Lind, Jensen, Sullivan & Peterson, P.A. shareholder Matt Sloneker presented at the recent Mid-Winter Conference of the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association. Along with Crane Engineering Building Science president Stefan Helgeson, AIA, ASLA, Matt presented on the use of experts in construction defect and premises liability cases. The presentation included an overview of the various bases for liability in such cases, including statutory warranties and the Minnesota Common Interest Ownership Act, and the expert testimony needed to defend against such claims. Matt and Stefan also discussed the various types of forensic experts and their specialties, and investigation methodology, proper procedures in the testing and preservation of evidence, preparation of reports, opinions and other pertinent legal considerations in such cases. Download presentation: MDLA Winter 2014 Presentation.