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Eric Steinhoff, Matt Sloneker, and Brandon Meshbesher Obtained a Victory from the Wisconsin Court of Appeals

September 1, 2022

Eric Steinhoff, Matt Sloneker, and Brandon Meshbesher obtained a victory from the Wisconsin Court of Appeals. The case involved the alleged disclosure of personal financial information of the Plaintiff. The Plaintiff alleged that the information was posted on the Defendant’s website and initiated a lawsuit for invasion of privacy under Wisconsin law. The Circuit Court granted summary judgment in favor of Defendant, holding that the Plaintiff failed to satisfy the “publicity” element of... Read more →

2022 MDLA Trial Techniques Seminar School Supplies Drive

August 24, 2022

For the second year in a row, Lind, Jensen, Sullivan & Peterson won the award for biggest contribution of school supplies at the 2022 MDLA Trial Techniques Seminar. The combined efforts of all the firms at the MDLA seminar raised over $1,400 and 2 full SUV loads of school supplies which will be going directly to stock a free store for educators just in time for the upcoming school year.  

Congratulations Thomas Jensen and Lauren Hoglund for Successfully Obtaining a Complete Defense Verdict at a Recent Jury Trial in Washington County District Court

August 1, 2022

Congratulations to attorneys Thomas Jensen and Lauren Hoglund for successfully obtaining a complete defense verdict for their client at a recent jury trial in Washington County District Court.  Plaintiff alleged that the defendant chiropractor breached the standard of care by using excessive force in a chiropractic adjustment, which allegedly caused a vertebral artery dissection and led  to a stroke. Plaintiff also claimed that the defendant chiropractors failed to give informed consent about... Read more →

Congratulations to the Lind Jensen Sullivan & Peterson 2022 Super Lawyers

July 21, 2022

2022 Minnesota Super Lawyers: William L. Davidson, Appellate Mark A. Fredrickson, Personal Injury General Defense Thomas D. Jensen, Civil Litigation Defense Patrick J. Larkin, Construction Litigation Richard A. Lind, Civil Litigation Defense Paul C. Peterson. Professional Liability Defense - Top 100 Matthew D. Sloneker, Civil Litigation Defense Eric J. Steinhoff, Civil Litigation Defense Brian A. Wood, Personal Injury General Defense 2022 Minnesota Rising... Read more →

Mark McGrane Joins Lind, Jensen, Sullivan & Peterson, P.A.

June 29, 2022

Lind, Jensen, Sullivan & Peterson, P.A. is excited to announce that Mark McGrane has joined the firm as an associate attorney.

Katie Storms Elected to Lind, Jensen, Sullivan & Peterson, P.A. Board of Directors

June 1, 2022

On June 1, 2022, Katie H. Storms became a Director, joining the equity partners at Lind, Jensen, Sullivan & Peterson, P.A.  Ms. Storms graduated from the University of St. Thomas School of Law in 2006, and joined the firm as an associate in May 2015.  She became a shareholder in January 2019, and focuses her practice on the defense of workers’ compensation and employment-related disputes.  In addition to her legal practice, Ms. Storms mentors newer attorneys and law students,... Read more →

Brian Wood and Brandon Meshbesher Successfully Opposed a Petition for Review to the Wisconsin Supreme Court

May 19, 2022

Brian Wood and Brandon Meshbesher successfully opposed a Petition for Review to the Wisconsin Supreme Court. The case involved an individual who was accused of posting Plaintiffs’ photographs, along with sexually suggestive and degrading captions about them, on a members-only fetish website. It was a consolidated appeal from two separate lawsuits brought by eight individual Plaintiffs. We represented the Defendant’s homeowners insurer and intervened in the lawsuits to contest coverage. The... Read more →

Lind Jensen Sullivan & Peterson P.A. is a proud sponsor of the 2022 Federated Challenge. #federatedchallenge

May 2, 2022

Lind Jensen Sullivan & Peterson P.A. is proud to stand alongside sponsors from across the country to defend, empower, and ignite potential in our nation’s youth. Imagine the possibilities. #federatedchallenge  Imagine the possibilities — we did. 

