New Minnesota Laws for 2010

31 Dec

Each year state legislatures roll out new laws – and there are already thousands of them on the books.  It’s tough to keep track of them all, but here are some that have been deemed noteworthy.  They include regulations affecting ATV use, horseback riding, chemicals found in plastics designed for use by infants and the kind of bags Metro-area residents can use to dispose of yard waste.  See more at the following link:

For more information on Minnesota changes for 2010, see the Minnesota state legislature’s website:

For a national perspective, including a smoking ban in North Carolina, home of a large portion of the tobacco industry see

Entry by Ryan Wood. Ryan is an associate in the litigation section at Thomsen & Nybeck and practices in the areas of criminal law and general civil litigation.  Ryan has a wealth of varying experience in the field of criminal law as a prosecutor in multiple jurisdictions, and as a defense attorney handling adult, felony, white collar and juvenile matters.  He also has experience in complex civil litigation.  Ryan has directed cases through mediations, arbitrations, jury trials and the state and federal appellate courts, including oral argument, and has handled literally hundreds of court trials.  Ryan’s public service experience includes authoring materials for and lecturing at Continuing Legal Education and training seminars, serving as a law clerk to a Minnesota District Court judge and also serving as a staffer in the United States Senate.


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