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    • Interesting Day in Bankruptcy of Diocese of Duluth

      Interesting Day in Bankruptcy of Diocese of Duluth

      Today at 11:30 it is expected that a top official from the Diocese of Duluth will testify under oath regarding the Diocese of Duluth Bankruptcy filing. The Diocese filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in December.  Judge Robert J. Kressel set […]

    • Petextrian is the Pedestrian Who is Intexticated

      Petextrian is the Pedestrian Who is Intexticated

      The numbers of injured or killed pedestrians is growing.   That growth is  linked to cellphone distractions and parallels the eightfold increase in cellphone use in the past 15 years. The Urban Dictionary has added a new term – “petextrian.”: n. One who […]

    • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Sets Deadline for Diocese of Duluth Survivors

      U.S. Bankruptcy Court Sets Deadline for Diocese of Duluth Survivors

      Survivors of sexual abuse have until  May 25, 2016  to seek justice against their attackers. That is just a little over firm months away.  The Window that has been limited due to bankruptcy by the diocese is part of a […]

    • Cellphone-distracted Walking is Now Being Reviewed

      Cellphone-distracted Walking is Now Being Reviewed

      This year the National Safety Council has started to track cellphone-distracted walking in the determinations for why pedestrians are hit by cars: Distracted walking injuries involving cell phones accounted for an estimated 11,101 injuries between 2000 and 2011[ii], making it […]

    • Two Times As Many Pedestrian Deaths in 2015

      Two Times As Many Pedestrian Deaths in 2015

      The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported this month that Pedestrian deaths are on the rise:  After falling to a six-year low of 17 in 2014, deaths are back in the 35-40 range of previous years, and safety experts are imploring drivers […]

    • What Were You Reading About In 2015 At Legal Examiner?

      What Were You Reading About In 2015 At Legal Examiner?

      It’s been great to have a forum to talk about making the world safer, but even more important has been the opportunity to learn from Legal Examiner and great lawyers across the country. Here’s the list of what the most […]

    • What You Were Reading In 2015 At The Minneapolis Legal Examiner

      What You Were Reading In 2015 At The Minneapolis Legal Examiner

      This year has been about as active as last year.  I again took some time off for a couple of months from posting.  Mostly due to a group of trials I had.  We thank everyone, who took the time to […]

    • Pedestrians Are In Danger on New Years Eve

      Pedestrians Are In Danger on New Years Eve

      What is the Deadliest Day for pedestrians?   It is  New Year’s Eve.   Why?  It is usually a combination of drunk drivers and drunk walkers. “Alcohol impairs your physical ability to walk and to drive,” said Dr. Thomas Esposito at […]

    • Minnesota State Patrol:  What to do if you have been in a collision

      Minnesota State Patrol: What to do if you have been in a collision

      Sgt. Neil Dickenson of the  Minnesota State Patrol recently talked to the nncnow.com about this very topic.  His advice: The person involved must evaluate the incident and decide on the best course of action to minimize the risk they place […]

    • In 2016 Minnesota Should Finally Pass Survivor Statute

      In 2016 Minnesota Should Finally Pass Survivor Statute

      For the last couple of years the Minnesota Legislature has been looking at the survivor statute as a possible law change.  Basically,  a change is needed to deal with cases where a plaintiff dies before the case is settled or […]