News & Events
News & Events
July 31, 2019 – the Minnesota Supreme Court issued a Decision reversing the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals (W.C.C.A.) with regard to Noga v. Minnesota Vikings Football Club. The Supreme Court determined that the Employee’s claim was barred by the statute of limitations under Minn. Stat. § 176.151. The Employee failed to file a claim within six years from the date of the alleged injury. Minn. Stat. § 176.151 (a). The Supreme Court concluded that nothing suggested that, at the time the Vikings provided care to the Employee, the Vikings knew, or should have known, that the Employee would develop the dementia injury. The Supreme Court held that a proceeding that satisfies the statute of limitations must arise out of the Employer’s awareness of an obligation of the benefits provided. Read more.
Brown & Carlson is pleased to announce that it has been named one of Minnesota’s Top 150 Workplaces by the Star Tribune for the third year in a row!
Senior Shareholders Greg Broos, Doug Brown, and Eric Hayes accepting the most recent award.
On April 8, 2019, Attorneys Richard Plagens and Darren Glur attended the ArcBest Workers’ Compensation Legal Conference at the corporate headquarters of ArcBest in Fort Smith, Arkansas. ArcBest is the self-insured parent company of ABF Freight, a valued Brown & Carlson client. There were 34 attorneys from 24 States attending the Conference. Richard and Darren were able to learn more about the Company’s practices and procedures regarding workers’ compensation claims and their business in general. They enjoyed gaining additional knowledge about ArcBest that will assist them in defending workers’ compensation claims and they were also intrigued by discussing workers’ compensation matters with attorneys from other jurisdictions. ArcBest presented a first-class conference!
Congratulations to Elizabeth Chambers-Brown, who is the recipient of the 2019 Golden Gavel Award from Westfield Insurance! The Golden Gavel Award was designed to recognize outstanding achievement by Westfield’s outside counsel partners. The Award was personally presented to Elizabeth by Beth O’Connor-Branch, Workers’ Compensation Claim Leader, in celebration of her successful decision from Judge Grove in a workers’ compensation matter. This is the first Golden Gavel Award for Brown & Carlson.
Congratulations to Elizabeth and her team on a job well done!
Jordan Bugella worked as a Law Clerk for Brown & Carlson while he attended the University of Minnesota Law School, he joined the firm as an Associate Attorney after passing the bar in 2018.
Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Roff passed the bar in 2008 and joined Brown & Carlson at the start of 2019. She has a proven track record of effectively and passionately representing clients in civil litigation matters in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
In celebration of “Movember”, Brown & Carlson had a fundraising campaign. Numerous attorneys grew mustaches for the event to draw awareness for Men’s health issues. The event culminated in a Movember happy hour where the fundraising total of $1,971 was announced. A big thank you to all who contributed for this fun event
This year’s seminar was held on July 25, 2018 at the Golden Valley Country Club. A number of attorneys from Brown & Carlson presented on the focus topic of TBI claims. Keynote speaker Uzma Samadani, MD PhD of Hennepin County Medical Center, and an Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Minnesota, presented on and shared a wealth of knowledge on current, and the future of, technologies in the field of brain injuries. Please contact Julie Arseneau for information on attending future seminars hosted by Brown & Carlson.
Mn Supreme Court Decision Allan v. R.D. Offutt Co. [PPD Thresholds for PTD Cases]
Supreme Court’s Reversal in Dykoff v Xcel Energy 2013 Legislative Changes Discontinue Narcotic Medications PDF Late Notice Bars Employee’s Claims
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