Brandon Meshbesher Testified Before the Minnesota Senate Civil Law Committee

March 4, 2022

On March 3, 2022 Brandon Meshbesher testified before the Minnesota Senate Civil Law Committee in support of S.F. No. 3066—a bill that would repeal a Minnesota statute commonly referred to as the “seat belt gag rule.” John Hausladen, President of the Minnesota Trucking Association, also testified in support of the bill. The seat belt gag rule prohibits the admission into evidence of the use, or failure to use, seat belts in motor vehicle accident cases involving personal injuries or... Read more →

Please Join us in Congratulating Brandon Meshbesher and Brian Wood in a Recent Victory at the Wisconsin Court of Appeals

February 24, 2022

The case involved an individual who was accused of posting Plaintiffs’ photographs, along with sexually suggestive and degrading captions about them, on a members-only fetish website. It was a consolidated appeal from two separate lawsuits brought by eight individual Plaintiffs. We represented the Defendant’s homeowners insurer and intervened in the lawsuits to contest coverage. The insured asserted his Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination in response to discovery requests... Read more →

MINNESOTA WORK COMP COVID PRESUMPTION RETURNS

February 9, 2022

We’ve previously reported on a causation presumption applicable to COVID-19 and Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Law that was enacted in April of 2020.  The law contained a “sunset date” and ended at 11:59 PM on December 31, 2021.  By action of the legislature and Governor, the presumption has now returned.  Minn. Stat. 176.011 subd 15(f) has been revived and reenacted. On February 4, 2022, Governor Walz signed into law H.F. 1203 which extends workers’ compensation benefits to... Read more →

January 27, 2022

Eric Steinhoff and Patrick Larkin obtained a full defense verdict in a gas explosion case.  The case was tried over six full days in Swift County (Benson, Minnesota).  Plaintiffs claimed that the firm’s client was negligent in providing furnace installation and furnace maintenance services and that such negligence caused the explosion which severely burned the Plaintiff.  Plaintiff and his wife sought roughly $14 million in damages but the jury awarded $0.00 for all areas of claimed... Read more →

COVID-19/CORONAVIRUS – RECENT DEVELOPMENTS REGARDING MANDATORY VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS FOR EMPLOYERS

January 14, 2022

A great deal of uncertainty has surrounded employers’ obligations under the OSHA “vaccine or testing” regulation (the “OSHA ETS”) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) interim final rule (the “CMS IFR”) requiring certain health care providers to ensure that its employees are vaccinated for COVID-19. With two recent orders from the U.S. Supreme Court, some of that uncertainty has been removed. The Supreme Court issued an order on January 13, 2022,... Read more →

Minnesota Work Comp Presumption For COVID-19 Ended December 31, 2021

January 6, 2022

This news blast is to remind you that the presumption applicable to COVID and Minnesota workers’ compensation law ended at 11:59 PM on December 31, 2021. We have previously issued announcements concerning the COVID presumption as contained in Minn. Stat. §176.011, Subd. 15(f).  Please check our website for more information. The presumption that took effect in April 2020, has now ended. For injury dates from April, 2020, through the end of 2021, an employee is covered by the... Read more →

Congratulations to Attorneys Thomas Jensen, Lauren Hoglund and Paralegal Elizabeth Morris

December 1, 2021

Congratulations to attorneys Thomas Jensen, Lauren Hoglund and Paralegal Elizabeth Morris for successfully obtaining a complete defense verdict for their client at a recent jury trial in Dakota County District Court.  Plaintiff alleged that the defendant chiropractor breached the standard of care by failing to diagnose, and continuing to treat with chiropractic adjustment, Plaintiff’s cervical region that included a herniated disc.  Defendants were found not negligent, with the jury... Read more →

Paul Peterson and Matt Sloneker obtained the dismissal of a federal lawsuit alleging civil rights violations and other claims against a Tribal Court-appointed guardian ad litem

November 2, 2021

Paul Peterson and Matt Sloneker obtained the dismissal of a federal lawsuit alleging civil rights violations and other claims against a Tribal Court-appointed guardian ad litem.  The court found that guardians ad litem are entitled to absolute quasi-judicial immunity for the performance of their court-appointed duties, and dismissed all claims.  

