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The MSBA's Construction Law Section Presents


"A Worker Was Hurt and Now We Are Getting Sued? Understanding Workers' Compensation Subrogation, Employer Liability and Contractual Indemnity at a Glance"

A brief lecture on what happens when a construction worker is injured on the job as the result of another contractor's fault. We all know the injured worker receives workers' compensation from his employer, but we will try to make sense of the myriad of issues that arise with respect to the employer's right of subrogation, the employer's liability for its own fault, and how that may be impacted by contractual obligations. We will contrast the simplistic statutory formula approach that Wisconsin has followed versus the complicating Minnesota courts adoptions of employer liability in Lambertson, separate Naig and reverse-Naig' settlements, and the ability to skirt the statutory formula with Henning allocations. Finally, we intend to explain the clarifying codification of the statutory "Waive and Walk" amendment over ten years after it was drafted by the presenter and signed into law by Governor Jesse "the Body" Ventura.


Michael D. Carr , Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak & Pikala, P.A.

1 hour of Standard CLE credit applied for (Event Code: 152987)



Date:   Friday, February 11, 2011
Time:   12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location:   MSBA Offices
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 380 Minneapolis, MN 55402 


Section Members:  $20.00
MSBA Members (But Not Construction Law Section Members):  $25.00
Law Students:  Free
Non-MSBA Members:  $30.00

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Cancellation Policy:

Refunds will be processed for cancellation requests received in writing on or before noon on the registration deadline. Requests should be directed to the event contact person listed at the bottom of this notice. Cancellation requests received after this time are not eligible for refunds. You may send a colleague in your place if you are unable to join us and the registration deadline has passed.

Requests for an exception to this policy should be directed to Elyse Farnsworth, Section Services Director, by e-mail or at (612) 278-6336