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In an unpublished case decided April 17, 2017, the Minnesota Court of Appeals clarified that individuals entitled to no-fault...

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Minnesota Court of Appeals provides guidance on Minnesota’s Construction Defect Statute of Limitations and MCIOA Six Year Repose Period

Minnesota's Court of Appeals provides guidance on the interpretation of Minnesota's Statute of Limitations for construction defect...

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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...

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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...

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