Shannon Carey Selected as "Up and Coming Attorney"

Minnesota LawyerMarch 23, 2011

Shannon Carey Selected as "Up and Coming Attorney" 

In its eleventh year, this award identifies those Minnesota attorneys who have distinguished themselves during their first ten years of practice. Criteria for selection include leadership, professional accomplishment and service to the legal community. The 25 honorees were chosen by Minnesota Lawyer's editorial staff based on nominations from law firms, legal associations, previous award recipients and other members of the state bar.

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Paul Schweiger Chosen 2010 Attorney of the Year

Minnesota Lawyer, by Liz WolfFebruary 28, 2011

Paul Schweiger made major changes to his law practice during the past two years and the hard work is paying off.

As managing partner of SiebenCarey's Duluth office, he transitioned his personal injury practice to focus exclusively on medical malpractice work, making it one of the very few statewide plaintiff's medical malpractice groups in Northern Minnesota. He won $4.25 million, $2 million and $1.25 million judgments for clients last year.

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Tort Reform Passes House Committee

Minnesota Lawyer, by Michelle LoreFebruary 25, 2011

Lawyers say tort reform bill would result in fewer cases

Plaintiffs' lawyers say a sweeping federal tort reform bill is intended to drive lawyers away from helping injured clients. The bill, which would cap non-economic damages in a broad range of lawsuits at $250,000, severely limit punitive damages and pre-empt many state laws, has been approved by the House Judiciary Committee.

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Bolstering enforcement of state laws through private actions

MinnPost.com, by Bob Moilanen and Harry Sieben February 16, 2011

Minnesota law permits private attorneys to bring claims against those who engage in deceptive trade practices.

In 2009, the Minnesota Department of Commerce brought 438 enforcement actions. These actions were designed to protect Minnesota citizens and resources from financial fraud to adulteration of food to poaching. These enforcement activities involved criminal and civil actions, cease and desist orders, and license revocations..

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Still Slippery After 2 years

Star Tribune, by James Eli ShifferFebruary 13, 2011

Denny's settled a slip-and-fall case, but the source of trouble at a Coon Rapids restaurant remains.

Much has changed since Barbara Anderson slipped on some ice two years ago in the parking lot of a Denny's restaurant in Coon Rapids. But one thing is the same: The downspout from the roof of the Denny's still empties into the handicapped parking space, creating what one safety consultant called a "freezing lake effect" that left Anderson flat on her back and screaming in pain.

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$1.2 million verdict in distracted-driving case

Super Lawyers Blog, by Adam WahlbergOctober 07, 2010

More proof that driving and dialing is never a good idea.

In 2007, a bread delivery truck driver who was on his cell phone crashed into the vehicle of Michael Wills, who was on his way to work in Wabasha, Minn. Wills suffered a brain injury and shoulder and neck and knee injuries, and has since had memory problems.

Personal injury lawyer Harry Sieben took the case to trial and received a verdict of $1.2 million.

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Wrongful death lawsuit filed in I-35W chain-reaction crash

Kare11September 24, 2010

"The family members have legitimate questions and we will work to provide the family with answers."

The husband of a woman killed when a semi-trailer struck her vehicle on I-35W in Lakeville last May has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the trucking company.

Twin Cities attorney Jim Carey filed suit in Dakota County Wednesday on behalf of Todd Brinkhaus, the husband of Pamela Brinkhaus, who was killed when her car was rear-ended by the truck owned and operated by Reinhart Foodservice.

Brinkhaus was traveling behind another truck loaded with 17 million bees when the chain reaction crash was allegedly triggered by the Rinehart semi. Her car, and one driven by a pregnant woman were crushed between the two trucks.

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Ex-Ramsey County inmates to get TB payouts

Star Tribune, by Chris HavensAugust 17, 2010

By settling, the county admitted no fault.

A multimillion-dollar deal between Ramsey County and those exposed to tuberculosis in the county workhouse in 2008 was approved by a federal judge. The settlement covers inmates who were at the workhouse between April 17 and June 9, 2008. After the infected inmates came forward, the county sought people who were there during that time and offered to test them for the disease.

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School Reaches Settlement In Sexual Harassment Case

Duluth News Tribune, by Chris BuckleyAugust 06, 2010

"We think the settlement was fair and, more importantly, hope it sends a message."

In 2007, Kirstie Jones decided to go back to school. At that time she was the only female enrolled in Mesabi Range's millwright program. She says other students - two in particular - started harassing her from day one. She ended up quitting the program and moving back to her hometown of Hoyt Lakes. Then she got in contact with personal injury attorney Harry Sieben.

