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Patrick Joseph Casey

Criminal defense Attorney at Mankato, MN

4.3   19 reviews

also known as Patrick J. Casey

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  • State Years
    Minnesota - MN 20 years
    New York - NY 39 years
    New Jersey - NJ 38 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 38 years
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State MN
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 39 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1985
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1985
    Status
    Retired No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1985
    Status
    Retired No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Patrick

Learn Patrick’s areas of practice.

HELPING PEOPLE ON THE WORST DAYS OF THEIR LIVES. IN TROUBLE OR HAVING PROBLEMS WITH FAMILY CALL NOW

Thank you for taking the time and reviewing my profile. I am honored to serve you. My practice consists of criminal defense and family law. I am in court daily. 

In 2019, I was awarded the attorney of the year for the fifth judicial district for work in procuring a successful result in an important case, leadership in professional associations, performing significant public services, and excellence in providing in-house legal services.

In 2018, I also had the privilege to be recognized as the rising star by Superlawyers which is a highly distinguished law organization. Only 4% of attorneys in Minnesota have earned their membership in the Super Lawyers.

I hope I have a chance to work with you in the near future. Right now there is exciting news regarding criminal records. There is a new bill in Minnesota that allows people to clean up their records through expungement. 

 

See other articles about it here. Contact my office, Knutson+Casey, to talk about expunging your record. 

 

Some of my other memberships are as follows:

Mankato Salvation Army Board Member 2017-Present

Mankato Downtown Kiwani's Club Member 2011-Present 

 

Awards

Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
2015
Top Contributor 2013,2012
Top Contributor
2013 2012

