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CARA C. PASSARO

Overview And Experience

PRACTICE AREAS

Construction / Premises Liability / Products Liability / Professional Liability / Transportation

ADMISSIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS

EDUCATION

PROFILE

Since 2001, Cara Passaro has been representing clients throughout the upper Midwest. Cara is an experienced litigator and has successfully tried to verdict, obtained a dispositive motion ruling, or otherwise achieved a favorable settlement in hundreds of cases.

Cara has extensive experience representing construction contractors and design professionals in construction and design defect cases. In addition, her practice focuses on premises liability, products liability and personal injury defense.

Cara is licensed to practice in the Minnesota and North Dakota state and federal courts and is recognized as a Super Lawyer Rising Star.

REPRESENTATIVE CASES: 

328 Barry Ave., LLC v. Nolan Props. Grp., LLC, 871 N.W.2d 745 (Minn. 2015) (Minn. Stat. § 541.051, subd. 1(a) (2014) does not require that construction be substantially complete to start the running of the statute of limitations and claims accrue upon discovery of the injury under § 541.051, subd. 1(c)).

Kelly v. Kraemer Construction, Inc., 896 N.W.2d 504, 508 (Minn. 2017) (the election-of-remedies provision of the Workers’ Compensation Act required dismissal of appellant’s suit alleging a subcontractor’s negligence caused a worker’s death, as its crane crew was engaged in a common enterprise with the decedent’s employer, the general contractor).

S. Minn. Beet Sugar Coop. v. Agri Sys., 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 157852 (Order granting Daubert Motion to Exclude the Plaintiff’s Expert’s Testimony).

Boyum v. Fannie Mae, 2021 Minn. App. Unpub. LEXIS 533 (in a claim for negligence, the district court did not err in concluding that plaintiff failed to establish a genuine issue of material fact on the issue of whether property owner had constructive knowledge of the unsecured sump-pump fixture cover).

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PARALEGALS:

Brittany D. Brandeau

LEGAL ASSISTANT:

Shannon M. Bettis

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