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Several developments in nursing home abuse case

Access Press, by Jane McClureJuly 09, 2010

Claims of elder abuse at the Good Samaritan Society nursing home in Albert Lea continue to make their way through the court systems.

A civil lawsuit was filed in South Dakota in June against nursing home parent company Good Samaritan Society. It is the third civil lawsuit filed by families of the nursing home residents who were abused. The abuse, by six young women nursing assistants, allegedly occurred between January and May 2008.

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Lawsuit filed in South Dakota against Good Samaritan Society

Albert Lea Tribune, by Tim EngstromJune 10, 2010

Another lawsuit has been filed in the Albert Lea elder abuse case against the Good Samaritan Society. This civil case has been filed in Sioux Falls, which is the headquarters for the nursing home chain.

The lawsuit seeks damages from Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society, saying its supervisors in Albert Lea were negligent in failing to provide proper supervision of four teenage certified nursing assistants who allegedly abused patients emotionally, sexually and physically in the first half of 2008.

Jim Carey, of the SiebenCarey law firm said the situation was not just the case of one employee who on one or two occasions engaged in this type of behavior.

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Cutting off the tap to drunks is a messy business

Star Tribune, by Curt BrownMarch 26, 2010

Suing the servers

One of the most powerful weapons against bars that serve drunken patrons is the so-called dram shop act, a state law that allows someone to sue a bar or other business for illegally serving alcohol to someone who later dies or suffers an injury.

Attorneys said dram-shop cases rarely go to juries. The bulk of claims are settled out of court, with insurance lawyers negotiating payouts for bars -- almost always on the condition of confidentiality.

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Albert Lea nursing home, ex-aides face lawsuit

Pioneer Press, by Amy Forliti January 26, 2010

"It's off-the-chart wrong."

The operator of nursing home in Albert Lea and four fired nursing assistants were sued over allegations that the aides groped, spanked and spat on several nursing home residents suffering from dementia or Alzheimer's disease.

The lawsuit claims the nursing assistants spent four months abusing residents at Good Samaritan Society. The conduct of the four defendants "was so extreme and outrageous that it passed the boundaries of decency."

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In-Depth: Drive Thru Mystery

Fox 9 News, by Jeff BaillonNovember 17, 2009

There is a lesson in this case for anyone who uses a drive thru. As you pull out your wallet or purse do you have the car in drive or park?

A family is stunned by the sudden death of a loved one in a car crash. It happened of all places at a drive thru for a fast food restaurant. Was it a freak accident or something else? This is one of those stories that sounds more like an episode from a television crime drama. It begins with a mysterious death then leads to all kinds of wild accusations. Eventually science unravels the truth.

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Susan Holden Uses Business Skills To Benefit Achieve

Achieve Services, IncNovember 01, 2009

By all accounts, Susan Holden has found success.

As an attorney, she's achieved just about every distinction and honor available in the profession including serving as President of both the Minnesota State Bar and Hennepin County Bar. She's a partner in her law firm, SiebenCarey, where she specializes in personal injury, product liability, dram shop liability, auto accident and insurance litigation.

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Susan Holden Receives Faithful Servant Award

College of Saint BenedictOctober 21, 2009

Trial attorney Susan Holden was honored with the Fidelis Apparitor Award at the College of Saint Benedict.

The award, which means "faithful servant" in Latin, is given to individuals who have been good and faithful servants of the law. Holden is a partner in the SiebenCarey law firm and she has years of experience as an advocate representing injured people. Holden is receiving this award because of her tireless commitment to her community.

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Judge Awards Families Additional $4M For Railroad's Misconduct

KARE 11October 16, 2009

This week, the families of the four young adults who died when a freight train slammed into their car, were awarded $4 million when a Washington County judge ruled the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company tried to cover up evidence during the trial.

In that trial, which ended a year ago, a jury awarded the families $21 million and placed 90 percent of the blame for the crash on Burlington Northern. The additional $4 million is a sanction against the railroad for what Judge Ellen Maas called "staggering" misconduct during the trial.

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Judge: Railroad engaged in 'staggering' pattern of misconduct

Star Tribune, by Paul LevyOctober 15, 2009

William Bongard represented the family of one of the four teens killed in a train crossing accident in 2003.

When the families and their attorneys took the case to trial, a jury awarded them $21.6 million in damages. Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation appealed that decision and refused to pay.

Then the attorneys for the families filed sanctions against the railroad, to punish them for their attempts to cover up their responsibility for the accident; because the crossing gate wasn't working properly and because they destroyed evidence, fabricated evidence, interfered with the investigation and lied.