Breaking News – Minnesota Supreme Court Work Comp Case on Medical Cannabis

October 28, 2021

WORK COMP MEDICAL CANNABIS AWARD PREEMPTED BY FEDERAL LAW   On October 13, 2021, the Minnesota Supreme Court issued a decision in the case, Musta v. Mendota Heights Dental Center, overturning an award of medical cannabis to an injured employee.  (note there was a companion case with the same result on the same day, Bierbach v. Digger's Polaris).   The Court determined the Federal Controlled Substances Act, which... Read more →

Congratulations to Brandon Meshbesher who was appointed to the MSBA’s Court Rules and Administration Committee

September 23, 2021

Brandon Meshbesher has been appointed to the Minnesota State Bar Association’s (MSBA) Court Rules and Administration Committee. Committee members are appointed by the MSBA President and have diverse backgrounds with respect to type of practice, practice area, geographic location, and years in practice. The purpose of the committee is to study and recommend changes or comments in matters of court rules, administration, or policies in any subject area except those covered by the Professional... Read more →

New Associate Lauren M. Hoglund Joins Lind Jensen Sullivan & Peterson

August 25, 2021

Lind Jensen Sullivan & Peterson is pleased to welcome new associate Lauren M. Hoglund to the Firm. Lauren focuses her practice on advising and defending clients in complex litigation in a variety of industries, including insurance defense, medical malpractice and employment law. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of St. Thomas and her Juris Doctor from Mitchell Hamline College of Law. After graduating from law school, Lauren served as a law clerk for the... Read more →

Shareholder Katie H. Storms sworn into the State Bar of Wisconsin

August 5, 2021

On July 19, 2021, shareholder Katie H. Storms was sworn into the State Bar of Wisconsin. Please join us in congratulating her on this accomplishment. She joins several other members of our firm, also licensed to practice in the Badger State. Lind Jensen Sullivan & Peterson, P.A., has also has attorneys licensed to practice law in Illinois, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Michigan. We pride ourselves on being a boutique law firm, centrally located in the Upper Midwest, and able... Read more →

Timothy Jung is editor of the Workers’ Compensation chapter of the Minnesota Insurance Law Deskbook

August 4, 2021

Timothy Jung is editor of the Workers’ Compensation chapter of the Minnesota Insurance Law Deskbook.  He recently drafted an update for 2021, and that update has now been published and is available at Minnesota Continuing Legal Education. Minnesota State Board of Continuing Legal Education | (mn.gov)

Congratulations to the Lind Jensen Sullivan & Peterson 2021 Super Lawyers

July 22, 2021

2021 Minnesota Super Lawyers: William L. Davidson, Appellate Mark A. Fredrickson, Personal Injury General Defense Thomas D. Jensen, Civil Litigation Defense Patrick J. Larkin, Construction Litigation Richard A. Lind, Civil Litigation Defense Paul C. Peterson. Professional Liability Defense - Top 100 Matthew D. Sloneker, Civil Litigation Defense Eric J. Steinhoff, Civil Litigation Defense Brian A. Wood, Personal Injury General Defense 2021 Minnesota Rising... Read more →

Timothy Jung Presented to League of Minnesota Cities

May 18, 2021

On May 18th, Timothy Jung presented to the League of Minnesota Cities on application of Minnesota’s Workers’ Compensation treatment parameters, including a discussion of Leuthard v. ISD 912, a decision of the Minnesota Supreme Court, in which our client prevailed.

