OPINIONS OF THE SUPREME COURT
FILED Monday, August 31, 2015
Timothy Guzick, as Personal Representative of the Estate of George J. Nyberg
and as Trustee of the George Nyberg Trust, Respondent, vs. Larry Kimball, et al.,
Appellants, Colleen Bennett, Defendant.
Court of Appeals.
The plaintiff’s expert disclosure on proximate cause in a legal malpractice action does not satisfy the “meaningful disclosure” standard of Brown-Wilbert, Inc. v. Copeland Buhl & Co.,
732 N.W.2d 209 (Minn. 2007), and therefore does not qualify for safe-harbor protection under Minn. Stat. § 544.42, subd. 6(c) (2014). Thus, the district court did not abuse its discretion in granting the defendants’ motion to dismiss.
Reversed. Justice G. Barry Anderson.
Concurring, Justices David L. Lillehaug and Alan C. Page.
Todd C. Allan, Respondent, vs. R.D. Offutt Co., self-insured and Gallagher Bassett
Services, Inc., Relator.
Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals.
For the purpose of determining eligibility for permanent-total-disability benefits, Minn. Stat. § 176.101, subd. 5(2) (2014), any disability that contributes to the employee’s permanent-partial-disability rating must also affect the employee’s ability to “secure anything more than sporadic employment resulting in an insubstantial income.”
Reversed and remanded. Justice G. Barry Anderson.
Dissenting, Justices Wilhelmina M. Wright, Alan C. Page and David L. Lillehaug