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Minnesota Defense is a quarterly magazine published by MDLA. Publication dates are on or about February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1. Set forth below are the Minnesota Defense index of articles. If you have any questions, please contact the MDLA office.

Minnesota Defense — Articles

January 1980

  • Legislative Preview 1980

May 1980

  • Legislative Wrap-Up

November 1980

  • Captive Insurance — John M. Degnan
  • Workers Compensation

Vol. 3, No. 1 — 1982

  • Offer + Acceptance = Judgment — Candice Hektner
  • Are Unimpeded Medical Exams a Thing of the Past? — Charles H. Becker

Vol. 3, No. 2 — 1982

  • Resolution of No-Fault Issues: Arbitration and Alternatives — Theodore J. Smetak
  • Legislative Wrap-Up — Law Improvement Committee

Fall 1982

  • Pre-Suit Perpetuation of Evidence Based Upon Equity and Rule 27 — Richard J. Chadwick
  • Defending Against the Application of Collateral Estoppel in Product Liability Cases — James A. O'Neal
  • Minnesota Adopts Pure Comparative Fault Against Employers in Lambertson-type Cases — Wayne D. Tritbough

Winter 1983

  • CGL Coverage in Light of Bor-Son v. Employees Commercial UnionCharles E. Spevacek
  • Uniform Medical Information Release Form for Minnesota — Richard J. Chadwick
  • The Cost of Videotaped Depositions — Mark N. Stageberg

Summer 1983

  • Chiropractic Cross-Examination — Thomas D. Jensen
  • The Use of Videotape Depositions — J. Richard Bland
  • New Appellate Rules — G. Alan Cunningham

Fall 1983

  • Ethical Considerations in Discovery — Michael J. Hoover
  • Structured Settlements: An Overview — Thomas J. Faulhaber

Winter 1984

  • Underinsured Motorist Coverage in Minnesota, Post-Repeal and Post-Safeco: Strategies for Handling Underinsured Motorist Claims — Eric J. Magnuson and David J. Moskol
  • MDLA Position Paper for Repeal of Minn. Stat. Sec. 549.20 — Law Improvement Committee

Spring 1984

  • Plaintiff’s Expert: Obtaining An Order to Compel His Deposition — Richard J. Thomas
  • Using the Structured Settlement Annuity Expert to Combat the Plaintiff’s Economist in Catastrophic Injury Cases — Richard N. Jeffries
  • Claim Processing and the Tort of Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress —Willard L. Converse

Summer 1984

  • Thermography—Ideas for Cross-Examination — Mark N. Stageberg and Ted E. Sullivan
  • Caught in the Middle: The Liability of Non-Manufacturers under Minn. Stat. Sec. 544.41 — John S. Beckmann
  • Legislature Expands Pre-Judgment Interest — Thomas A. Pearson

Fall 1984

  • If It’s Not Broken, Why Fix It: (Products Liablity and Evidence of Subsequent Remedial Measures) — Gary J. Gordon

Spring 1985

  • The Minnesota Unfair Claims Practices Act — Thomas D. Jensen

Winter 1986

  • Recent Developments in Minnesota Products Liability Law — George W. Soule and Cynthia J. Atsatt
  • Background on Arbitrator’s Affidavit — Jerome R. Klukas
  • Trial Court Rejects Indefinite Tolling of Medical Malpractice Statute — Regina M. Chu

Spring 1986

  • Loan Receipts and Other Fancy Settlement Agreements: Making Them Into Two-Edged Swords — Eric J. Magnuson
  • Tort Reform: Scratching the Surface as a Start
    Phillip A. Cole
  • Enforcement of Settlement Agreements: "A Deal is a Deal"
    Richard N. Jeffries

Summer 1986

  • Limitations on Governmental Liability in Minnesota Law; Recent Developments — Michael C. Lindberg
  • The MDLA: A Specialty Certifying Agency? — Mary Jo Ruff
  • Oral Argument: Why? How? — Judge Myron H. Bright

Fall 1986

  • 42 U.S.C. Sec. 1983: Keeping Pace with New Decisions and Litigation Strategies — Clifford M. Greene
  • Chief Judge Donald P. Lay: Reflections on Appellate Judging After Twenty Years on the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals — Charles E. Lundberg
  • Update on Arbitrator’s Affidavit — Theodore J. Smetak

