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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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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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Minnesota Court of Appeals Rejects Employer’s Attempt to Recoup Amounts Paid to Third Parties Due to Employee’s Negligence

On March 20, the Minnesota Court of Appeals published an opinion affirming a district court’s ruling barring an employer from bringing a negligence claim against its employee for amounts paid to indemnify the employee from third-party claims. First Class Valet … Continue reading

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MN Court of Appeals Holds that Failure to Sue Tortfeasor Precludes UIM Claim

In Ronning v. State Farm, A16-0538, the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled in a published decision that insureds who fail to sue the tortfeasor may not bring a claim for underinsured motorist benefits because their claim has not ripened. In … Continue reading

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Minnesota Supreme Court finds relief from a Rule 5.04(a) dismissal for failure to file within one year is available under Rule 60.02 so long as the four Finden factors are met.

In Gams v. Houghton and Cole v. Wutzke, the Minnesota Supreme Court affirmed as modified and remanded two cases for the application of Minn. R. Civ. P. Rule 60.02 to a Rule 5.04(a) dismissal.  In 2013, the supreme court adopted … Continue reading

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Minnesota Supreme Court rules Web-based “Pay-Day” lender’s emails and Google AdWords targeting Minnesota residents was sufficient for Minnesota Courts to exercise personal jurisdiction

In Rilley v. MoneyMutual, LLC, A14-1307 (Aug. 24, 2016), the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that Minnesota courts could exercise personal jurisdiction over MoneyMutual, a web-based business that matches “pay day” lenders with consumers. In this class action lawsuit, the plaintiffs … Continue reading

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