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Location

Knutson+Casey

Reviews

4.3 / 5.0
  19 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
Client's Choice is an Avvo award granted to attorneys with a significant number of client reviews over 4 stars in a given year.
Posted by anonymous | June 3, 2014
So grateful…..
Mr. Casey represented our son in court recently and I cannot say enough how grateful we are. He was very honest and explained everything in detail about what would/could happen. Going through the legal process on any level is unnerving and cannot stress enough that the best decision we made was to hire Mr. Casey.
Posted by Travis S | April 11, 2012
Best of the Best
Patrick Casey was very knowledgeable when it came to my divorce and child custody. He was always informing me keeping me up to date with my case. Patrick is extremely professional in court and knows what he is doing in court and in the office, He is a must have if you ever need a good knowledgeable trustworthy lawyer he's it.
Posted by Michael | June 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Unbelievably Outstanding Lawyer
After being accused of a harsh crime I wanted to find the correct lawyer to clear my name and that lawyer was Patrick. I am wholeheartedly convinced that no other lawyer could've represented me better than Mr. Casey himself. Not only was Mr. Casey professional, but his whole team was also passionate about my case. While working with Patrick I felt calm and comfortable that I could trust my future in his hands, to anyone looking for a lawyer look no further I would recommend Mr. Casey to my best friend if need be.
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Posted by Adedamola | May 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Graduate Student
There is basically no amount of words that can express how satisfied I am with the services i got from this reputable law firm. Patrick is a smart, intelligent and very straightforward Attorney who knows his onions. I was falsely accused and it seemed all hope was lost but then God led me to the doorsteps of the Knuston+Casey law firm. The guidance and aggressive defense of my innocence and integrity, coupled with Patrick's in-depth knowledge of the legal system helped guide me through an otherwise difficult period and he would forever remain appreciated. Patrick Casey gave me the best experience and i am grateful. Lastly, stay out of trouble and be careful. However, if you find yourself in a legal mess, head straight to Knuston+Casey they would definitely proffer a solution.
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Posted by Joe | March 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely pleased
After I was wrongfully charged with criminal wreckless driving, I had no idea where to turn. Fortunately I contacted Patrick Casey at Knutson+Casey law firm. After speaking with mr. Casey I was confident that he was the person for the job. He took charge right away and his confidence made me feel much more reassured. On the day of the trial I was impressed with the way he layed out my case and proved to the jury I was Not Guilty. I would like to say thank you to Patrick and his legal team. They were all very helpful and understanding about what I was going through. Thanks again Patrick and team. If you have any legal problems that require a lawyer, I recommend you call Patrick Casey. He and his staff are the people you need to get the job done.
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Posted by Kim | May 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child custody
I went to Patrick Casey after doing research online about attorneys specializing in family law. I had a previous lawyer that gave me bad advice and Patrick was able to undo the mess that the previous lawyer had did. He was very professional and answered my questions in a timely manner.
Posted by Holly | October 27, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND Patrick Casey & his Firm Knutson and Casey to anyone going through a divorce and/ or child custody!
I just want to share that I do not know what I would've done without Patrick during my 2 1/2 years divorce and child custody case! It was a very contentious and difficult divorce full of lies and deception from my Ex and his attorney, but Patrick and I stuck to the truth never lowering ourselves to their level and every time I felt like giving up, that I couldn't fight him anymore Patrick would tell me things were going to be okay both financially and emotionally for me and he was right. He was very professional, knowledgeable kind & compassionate. In the beginning I told him I had no way to pay him until the divorce was over as my Ex controlled all of the money & committed financial abuse towards me. Patrick never hounded me about money he told me He knew He'd get paid in the end when I got my settlement, Patrick was right! We were fighting over millions after a an abusive and controlling 20 year marriage, I was so scared after working so hard on the farm and in the hog barns for 20 years that because of my Ex's and his lawyers lies I would get nothing, but Patrick never lost hope, never gave up and got me a nice settlement so I can move on and rebuild my life. From the bottom of my heart THANK YOU Patrick for all you did for me and making sure the truth was told!
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Posted by Brenda | October 27, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very happy client
Patrick represented myself & 2 siblings & spouses in a land acquisition from a MN bankruptcy court. Patrick was honest, knowledgeable & very pleasant to work with. Would definitely recommend his services!
Posted by Greg | October 22, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
In Stressful Times
I am writing this review in reference to Mr. Patrick Casey. Having had a number of Attorneys represent me in the past. None of which top Mr. Casey's thorough and knowledge in Family Practice. He has proven he is willing to listen and help me through stressful and emotional times working through child support issues. As hourly rates go. His rates are comparable with other Attorneys. Mr, Casey gets right to the issues at hand and importance. Thus, saving dollars in the long run. I have found my Attorney, Mr. Patrick Casey, I want to represent me for present and any future issues that may arise. Thank you Patrick!
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Posted by Jayme | July 23, 2015
Highly Recommended
I hired Patrick to represent me regarding a car accident where I was facing several charges. Patrick walked me through what to expect regarding the charges and gave me advise on how to proceed. He guided me through the Court process and put my fears to rest. I would hire Patrick again in a minute.
Posted by anonymous | May 11, 2015
4 felony charges
Patrick is a great lawyer I highly recommend him, I was charged with four accounts of felonys and Patrick got it all dismiss due to improper search warrant he is a great lawyer always kept me updated and stuck to what I ask him to do, I can't explain how much I recommend Patrick if I could I would give him more stars, he is not scared to argue with the prosecutor, Attorny and or the police department and won't back Down he is just all around a very great lawyer, you can tell he loves his job, once again I recommend Patrick
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Posted by Mark | March 3, 2014
Ecstatic & Relieved!!!
One of my children receieved an excessive speeding ticket. At first glance it appeared to be a simple matter that did not need an attorney. As the situation appeared to get more complex I was referred to Patrick buy a fellow attorney to help us navigate thru the legal system regarding rights, resposiblities and general procedures. In just a few weeks an outcome was reached that would have been unobtainable without his help. Patricks expanded knowledge and expertise in the law was impressive and a direct result was that AMAZING outcome in the courtroom that day. If you ever had any doubts about hiring an attorney for help in a difficult situation I would strongly advise you do hire an attorney and I highly recommend Patrick! The attorney that recommend him said he was good and I would totally agree!
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Posted by Loren and Joan | July 22, 2013
Job well done!
