Trepanier MacGillis Battina P.A. 8000 Flour Exchange Building 310 Fourth Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55415 612.455.0500
Trepanier MacGillis Battina P.A. 8000 Flour Exchange Building 310 Fourth Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55415 612.455.0500

Minnesota Non-Compete Ban Passes Last Hurdle, Expected to be Signed Into Law

A bill to ban non-compete agreements in Minnesota passed the last conference committee hurdle today and is expected to be signed into law by Governor Walz as Minn. Stat. Section 181.988. The law will become effective on July 1, 2023, and will apply to contracts and agreements entered into on or after that date.  The […]

Minnesota Unfair Competition Law

Trepanier MacGilli Battina P.A. i a business law firm with attorneys practicing in the area of unfair competition. They can be reached at 612.455.0500.

Iowa Privacy Law Enacted

The Minnesota privacy law attorneys of Trepanier MacGillis Battina P.A. can be reached at 612.455.0500. TMB is a business law firm located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Minnesota Defamation Claims are not Tolled by the “Discovery Rule”

If you just discovered that you were defamed over two years ago your claim is barred.  That was the holding by the Court of Appeals in Kerber v. Recover Health of Minnesota, Inc., No. A-22-0278 (Minn. Ct. App. Sept. 6, 2022).  The pro se plaintiff in that case sued her former employer for discrimination and […]

Minnesota Invasion of Privacy Claim Found to be Properly Pled by Federal Court

Minnesota recognized the tort of invasion of privacy in 1998. Lake v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 582 N.W.2d 231, 236 (Minn. 1998). There are three versions of the common law invasion of privacy tort under Minnesota law: (1) intrusion upon seclusion; (2) appropriation; and (3) publication of private facts. Since Lake, the number of reported court […]

Minnesota Professional Licensing Standards Clarified by Court of Appeals

The Minnesota Court of Appeals has clarified the standard for challenging the denial of a professional license under Minnesota law. In the Matter of the Short Call Teaching License Application of Jeronimo Yanez, 983 N.W.2d 89 (Minn. Ct. App. 2022). This case involved an individual who was prominent in the news in 2016. In his […]

How Will Minnesota Non-Compete Law be Impacted by Proposed FTC Regulations

Introduction On January 5, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) proposed a regulation that would ban the use of non-compete agreements nationwide. The proposal is an attempt by the FTC to enforce and apply existing anti-trust laws in a much more expansive manner. The Biden administration has been signaling a tough stance on non-competes for […]