Winter 1987

  • Defense Strategies for Handling UM and UIM Arbitrations — Mark N. Stageberg
  • Steering a Civil Appeal from the District of Minnesota through the Eighth Circuit — David J. Maland

Fall 1987

  • The Reasonable Expectations Doctrine in Minnesota — Lawrence J. Skoglund and Roderick D. Blanchard
  • The Learned Treatise Exception to the Hearsay Rule — Phillip A. Cole
  • Arbitration and Tort Reform Act: Are They Mutually Exclusive? — Theodore J. Smetak

Spring 1988

  • Returning Negligence Principles to the Trial of Failure to Warn Claims in Minnesota — George W. Soule
  • Certified Copies of Insurance Policies — Michael J. Ford

Winter 1989

  • A Never-Ending Duty? An Analysis of Legal Duty in Preconception Tort Claims — Robert A. Awsumb and Craig M. Roen
  • The Duty to Defend Discrimination Claims — Joseph J. Roby, Jr.

Spring 1989

  • Protecting Discovery by Copyright — Robert J. Jacobson
  • Failure to Warn Update — Frederick L. Grunke
  • Instructing the Jury on the Impact of Taxes on the Verdict — Michael J. Ford

Spring 1990

  • When is the Beginning of the End? Applying the Statute of Limitations to Medical Malpractice Claims — David C. Hutchinson
  • The Minnesota Supreme Court Refuses to Extend Corporate Successor Liability — Richard A. Koehler
  • Suitable for Framing — Michael J. Ford

Summer 1990

  • Sartori v. Harnischfeger Corporation: Paving the Way for Repose in Products Liability Actions
    William J. Egan and Louise A. Dovre
  • Improvement to Real Property: Defending Actions Under Minn. Stat. Sec. 541.051 — Barbara A. Hatch and Lawrence R. King
  • Closing Arguments — Thomas M. Conlin

Fall 1990

  • Environmental and Infections Agents in the Work Environment: A Personal Reconciliation of Recent Work-Related Cases — Gary C. Reiter
  • Developments in Products Liability Evidence — Michael A. Klutho and Kevin P. Hickey
  • Interview: Judge Patrick W. Fitzgerald — Steven J. Pfefferle

Winter 1991

  • Use and Abuse of the Collateral Source Statute — Sally J. Ferguson
  • The Worm Turns: Claims by the Alleged Perpetrator in Sexual Harassment Situations — Frederick E. Finch and Nancy Lee Nelson
  • Civil Liability of Employers for the Wrongful Acts of Employees — Mary R. Watson
  • Voir Dire — Steven J. Kirsch

Spring 1991

  • ADR-What is It? When Should You Use It? — Nancy A. Welsh
  • National Practitioner Data Bank: What the Defense Should Know — Elizabeth A. Snelson
  • Interview: Tom Heffelfinger — Steven J. Pfefferle
  • The Expert Review Statute: Minn. Stat. Sec. 145.682 — Kathryn H. Davis

Summer 1991

  • Litigation and Settlement of Third Party Workers’ Compensation Actions After Folstad v. Elder
    James F. Carroll
  • The Art of Self Defense: Risk Management for the Defense Attorney — Timothy J. Gephart
  • An Interview with Chief Judge D. D. Wozniak — Steven J. Pfefferle
  • Civil Trial Specialization: Certification Update — Richard P. Mahoney

Winter 1992

  • Strict Liability for Unsophisticated Plaintiffs: Minnesota’s Legislative Response to Hapka v. Paquin Farms — Kenneth P. Gleason
  • Problems With and Solutions for Claims Under Minn. Stat. Sec. 176.82 — Katherine L. MacKinnon
  • Should Paralegals Be Allowed to Become Members of MDLA? Pro & Con — Michael J. Ford and Richard J. Thomas

Spring 1992

  • Serving Two Masters: The Defense Counsel’s Dilemma — Katherine A. McBride
  • The Occurrence Clause: Issues of Expectation, Intent, and Conscious Control of Risks — Erik J. Askegaard
  • Practical Fallout and Consequences of the 1992 Legislature — Richard J. Thomas
  • The Learned Treatise Exception Revisited: The Defense Perspective — John H. Scherer and Michael J. Rajkowski