Patrick Casey was thorough, well prepared, and professional throughout our case. He presented options and was attentive to our wishes. Both he and his staff were easy to contact whenever needed. He answered our questions and returned calls promptly. We were totally satisfied with all our interactions with Patrick Casey and the law office he represents. We highly recommend his services to others!
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Posted by anonymous | April 3, 2012
I was fortunate to have Patrick Casey recommended to me.
Patrick has handled several different types of legal matters for me and my family over the last few years. He was able to bring a successful resolution to a disputed bill with a contractor we used for home repairs, saving us a great deal of money. He has also provided advice on several other matters, most recently getting a landlord to make modifications to a lease for our son. I would highly recommend him. He has been on top of all of the issues we have had and has resolved them quickly and much to our satisfaction. He talks to you like a regular person, not like attorney to client and will tell you up front what he feels can be done.
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Posted by anonymous | July 22, 2011
I'm a recent client of Patrick Casey.
I was greatful when I heard that my case was dismissed. I know its dismissal is because of the quality of work Patrick Casey did.
Posted by anonymous | May 28, 2011
Good to work with
When i was looking for a lawyer it was easy to find him and from the other reviews that i had read about him i thought that he was a pretty good lawyer. After everything was said and done i felt like he did live up to his review he did a wonderful job and i would defiantly recommend him to people
Posted by anonymous | August 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Concerning incompetence & ethics
I was initially excited to have a confident lawyer like Patrick Casey working on my child custody case. Months into it, after a phone call with his paralegal, I received an email of a potential to-be-filed document that I was to review and approve. I was shocked to find that not only had the paralegal gotten several facts completely inaccurate after our phone call, but she had apparently copied and pasted information from another child custody case, and neglected to change the names and information, resulting in me reading details of another client's case. When I responded with a point-by-point explanation of the errors, I was contacted by Patrick, not with an apology for the mistakes, but with a recommendation that we scrap the whole thing. I accepted his advice, but shortly thereafter I received my bill, charging me for the paralegal's time spent "preparing" this useless and concerning document. I went into the office and spoke with the very friendly receptionist, who informed me I would have to talk with Patrick about removing those charges from my bill. When he called me the next day, I expected to chat with him about my concerns, but he quite promptly informed me that he was refunding those charges along with the rest of my retainer, and said I would need to find other counsel. I don't view myself as a difficult client, just one who is concerned with the details and wants to make sure everything is happening the way it should be. I don't typically write critical reviews, however in this instance, I felt it was my duty to warn other potential clients that their cases may not be handled with the utmost care with this firm.
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Posted by anonymous | June 10, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
TOO ARROGANT/OVER PRICED
I consulted with this person, and decided off back NOT FOR ME! HERE's my perception. He called me finally after 2wks, asked me some questions, I laid the issue on him, HE seemed to know his strategies, maybe OVER CONFIDENT. Lets me know he was in Mankato guess this gave him the impression I was LOADED $$$. So as I started to answer his questions, he shut me down, "RUDELY" in mid convo, as if I was his child he was raising...THEN TELLS ME HE WANTS "$15K UP FRONT"...I then shut it down and told him how I felt about his approach. 1. Rude 2. very arrogant, 3. OVER PRICED
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Posted by anonymous | September 3, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Be cautious
I attempted to use Patrick Casey for a DUI case. My rights were violated as the officer did not allow me to make attorney phone calls after my arrest. This should have shown up on the tape as he boldly yanked the phone cord from the wall and wrapped it around the phone while shouting at me that he "had had enough of me, little lady!" Mr. Casey assured me that it sounded as though I surely had a case and should it go to court the cost would be $2300. He assured me that he would have no problem obtaining the tape and he would contact me as soon as he had the information gathered. I appeared in court on the designated date to find that he had mailed a notice of a change of court date on a Wed. prior to our Mon. court hearing and had not even received the tape yet. I live in Waseca, had neither a car or driver's license and this was a great inconvenience and expense for me. The next thing I heard from him was that he had received a copy of the tape and it showed nothing of the sort. I asked that he send me the original so that a friend of mine could test it for tampering and he assured me that he would. The next time I saw him was in court a WEEK later stating that he felt I would not receive it in time for court (but I WOULD receive a change of hearing notice in TWO days by mail?) There was a woman who rode along with the officer who made the comment that she "didn't know why he was acting this way tonight." The road that he said that he stopped me on was inaccurate and she could testify to this and his hostility. I had asked that he try to identify and get a deposition from her but he had made not attempt to do so. He had originally told me that it would be "no problem to obtain the tape from the prosecution" yet it took two months and that was why the court date was postponed which I feel gave them adequate time to tamper with the evidence. When I arrived in court for the first hearing he had in hand a plea agreement that we had never discussed. He then told me he expected to get paid the full $2300 in order to appear at my sentencing. He had made no attempt to get the original implied consent tape. He screamed at me about money and later claimed that I had said he was working with the police and quit my case. He made no attempt to discuss the matter in a civil fashion and I did not feel that I was dealing with someone who was at all professional.
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Response from Patrick Casey September 18, 2015
You accused me of working with the police and the prosecutor. I reviewed the evidence. Provided you a copy of the evidence. We watched the video together before court. You claimed that the officer did unspeakable things. These were not present. You called and harassed me and my staff over a period of months. You in fact misled my staff by using a false name. You never paid me the retainer fee you claimed because I agreed to accept payments. You refused to pay me after I advised and negotiated for a plea that allowed you to avoid jail time. Despite the fact that this was your second DWI in ten years. You should have spent time in jail and you did not. Good luck to you in the future. Please stop harassing me and my office.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Knutson + Casey
  • 2014 - Present
  • Shareholder
  • Farrish Johnson Law Office Chtd.
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Contract Attorney
  • Minnesota Public Defender's Office 5th District
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Associate Attorney
  • Farrish Johnson Law Office Chtd.
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Minnesota Board of Public Defense
  • 2005 - 2010
  • Associate Attorney
  • Birkholz Law L.L.C
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Legal Collection Specialist
  • Cavalry Portfolio Services
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Legal Intern
  • California Transportation
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Judicial Clerk
  • San Diego County Courthouse
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Law Clerk
  • California State Public Defender's Office
  • 2001 - 2002
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Education

