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Legislature Imposes Prerequisites For Construction Defect – Claims In Common Interest Communities

  • By Vanessa Kahn

In recent years, real estate developers have significantly limited the construction of new condominium and townhome projects in Minnesota. One reason cited was the perception that homeowner controlled boards of directors of such developments could easily commence costly construction defect claims – of marginal benefit to unit owners as a group – based upon the wishes of only the board or a minority of unit owners. To address the problem, the 2017 legislature amended certain provisions of the Minnesota Common Interest Community Act (Minn. Stats. Sec. 515B.1-101 et.seq.)

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Minnesota Supreme Court Issues Workers’ Compensation Decisions – Gilbertson v. Williams Dingmann

  • By Lauren N. Harvey

Shannon Gilbertson v. Williams Dingmann, LLC, Case No. A16-0895

In Shannon Gilbertson v. Williams Dingmann, LLC, Case No. A16-0895, the Minnesota Supreme Court looked at the issue of whether, under Minnesota Statute § 176.101, subdivision 1(i), an offer to return to work with the same employer was “consistent with” a plan of rehabilitation stating that the employee’s vocational goal was to return to work with a different employer in the same industry.

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Minnesota Supreme Court Issues Workers’ Compensation Decisions – Hudson v. Trillium

  • By Lauren N. Harvey

Eddie Hudson v. Trillium Staffing, Case No. A16-2017

In Eddie Hudson v. Trillium Staffing, Case No. A16-2017, Hudson was injured in the course of employment with Trillium Staffing when the semi-trailer truck he was driving jackknifed and veered into a ditch. He was treated for injuries to his neck and low back, a traumatic brain injury, and psychological injuries. The parties participated in a mediation, which resulted in a settlement of Hudson’s claimed neck, low-back, brain, psychological, and other injuries for which he claimed PPD.

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