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Liability waivers in Minnesota governed by new law effective August 1, 2013

USA - July 16 2013 Liability waivers for consumer services - including recreational activities - that waive liability for damage, injuries or death which result from…

Minnesota Court of Appeals decides wrongful death statute of limitations and federal preemption issues in medical device product defect case

USA - February 28 2013 Product manufacturers and plaintiffs' attorneys watched closely as the Minnesota Court of Appeals issued its decision in the medical device product…

Minnesota Court of Appeals allows uncollectible damages award to be reallocated to severally liable co-defendants

USA - December 28 2012 The Minnesota Court of Appeals' decision in O'Brien v. Dombeck, Case No. A12-0984, published December 3, 2012, marks the first time in the nearly ten…

NFL players’ concussion injury litigation-emerging trends in multidistrict litigation

USA - May 30 2012 In July 2011, seventy-five former NFL players and fifty-one spouses filed a lawsuit against the NFL, NFL Properties, and Riddell and Easton-Bell related companies that design, manufacture, distribute, and sell football equipment, including helmets.

Governor vetoes tort-reform bills passed by legislature

USA - February 28 2012 Four tort reform bills recently were passed by the Minnesota House of Representatives and the Minnesota Senate.