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What Are Skiers Liable For?

Cory P. Whalen - SiebenCarey "Know Your Rights" AttorneySeptember 25, 2017

With ski season just around the corner, ski accident attorney Cory P. Whalen, takes a look at collisions on the slopes and what skiers and snowboarders can be held liable for. 

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Wrongful-death lawsuit filed in 2014 fire that killed five kids in Minneapolis

Star Tribune, by Eric RoperOctober 20, 2015

A wrongful-death lawsuit blames a landlord for the 2014 deaths of five children in a north Minneapolis fire, one of the deadliest fires in the country last year.

The lawsuit claims the children’s deaths could have been prevented had it not been for inadequate smoke alarms, heating systems, electrical outlets, escape points and mechanical systems in the Colfax Avenue duplex.

“We believe through our experts that we can show … and prove that the building had some deficiencies that were required by the code that would have made the difference between life and death,” said attorney Jeff Sieben, who is representing the family.

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Tony Rubin Wins Verdict in Negligence and Assault Case

Business WireAugust 12, 2015

A Hennepin County jury awarded plaintiff Jesse Bukal a significant monetary verdict after a five-day trial. After asking for help from restaurant employees and management, Bukal was struck in the head by another restaurant patron on Aug. 11, 2012, and suffered permanent hearing loss in his right ear from the assault.

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Jail Suicide Lawsuit Settled At $2 Million

International Falls Journal, by Laurel BeagerDecember 30, 2014

A lawsuit seeking more than $40 million in damages in the suicide death of Kathryn Schneider from Koochiching County Sheriff, jail staff and the county has been settled for $2 million.

The lawsuit claimed the Koochiching County Sheriff’s Department failed to take appropriate precautions and safeguards to prevent Kathryn Schneider’s death. Jeffrey Montpetit of SiebenCarey represented members of Schneider’s family who brought the lawsuit.

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Hunting Accidents - Who Pays?

James P. Carey - SiebenCarey "Know Your Rights" AttorneyNovember 11, 2014

Our personal injury law firm has a lot of experience representing victims of hunting accidents. In many of the cases we’ve handled, the victim has been shot by another hunter in the group. In these situations, the victim (or victim’s family) may be hesitant to sue a hunting buddy, especially if the friend does not have much money. We understand these concerns.

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Jury Awards $2 Million For Bar Attack

Star Tribune, by Warren WolfeAugust 04, 2003

A Minneapolis jury has awarded $2 million to a former University of Nebraska football player who lost an eye after he was attacked outside a downtown bar.

Banana Joe's Sports Bar & Grill was negligent in refusing Dorick Roy's request to leave by the front door, away from the crowd departing at closing time, shortly after a confrontation between Roy's friend and another man. Roy was attacked by a man wielding a bottle, the same man who had fought with his friend, said Roy's attorney, Paul Downes.

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Vikings Fan Accused Of Assault After Game

Star Tribune, by Jim AdamsOctober 07, 2000

Fan-on-Fan violence at Vikings game

In an uncommon case of fan-on-fan violence, an Edina man appeared in court Thursday on charges that he punched and kicked another Vikings fan after a Tampa Bay Buccaneers game at the Metrodome.

Jeffrey W. Lupient was charged with third-degree felony assault for injuries allegedly inflicted on John Robinson. Minneapolis and Hennepin County prosecutors said they don't recall any fan-on-fan assault cases at Metrodome sports events.

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