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2024 Lobbyist Law Changes

Following last year’s significant changes to Minnesota’s lobbyist regulations, Governor Tim Walz has signed two bills that further amend these provisions. The Elections Omnibus bill, H.F. 4772 (MN Session Laws 2024, Chapter 112), was passed first and sought to provide some clarifications, while an additional provision was added to the Omnibus Tax and Supplemental Budget ...

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The Minnesota Consumer Data Privacy Act: Minnesota Becomes the 18th State to Enact a Comprehensive Consumer Privacy Law

On May 24, 2024, Governor Walz signed into law the Minnesota Consumer Data Privacy Act (MNCDPA). This landmark law is the first set of comprehensive consumer privacy standards specific to Minnesota residents. The law will take effect on July 31, 2025, for most covered entities. Who Must comply with the MNCDPA? The law applies to ...


Legislative Top 5 – May 17, 2024

Deadline is Here The 2024 Legislative Session will end with no time to spare. Legislative leaders have rationed the allotted 120 session days so that every last one will be used, with day 120 coinciding with the constitutionally-mandated last possible date for session, Monday, May 20. The legislature will be in session today, Saturday, and ...

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Legislative Top 5 – May 10, 2024

Time’s Almost Up As the House and Senate work towards the May 20 adjournment date, the Legislature is rapidly running out of time. With the conclusion of the House and Senate floor sessions on Thursday, May 9, only five legislative days remain to complete their work. It is unusual at this time of year for ...


Reading and Understanding the Survey

Mary Taylor and Jessica Willes will be presenting at Minnesota CLE’s How to Resolve Survey, Description and Boundary Issues seminar on May 9, 2024.  They will present, “Reading and Understanding the Survey,” which will give an overview of the required and optional elements of an ALTA/NSPS survey, and helpful pointers for review. For more information ...

May 9, 2024


11th Annual Affordable Housing Summit

Make plans to attend the 11th Annual Affordable Housing Summit—an event focused on the development and financing of multifamily projects. The event will take place May 9, 2024 at the Marriott City Center in Minneapolis. Winthrop & Weinstine, along with Baker Tilly and Minnesota Housing are excited to host you for the region’s premier event focused ...


First Minnesota Court Decisions on Overdraft Fees Are Wins for Banks

By: Kyle R. Kroll

In December 2021, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released research criticizing banks for charging overdraft and related fees to consumers, and the CFPB director, Rohit Chopra, stated the agency would renew its focus on investigating these fees.[1] As I predicted at that time, this regulatory focus on overdraft fees inspired civil litigation and increased ...


Credit Union Acquisitions of Banks and Bank Branches

Tony Moch and Amber Kraemer will be speaking at Minnesota CLE’s 2024 Banking Law Institute on May 8, 2024. Their presentation is titled, “Credit Union Acquisitions of Banks and Bank Branches.” Bank M & A deal volume around the country has been driven recently by credit union acquisitions of banks, with four new deals announced ...

May 8, 2024

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Uncertainty Remains at Capitol The Senate avoided the passage of controversial bills again this week in the wake of the arrest of DFL Senator Nicole Mitchell on first degree burglary charges. After being absent last week, Senator Mitchell returned to the Senate Floor this week for the first time since her arrest. In response, Senate ...

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Legislative Top 5 – April 26, 2024

Does the Trifecta Still Exist? In the wee hours of Monday morning, freshman Senator Nicole Mitchell (DFL-Woodbury) was arrested for first-degree burglary. As details have trickled out throughout the week, providing a constant stream of gossip and speculation, the key question is whether she will ever return to the legislature. The Senate met twice this ...

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FTC Issues Final Rule Banning Non-Competes

Over a year after it proposed a rule banning virtually all non-compete agreements, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) voted to issue its long-awaited final rule.  The final rule is substantially the same as the proposed rule, with a new exception for “senior executive” agreements that were in place before the final rule’s effective date.  The ...


IP Odyssey: Navigating the Latest Developments in Intellectual Property Law

Kyle Kroll will present on copyright issues at the Intellectual Property Committee’s CLE-accredited panel event on the latest developments in intellectual property law, hosted by Robins Kaplan, Saul Ewing and the Federal Bar Association. This event will provide attendees with unparalleled insights into the recent case developments in patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret within ...

April 24, 2024

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