Summer 1992

  • Between the Rock and the Customer: Trends in independent Agent Errors and Omissions Litigation — James O. Redman
  • Minnesota Products Liability Law: 1986-1992 — George W. Soule and Sheryl A. Bjork
  • An Interview with Chief Justice A. M. "Sandy" Keith — Steven J. Pfefferle
  • Diversity and Removal Jurisdiction: How to Minimize the Home Court Advantage — William L. Moran

Fall 1992

  • Sexual Abuse Claims: When Does the Limitation Period Run? — Katherine H. Davis and Kevin P. Hickey
  • Minnesota Federal District Court Interprets CERCLA Liability in Light of Bankruptcy Code —
    Robert B. Jaskowiak and Karna A. Berg
  • Let’s Keep Legal Representation on the Books — Michael J. Ford

Winter 1993

  • Residential Property Owner’s Duty to Protect Tenants from Criminal Acts of Unknown Third Persons — Patricia Terhaar Rosvold and Reid R. Lindquist
  • Merchants of Goods of the Kind—Minnesota’s New Interpretation of the Economic Loss Doctrine — Hal A. Shillingstad
  • Ending Gender Inequity — John H. Scherer

Spring/Summer 1993

  • Combating Unreliable Expert Testimony — Mark S. Olson and Susan K. Wiens
  • Partial Settlements: Insurance Coverage — Rebecca Egge Moos, Mark R. Whitmore and John M. Bjorkman
  • Weekly Wage Calculations in Workers’ Compensation Cases: Inserting Flap A Into Slot B
    Richard C. Nelson

Fall 1993

  • Daubert and Its Aftermath — Mark S. Olson
  • Are You Covered? Recent Developments Regarding Insurance for Environmental Claims — Robert B. Jaskowiak
  • The Minnesota Supreme Court Rejects Bystander’s Emotional Distress Claim — Louise A. Dovre

Winter 1994

  • Fibromyalgia: Litigating a Medical Controversy — Debra McBride
  • Remarriage and Wrongful Death Damages: Long Separated but Ripe for Reconciliation — Cortney G. Sylvester
  • Attorney’s Fees in Insurance Declaratory Judgment Actions — Kenneth P. Gleason
  • Continuing Developments Regarding Insurance for Environmental Claims — John M. Anderson and Michael A. Klutho

Spring 1994

  • Are You Covered? Further Developments in Environmental Insurance Coverage Law — Leon R. Erstad
  • Taking the Offensive: How Summary Judgment Practice Can Lead Your File Preparation — Thomas R. Thibodeau and David M. Johnson
  • Weekly Wage Calculations in Workers’ Compensation Cases, Part Two — Richard C. Nelson and Christine L. Tuft

Summer 1994

  • New Limitations (Or a New Expression of Old Limitations) on the Role of Deponent’s Counsel at the Deposition — Jacqueline M. Moen
  • Loy-Teigen Releases in Minnesota Following the Decisions of the Minnesota Supreme Court in Drake v. Ryan — Paul D. Peterson

Fall 1994

  • Managing the Insured Worker: The Interplay Between Family and Medical Leave Act, Americans with Disability Act and Workers’ Compensation — John E. Murray
  • Application of the U.C.C. Statute of Limitations to Breach of Warranty Actions for Contribution and Indemnity — Scott P. Drawe
  • Are You Covered? Environmental Insurance Coverage Law Continues to Develop — Marcia Harris and Larry King
  • Recent Developments in Uninsured Motorist Coverage — Angela Williams, Reid Lindquist and
    Victor Lund

Winter 1995

  • Fields of (Plaintiff’s) Dress: Litigation of Electromagnetic Filed Claims — Eric E. Strobel
  • The Lead Paint Legacy: Defense and Insurance Coverage of Lead-Based Litigation — Marcia Harris and Larry King
  • Defamation in the Workplace — David John Hoekstra

Spring 1995

  • Go Ahead and "Naig"! The Employer’s Options When Faced With a Potential Settlement by the Employee — Shamus P. O’Meara
  • Defending Fear of Cancer, Increased Risk of Cancer and Medical Monitoring Claims in Minnesota
    Richard J. Leighton

