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Requirements for Triggering Pre-Verdict Interest

On January 11, 2021, in Blehr v. Anderson, the court of appeals clarified the requirements for triggering pre-judgment interest under Minn. Stat. 549.09. Section 549.09 allows pre-verdict interest “from the time of the commencement of the action…or the time of a written notice of claim, whichever occurs first.” Often, claimants will send a written letter to the defendant or insurance company prior to making a demand or commencing suit to ensure pre-verdict interest begins to accrue during the investigatory and pre-litigation phase of a claim. Prior to Blehr, debates occurred over what information was sufficient for a pre-suit letter to...
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Minnesota CLE Replays Suspended–Updated

Due to COVID-19, Minnesota CLE has suspended all in-person CLE Replays from March 16th through May 8th. Therefore, the following replays at our office will be cancelled: Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Law 50 Friday, March 27, 2020 Uninsured, Underinsured, No-Fault & Bodily Injury Update Thursday, April 9, 2020 The SECURE Act Friday, April 17, 2020 Advising the Disadvantaged Session – Day 1 and Day 2 Thursday, April 30, 2020 Understanding Trusts–Practical Advice on Creating & Administering Trusts Friday, May 8, 2020 Minnesota CLE will be converting this CLE replay to their “On Demand classroom,” so it may be streamed...
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What Makes A Good Attorney in Mankato, MN?

Are you in need of legal counsel? If so, finding the right attorney is of utmost importance to you. Choose the wrong legal counsel, and you could put your entire case in jeopardy. How can you know when you have found the ideal lawyer in Mankato, MN? Here are some things to look out for. Reputation A law firm’s reputation will be evident by the number of awards and accolades its members have achieved. At Farrish Johnson, we have attorneys who have been named Super Lawyers or Rising Star Attorneys by Minnesota Law & Politics. In addition, in 2012 our...
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My doctor put me on work restrictions. What do I need to do? What about my lost wages?

When you have a work-related injury or health problem that is so significant that your doctor issues limitations or restrictions on what you can do at work, you need to tell your employer about it. Your doctor would normally outline your restrictions on a form called Report of Work Ability. Once you know your medical limitations, you will need to make sure that you do not continue working or perform any activities outside of your restrictions because it could be viewed as non-compliance with a medical advice, which could ultimately lead to people thinking that your medical problems are not...
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Medical Marijuana in a Workers’ Compensation Case

As of August 1, 2016, Minnesota residents are allowed to use medical cannabis for treatment of their work-related injuries. According to the THC Therapeutic Research Act, to qualify for medical cannabis program, a person must meet certain requirements and go through several specific steps with the medical provider prior to getting an approval. A complete list of medical conditions that qualify for medical cannabis treatment is located in Minn. Stat. § 152.22 Subd. 14, and it includes, among other things, severe or chronic pain and severe and persistent muscle spasms. Medical marijuana can be prescribed by a Minnesota-licensed medical doctor,...
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Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.

On Martin Luther King, Jr., Day we remember Dr. King’s legacy of fighting for racial and economic justice. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.  Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. The time is always right to do what is right. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. –Martin Luther King, Jr.