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Shamus O’Meara Authors School Security Article for National School Boards Association

Shamus O’Meara, a nationally recognized school safety and security expert, recently authored an article entitled Advising Schools in the Age of School Shootings for presentation at the National School Boards Association Council of School Attorneys fall conference in Charleston. The … Continue reading

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Shamus O’Meara Presents on School Security in New Mexico

Shamus O’Meara recently presented on School Security Design at the New Mexico Counsel of School Attorneys Conference in Albuquerque.  Shamus counsels educational institutions and businesses on safety and emergency management matters, and partners with state and national education and law … Continue reading

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O’Meara Leer Wagner & Kohl Attorneys Tim Leer, Shamus O’Meara and Dale Thornsjo Named 2018 SuperLawyers; Lance Meyer Named 2018 Rising Star

O’Meara, Leer, Wagner and Kohl is proud to announce that three of the Firm’s shareholders –Timothy J. Leer, Shamus P. O’Meara, and Dale O. Thornsjo – have once again been recognized as “Super Lawyers” by their peers in Minnesota.  Joining them this … Continue reading

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There’s Something About Stairy

Minnesota Supreme Court Affirms “Increased Risk” Test as Appropriate Standard for Injuries “Arising Out of Employment” In a 4-2 decision issued yesterday the Minnesota Supreme Court held that “an injury arises out of employment when there is a causal connection … Continue reading

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Federal Appeals Court Affirms Minnesota District Court’s Authority to Order State to Comply with Landmark Settlement Benefitting People with Disabilities

In 2011, O’Meara Leer Wagner & Kohl negotiated a landmark class action settlement with the State of Minnesota on behalf of people with disabilities across the state. In the Settlement, the State agreed to create an Olmstead Plan, eliminate the … Continue reading

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Schools and Public Safety: Minnesota Doesn’t Have to Stoop to Arming Teachers

Following the school shooting tragedy in Parkland, Fla., President Donald Trump said that teachers who have “natural talent like hitting a baseball or hitting a golf ball” should be armed in schools. Rather than rushing to such extremes, there must … Continue reading

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Please Join OLWK at the 2018 Minnesota School Boards Association 97th Annual Leadership Conference in Minneapolis on January 11-12, 2018

O’Meara, Leer, Wagner & Kohl is proud to participate in the 2018 Minnesota School Boards Association 97th Annual Leadership Conference at the Minneapolis Convention Center on January 11-12, 2018. Please be sure to stop by Exhibit Hall A and visit … Continue reading

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OLWK Attorney Rachael Hafdahl Interviews Judge Thomas Conley

OLWK Attorney Rachael Hafdahl Interviews Judge Thomas Conley in the January / February edition of Hennepin Lawyer.  Read the article here.

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Happy Holidays from O’Meara Leer Wagner & Kohl, P.A.

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Minnesota Court of Appeals defines who is an “insured” for purposes of Minn. Stat. § 60A.41(a) subrogation bar

In Minnesota, an insurer is prohibited by statute from subrogating against its “insured” for a loss caused by the non-intentional acts of the “insured.”  Minn. Stat. § 60A.41(a).  But who is an “insured”? The Minnesota Court of Appeals recently answered … Continue reading

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