Timothy Jung, Molly de la Vega, and João Medeiros Secured for the Firm’s Client ISD 912 a Favorable Result in a Decision by the Minnesota Supreme Court

April 29, 2021

Timothy Jung, Molly de la Vega, and João Medeiros secured for the firm’s client a favorable result in a decision by the Minnesota Supreme Court, published April 28th.  In Leuthard v. Independent School District 912 – Milaca, the Minnesota Supreme Court reversed the WCCA and reinstated the compensation judge’s Findings and Order denying certain treatment as outside applicable treatment parameters and not reasonable and necessary.  This decision preserves the value of Minnesota’s... Read more →

Happy 30th Anniversary Lind Jensen Sullivan & Peterson P.A.

March 15, 2021

On a Friday morning on March 15, 1991 heading into a St. Patrick’s Day holiday weekend, a light went on in an office on the 39th floor of the IDS Tower, and Rick Lind, Tom Jensen, and Ted Sullivan officially opened Lind, Jensen & Sullivan, PA for business.  Beth Morris and Tim O’Connor joined them soon thereafter, with Paul Peterson and yours truly making it in the door not too long before an incredible one-year anniversary party. The firm was small, but the attitude was big.  A... Read more →

Recent Workers’ Compensation Laws Regarding the Covid-19 Vaccine

March 12, 2021

Workers' Compensation Laws Regarding Covid -19 Vaccine Timothy P. Jung – timothy.jung@lindjensen.com Mark A. Fredrickson – mark.fredrickson@lindjensen.com Katie H. Storms – katie.storms@lindjensen.com Molly H. de la Vega – molly.delavega@lindjensen.com  

Timothy Jung presented a program entitled “The Anatomy of a Workers’ Compensation Trial”

March 11, 2021

Timothy Jung presented this program at the March 10, 2021 Safety Council meeting of the Minnesota Trucking Association.

Michael Burke and Brandon Meshbesher Recent Publication in Bench & Bar MN

January 5, 2021

Michael Burke and Brandon Meshbesher recently published an article in Bench & Bar MN Magazine titled, Click it or Zip it: It’s Time to Rethink the Seat-belt Gag Rule, BENCH & BAR MINN. (Jan. 4, 2021), available at  https://www.mnbar.org/resources/publications/bench-bar/articles/2021/01/04/click-it-or-zip-it-it-s-time-to-rethink-the-seat-belt-gag-rule

After 16 years with LJSP, Jack Moore has Decided to Retire……

December 29, 2020

Jack plans to spend time continuing tutoring elementary school kids in the Minneapolis Public Schools in reading. He also looks forward to improving his tennis serve and reducing his golf slice. Once the pandemic ends he looks forward to traveling with his wife Reg, and spending time with his two daughters.

Updated Guidance Relating to an Employer’s Potential Right to Require Employee Vaccinations

December 18, 2020

On December 16, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued updated guidance relating to an employer’s potential right to require employee vaccinations.  Attached is an update Lind, Jensen, Sullivan & Peterson prepared discussing the EEOC’s newest guidance and other considerations as employers evaluate whether they can, or should, mandate employees to get a Covid-19 vaccination. COVID-19 Guidance re Vaccinations - Employer Update

Timothy Jung addresses an Important Doctrine of MN Workers’ Comp Law to the MN Supreme Court

December 7, 2020

On December 7th Timothy Jung presented arguments to the Minnesota Supreme Court on behalf of a self-insured client.  The case addressed an important doctrine of Minnesota Workers’ Compensation law, including the evaluation of reasonable and necessary medical care and application of treatment parameters made effective in 1995.

Jason Prochnow & Ryan Myers helped a WI Municipality obtain a Finding of No Probable Cause of Discrimination in response to alleged Age Related Discrimination Claims following an employee discharge.

