Mark J. Condon, March 25, 1949 – March 23, 2016

Our former colleague, Mark Condon, ended his lengthy battle with cancer and passed from this life to the next on March 23,...

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Minnesota Supreme Court affirms the statute of limitations for UM claims, both primary and excess, is 6 years from the date of the accident.

In Hegseth v. Am. Family Mut. Ins. Co. , A14-1139, the Minnesota Supreme Court held that the statute of limitations for excess...

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Minnesota Court of Appeals holds that out-of-state insurers not licensed to write motor-vehicle insurance in Minnesota are not obligated to provide no-fault benefits to insureds injured in Minnesota.

In Founders Ins. Co. v. Yates , the Minnesota Court of Appeals recently held that an out-of-state insurer that is not licensed...

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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...

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Minnesota Rule of Civil Procedure 5.04(a)’s one-year filing deadline for civil actions in Minnesota takes a hit at the court of appeals on its way to the Minnesota Supreme Court.

The court of appeals has addressed the interplay between Rules 5.04(a) and 60.02 of the Minnesota Rules of Civil Procedure on three...

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FOR WANT OF A BOND, AN APPEAL WAS LOST – Minnesota Supreme Court Rejects Appeal from Employer/Insurer Because They Failed to Serve a Cost Bond as Required By Statute

In Dennis v. Salvation Army , slip op., (W.C.C.A. April 8, 2015), the Workers' Compensation Court of Appeals (WCCA) considered...

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The United States Department of Education’s Plan to Change How School Districts Approach Discipline and to Require the Reallocation of Resources

On January 8, 2014, the United States Department of Education (DOE), through its Office of Civil Rights (OCR), issued a “Dear...

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Minnesota Supreme Court holds statute of limitations for wrongful discharge action under the Minnesota Whistleblower Act is 6 years.

In Ford v. Minneapolis Public Schools , the Minnesota Supreme Court held that the statute of limitations for claims under...

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Court of Appeals warns contractors — comply with the notice procedures in the construction contract or risk waiver.

In Contractors Edge, Inc. v. City of Mankato , the Minnesota Court of Appeals held in an unpublished decision that a contractor...

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O’Meara Leer Wagner & Kohl Adds Two New Partners

O'Meara Leer Wagner & Kohl continues its growth with the addition of two new Partners.  Managing Shareholder Shamus...

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Minnesota Court of Appeals Affirms Dismissal of Student’s Vicarious Liability and Negligent Supervision Claims Against School District

The Minnesota Court of Appeals has held that a school district is immune from vicarious liability for an employee's sexual abuse of...

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Minnesota Court of Appeals issues pair of unpublished insurance coverage decisions to close out 2015, siding with the insured (in part) in one and the insurer in the other.

First, in Swanny of Hugo, Inc. v. Integrity Mut. Ins. Co. , the Minnesota Court of Appeals affirmed a jury award of roughly...

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