August 30, 2016 by hhmkcj in Case Updates, News

Ryan v. Potlatch – Supreme Court Rules that Workers’ Compensation Settlement Agreements May Close Out Conditions Reasonably Contemplated at the Time of the Agreement.

In Ryan v. Potlach, The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that a workers’ compensation settlement agreement may close out not only work-related injury that is the subject of the agreement, but also complications or conditions that can be reasonably contemplated at the time of the agreement. In Ryan, Virgenia Ryan suffered

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March 10, 2015 by hhmkcj in Case Updates, News

Minnesota Supreme Court Reverses Kainz:

In Kainz v. Arrowhead Senior Living Community, the Minnesota Supreme Court determined that the WCCA’s finding of compensability under the “increased risk” test was manifestly contrary to the evidence.  In turn, the case was remanded to the Compensation Judge for reconsideration in light of Dykhoff v. Excel Energy, 840 N.W.2d

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January 23, 2015 by hhmkcj in Case Updates, News

Supreme Court Decides Irwin Factors Should Not Be Considered to Reduce an Excessive Award of Attorney Fees ($1,000.00 per hour)

In David v. Bartel Enterprises, 856 N.W.2d 271 (Minn. 2014), the Minnesota Supreme Court addressed whether the Irwin factors could be considered to reduce an award of Roraff attorney fees based on the 25/20 statutory formula. In the case, the Employee sustained a back injury and received extensive medical treatment.

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August 19, 2014 by hhmkcj in Case Updates, News

Supreme Court of Minnesota Reverses W.C.C.A. Decision on Offset of Public Employee Retirement Benefits

In the recent decision of Ekdahl v. Independent School District #213, the Supreme Court of Minnesota held that the phrase “old age and survivor insurance benefits,” as used in Minn. Stat. § 176.101, subd. 4 (2012), refers to social security benefits under the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 401-34

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