Joe Nilan and Dan Ellerbrock recently obtained an order granting summary judgment in favor of an insurance client. The case involved two issues of first impression in North Dakota: the scope of an insured vs. insured exclusion and the policy’s requirement that a claim be based on actions taken “solely” in an insured capacity. The Court decided both questions in our favor, and held that our client had no obligation to provide coverage for the underlying litigation against the insured.
Minnesota Firefighter Initiative (“MnFIRE”) participated in the Fire Officer & Training Officer School
Gregerson, Rosow, Johnson & Nilan is pleased to announce that firm client Minnesota Firefighter Initiative (“MnFIRE”) participated in the Fire Officer & Training Officer School being held in Duluth on March 16-18, 2018. MnFIRE is a statewide advocacy group whose mission is to provide education, prevention, and support for firefighters with regard to cancer, cardiac, and emotional well-being. To find out more about MnFIRE, visit www.mnfireinitiative.com or www.msfca.org.
Dan Gregerson Presented at the Minnesota Association of City Attorneys’ annual educational conference.
Dan Gregerson recently presented at the Minnesota Association of City Attorneys’ annual educational conference. Dan’s presentation addressed the competitive bidding requirements that must be followed by Minnesota cities. The presentation also discussed the exceptions to those requirements and the ways the competitive bidding statute has been construed by Minnesota courts.
Mark Johnson recently presented and published a paper, with the assistance of Joshua Dorothy, for the ABA Fidelity and Surety Law Committee’s annual midwinter meeting. Mark and Joshua’s paper addresses the question of who is considered an “employee” in light of the changing working relationships of the new “gig economy.” The paper also addresses the insurance consequences that can arise from these non-traditional relationships, and how courts and insurers are responding to them.
Dan Ellerbrock was published in the November 2017 edition of Bench & Bar, the monthly magazine of the Minnesota State Bar Association. Dan’s article focuses on litigating cases in out-of-state jurisdictions that require attorneys to associate with local counsel. The article discusses how to approach the local counsel requirement in a productive way and includes tips and best practices for how to get the most of the local counsel relationship.