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Madelia Office

  Farrish Johnson Law Office in Madelia did not sustain any damage in the recent fire downtown.  The building, client information and personnel are safe and secure. Regular business hours have resumed February 4. Our thoughts are with the businesses, families, and individuals affected by this tragedy in our community

Privacy Cases on the Rise

Daniel Bellig, a Farrish Johnson attorney who practices in medical and data privacy, has reported an uptick of invasion of privacy claims.  These include increased reports of improper accesses and dissemination of medical records, often by employees of medical providers.  Daniel Bellig has tried and settled medical privacy claims.  The increase of medical privacy claims has coincided with numerous incidents of government data practice violations committed by government employees in state and local agencies.  The most recent data breach claims involve violation of federal privacy laws governing motor vehicle and driver licenses records. If you need further information concerning invasion...
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Wrongful Death Settlement

Farrish Johnson Attorney Daniel Bellig recently settled a substantial and complex wrongful death claim arising out of an accident that occurred in Southern Minnesota.  The decedent, a father of four, was driving a semi-tractor and pulling a tanker of anhydrous ammonia.  He was killed when a farm tractor made a sudden left turn into a field approach.  The farm tractor struck the semi tractor and trailer.  The semi-tractor and trailer rolled into the ditch and adjoining field.  Annhydrous ammonia leaked from the semi’s tanker and the vapors entered the cab.  In addition to obtaining a lump sum monetary settlement from...
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Marital Communications–Camille Cosby

Camille Cosby has been subpoenaed to testify in a case of defamation brought against her husband, Bill Cosby.  On December 9, 2015, counsel served a deposition subpoena on Camille Cosby, seeking her deposition testimony in connection with claims brought by seven women claiming they were defamed by Bill Cosby.  On December 18, 2015, Camille Cosby filed a motion to quash her deposition subpoena, or in the alternative, for a  protective order. On December 31, 2014, the magistrate denied the motion, claiming the “Disqualification Rule” in Massachusetts does not limit a spouse from testifying as to their marital conversations in a...
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Farrish Johnson Law Office Welcomes New Attorney

MANKATO, Minn. — Farrish Johnson Law Office is pleased to announce the addition of a new attorney to the firm, Paul T. Moosbrugger. He practices in the areas of criminal law, family law, and employment law. A Minnesota native, Moosbrugger brings additional legal capabilities to Farrish Johnson Law Office and the greater Mankato community. After receiving his law degree from the University of St. Thomas, Moosbrugger and his family relocated to Mankato, Minnesota, where he worked as a law clerk for the Honorable Kurt Johnson in Blue Earth County. He actively volunteers his time with the Veteran’s Family Law Clinic...
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Meet Mankato’s 2015 Super Lawyers

Farrish Johnson Law Office Attorneys Scott V. Kelly, William S. Partridge, and Steven H. Fink have been named “Super Lawyers” for 2015.  This prestigious award from Super Lawyers, a Thompson Reuters business, recognizes them to be among the top 5% of all lawyers in Minnesota!  Scott and Will are trial lawyers practicing in personal injury litigation.  Steve is a leading attorney in the areas of real estate law, estate planning, and business law. A “Rising Star” attorney is also part of the Farrish Johnson team!  Daniel J. Bellig recently received that designation in 2015.  He is a trial lawyer practicing...
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Nibbe Family Statement

The following is the complete statement made by Leslie Johnson, sister of James Nibbe, made after a settlement was reached in the wrongful death lawsuit pursued by the heirs and next of kin of James Nibbe: We are very grateful for the verdict and judgment issued against James Nibbe’s killer.  The jury members listened carefully to the evidence and obviously put a lot of thought and deliberation into a fair and just award of damages.  We appreciate the jury and their hard work in what we recognize is a difficult decision.  Although no amount of money will ever bring James...
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Settlement Reached in Wrongful Death Lawsuit

A confidential settlement agreement was reached Thursday between the heirs and next of kin of James Nibbe and Jenifer Nibbe .  The settlement was for the punitive portion of a wrongful death case that was filed against Jennifer Nibbe by James Nibbe’s family.  During the first portion of the trial, a jury found that Jennifer Nibbe had caused the wrongful death of 26-year-old James Nibbe and should pay his family $220,000 in compensation for losses incurred as a result of his death. “We appreciate the jury and their hard work in what we recognize is a difficult decision,” Leslie Johnson,...
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Verdict Reached in Wrongful Death Trial

The jury has reached a verdict in the wrongful death civil suit against Jennifer Nibbe: the jury awarded the Nibbe family, James’ mother and three siblings, $220,000 for his wrongful death. Today the jury was asked to decide how much in damages Jennifer Nibbe owed to the Nibbe family.  Nibbe family attorney, Scott Kelly, says, “It’s very difficult to put a number on the death of a loved one.” The jury returned a verdict including damages in the amount of $220,000, taking into consideration the wages Jim would have earned, assistance he provided to his family, and the loss of...
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Wrongful Death Trial Begins

The heirs and next of kin of James Nibbe bring a wrongful death against Jennifer Nibbe.  The lawsuit is seeking punitive damages for what they say is the wrongful and malicious death of James. Attorney Scott Kelly,  in his opening statement, said the Nibbe family suffered a significant loss.  The family was very close, very caring and loved each other very much.  They have never recovered from this cold blooded murder. Four years ago in August, Jennifer Nibbe shot and killed her husband James in her Lake Crystal home.  She is currently serving time in Shakopee for that crime and is now...
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