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Cargill Settles E. coli Lawsuit With 11-year-old Minnesota Girl

Star TribuneOctober 02, 2009

"She's made a miraculous recovery but she still has risks of future complications."

The parents of an 11-year-old Minnesota girl who spent more than a month in the hospital because of an illness caused by an E. coli-contaminated hamburger have reached a settlement with Cargill, Paul Downes, the family's attorney said.

The girl became ill in 2007 after eating contaminated hamburger supplied by Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation. The hamburger meat was linked to an E. coli outbreak that led Cargill to voluntarily recall about 845,000 pounds of frozen ground beef patties.

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Paul Schweiger selected to "Best Lawyers in America"

Business NorthAugust 18, 2009

News Makers - Paul Schweiger

The law firm of SiebenCarey is proud to announce that attorney Paul F. Schweiger, a member of the Duluth office, has been honored with a "Best Lawyers in America" distinction. He was voted one of the best in Medical Malpractice Law and Personal Injury Litigation.

Paul is one of the leading wrongful death lawyers and personal injury attorneys and in cases involving auto accidents, medical malpractice, catastrophic personal injury and product liability.

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Client Reviews

out of 182 reviews
Jeanne Tondryk

Eric W. Beyer helped me through a very difficult time and his professionalism, advice and results from an injury were highly respected. Amidst the personal part of getting myself back to health, his guidance when life was blurry was so appreciated. He listened and then put forth my options honestly and directly which I totally appreciated!

 Was totally satisfied with his hard work and dedication to help me. I'd highly recommend him. Thank you Eric!

Chris and Amy Boys

We worked with Art and his team on a personal injury case. We could not have been more pleased with the result. Art and his team were both professional and personable, and were a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend Art and his team if you find yourself in this type of situation.

Daunne Schaller

I was seriously injured in a car accident on my wedding night and went to SiebenCarey. Being involved in an accident is never fun. The folks at SiebenCarey got us thru the event helping us get on with our lives. They were up front and honest. We knew we could trust them. It’s clear to me why Art has been recognized as a Best Lawyer in America and Super Lawyer for 12 years running. Now anytime I know someone who was involved in an accident I refer them to SiebenCarey.

Deb Colombe

I was involved in a car accident that was complicated at best. God blessed with me Eric Beyer as my attorney. Although it was a long drawn out process between the two insurance companies, Eric was not only my attorney, he was my rock.

Eric is one of the most ethical people I have ever met in my lifetime. He was a constant source of not only information, but of comfort throughout the whole process. I never doubted for one moment that Eric did not have my best interest at heart. He took every word I said seriously and did what he had to do. If I ever have the misfortune of another injury like this, I would go to no one other than Eric Beyer. I will never in my lifetime be able to thank Eric enough or let him know how much I respect him and what a comfort he was and has continued to be for me. God Bless you Eric Beyer.

Jesse Bukal

In need of a personal injury attorney? Well you're if you're reading this you're in the right place. You'd be hard pressed to find more competent attorneys than the ones here at SiebenCarey.

They took my case to trial and an amazing job presenting the facts and fighting for my best interests! Three years ago I was unsure of what my future would bring; now that it's over I can rest a bit easier. With SiebenCarey as my counsel, I believe I had the absolute BEST representation a person could've asked for. I knew that I wanted the absolute best representation when searching for an attorney to handle my case and I most definitely received it.

If you need a personal injury attorney, look no further. Can't recommend highly enough.

Teresa Zweber

I retained Robert Brabbit in 2011 for a workmans comp case. I have been extremely pleased with him as my attorney. He won the first part of my case with ease, he has great knowledge and professionalism and am anxious to see the end results of my settlement. I would recommend him highly and he won against a major retail store.

Morgan Petoletti

My husband had an amazing experience with this firm. They listened and took the time to understand our case.

Sheryl Nixon

Jeff Sieben was the first one I talked to about my injury. I was not sure if there was even a case. But as the months went by and my pain got worse, the seriousness of the injury became apparent. Jeff took on the case and put me at ease about the medical bills and calls. He was professional in his attitude while being compassionate to my situation. I have recommended him to others and will continue to do so. 

Ashlyn Wall

They were able to work with me while I was away for school and much appreciated the help. I would highly recommend them!

Adele Thompson
I would like to express my gratitude for the excellent assistance in processing my legal action necessary due to a car accident. In particular Matthew Steinbrink exceeded my expectations regarding all the necessary paperwork and negotiating on my behalf. I would not hesitate to recommend SiebenCarey in the future.

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