Summer 1995

  • Justice John E. Simonett’s Legacy of Wisdom and Common Sense: A Defense Lawyer’s Perspective — Richard L. Pemberton, Jr.
  • A Statistical Analysis of Minnesota No-Fault Claims — Michael J. Ford
  • Insurance Policies to Become Collateral Under Article 9 — Cassandra K. Ward

Fall 1995

  • Seeing (Feeling and Hearing) is Believing: Effective and Creative Use of Demonstrative Evidence at Trial – or – The Exhibits Kept Me Awake — Marcia M. Kull and Kim M. Schmid
  • Environmental Audit Privilege Legislation in Minnesota: A Step Forward in the War Against Grime
    Paul F. Liebman and Christopher M. McGlincey

Winter 1996

  • The Role of the Vocational Expert — Christopher D. Robinson
  • Strategic Considerations for Counsel Representing Third Party Defendants After a Naig Settlement
    Paul D. Peterson
  • Tips for Representing Parties in No-Fault Arbitration Proceedings — Michael J. Ford

Spring 1996

  • 1995 Amendments to Workers’ Compensation Act: The "Pit & the Pendulum" — Thomas F. Coleman, Lisa F. Kinney and Jane McMahon
  • Avoiding Insurer Bad Faith in Minnesota — Michael D. Carr
  • Simplification: A Proposal for Reform of the Post-Lamberton System — Janet Stellpflug
  • 1996 Minnesota Legislative Recap — Richard Thomas and Richard Mahoney
  • MDLA Membership Survey Summary/Comments

Summer 1996

  • Minnesota’s Choice-of-Law Dinosaur: Still in the Jurassic Period When It Comes to Statutes of Limitation — Willard L. Converse and Pamela Converse Erin
  • The Proper and Improper Use of Objections: How to Conduct Purposeful and Strategic Depositions — Michael J. Ford
  • A Summary of Minnesota Law on Punitive Damages — Richard A. Koehler

Fall 1996

  • Professionalism in Settlement Negotiations — Erik J. Askegaard
  • When Does a Code Violation Constitute Negligence Per Se in a Tenant’s Action Against a Landlord After Bills v. Willow Run I Apartments? — Mark A. Fredrickson and Glen M. Goldman
  • Preserving and Defeating Hospital and DHS Liens — Melinda M. Sanders
  • Minnesota Law of Indemnity in Construction Contracts: Two Steps Closer to Clarity — Mark A. Bloomquist

Winter 1997

  • Negligent Hiring in Minnesota: Emerging Limitations to Liability Under the Doctrine of Negligent Hiring — David J. Hoekstra
  • Automobile Liability Insurance for Customers of Garages and Car Dealerships: Are You Sure You are Covered? — Barret W. S. Lane
  • MDLA History – Part I — Michael S. Ryan

Spring 1997

  • Jury Trials in Declaratory Judgment Actions — Leon R. Erstad
  • Evidence of a Defendant’s Financial Condition: Is It an Essential Element of a Punitive Damages Claim in Minensota? — Eric Magnuson and Glen Goldman
  • CDR: All That ADR Should Be — John M. Degnan and John Brian III
  • MDLA History – Part II — Michael S. Ryan

Fall 1997

  • But I Don’t Want this Judge! — Stephen O. Plunkett and Jack G. Rice
  • Documenting Settlements: A Practitioner’s Perspective — Michael J. Ford
  • MN Workers’ Compensation Subrogation and Employer Liability at a Glance — Michael D. Carr

Winter 1998

  • Amicus Curiae Update — MDLA Amicus Committee
  • Statutes of Limitations at a Glance (Personal Injury, Subrogation and Workers’ Compensation)
    Michael D. Carr and David O. Nirenstein
  • The Promotion of Professionalism on a Broader Scale — Julius Gernes, MDLA Professionalism Committee

Spring 1998

  • Limiting Expert Witness Discovery — Craig Hunter
  • The Contractor’s Obligation to Insure: We Know it Exists, But When Does it End? — Steve Pfefferle and Anthony Kane
  • Statute of Limitations at a Glance — (Employment) — David Nirenstein

