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Firm News & Events

Sharkey Recognized By MDLA for Recent Case

January 27th, 2016

Michael Sharkey, an officer at Cousineau McGuire, was recognized by Minnesota Defense magazine for a recent Court of Appeals victory. The magazine is published by MDLA. Sharkey's case, involving a dispute over the burial a 90-year old nursing home resident, is highlighted in the magazine's "MDLA Congratulates" section.

Novotny and Theisen Named Shareholders

January 12th, 2016

Cousineau McGuire is pleased to announce that Tamara Novotny and Jessica Theisen have been named shareholders of the firm, effective January 1, 2016. Tamara (“Tami”) has developed an expansive civil litigation practice which includes representing clients in federal and state courts throughout Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin. Her diverse practice includes insurance coverage, commercial trucking, […]

Congratulations to Cousineau McGuire 2015 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

July 7th, 2015

Cousineau McGuire is proud to announce that seven of its attorneys are recognized on the 2015 Super Lawyers® list and four are on the Rising Stars® list.


Legal News

Boyd v. BNSF Railway Company

February 1st, 2016

Boyd v. BNSF Railway Company Minnesota Supreme Court, January 27, 2016 A new Minnesota Supreme Court decision addresses the interplay between Minnesota Rules of Procedure 68 and federal law in the FELA context. Minnesota Rule of Civil Procedure 68 governs offers of settlement and judgment and provides a cost-shifting mechanism designed to encourage settlement of […]

Poehler v. Cincinnati Insurance Company

January 25th, 2016

Poehler v. Cincinnati Insurance Company Minnesota Court of Appeals In this published decision, the Minnesota Court of Appeals held that pre-judgement interest is not available for appraisal awards made pursuant to the terms of an insurance policy without any breach of contract or actionable wrongdoing by the insurance company. Per the terms of the applicable […]

Yvette Ford v. Minneapolis Public Schools

January 21st, 2016

Yvette Ford v. Minneapolis Public Schools Minnesota Supreme Court January 20, 2016 In this question of first impression, the Minnesota Supreme Court confirmed the Court of Appeals finding that the statute of limitations for the cause of action created by subdivision 1(1) of the Minnesota Whistleblower Act (MWA), Minn. Stat. § 181.932 (2012), which prohibits […]



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