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Construing Ambiguity: The Changing Shape of Joint and Several Liability

An eight-year-old wheelchair accident and a ten-year-old amendment to Minn. Stat. §604.02 have combined to engender disputes that are now on their fourth visit to Minnesota’s appellate courts. The future of several liability in the state appears to hang on the outcome of the case now before the Minnesota Supreme Court.  Saturday, April 9, 2005 was […]

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Loss of Chance: New Medical Malpractice Risk in Minnesota

The Minnesota Supreme Court in May recognized “loss of chance” as an actionable injury under Minnesota tort law for the first time, embracing a doctrine variously adopted in 22 other states.  Time will tell how broadly this doctrine may be applied and what its costs and benefits may be.  On May 31, 2013, the Minnesota Supreme Court issued a 3-2 […]

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