When Attorneys Are Sued by Non-Clients: The Immunity and Privilege Rule

When Attorneys Are Sued by Non-Clients: The Immunity and Privilege Rule

Typically, lawsuits against attorneys are brought by clients alleging legal malpractice. An essential element of a legal malpractice claim is the existence of an attorney-client relationship. The general rule is that a lawyer is liable only to his or her client and...
Minnesota Amends its Rule of Professional Conduct Relating to a Lawyer Admitted in Another Jurisdiction Providing Legal Services in Minnesota

Minnesota Amends its Rule of Professional Conduct Relating to a Lawyer Admitted in Another Jurisdiction Providing Legal Services in Minnesota

New changes are coming to Rule 5.5 of the Minnesota Rules of Professional Conduct for attorneys, which governs multijurisdictional practice and the unauthorized practice of law. The amendments are effective July 1, 2019. Rule 5.5 prohibits a lawyer from “practic[ing]...
Assumption of Risk Doctrine Remains in Minnesota, But Held Not to Apply to Recreational Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding

Assumption of Risk Doctrine Remains in Minnesota, But Held Not to Apply to Recreational Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding

On January 23, 2019, the Minnesota Supreme Court decided for the first time that the doctrine of implied primary assumption of risk does not apply to recreational downhill skiing or snowboarding. Soderberg v. Anderson, — N.W.2d — (Minn. Jan. 23, 2019). ...
Lauren Nuffort Receives 2018 President’s Award of the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association

Lauren Nuffort Receives 2018 President’s Award of the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association

Lauren Nuffort was the joint recipient of the 2018 Minnesota Defense Lawyer’s Association (MDLA) President’s Award.  Each year at the Association’s annual meeting, the MDLA President has the privilege of bestowing upon a member the President’s Award to recognize his...