Evolution of the Law

Law in the United States is constantly changing, evolving, and adapting.  Minnesota law is certainly no exception.  An important part of a lawyer’s job is to stay on top of these changes and to implement them into their practices.  The following are summaries of these changes as they pertain to plaintiff’s personal injury practice.  Note that the author makes no guarantees as to the accuracy or completeness of the following summaries.  They are not intended to be relied upon.  You should read the laws/cases themselves to reach your own conclusions.


Minnesota Appellate and Supreme Court Opinion Summaries

June 22, 2016

Melillo v. Heitland (Published, No. A15-0083)

June 20, 2016

Wilbur v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company (Published, No. A15-1438)

May 31, 2016

Barlow v. Hospitality Center for Chinese, Inc. (Unpublished, No. A15-1358)

May 23, 2016

Statz v. State of Minnesota (Unpublished, No. A15-1604)

May 16, 2016

Wittner v. Phillips (Unpublished, No. A15-1681)

May 9, 2016

Delmer V. Fladwood, et. al. vs. City of St. Paul (Unpublished, No. A15-1791)

May 2, 2016

North Star Mutual Insurance Co. v. Kruger et al. (Unpublished, No. A15-1420)

April 25, 2016

Stand Up Multipositional Advantage MRI v. American Family et al. (Published, No. A15-0843)

Auers v. Progressive Insurance (Published, No. A15-1832)

April 18, 2016

Mattson v. City of Rushford et al. (Unpublished, No. A15-1018)

April 4, 2016

Saengkeo v. Minnesota Automobile Assigned Claims (Published, No. A15-1267)

March 23, 2016

Hegseth v. American Family Mut. Ins. Co. (Published, No. A14-1189)

March 14, 2016

Klingbeil v. Ramfjord, et. al. (Unpublished, No. A15-1215)

March 7, 2016

Newman-Lakka Cancer Foundation v. Briggs (Unpublished, No. A15-1217)

February 29, 2016

Founders Insurance Company v. Yates (Published, No. A15–1174)

Lois St. Aubin v. Casey’s Retail Company (Unpublished, No. A15-1306)

February 22, 2016

Norman v. Crow Wing Cooperative Power & Light Co. (Unpublished, No. A15-0983)

February 17, 2016

DeCook v. Olmsted Medical Center Inc. (Published, No. A14-1180)

February 8, 2016

Lawrence Charles Nichols v. Erin Lynn Cimbura (Unpublished, No. A15-0861)

January 25, 2016

Shannon Fogarty v. Ciao Bella (Unpublished, No. A15-1030)


Statutory Amendments

Amendments to the Minnesota Rules of Evidence (Effective July 1, 2016)



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