October 15, 2015 by hhmkcj in News

2015 Heacox, Hartman, Koshmrl, Cosgriff & Johnson Seminar

Heacox, Hartman, Koshmrl, Cosgriff, and Johnson, P.A., is pleased to announce their 2015 Fall Seminar, Thursday, November 5, 2015, at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul. Please download invitation for further details. Seminar Invitation

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September 03, 2015 by hhmkcj in News

MIND GAMES: UNDERSTANDING MENTAL INJURIES FOLLOWING RECENT CHANGES TO THE MINNESOTA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ACT

http://web.wmitchell.edu/law-review/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/4.-Atchison_Website.pdf    

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September 01, 2015 by hhmkcj in News

Supreme Court Decides PPD Rating Used To Determine Eligibility For PTD Must Affect Employability

In Allan v. R.D. Offutt Co., the Minnesota Supreme Court, relying on the plan language of Minn. Stat. § 176.101, subd. 5(2), reversed the Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals’ holding that, when determining eligibility for permanent total disability benefits, any disability may contribute to the employee’s permanent partial disability rating,

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July 14, 2015 by hhmkcj in News

2015 Workers’ Compensation Statute Revisions

Legislation was recently passed and signed into law by Governor Mark Dayton that may cut workers’ compensation inpatient hospital costs by 10 to 15 percent. The newly passed law will require the Minnesota’s workers’ compensation system to use the same payment system that Medicare uses to reimburse hospitals.  The law

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July 08, 2015 by hhmkcj in News

Supreme Court Decides That Intervenors Must Appear, In Person, At Conferences And Hearings

In Sumner v. Jim Lupient Infiniti, the Minnesota Supreme Court affirmed the denial of the intervention claims as the intervenors failed to attend the hearing before the compensation judge.  In the decision, the Court relied of the plain language of Minn. Stat. § 176.361, subd. 4: Unless a stipulation has

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July 07, 2015 by hhmkcj in News

Jay Hartman and Gregg Johnson named Super Lawyers for 2015

We at Heacox, Hartman, Koshmrl, Cosgriff and Johnson would like to congratulate Jay Hartman and Gregg Johnson on being selected as 2015 Minnesota Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers recognizes attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their legal practice. Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process. Peer nominations and

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July 01, 2015 by hhmkcj in News

Congratulations to Joshua Steinbrecher

Heacox, Hartman, Koshmrl, Cosgriff and Johnson is pleased to announce that as of July 1, 2015 Josh Steinbrecher is now a shareholder with the firm. We are all proud of Josh’s achievements. Congratulations, Josh!

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May 21, 2015 by hhmkcj in News

New Rules Governing Long-Term Treatment with Opioid Medication

In its rule making capacity, the Department of Labor & Industry anticipates making its proposed rules establishing criteria for long-term treatment with opioids effective mid-July, 2015. Minn. Rule 5221.6110 will govern the long-term use of opioid medications for intractable pain.  The rules will apply to both health care providers who

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March 11, 2015 by hhmkcj in News

Charlie Feenstra to speak at 30th Annual Workers’ Compensation Institute

Ms. Feenstra will be part of a legal panel of experts discussing the impact of new immigration provisions and how they will affect issues of termination/resignation, rehabilitation, benefit availability to employees under temporary work authorization, and more! Don’t miss this important breakout session on Friday, April 17, 2015 from 11:15

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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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