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What's in an Investment Policy and Why Does it Matter?

Melinda-Sanders.jpgQuinlivan & Hughes attorneys Melinda Sanders and Brad Hanson will outline key practices and lead a discussion about investment policies and their role in nonprofits. Learn about the requirements of the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act as well as the pros and cons of Socially Responsible Investing. Register online.

Cally Kjellberg-Nelson receives the MDLA's Deb Oberlander Award

Cally Kjellberg NelsonQuinlivan & Hughes' attorney Cally Kjellberg-Nelson is the recipient of the 2013 Deb Oberlander Award from the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association (MDLA). The award, created in memory of MDLA's former executive director who passed away in 2008, recognizes the professionalism, service, and contribution to excellence in the practice of law by a new lawyer. Cally served as the Vice Co-Chair of the MDLA's New Defense Lawyers Group (2011-2012) and Co-Chair (2012-2013). Cally has also been involved with the Mid-Winter Conference Planning Committee (2012 and 2013), as well as with the Association's 50th Anniversary Celebration held in conjunction with the Trial Techniques Seminar and the Trial Academy Planning Committee (2013). Cally is published in Minnesota Defense Magazine, "Laches, A Defense That Is Alive and Well in Minnesota", Minnesota Defense Magazine | Spring 2010, and recently presented at the 2013 MDLA Trial Techniques Seminar on the recently amended Rules of Civil Procedure.

Kjellberg-Nelson Appointed to Board of Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association

Cally Kjellberg NelsonThe Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association (MDLA) appointed Quinlivan & Hughes attorney Cally Kjellberg-Nelson to its Board of Directors. She will serve a two-year term on the state board that provides leadership and assistance for litigators across Minnesota.

Ruling Clarifies "Good Faith" in Whistleblower Act

The Minnesota Supreme Court last week made a ruling that impacts employers under the Minnesota's Whistleblower Act. In the case of Friedlander v. Edwards Lifesciences, the Court determined that its prior interpretation of "good faith" has been replaced by the legislature's definition of "good faith."

Ebert, Moerhle, Schwegman Named Super Lawyers Kjellberg-Nelson Receives Rising Star Honor

Dyan EbertFour attorneys at Quinlivan & Hughes have been recognized among the best attorneys in Minnesota by Super Lawyers. Dyan Ebert, Laura Moehrle and Steven Schwegman have been named 2017 Super Lawyers and Cally Kjellberg-Nelson has been named a 2017 Rising Star. Each year, no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are recognized as Super Lawyers and no more than 2.5 percent receive the Rising Star honor. Super Lawyers, a part of Thomson Reuters, recognizes lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Counties Can Hire Private CPA Firms for Annual Audits

The Court of Appeals of Minnesota in Otto v. Wright County, et al. interpreted the State Government Finance Omnibus Bill, and determined that counties could hire private CPA firms to conduct the required annual audits, but the State Auditor still retains substantial authority over the conduct of those audits. 

Treating Physician Comments During Informal Conference in Question

The Court of Appeals of Minnesota in Howard v. Svoboda recently held that a treating physician may comment on issues related to the standard of care and causation during a Minn. Stat. § 595.02 informal conference; however, the Supreme Court of Minnesota vacated that decision on procedural grounds.

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