  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • Ripon College
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Bastian
  • Not Guilty
  • In Re the Matter Bidne
  • Findings of Maltreatment Dismissed
  • State v. Hasse
  • Not Guilty
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Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Mock Trial Judge
  • 2013 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Family Law Section
  • 2010 - Present
  • Kiwanis
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • YMCA
  • Flag Football Coach
  • 2010 - Present
  • MACDL
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • 2003 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Criminal Law Section
  • 2003 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2003 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Criminal Law Section
  • 2003 - Present
  • 6th Judicial District Bar Association
  • 2003 - Present
  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Board of Directors
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Criminal Law Section Counsel
  • 2011 - 2012
  • 5th District Public Defender's Office
  • Contract Attorney
  • 2011 - 2012
  • SERTOMA
  • 2005 - 2009
  • Saint James Youth Football
  • 6th Grade Head Coach
  • 2005 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Law Office in Mankato
  • Mankato Magazine
  • 2019
  • Attorney of the Year
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2019
  • Board of Directors
  • MACDL
  • 2013
  • Business of the Month
  • Madelia Chamber of Commerce
  • 2013
  • Law Firm of the Year
  • Mankato Magazine
  • 2013
  • Board of Directors
  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Criminal Law Section Counsel
  • Minnesota Bar Association Criminal Law Section
  • 2011
  • Patrick J. Moriarty Outstanding Trial Lawyer
  • State of Minnesota 5th Judicial District
  • 2009
  • DNA Analysis Certificate
  • State of Minnesota
  • 2008
  • Trial Institute Certificate
  • State of Minnesota
  • 2007
  • Graduate with Honors Magna Cum Laude
  • Thomas Jefferson SL
  • 2003
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award Corp. & White Collar Crimes
  • Thomas Jefferson SL
  • 2003
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award Medical Malpractice
  • Thomas Jefferson SL
  • 2003
  • Witkin Award for Academic Excellence Medical Malpractice
  • Thomas Jefferson SL
  • 2003
  • Witkin Award for Academic Excellence Corp. & White Collar Crimes
  • Thomas Jefferson SL
  • 2003
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award International Law
  • Thomas Jefferson SL
  • 2003
  • Witkin Award for Academic Excellence International Law
  • Thomas Jefferson SL
  • 2003
  • Assistant Editor
  • Thomas Jefferson Law Review
  • 2002
  • Secretary
  • Student Senate
  • 2002
  • Judicial Honors Program
  • Thomas Jefferson SL
  • 2002
  • Pro Bono Honors Program
  • Thomas Jefferson SL
  • 2001
  • Law Review Member
  • Thomas Jefferson Law Review
  • 2001
  • Center for Law and Technology Grant
  • Thomas Jefferson SL
  • 2001
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Publications

