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Minnesota Supreme Court holds Resident-Relative Exclusions are enforceable

The Minnesota Supreme Court, in Poitra v. Short, 966 N.W.2d 819 (Minn. 2021), recently held “resident-relative” exclusions in insurance policies are not void due to public policy. In 2014, a two-year-old Bentley Poitra was bitten by a dog at his grandparents’ residence. Bentley’s parents, Justen and Debra (“the Poitras”) filed a claim through the grandparent’s… Read more »

Minnesota Comparative Fault Act Does Not Reduce Damages Owed by Third-Party Defendant Where Jury Find Plaintiff’s Employer Also Shares a Percentage of Fault

In Fish v. Ramler Trucking Inc., 2019 WL 272865 (Minn. Ct. App. Jan. 22, 2019), the Minnesota Court of Appeals determined that Minnesota’s comparative fault statute does not apply to reduce the amount of a judgment entered against a third-party tortfeasor based on the percentage of fault allocated to an employer immune from tort liability… Read more »