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The Minnesota Supreme Court Interprets Minnesota’s Statutory Dram Shop Notice Requirement

In Buskey v. Am. Legion Post # 270, ___ N.W.2d ___ (Minn. April 4, 2018), a divided Minnesota Supreme Court reversed the trial court’s and court of appeals’ interpretation of the Minnesota Civil Damages Act “dram shop” statutory notice requirement … Continue reading

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As 2017 Comes to a Close, Minnesota’s Appellate Courts Continue to Grapple with the Issue of Foreseeability in Tort Cases

In 2017, the Minnesota Supreme Court has grappled with the issue of foreseeability in a variety of tort cases.  In particular, the supreme court has been asked in product- and premises-liability cases to determine whether the issue of foreseeability should … Continue reading

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In Dram Shop Cases, Notice of Claim Provided to Liquor Seller’s Insurer Is Insufficient Notice to Seller, Barring Claim

In Buskey et al. v. American Legion Post #270, an unpublished decision, the Minnesota Court of Appeals affirmed its stance that dram shop action claimants must provide notice of claims to licensees (i.e., “licensed retailers of alcoholic beverages or municipal … Continue reading

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Minnesota Court of Appeals holds that out-of-state insurers not licensed to write motor-vehicle insurance in Minnesota are not obligated to provide no-fault benefits to insureds injured in Minnesota.

In Founders Ins. Co. v. Yates, the Minnesota Court of Appeals recently held that an out-of-state insurer that is not licensed to write motor-vehicle insurance in Minnesota is not obligated to provide basic economic-loss benefits under the Minnesota No-Fault Automobile … Continue reading

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On July 15—after almost thirty years—Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game returns to the City of Minneapolis, where the best players in the game will be showcasing their talents in front of a packed Target Field. With numerous festivities and exciting … Continue reading

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