Summer 1998

  • Workplace Assaults, Employment Law and the Assault Exception to Minnesota’s Workers’ Compensation Statute — David J. Hoekstra
  • Subrogation and the Combined Work Force — Joseph W. Waller
  • No-Fault Claims: An Arbitrator’s Perspective — Michael J. Ford
  • Recent Developments in Fear of Cancer, Increased Risk of Cancer and Medical Monitoring Claims — Richard J. Leighton
  • 1998 Legislative Update — Richard J. Thomas and Dale B. Lindman

Fall 1998

  • Handling Employee Terminations — David O. Nirenstein
  • The Legal Rights of Tribal Entities in Minnesota — Richard A. Lind and Jolene D. Vicchiollo
  • The Bruggeman Doctrine: Legal Fiction or Just Fiction? — Thomas F. Ascher
  • Application of Subrogation Waiver in Light of Employers Mutual Casualty Co. v. A.C.C.T., Inc.
    Steven D. Pattee

Winter 1999

  • Invasion of Privacy – The Supreme Court Recognizes a New Cause of Action — Victor E. Lund
  • Insurance Coverage for Employment Claims Under CGL Policies — Sarah E. Morris

Spring 1999

  • Effective Employee Hiring and Screening: Complying with Anti-Discrimination Law while Hiring the Right Employee — David Nirenstein
  • 1999 Legislative Update — Richard J. Thomas and Thomas Marshall
  • Understanding the Contractual Indemnity Quagmire: Analyzing Contractual Indemnity at a Glance
    Michael D. Carr
  • Minnesota No-Fault: 1998 Arbitration Statistics — Karen Imus Johnson

Summer 1999

  • The Y2K Bug – Issues Facing the Insurance Industry — Victor E. Lund
  • Pre-Litigation Pierringer Releases: Keeping the Contribution/Indemnity Door Closed — Bradley D. Hendrickson

Fall 1999

  • Rules for Practice in General — Justice John E. Simonett
  • Workers’ Compensation: Just the Basics — William G. Laak
  • A New Lawyer’s Guide to the Minnesota Automobile Insurance System, Part 1 — Jeannie Provo-Peterson

Winter 2000

  • A New Lawyer’s Guide to the Minnesota Automobile Insurance System, Part 2 — Jeannie Provo-Peterson
  • ERISA Preemption of "Managed Care" Claims and Proposed Legislation to Increase the Liability of HMOs — Cecilie Morris Loidolt
  • Supervision of Staff and the Sharing of Information — Michael J. Ford
  • Legislative Preview – 2000 Session — Sandy L. Neren

Spring 2000

  • The Restatement (Third) of Torts and the Proof of a Reasonable Alternative Design, Part 1 of 2
    Shawn Raiter
  • Introduction to the Revised UCC Article 9 – Secured Transactions — Cassandra Ward Brown
  • Road Rage – Coverage? — Victor Lund

Summer 2000

  • The Restatement (Third) of Torts and the Proof of a Reasonable Alternative Design, Part 2 of 2
    Shawn Raiter
  • Local Government’s Authority to Regulate the Sitting of Wireless Communications Facilities —
    Paul D. Reuvers
  • 2000 Legislative Session Report — Richard J. Thomas and Thomas Marshall
  • Workers’ Compensation Subrogation and Employer Liability Statutory Changes for the New Millenium — Michael D. Carr

Fall 2000

  • Legislative Changes to the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Act — Mark J. Freeman
  • Enforceability of the Criminal Act Exclusion in Today’s Homeowner’s Policy — Megan L. Deering

Winter 2001

  • CIVJIG 91.40 – A Misguided Jury Instruction Guide — David C. Hutchinson and Mary H. Alcorn
  • A Primer on OSHA’s Final Ergonomics Program Standards — Kathleen S. Bray

Spring 2001

  • Spoliation of Evidence — Sean J. Mickelson
  • Admissibility of Novel Scientific Evidence: The Minnesota Supreme Court's Verdict — Victor E. Lund and Michael DeKruif
  • An Associate's First Client — Michael J. Ford

