Jim Knudsen and Kelly Magnus obtain summary judgment in an indemnification case

Jim Knudsen and Kelly Magnus obtained summary judgment on behalf of a housing cooperative that sustained water damage after a pipe ruptured. Plaintiff performed fire inspection and maintenance on the dry sprinkler system at the cooperative. Plaintiff sought indemnification from the cooperative for damages caused by its own negligence based on indemnification and limitation of … Continued

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STACEY SEVER SELECTED TO SERVE ON BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR THE ACADEMY OF CERTIFIED TRIAL LAWYERS OF MINNESOTA

Stacey Sever has been selected to serve on the 2016-2017 Board of Directors for the Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers of Minnesota. The Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers of Minnesota is made up of attorneys who have been certified by the National Board of Trial Advocates or by the Minnesota State Bar Association as specialists … Continued

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Jim Knudsen obtains partial defense summary judgment in personal injury case.

Jim Knudsen obtains partial summary judgment for defendant Menard, Inc. in a Wisconsin personal injury case, Strebe v. Menard, Inc. et al, involving an independent trucker who fell from atop a loaded flatbed trailer at the Menard’s Distribution Center in Eau Claire. Plaintiff alleged Menard was negligent for failing to provide him with fall protection; … Continued

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Garth Unke obtains defense summary judgment in horse bite case.

Garth Unke obtained summary judgment in a horse bite case, on behalf of the owner of a Woodbury stable. The Plaintiff kept two horses at the defendant’s stable, and executed a horse boarding agreement containing an exculpatory clause in which plaintiff acknowledged that horse-related activities were inherently dangerous and that even the most docile horse … Continued

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Michael Kreidler obtains defense summary judgment in defamation case.

Michael Kreidler obtained summary judgment in a Hibbing-based defamation case involving alleged false statements made by the Chisholm Ambulance Service and several Emergency Medical Technicians, about the conditions in which a vulnerable adult was found during an emergency call. The firm represented the Ambulance Service and the EMTs.  In a 26-page Order issued by St. … Continued

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Michael Kreidler obtains defense summary judgment in traumatic brain injury negligence case.

Michael Kreidler obtained summary judgment for ABRA Automotive Systems in a traumatic brain injury negligence case concerning allegedly deficient autobody repair services provided on a rental vehicle. Plaintiff claimed ABRA failed to properly examine a tire on a rental vehicle damaged in a minor accident, and that as a result, the tire blew and caused … Continued

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Kirsten (“Kit”) Hansen Obtains Summary Judgment On Seller’s Disclosure Issue

Homeowners disclosed leakage in their basement in two separate seller’s disclosure statements, including their opinions as to the cause of the leakage and attempts made to resolve the issue. The purchasers admitted that they received the disclosures and had three separate inspections of the home. After the sale of the home, the basement flooded after … Continued

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Tammy Reno Obtains Defense Verdict

Tammy Reno received a defense verdict on December 10, 2015, after a jury trial in Hennepin County District Court. Plaintiff claimed he sustained serious injury to his shoulder, neck and back when the Defendant opened her car door as he was standing outside of it.  Plaintiff received a significant amount of treatment including chiropractic care, physical … Continued

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