November 13, 2020

Jason Prochnow & Ryan Myers helped a WI Municipality obtain a Finding of No Probable Cause of Discrimination in response to alleged Age Related Discrimination Claims following an employee discharge.

December 4th 2020 Timothy Jung will be presenting at the 2020 Workers’ Compensation Deskbook Seminar

November 10, 2020

On December 4th Timothy Jung will be presenting at the 2020 Workers’ Compensation Deskbook Seminar.  Tim will be leading a panel discussion regarding legal presumptions in occupational disease cases.  These presumptions may apply, depending on a number of factors, to certain listed occupations involving heart disease, cancer, infectious disease, COVID-19 and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  The online live program is December 4th with an online replay January 15th.

Mark Fredrickson and Michael Burke Obtain Summary Judgment in Nerf War Wrongful Death Lawsuit

November 6, 2020

Attorneys Mark Fredrickson and Michael Burke successfully defeated wrongful-death claims alleging that a school district breached its duty to supervise and warn students and parents about a non-school sanctioned game called “Nerf Wars.”  The lawsuit further alleged that the school district failed to execute or adopt anti-Nerf War policies or train on-campus adults to monitor students.  The decedents were involved in an off-campus car accident after school let out for the day.  In... Read more →

Eric Steinhoff and Michael Burke Obtain Summary Judgment in Land Dispute Matter in Wisconsin

November 5, 2020

Attorneys Eric Steinhoff and Michael Burke successfully defeated claims for breach of easement, trespass, and statutory violations of Wis. Stat. §§ 182.017(5) and 26.09.  In dismissing the case with prejudice, the Douglas County (Wisconsin) Circuit Court Judge found that Plaintiff failed to put forth evidence that he owned to the center line of the roadway as opposed to the public right-of-way.  Boad S. Swanson v. CenturyTel of Northwest Wisconsin, LLC, 2019CV112 (Wis. Cir. Ct. Nov. 4,... Read more →

Attorneys Katie H. Storms and João C.J.G. Medeiros prepared an amicus brief to the Minnesota Supreme Court on behalf of the Minnesota Defense Lawyer’s Association (MDLA).

August 12, 2020

Attorneys Katie H. Storms and João C.J.G. Medeiros prepared an amicus brief to the Minnesota Supreme Court on behalf of the Minnesota Defense Lawyer’s Association (MDLA).  The Minnesota Supreme Court issued its opinion on August 12, 2020, fully affirming the position of the Respondent and amicus.  Specifically, the Court held that a health care provider who voluntarily declines to intervene in a pending workers’ compensation proceeding after receiving timely and adequate notice of the... Read more →

Congratulations to the Lind Jensen Sullivan & Peterson 2020 Super Lawyers

July 21, 2020

2020 Minnesota Super Lawyers: William L. Davidson, Appellate Mark A. Fredrickson, Personal Injury General Defense Thomas D. Jensen, Civil Litigation Defense Patrick J. Larkin, Construction Litigation Richard A. Lind, Civil Litigation Defense Jack D. Moore, Civil Litigation Defense Timothy J. O’Connor, Civil Litigation Defense Paul C. Peterson. Professional Liability Defense Matthew D. Sloneker, Civil Litigation Defense Eric J. Steinhoff, Civil Litigation... Read more →

Patrick Larkin, Brandon Meshbesher, Eric Steinhoff, and Rick Lind Published in July Issue of Bench & Bar Minnesota

July 14, 2020

Patrick Larkin, Brandon Meshbesher, Eric Steinhoff, and Rick Lind authored an article titled The Business Interruption Pandemic Claims for business interruption loss coverage in the wake of covid-19, which is featured in the July 2020 issue of Bench and Bar Minnesota. Article

Congratulations Ryan Myers

July 6, 2020

A huge congratulations to Ryan Myers for being promoted to Shareholder at Lind Jensen Sullivan & Peterson P.A.

