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Firm News & Events

Cousineau McGuire Announces That It Will Operate As Two Firms

September 1st, 2016

Cousineau McGuire is pleased to announce that its Workers Compensation and Civil Litigation practice groups will begin operating as two new firms in November/December 2016. While not an easy decision, we believe this change will best allow each group to continue providing our clients with quality, dedicated, and effective representation as we move into the […]

Cox Earns Designation as Certified Medicare Secondary Payer Professional

August 3rd, 2016

Elizabeth R. Cox has earned the designation as a Certified Medicare Secondary Payer Professional (CMSP). She earned the designation by demonstrating a high level of knowledge in the area of Medicare Secondary Payer Act Compliance and completing class room training, an examination, and a Medicare Set-Aside Case Study Submission. The CMSP credential is designated to […]

Cousineau McGuire congratulates Michael Sharkey and Rachel Beauchamp on Minnesota Court of Appeals Success

March 7th, 2016

Cousineau McGuire congratulates its Officer Michael Sharkey and Associate Rachel Beauchamp on their recent success on behalf of our clients at the Minnesota Court of Appeals. At the Minnesota District Court level, Sharkey was successful on a motion for summary judgment addressing alleged conversion, breach of contract, and negligence, and obtained the complete dismissal of […]


Legal News

Gams v. Houghton

September 22nd, 2016

Gams v. Houghton, No. A14-1747, 2016 WL 4536500 (Minn. Aug. 31, 2016) Gams v. Houghton is the first of a pair of recent cases Minnesota Supreme Court cases interpreting Minnesota Rule of Civil Procedure 5.04, which was newly enacted in July, 2013, and provides that any case not filed with the Court within one-year after […]

Cole v. Wutzke, Minnesota Supreme Court

September 1st, 2016

Cole v. Wutzke Minnesota Supreme Court August 31, 2016 Cole v. Wutzke, No. A15-0060, 2016 WL 4536505 (Minn. Aug. 31, 2016) Cole v. Wutzke, published the same day as Gams v. Houghton relies upon and expands the discussion in Gams, but specifically addresses whether an attorney's mistake in failing to file within one year can […]

Ryan v. Potlach — A Win for Cousineau McGuire at the MN Supreme Court

July 13th, 2016

Cousineau McGuire attorneys Natalie Lund and Jim Waldhauser successfully represented a Self-Insured Employer at the Minnesota Supreme Court in Ryan v. Potlatch Corporation. The decision from the Minnesota Supreme Court was issued July 13, 2016, and changes the law with respect to the closure of future consequential injuries in a Stipulation for Settlement. Prior to […]



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