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Archive for 2013

Hello World! B&T launches its new website

After lots of nonbillable hours, B&T finally has a fresh face for the Internet. Thanks to our friends at Peter Hill Design for their great work. Have a comment to share? Question? Email us

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B&T Partner Rich Thomas Discusses “Facing the Future” as Speaker at 2013 MDLA Trial Techniques Seminar

At the 2013 MDLA Trial Techniques Seminar, “Facing the Future: Strategies for Defending Clients in the 21st Century,” friends of Burke & Thomas might have spotted a familiar face at the podium: partner Rich Thomas. At the annual seminar in Duluth, Mr. Thomas was a featured speaker, alongside Eric Magnuson, former Chief Justice of the […]

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B&T Defense Team Pens Amicus Brief in Landmark Liability Case

In the premises liability case Staab v. Diocese of St. Cloud, Minnesota Statute § 604.02 is called into question. Alice Ann Staab and her husband were taking a tour of the Holy Cross Parish School at the Diocese of St. Cloud, when Mr. Staab attempted to push his wife’s wheelchair out a door. The edge […]

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MN Supreme Court Creates Cause of Action for “Loss of A Chance” in Medical Negligence Cases

Writing for a three-justice majority, Justice Paul Anderson, in Dickhoff v. Green, held that Minnesota laws recognizes a cause of action in medical negligence cases for a “loss of a chance” when a delay in treatment reduces a patient’s chance of survival. Previously, Minnesota law allowed a plaintiff to recover only if the plaintiff’s chance […]

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