Disclaimer/Legal Terms and Conditions of Use

Disclaimers

Welcome to our website of LeightonHetland.com (“Website”) created for our firm at Leighton Hetland PLLP (“LH”).  Please note that while we hope you will find our Website useful for the purpose of contacting us and/or to find out a little more about us and the services we offer, nothing in our Website is to be construed as legal advice and/or a solicitation to enter into an attorney-client relationship with LH or any of our attorneys. 

Viewing this Website, using information from it, or communicating with us through this Website by email does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and any of our attorneys at LH.

Any attorney-client relationship with you will be created by way of a written retention agreement signed by you and one of our attorneys at LH. 

You are not to rely or otherwise take any action based upon any of the content on our Website as legal advice to you.

Any communication directed to us at LH using contact information supplied through our Website may not be considered privileged unless and until an attorney-client relationship has in fact been created through the execution of a written retainer agreement.

Use of LeightonHetland.com

Your accessing and viewing of our Website is subject to these general Terms and Conditions of Use specified below (“Terms of Use”).  Your use of our Website represents your agreement to abide by all Terms of Use.  These Terms of Use may be updated at any time without notice.  Our Website and other web sites linked to or affiliated with our Website, and any information, communications, software, scripting, photos, text, video, graphics, music, sounds, images and other materials and services found on our Website (collectively “Content”) are intended for the lawful use of the general public.  Our Website is controlled and operated in whole or in part for LH from within the United States.  LH makes no representation that these materials are appropriate or available for use in other locations.  Those who access our Website from other locations do so at their own risk and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws.  LH reserves the right in its sole discretion to refuse or terminate access to our Website by anyone, including you, at any time.  

Attorney Advertising 

This Website contains marketing materials to promote LH and its attorneys.  Each case and client is unique; past results are not a guarantee of future results.

IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS OF USE, DO NOT ACCESS OR OTHERWISE USE THE WEBSITE OR ANY INFORMATION OR MATERIALS CONTAINED ON THE WEBSITE.  YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE SHALL BE DEEMED TO BE YOUR AGREEMENT TO ABIDE BY THE TERMS SET FORTH BELOW.  BY ACCEPTING YOU ARE AGREEING TO EVERY PROVISION OF THIS AGREEMENT WHETHER OR NOT YOU HAVE TO READ IT.

Applicable Law

Our Website is created, operated and controlled by LH at and from the United States of America.  By using our Website, you consent and agree to the laws of the State of Minnesota as governing these Terms of Use without giving effect to any principles or conflicts of laws, and you further consent to the state or federal courts in Minnesota, USA as having exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute and/or litigation arising from your use of our Website.  If any provision of these Terms of Use is held to be invalid by any law, rule, order or regulation of any government or by the final determination of any state or federal court, such invalidity shall not affect the enforceability of any other provision of the Terms of Use.  The failure of LH and/or our Website to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.  You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of our Website, or the Terms of Use must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.

Links to Third-Party Websites

Our Website may provide links to other third-party sites or resources.  LH makes no representation whatsoever about any other internet site that you may access through our Website.  Because LH has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that LH is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, services or other materials on or available from such sites or resources.  It is up to you to take precautions to ensure that whatever you select for your use is free of such items as viruses, worms, trojan horses and other items of a destructive nature.  References on our Website to any names, marks, products or services of any third parties or hypertext links to third party sites or information are provided solely as a convenience to you, and do not constitute or imply an endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation of, or affiliation with the third party or its products and services.  LH makes no representation or warranty as to any third party content, products or services, and you agree that LH shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such third-party content, products or services available on or through any such site or resource.

Limitation of Liability

By viewing our Website, you expressly agree that such use is at your sole risk.  Neither LH nor its attorneys, partners, employees, agents, third-party content providers, designers, contractors, distributors, merchants, sponsors, licensors or the like (collectively, “our Website Sponsors”) make any representation that the Content within or through our Website is applicable to, or appropriate for use in, locations outside of the United States.  ALL CONTENT CONTAINED WITHIN OUR WEBSITE IS PRESENTED “AS IS” AND “WITH ALL FAULTS.”  THE WEBSITE SPONSORS SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, QUALITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. 

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL ANY OF THE WEBSITE SPONSORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE, OR YOUR RELIANCE UPON ANY OF THE CONTENT APPEARING WITHIN THE WEBSITE.  The foregoing Limitation of Liability shall apply in any action, whether in contract, tort or any other claim, even if an authorized representative of either or both of our Website Sponsors has been advised of or should have knowledge of the possibility of such damages. 

SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

DMCA Notice:

If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe that any content, information, or communication on our Website infringes upon your copyrights, you may submit a written notice of infringement pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C.  § 512 (the “DMCA”).  All notices of infringement should be sent to the designated agent of LH identified below and should include the following information: (a) an electronic or physical signature of the copyright owner or of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest, (b) a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed, (c) a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on our Website, (d) your address, telephone number, and e-mail address, (e) a written statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law, and (f) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.

Notices of infringement should be directed to the following designated agent of LH:

Richard L. Leighton
Leighton Hetland PLLP
222 S. 9th St. Ste. 2960
Minneapolis MN 55402-3302

Or by e-mail: rick@leightonhetland.com

If you submit a notice of infringement that knowingly materially misrepresents that any content, information, or communication on our Website is infringing upon a copyright, you may be held liable for damages and attorneys' fees.  If you believe that your content, information, or communication has been removed from our Website due to an erroneous claim of infringement, you may have remedies available to you under the DMCA.

Practice Areas

  • Corporate Law
  • Banking/Financial Transactions
  • Commercial and General Business Law
  • Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • Real Estate transactions, regulations and litigation
  • Shareholder and Franchise Disputes
  • Creditor representation on collection and bankruptcy matters
  • Commercial liens and Secured Transactions
  • Intellectual property enforcement, protection and licensing

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