  • Thomas Jefferson Law Review
  • International Human Rights Symposium
  • 2003
  • Thomas Jefferson Law Review
  • Assistant Editor
  • 2003
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Speaking Engagements

  • South Central College Paralegals
  • Family Law & Criminal Defense Practice
  • 2014
  • Mock Trial Competition
  • Mock Trial
  • 2014
  • Minnesota Mock Trial Judging
  • Mock Trial
  • 2013
  • Criminal Defense Paralegals
  • Criminal Defense Practice
  • 2013
  • MSBA Civ ED
  • Voter ID Requirement Legislation
  • 2012
  • Guest Speaker Program South Central College
  • Criminal and Family Paralegals and Legal Assistants
  • 2012
  • Guest Speaker
  • Jury Trail Practice in Minnesota
  • 2012
  • Induction
  • Criminal Defense Lawyer
  • 2010
  • College Course
  • Criminal Law and Paralegals
  • 2010
  • Pre-Law Saint James High School
  • Constitutional Law
  • 2008
  • Southern Minnesota Mock Trial Competition
  • Mock Trial Judge and Discussion
  • 2007
  • SERTOMA
  • Criminal Defense Practice
  • 2007
  • International Human Rights Symposium
  • Unlawful Combatants
  • 2003
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (19)
Endorse Patrick
Family Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Patrick Casey is well respected amongst his peers. He is level headed and highly competent."
Family Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Patrick Casey without hesitation. He is a talented, well-respected, diligent lawyer who represents his clients well."
Child custody Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An outstanding and well respected attorney in the legal community. I would recommend him wholeheartedly to annyone needing legal representation."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer, especially for matters in the Greater Mankato area and surrounding communities."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Patrick is a colleague who I have known to be dedicated and focused to driving results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this widely respected lawyer without reservation. Patrick is one of the brightest and most talented lawyers in Minnesota. He has exceptional skill and knowledge as a trial lawyer. He dedicates himself to every case, and always does his very best to secure a favorable outcome for his clients. Anyone who hires Patrick can expect the best possible result in his/her case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Patrick Casey exemplifies what it means to be a criminal defense attorney. He has significant experience guiding clients through the justice system and has had great success obtaining great resolutions for clients via negotiations and via trial. When you have Patrick Casey on your side, you have an attorney get cares and gets results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the privielege of knowing Patrick in law school. He is a talented, knowledgeable and hardworking attorney. He is compassionate and has the utmost courtesy for all those he works with. I certainly endorse his work."
Family Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Other
"Patrick and I went to Law School together where he was an excellent student and taken knowlege and expertise with him to his practice."
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