  So I knew all the basics. But I went to the training session offered by the courts and learned some new things.   A […]

Update (June10, 2015):  New amendments to the court rules take effect on July 1.  A few highlights: There must be “consecutive pagination” of all pages in affidavits and trial exhibits from start to finish. A declaration that a filing was submitted “under penalty of perjury” will suffice rather than notarization for many documents. The rules […]