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Employee Appreciation Bowling & Pizza Party

Brown & Carlson held our annual Employee Appreciation Bowling and Pizza party at Park Tavern. Jeff Carlson got the highest single game score and was awarded the honor of having his name engraved on our trophy.

University of St. Thomas Trial Advocacy Team

University of St. Thomas Trial Advocacy Team

Joseph Pope, Law Clerk, was selected to represent the University of St. Thomas School of Law for the 2015-2016 Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA) national competition.  The TYLA program attracts teams from more than 140 law schools and involves more than 1,000 law students each year.  

In 2016-2017,  Joseph was selected for the University of St. Thomas School of Law’s trial advocacy team to represent the school at the American Association for Justice (AAJ) trial advocacy competition.  

The goal of both programs is the training and education of law students, providing an opportunity to develop and practice trial advocacy skills in simulated civil and criminal jury cases before members of the Bench and Bar.  

Congratulations and Good luck Joseph!

Moot Court Competition

Jordan Bugella, Law Clerk, was nominated for “best brief” by his professors and selected to be on the University of Minnesota’s ABA Moot Court Competition Team.  The team competes against other law schools at a national level in the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition (NAAC).  The competition involves writing a federal appellate brief and presenting an oral argument in front of a panel made up of practicing attorneys and judges.  The first round of the ABA competition takes place in St. Louis, Missouri in February, 2017.  We wish Jordan the best of luck in this competition and will keep you posted as to his outcome!

2015 Blue Ocean OARS Award

Westfield Insurance presented Carrie Jacobson with its “2015 Blue Ocean OARS Award.”  Ms. Jacobson was nominated by Workers’ Compensation Leader Beth O’Connor for her commitment to Westfield’s “Official Active Resolution Strategy.”  This strategy promotes creative and accelerated resolution of claims in order to achieve an optimum outcome.  Ms. Jacobson was one of only a handful of attorneys selected to receive this award.  Congratulations Carrie!

Insight Newsletter

Noga v. MN Vikings Football Club – Employer Awareness of Obligation to Provide Benefits and the Statute of Limitations 

A Refresher Regarding Notices of Intention to Discontinue Benefits

Application of the Treatment Parameters to Disputed Medical Treatment:  Johnson v. Darchuks Fabrication, Inc.

New Exposure for Employers Under the Minnesota Human Rights Act

Employers and Workers’ Compensation Insurers Must Seek Reimbursement Rather Than Offset for Self-Funded Short Term Disability Payments

Medical Specialties in Traumatic Brain Injury Claims

Not all “Physicians” are created equal…at least not in the eyes (or ears) of the MN Workers’ Compensation System

“Lien-ing” Towards Compensability on Stairs Cases

If Stairway, Then Compensable?

The Spaeth Balance Rule and Medicaid:  Gist v. Atlas Staffing, Inc.

Statutory Update: PTD, TPD, PPD

When Other Laws Apply: The Intersection of Workers’ Compensation, FMLA and ADA Law

Contesting Bills Related to Medical Records

Stairway to Compensability

Current State of Stairs:  Compensable or Not

Halvorson v. B&F Fastener Supply Supreme Court Decision Re: Termination of Rehabilitation Services

New Law Re PTD Offsets

Kubis v. Community Memorial Hospital Association Supreme Court Decision

Medicare “Just Kidding” Language in Stipulations: Is the Joke On Us?

Recent Changes in the Law Regarding Termination of Rehabilitation Services: An In-Depth Look at the Halvorson Decision

Workers’ Compensation Laws in Minnesota a Practical Guide

When Doves Cry: New Rule Regarding Opioid Medication in MN Workers’ Compensation Cases

Self-Serving Testimony WCCA Decision Dahlgren v Johnson Carpet

Mn Supreme Court Decision Allan v. R.D. Offutt Co. [PPD Thresholds for PTD Cases]

Supreme Court Kainz Decision post Dykoff

Supreme Court’s Reversal in Dykoff v Xcel Energy 2013 Legislative Changes Discontinue Narcotic Medications PDF Late Notice Bars Employee’s Claims
[related material:] For the complete copy of the Supreme Court Findings A Short Primer on Dystonia

MRSA “Super Bug” and Workers’ Compensation Claims

Employee Handbooks Help Employers Avoid Potential Liability

Late Payment Penalties

Occupational Disease Claims

Social Media Defense Against Workers’ Compensation Claim

Frandsen Case Law Update

12+12 Rule of Passive Care

Social Security Benefit Increase

Workers’ Compensation Rates

OAH Summary of Procedure Changes


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