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Dyan J. Ebert Invited to Join Association of Defense Trial Attorneys' Executive Council

105.jpgDyan J. Ebert has been invited to become a member of the Association of Defense Trial Attorney's Executive Council. She will be one of nine council members selected from the United States and Canada to serve on the Council. The ADTA limits membership to one prime member with at least 5 years of experience in civil trial defense for every million in population. John Quinlivan who recently passed in September 2012 served as the Association's President from 1981-92. Dyan has been an associate member under John Quinlivan and assumed his prime membership after he retired from practice.

Quinlivan & Hughes P.A. is pleased to announce the association of Jolene R. Schley

109.jpgJolene Schley was born and raised in the St. Cloud area. She was admitted to the Minnesota Bar in May 2006 and joined the firm as an associate in February 2013. She received her B.A. from The College of St. Benedict (Political Science) in 2002 and her J.D. from the University of St. Thomas School of Law in 2005. Prior to joining Quinlivan & Hughes, Ms. Schley was Legal/Compliance/Credit Administration Officer at Maple Bank in Champlin. Jolene practices in the areas of Business and Corporate Law, Wills, Probate Estate Planning, Trusts and Real Estate.

Changing the Way We Litigate Minnesota Cases -- Major Civil Rules Changes Effective July 1

The Minnesota Supreme Court has just handed down some major revisions to the civil rules (found HERE). These changes will result in some significant changes in the way our civil cases are handled. The changes were just handed down yesterday and will be effective July 1, 2013. The issues of most concern to claims handlers have been summarized in the five numbered points at the end of the article.

The Supreme Court Makes its Decision on Dog Bite Law in Anderson v. Christopherson

On September 27, 2009, Gordon Anderson was walking his dog, Tuffy, past Dennis Christopherson's house. As the two walked past the home, Bruno, a dog owned by Mr. Christopherson's son, Neil, picked Tuffy up in his jaws and would not release him. While Anderson was attempting to separate the dogs, he fell and broke his hip.

Tom Christenson and Garin Strobl are affirmed by the Workers' Compensation Court of Appeals

112.jpgOn October 22, 2012, Quinlivan & Hughes, P.A. attorneys Tom Christenson and Garin Strobl were affirmed by the Workers' Compensation Court of Appeals. Mr. Christenson and Ms. Strobl represented the employer and insurer in a case involving an employee who alleged that she suffered significant permanent injuries after a four-year-old child bumped into her during school. The Compensation Judge adopted the expert opinion of the employer/insurer and found that the injuries that employee sustained from the incident had resolved by April 23, 2010. The employee subsequently appealed.

Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust (MCIT) Publishes Booklet on Governmental Immunities for Member Counties Authored by Attorney Ken Bayliss

102.jpgQuinlivan & Hughes attorney Kenneth Bayliss, long a student of issues relating to governmental immunities, has had a booklet on immunities circulated to local governments. The Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust (MCIT) recently made his booklet, a comprehensive summary of immunities, available to Minnesota local governments.

Michael LaFountaine Obtains Result Greatly Limiting Damages

Michael LaFountaine Obtains Result Greatly Limiting Damages

114.jpgMichael LaFountaine started 2012 with a trial in Long Prairie before Todd County Judge Jay Carlson. Mr. LaFountaine represented the driver of a vehicle that was in the passing lane when the vehicle being passed turned left into a driveway. The driver and passenger of the vehicle that was turning left both sued Mr. LaFountaine's client and asked the jury for more than 1.2 million dollars.

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