Applying Illinois law, Seventh Circuit broadly applies “Damage to Property” Exclusion to Bar Coverage for Damaged Grain Bin

The “Damage to Property” exclusion in the standard commercial general liability policy excludes coverage for “property...

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The Common Enterprise Defense is Alive and Well, But Still Not Without Limits

OLWK Attorneys Brian McSherry and Lance Meyer recently co-authored an article regarding the Minnesota Supreme Court's decision...

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Minnesota Supreme Court Find the Minnesota Fair Labor Standards Act Provides Private Cause of Action For Employee Who is Terminated for Refusing to Share Gratuities

Earlier this month, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that the Minnesota Fair Labor Standards Act (“MFLSA”) provides a private...

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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...

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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...

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Minnesota Supreme Courts Issues Three Significant Decisions in Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Cases

Two Cases Address Applying the “Increased-Risk” Test for Determining Causation           The Minnesota...

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The Minnesota Supreme Court Scrutinizes the WCCA’s Vacation of a Stipulation for Settlement and Reverses

On June 7, 2017, the Minnesota Supreme Court reversed the Workers' Compensation Court of Appeals' (WCCA) vacation of an Award on...

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Minnesota Supreme Court Solidifies Common-Enterprise Doctrine with Ruling in Favor of Third Party

This week, the Minnesota Supreme Court held in Kelly v. Kraemer Construction, Inc., A15-1751 , that a general contractor hired...

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Summary of 2017 Amendments to the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Act

On May 30, 2017, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton signed legislation making several amendments to the Minnesota Workers'...

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Minnesota Court of Appeals Rules Immunity Under Recreational Use Statute is Only for Landowners Opening Lands to Community at Large

In an opinion issued this morning, the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled the immunities afforded to landowners under the...

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Minnesota Supreme Court Affirms WCCA’s Strict Reading of the Statutory Provisions Concerning Rehabilitation Plans and Job Offers

On May 3, 2017, the Minnesota Supreme Court affirmed the Minnesota Workers' Compensation Court of Appeals' (WCCA) decision...

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Minnesota Court of Appeals Clarifies Application of Effective Date of January 2015 No-Fault Act Maximum Weekly Benefits Amendments

In an unpublished case decided April 17, 2017, the Minnesota Court of Appeals clarified that individuals entitled to no-fault...

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