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MEDICAL MALPRACTICE EXPERT AFFIDAVIT: Curative expert affidavit filed by medical-malpractice plaintiff under safe-harbor provision of Minn. Stat. 145.682, subd. 6(c) is not subject to filing deadlines for dispositive motions of Minnesota Rules of of General Practice, Rule 115.03. Pfeiffer v. Allina Health System, 851 N.W.2d 626 (Minn. Ct. App. 2014), pet. for rev. denied (Minn. October 22, 2014).

MINNESOTA STATUTE OF REPOSE: Ten year statute of repose, Minn. Stat. Sec. 541.051, does not bar claims that common law duty to use reasonable care for safety of entrants on their land has been breached, as such claims fall under the exceptions found in subdivision 1(d) of the statute. Monson v. Suck, et al., A14-0461 (Minn. Ct. App. October 14, 2014).

ASSUMPTION OF RISK. Minnesota Court of Appeals found that doctrine of primary assumption of risk barred plaintiff’s negligence claims arising out of injuries sustained when colliding with a fence while snowtubing. Dawson v. Afton Alps Recreation Area, No. 82-CV-13-224 (Minn. Ct. App. Sept. 22, 2014)

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Firm News

JLO congratulates Lawrence M. Rocheford on his recertification by the MSBA as a Board Certified Civil Trial Law Specialist. In addition to Lawrence, Leonard J. Schweich is a Board Certified Civil Trial Law Specialist. This is an honor achieved by less than 3% of Minnesota’s licensed attorneys.

We are pleased to announce that Matthew P. Bandt has become a partner in the firm.

Congratulations to Eugene J. Flick, Joseph E. Flynn, Marlene S. Garvis, Lawrence M. Rocheford, and Leonard J. Schweich who were named to the 2014 list of Minnesota Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business. Click here for additional information about this announcement.

Congratulations to Elisa M. Hatlevig and Jason A. Koch who have been named to the 2014 list of Minnesota Rising Stars by Minnesota Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business.

Jardine, Logan & O’Brien, P.L.L.P. is pleased to announce that Elisa M. Hatlevig has been recognized by Super Lawyers for inclusion in the 2014 Top Women Attorneys in Minnesota selection. READ MORE

The November JLO Newsletter has been released and is available by clicking this link.

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