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William James Rogers

William Rogers’s Legal Guides

12 total


  • Minnesota Mechanics Liens – An Overview for Non-Attorneys

    Creating Lien Rights In rough terms, a mechanics lien is a means of securing a contractors right to payment for work performed that benefits real property.The requirements for the attachment and creation of a mechanics lien are strictly construed. Dolder v. Griffin, 323 N.W.2d 77...

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  • MN Conciliation Court Claims

    How to pursue your claim in MN Conciliation Court (also commonly called "small claims" court.

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  • Bankruptcy and the Automatic Stay

    The filing of a bankruptcy case, under any chapter of the Bankruptcy Code, triggers an injunction against the continuance of any action by any creditor against the debtor or the debtors property. In a Chapter 13 case, there is also an automatic co-debtor stay that protects, e....

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  • Bankruptcy Discaharge of Unemployment Overpayment

    With more people collecting unemployment benefits over the past two years, this is an increasingly common question that arises when considering bankruptcy relief. If you are no longer receiving unemployment benefits, then the debt owed for overpayment may be dischargeable. I...

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  • Appealability of Arbitration Awards

    Arbitration provisions in contracts have proliferated in recent years, presumably under an assumption that arbitration is a faster and less expensive alternative to a lawsuit. Awards are binding on the parties, and judicial review is very limited, again restricting options a...

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  • Think Before Insisting Upon Attorney Fee Provisions

    It has become almost standard in business contracts to incorporate a provision requiring the losing party to pay the prevailing partys attorney fees and expenses in any dispute arising out of the contract. Attorney fee provisions have their place, but are not appropriate in...

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  • Chapter 7 or Chapter 13?

    A guide to significant features of bankruptcy options.

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  • Your Credit Score After Bankruptcy

    Bankruptcy clients are always concerned about how a bankruptcy filing affects their credit history and ability to obtain new credit. Although filing bankruptcy does not enhance your credit score at the time, your credit score was almost certainly shot already by the circumstances...

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  • Buying a Home After Bankruptcy

    Bankruptcy clients are always concerned about how a bankruptcy filing affects their credit history and ability to obtain new credit. One of the most frequest issues is whether bankruptcy will disqualify the debtor when trying to buy a home in the future. This question is particul...

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  • Student Loans After Bankruptcy

    Many clients are concerned about how bankruptcy will affect their children, especially with regard to obtaining financing for post-secondary education. Unlike most credit, federally guaranteed student loans are not conditioned upon credit history. Federal student loans are availa...

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