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Mike Bryant

What You Were Reading In 2017 At The Minneapolis Legal Examiner

This year has been less active then last year.  Joe blogged more.   I again took some time off for a couple of months from posting.  Mostly due to a group of trials I had.  We thank everyone, who took the […]

Eric Washburn

Premises Liability in a Virginia Personal Injury Case

Mostly because banana peel slips are featured on so many comedy TV shows and movies, many people assume that a slip-and-fall cannot be a serious injury. But the truth is much different. Each year, falls account for more emergency room […]

T. Thomas Metier

What Determines Whether a Property Owner Had Actual or Constructive Notice of a Dangerous Condition to Satisfy the First Element for Premises Liability?

In Gless v. Dritley Properties, No. A-16-978 (Neb. Ct. App. 2017) the Nebraska Court of Appeals answered that question. On October 10, 2011, Laura Gless (“Gless”) slipped and fell on water on the floor inside the foyer of Elkhorn Animal […]

Mike Bryant

New York Survivors of Child Sex Abuse Need To Act Right Away

Survivors of sexual abuse have two days left to seek justice against their attackers.  The Window that had been opened by the Archdiocese of New York and the Diocese of Brooklyn has a ending date of Wenesday,  November 1st. Those with claims must […]

Mike Bryant

3 Names Added to St. John’s Abbey List of Sexual Abusers

This past week St. John’s Abbey released a list adding 3  Monks accused of sexually abusing minors. Father Augustine Strub Father Hugo John “Augustine” Strub, OSB was born on March 7, 1921, Father Strub entered the monastic community of St. John’s professing […]

Mike Bryant

17 Cases Settled, 3 Names Added to St. John’s Abbey List of Sexual Abusers

News Release:  17 Cases Settled, 3 Names Added to St. John’s Abbey List of Sexual Abusers   St. John’s Abbey settles 17 more sex abuse cases, 3 never before disclosed names added to its list of abusers Newly identified abusers, […]

T. Thomas Metier

How is the Impartiality of an Appraiser Determined in a Controversy Over Covered Losses?

While Owners offered objective factors that could demonstrate a lack of impartiality, it pointed to no action, decision, or analytical choice made by Haber in rendering her appraisal report that showed a subjective lack of impartiality.

T. Thomas Metier

Does a Dog Owner Owe a Duty of Care to a Child Who Became Frightened and Ran Into the Street Resulting in Injury?

The district court ultimately granted Trujillo’s motion to dismiss on N.M.’s negligence claim.

T. Thomas Metier

What Damages Are Necessary to Show Breach of the Implied Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing in an Insurance Case?

The Court of Appeals found that the Blakelys did not bring forth evidence to support their claim, and affirmed the lower court’s grant of summary judgment to USAA.

Thomas Greer

Another Legionnaires Outbreak Near Graceland

The Shelby County Health Department announced today that guest who visited The Guest House at Graceland from May 15 to 26, 2017 may have been exposed to bacteria called Legionella, which can lead to Legionnaires Disease.  The bacteria is ingested  […]