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Best Lawyers in America© Recognizes Two O’Meara, Leer, Wagner & Kohl Shareholders for 2019

The litigation firm O’Meara, Leer, Wagner & Kohl, P.A. in Minneapolis is pleased to announce that Shareholders Dale O. Thornsjo and Christopher E. Celichowski have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2019. Mr. … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Addresses What it Takes to Properly Plead a Claim of Successor Liability in Wisconsin and How, When Properly Pled, the Fraudulent Transaction Exception to Wisconsin’s Successor Non-Liability Rule is Analyzed

In a split decision, the Wisconsin Supreme Court recently held in Springer v. Nohl Electric Products Corp., No. 2015AP829 (May 15, 2018) that a plaintiff who pled only allegations of negligence and strict liability failed to state a claim of … Continue reading

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Iowa Joins Growing Number of States to Weigh In on Asbestos-Related Litigation

On March 23, 2017, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed into law Iowa Senate File 376 (2017), which stands to significantly impact the future handling of asbestos-related litigation in the state.  The new law first contains a section entitled the “Asbestos … Continue reading

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New Civil Rules Won’t Affect Asbestos Case Management

The recent changes to the Minnesota Rules of Civil Procedure will not impact the handling of Asbestos-related civil lawsuits in Minnesota.   By Order of the Supreme Court, all asbestos-related litigation in the state is administered by the Ramsey County District … Continue reading

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