Congratulations Molly de la Vega

A huge congratulations to Molly de la Vega for being promoted to Shareholder at Lind Jensen Sullivan & Peterson P.A.

Lind Jensen Sullivan and Peterson Welcomes

May 20, 2020

Lind Jensen Sullivan and Peterson welcome; Shareholders Ryan C. Ellis, Jennifer M. Waterworth, Paralegals Nicole Kvarnlov, Kathy Mullholland, and Legal Assistant Kimberly McKenzie.  All are joining the firm from Gislason and Hunter LLP.

COVID-19 and Work Comp Update – Legislature Passes New Presumption

April 8, 2020

On April 7, 2020, Governor Walz signed a bill put forth by the state legislature creating a presumption that certain categories of employees who contract COVID-19 are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. In COVID-19 and Work Comp Update - Legislature Passes New Presumption, we take an in-depth look at the new legislation and what it will mean for employers and insurers moving forward. This law is effective April 8th, and covers injuries from April 8, 2020 through May 1, 2021. We... Read more →

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Update – April 1, 2020

April 2, 2020

Last night, on April 1, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a temporary rule that provides further detail about how to interpret the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).  As you know, the FFCRA became effective yesterday. An introduction and overview of the temporary rule, along with links to other helpful resources and information from the DOL can be found here: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/ffcra The DOL’s press release relating to the new temporary rule can be... Read more →

COVID 19 – Business Interruption Insurance

March 30, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has had and will continue to have drastic impacts on the economy and many businesses will experience steep financial losses.  It is anticipated many businesses will look to their first party property coverage and try to assert claims for business interruption or business loss coverage.  Here is an article highlighting the issues that will be prevalent for such claims: COVID 19 Business Interruption Insurance

Update 9 DOL Guidance Update RE Families First Coronvirus Response Act March 30, 2020

Late Thursday night March 26 and again on Friday March 27, the U.S. Department of Labor issued updated guidance as to its interpretation of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).  Update 9 DOL Guidance Update RE Families First Coronavirus Response Act March 30, 2020-125475 is an update as to some common questions and answers you might have concerning the new requirements of the FFCRA, which becomes effective April 1. Please contact our employment legal team if you have... Read more →

DOL Guidance RE Families First Coronavirus Act Released March 25th

March 25, 2020

On March 24, 2020, the United States Department of Labor issued some guidance for employers regarding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Importantly, the guidance states that the effective date of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act is APRIL 1, 2020, not April 2, 2020, as initially expected. Our lawyers have summarized the DOL’s guidance here, DOL Guidance RE Families First Coronavirus Response Act Released March 2... Please do not hesitate to contact our employment team... Read more →

Families First Coronavirus Response Act & Taking Temp of Employees UPDATE – Employer Update

Last night, President Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, implementing bipartisan legislation and changes underscored in the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act in response to the recent pandemic. So, what does that mean for you - as an employee and as an employer? At Lind, Jensen, Sullivan, & Peterson, P.A., we are committed to providing you with information to help you make the right decisions both personally and professionally, and we're... Read more →

DHS Given Power to Waive or Modify Requirements by Executive Order – Employment Update

March 23, 2020

As Minnesota takes steps to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, measures are being taken to provide relief to employers and service providers throughout the state. On March 21, 2020, Governor Walz issued two new Executive Orders (11 & 12) that gives the Department of Human Services (DHS) the power to modify and waive existing requirements to allow in-state programs to better provide service to those in need. In DHS Given Power to Waive or Modify Requirements by Executive Order - Employment... Read more →

Furlough v. Layoff – Employment Update

March 20, 2020

As employers around Minnesota are facing difficult decisions due to the COVID-10 pandemic, we have prepared an updated resource to assist you as your organizations analyze difficult decision.  In Furlough v. Layoff - Employment Update, we examine the difference between a furlough and layoff, what those processes generally look like, and identify some common issues that can arise (including COBRA notices, WARN notice, requirements under the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act, etc.) Please... Read more →