Summer 2001

  • An Overview of the Traditional Law of Copyrights, Trademarks & Patents — Michael M. Lafeber, John B. Lunseth III, Gerald E. Helget, and Nelson Capes
  • 2001 Legislative Report — Sandy Neren
  • Multidisciplinary Practice: Where Is It Heading? — Rebecca Egge Moos

Fall 2001

  • The Mysterious "Coverage B": A Primer on CGL Personal and Advertising Injury Coverage — Britton D. Weimer
  • Dram Shop 101: Liquor Liability for New Attorneys — Steven D. Pattee
  • We are Lucky to Enjoy the Opportunity to Serve: An Interview
    Patrick D. Robben

Winter 2002

  • The Future of Medical Monitoring Claims in Minnesota — Courtney Ward-Reichard
  • Disability Discrimination — The Impact of Hoover v. Norwest Private Banking — James R. Andreen

Spring 2002

  • New Definition of "Sexual Harassment" May Lead to Strict Liability — Matthew E. Johnson
  • Defending the Fortress — Guarding Your Client's Trade Secrets in Minnesota — Steve Laitenen and Carrie A. Daniel

Summer 2002

  • The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act: Understanding the Impact of New Federal Privacy Protections for Medical Records — Christopher R. Morris
  • A Word About Client Law Firm Practice — Michael J. Ford

Fall 2002

  • Defense Considerations in Mold Litigation: Investigation, Causation, Mitigation & Remediation — Dale O. Thornsjo and Shamus P. O'Meara
  • Diversity in MDLA: Statement of Principle

Winter 2003

  • Defense Considerations in Mold Litigation: Investigation, Causation, Mitigation & Remediation (Part II) — Dale O. Thornsjo and Shamus P. O'Meara
  • WHY ROCK THE BOAT? The Status of the Tripartite Relationship between Insured, Insurer and Insurance Defense Counsel in the Wake of Pine Island Farmers Coop v. Erstad & Riemer, P.A., 649 N.W.2d 444 (Minn. 2002) — Chandelle L. Heyer and Bryan B. Carroll

Spring 2003

  • Defending Class Actions: New Strategies to Defeat Certification
    Christopher R. Morris
  • Rule Changes Affecting Settlement Agreements with Minors or Incompetent Persons — Anthony J. Kane

Summer 2003

  • Choosing Statutes of Limitations: A Good Place for More Interest in Conflicts of Law — Cortney G. Sylvester
  • Recent Developments in Insurance Coverage Law — Sarah E. Morris
  • 2003 Legislative Report — Sandy Neren

Fall 2003

  • Suing "Big Food" in Minnesota: How a Suit Against Fast Food Might Play Out Under the Minnesota Consumer Fraud Statutes — Nathan O. Krahn
  • Writing to Win? Avoiding Common Substantive Legal Writing Mishaps can Make the Difference — Chad J. Hintz
  • Silicone Implant Insurance Coverage Litigation Update — Sean J. Mickelson
  • A Lawyer's Guide to Cross-Cultural Depositions — Nina Ivanichvili
  • Prior Bad Acts: Keeping Your Client's Skeletons Where They Belong — in the Closet — Stephen P. Laitinen and Jennifer G. Daughterty

Winter 2004

  • Expert Witnesses in the Product Liability Landscape — Anton J. van der Merwe
  • Minnesota Products Liability Law 1992-2003, Part I — George W. Soule, Kevin Curry and Amy B. Pinske

Spring 2004

  • The 3M Silicone Implant Case — What is the Impact for Construction Cases — James F. Mewborn
  • Law Firm Liability for Disclosing Patient Medical Records to an Expert Witness — Chad J. Hintz
  • Minnesota Products Liability Law 1992-2003, Part II — George W. Soule, Kevin Curry and Amy B. Pinske

Summer 2004

  • Defendant's Shield Becomes a Sword: Challenging Post-Traumatic Fibromyalgia Claims in Minnesota Courts — Mark A. Fredrickson and Jessica R. Wymore
  • 2004 Legislative Report — Sandy Neren
  • Discovery of Electronic Evidence in Civil Litigation: A Defense Perspective — David H. Schultz and Michele C. S. Lange

