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.