News & Events

Brown & Carlson Hosts Annual Summer Seminar

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.

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!

Insight Newsletter

Mental Health Claims Related to Non-Compliance with Covid-19 Vaccine Mandates

Employers and Insurers are NOT Required to Reimburse Injured Employees for the Cost of Medical Cannabis

Sobczak v. Walmart Stores, Inc: Vague Stipulation Language

 Sayler v. Bethany Homes: Vacating Stipulations for Settlement

 Vaccination Mandates and Workers’ Compensation Liability

 Changes to MN Workers’ Compensation Laws

 Leuthard v. ISD 912: The Treatment Parameters Escape from the Jaws of the Rare Case Exception

 Working From Home or Living at Work

 FROI Change in Requirements

 Medical Cannabis – The Haze Clears

 COVID-19 WC Presumption

 What Claims Qualify Under COVID-19 Statutory Presumption

 Healthcare Providers Must Intervene to Assert their Rights Under the Workers’ Compensation Act

 Healthcare Providers Must Comply with New PTSD Treatment Parameters

 Job Offer Refusal Does Not Otto-matically Discontinue TTD: An Analysis of WCCA Decision Otto v. Heartland Motor Co.

Ewing v. Print Craft: QRCs Beware…

Proposed Rule 5221.6700: Treatment Parameters for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Recent Changes in Petitions for Reassignments/Affidavits of Prejudice

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



Please contact us with any questions about how Brown & Carlson can help you.