Fall 2004

  • Caught on Tape — Are Surveillance Films Discoverable in Minnesota? — Kenneth A. Kimber
  • Wisconsin Discovery Primer — Edward E. Beckmann
  • A Bump in the Road: Ascertaining Damages in Transportation Cases — Sara M. Bottleson and Anthony J. Novak

Winter 2006

  • The Medicare Super Lien: More Powerful Than an Ordinary Health Care Lien, Faster than a Typical Governmental Bureaucracy and Able to Impose Penalties and Increased Exposure in a Single Bound — Sean J. Mickelson
  • No-Fault or Our Fault? Ideas on How We Can Solve Many of our Own No-Fault Problems — Kelly Sofio
  • Statutes of Limitations, Statutes of Repose and Notice Requirements at a Glance — Michael D. Carr

Spring 2006

  • Government Data and The Defense Attorney: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Working with Minnesota's Government Data Practices Act (MGDPA) — Patricia Beety
  • The Evolution and Extinction of the Business Risk Doctrine and Other Issues Affecting Insurance Coverage in Construction Defect Litigation — Carrie Hund

Summer 2006

  • Barbarians at the Gate: Is Public Entity Lead-Based Paint Litigation Coming to Minnesota? — Matthew S. Frantzen
  • Who's on the Risk? Allocating Damages aAmong Insurers in Construction Defect Claims — Brian H. Sande and Mark R. Bradford
  • 2006 Legislative Report — Sandy Neren

Fall 2006

  • The Corporate Death Defense: Alive and Well in Minnesota — Richard J. Leighton
  • Hot Off the Press: Minnesota Supreme Court Clarifies Pro-rata Insurance Coverage Allocation for Wet Home Contractor — Michael D. Carr and James F. Mewborn
  • Claims for Contribution and Indemnity After Weston v. McWilliams: Where Do the Claims Start and Where Do the Claims Stop? — Amy K. Amundson and Steven M. Sitek
  • Understanding Minnesota's Contractual Indemnity Quagmire at a Glance - Michael D. Carr

Winter 2007

  • What Civil Defense Attorneys Should Know about ERISA— Tiffany M. Quick
  • Wooddale Builders, Inc. v. Maryland Casualty Co.: Supreme Court Addresses Certain Insurance Coverage Issues Pertaining to Moisture Intrusion Claims — John M. Bjorkman and Paula Duggan Vraa

Spring 2007

  • Advice for Goldilocks When Hiring Good Help: Don't Ask Too Much; Don't Ask Too Little — Jessica J. Thiesen and Tamara Novotny
  • Recent Developments in Employment Law for the Defense Attorney — Janet C. Ampe, Mary L. Senkbeil and Amy C. Taber

Summer 2007

  • Offers of Judgment and Fee Shifting Statutes: the "Un-American" Rule — Thomas E. Marshall
  • 2007 Legislative Report — Sandy Neren

Fall 2007

  • Minnesota Supreme Court Considers Revisions to Rule 68 that Would Make Defendents Pay Double Costs and Disbursements
  • Limiting Liability for Sexual Harrassment: New Guidance fom the Eighth Circuit — Megan Backer and Joeseph Schmitt
  • Compliance with New Standard for Safety Information can Assist Production Manufacturer in Defending Failure to Warn Claims — Christine M. Mennen and Sheila T. Kerwin
  • Nvigating the Workers' Compensation Subrogation Labyrinth: How to Resolve the "Unresolvable" Subrogation Case Through Alternative, Cutting-Edge Settlement Negotiation Models — Joseph M. Nemo III

Winter 2008

  • The A.P.I. Case: The "Kiss O' Death" of Kossoondath? — Dale O. Thornsjo
  • Governmental Immunity Update — Jessica E. Schwie

Spring 2008

  • Dude, Where's my Cab? The Rights, Responsibilities and Liabilities Involved in Loaning and Borrowing Property, with a Focus on Taxicab Claims in the Twin Cities — David M. Werwie, Esq.
  • 2008 Legislative Report — Sandy Neren
  • Religious Accomodation in the Workplace — James R. Andreen
  • Defense Strategies for Seeking Dismissal of Common Law and Warranty Claims in Commercial Construction Defect Cases Under Minn. Stat. S541.051 Where the Contract Requires Arbitration of Disputes: A Case Study — Mark S. Brown and Kimberly L. Johnson

