Andrew Pieper

Andrew Pieper

Andrew Pieper is an experienced trial attorney who applies his skills no matter how a dispute arises, whether in business, commerce, land use, natural resources, employment, bankruptcy, intellectual property, or other areas. When multinational corporations, small businesses, or individuals in a variety of industries find themselves facing intractable legal disputes, they turn to Andy to develop and execute cost-effective trial strategies that leverage his client’s strengths to achieve the best possible results. Minnesota Super Lawyers® has identified Andy as a Rising Star in each of the past four years.

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In Reversal, Minnesota Supreme Court Finds State Law Does Not Preempt Proposed City Charter Amendment On Municipal Waste Collection System

In Jennissen v. City of Bloomington, 913 N.W.2d 456 (2018), the Minnesota Supreme Court recently held that Minn. Stat. § 115A.94 (2016) does not preempt local ordinances concerning municipal waste collection systems, finding that the Legislature did not intend to occupy the field but instead left room for supplemental municipal regulation.  In reversing decisions by … Continue Reading

Minnesota Supreme Court Clarifies The Disproportionate Forfeiture Doctrine

The Minnesota Supreme Court recently clarified the application of the doctrine against disproportionate forfeiture under Minnesota contract law in Capistrant v. Lifetouch Nat’l Sch. Studios, Inc., 916 N.W.2d 23 (Minn. 2018).  Minnesota courts (and other jurisdictions) have long relied on the disproportionate forfeiture doctrine as a way to prevent inequitable penalties in contracts, although the … Continue Reading
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