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Minnesota Supreme Court Extends Interest Statute—Minn. Stat. § 549.09—to Appraisal Awards

In Poehler v. Cincinnati Insurance Company, A15-0958 (July 19, 2017), the supreme court extended Minnesota’s interest statute—Minn. Stat. § 549.09—to apply to appraisal awards under a fire insurance policy. Read our full analysis here.

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Minnesota Supreme Court Issues Anti-Manufacturer Decision in Products-Liability Case and Grants Review in Another Significant Case for Product Manufacturers

The Minnesota Supreme Court recently took action in two products-liability cases we have been monitoring. First, the court issued its decision in Montemayor v. Sebright Products, Inc., A15-1188 (July 12, 2017), a case stemming from an incident in which a … Continue reading

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Minnesota Supreme Court holds a fact finder may consider embedded-labor-cost depreciation, among other factors, when determining the “actual cash value” of damaged property under the Broad Evidence Rule.

In reformulating and answering a certified question from Federal District Court for the District of Minnesota, the Minnesota Supreme Court held this week in Wilcox v. State Farm Fire & Cas. Co., A15-0724, 2016 WL 516707, that, when a homeowner’s insurance policy … Continue reading

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