Summer 2008

  • Retaliation Claims; Not Just an Afterthought — Morgan A. Godfrey

Fall 2008

  • Navigating Minnesota's New First-Party Bad Faith Law — Jessica J. Theisens
  • Changes to Rule 68 Greatly Favor Plaintiffs — Richard J. Thomas and Jessica C. Kunz
  • The Helmet Defense Rule in Minnesota — Scott V. Kelly and Daniel J. Bellig

Winter 2009

  • The Difficulties of Representing a Board or Council — Jason J. Kuboushek and Andrea B. Wing
  • A Call for a Purposive Approach to the Application of the Reallocation Provisions of Minnesota's Joint and Several Liability Statute — Mark A. Solheim and M. David Classen
  • The ADA Amendments Act of 2008 and its Impact on Minnesota Employment Claims —Thomas E. Marshall
  • Coverage Conflicts Challenge Insurance Carriers and Contractors in Minnesota - Dawn L. Gagne

Summer 2009

  • New Medicare Notice and Reporting Regulations: A Discussion on How to Settle Cases Without Exposing Clients to Penalties Under the Medicare Secondary Payer Act— Whitney L. Teel, Esq.
  • Defending Claims Against Governmental Clients Caused by the Current Climate of Cost Cutting— Patricia Y. Beety
  • The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act: A Review of the Legislative History and Its Application to Recent Cases —Amy C. Taber
  • 2009 Legislative Report - Sandy Neren

Fall 2009

  • An Old Guy's Meanderings Through and About No-Fault —Jim Kremer
  • The Minnesota Fale Claims Act and Product Liability — David P. Graham
  • Defending Against a Family and Medical Leave Act Claim — Jessica Schwie and Allison Walsh
  • The Common Sense Approach to Arbitrator Selection in No-Fault Cases — Tammy M. Reno

Spring 2010

  • Event Data Recorders in Auto-Accident Litigation — Mark A. Fredrickson, Peter L. Gregory, and Roger J. Burgmeier
  • The Tripartite Relationship Revisited — Michael J. Ford, Steven R. Schwegman, and Joel M. Frye
  • Corporate Designee Depositions: Complying with Rule 30(b)(6)/30.02(f) — Anthony J. Kane
  • Laches, a Defense that is Alive and Well in Minnesota — Michael J. Ford and Cally Kjellberg

Summer 2010

  • How District Courts have Interpreted and Applied the Minnesota Good Faith Claims Act (Minn. Stat. § 604.18.) — Kris Huether, Esq.
  • Preventive Measures to Reduce the Risk of Adverse Incidents in Long-Term Care Facilities and How to Respond when an Incident Does Occur — James McAlpine and Bill Gray
  • 2010 Legislative Report — Sandy Neren

Fall 2010

  • Rule 68: The Prejudgment Interest Wrinkle - Matthew Frantzen
  • Minnesota Statutes Addressing Construction Defect Litigation Undergo Major Remodeling - Michael P. North and Kafi C. Linville

Winter 2011

  • Protecting Your Client’s Future Interest: Update on Medicare Secondary Payer Act Compliance - Whitney L. Teel, Esq.
  • Win Your First Trial and Have Fun Doing it! - Richard C. Scattergood and Elizabeth Kumagai
  • Land Use & Development – a Look Forward in Light of Minnesota Supreme Court Decisions in 2010 - Mark K. Hellie
  • You Came to Work Dressed Like that? - Jessica E. Schwie and Allison Walsh

Spring 2011

  • Bridging the Gap: Major Changes to Minnesota’s Collateral Source Law in Swanson v. Brewster - David E. Camarotto and Janine M. Luhtala
  • No-Fault Income Loss Claims in a Bad Economy - Heather Diersen and Kisten E. Pranschke

Summer 2011

  • Spoiler Alert: The EEOC Releases Final Regulations Interpreting the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) - Jana O’Leary Sullivan
  • Take Two Aspirin and Call me in a Week — the Outer Limits of Workers’ Compensation Medical Benefits - Mark Kleinschmidt, Nicole Kampa, Charlene Feenstra and Stacy Bouman
  • 2011 Regular Legislative Session Report - Sandy Neren

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