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 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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Excess UIM coverage allowed for insured who was one of multiple parties injured in a bus accident.

The Minnesota Supreme Court decided in Sleiter v. American Famiiy Mutual Insurance Company that  Minn. Stat 65B.49, subd. 3a(5) is ambiguous in its use of the term “coverage available” with reference to an injured party’s ability to access his own preselected UIM limits on an excess basis. In this case, the UIM coverage actually available … Continued

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No UIM coverage for insureds who do not sustain injury in auto accidents, but instead sustain undercompensated wrongful death losses.

Stich, Angell attorney Louise Behrendt secured an affirmance for the firm’s client in Hanbury v. American Family Mutual Insurance Company, 865 N.W. 2d 83 (Minn. Ct. App. 2015). Appellant Hanbury was the trustee for the estate of his mother, who was killed in a motor vehicle accident. After securing the liability limits of the policy … Continued

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