CURRENT ISSUES IN MOTOR VEHICLE LAW
Online Replay Seminar
ITEM #:  2547932501   |   EVENT CODE:  507407-PENDING
MEMBER PRICE
$295.00
STANDARD PRICE
$345.00
MSBA MEMBER, NEW LAWYER, AND OTHER DISCOUNTS, IF APPLICABLE, WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT.

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Thursday, July 11, 2024

8:50 AM - 4:30 PM

Current Issues in Motor Vehicle Law

Join our expert faculty for a full-day seminar on the most current Motor Vehicle Accident issues for Minnesota attorneys.


SEMINAR HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

  • Motor vehicle issues targeting the legalization of recreational cannabis
  • A view from the Court of Appeals 
  • Plaintiff and defense perspectives in alcohol related claims
  • The Science of Toxicology
  • Technology developments impacting auto litigation
  • And much, much more!


SPECIAL BONUS FOR ATTENDEES:

All attendees will receive a copy of the Minnesota Motor Vehicle Accident Deskbook, 6th Edition. The Deskbook is jam-packed with 24 informational chapters and is designed to be a complete and comprehensive overview of this practice area. You will find an objective analysis of the law that strikes a balance between plaintiff and defense perspectives. To practice automobile liability law in Minnesota accurately and efficiently, the Deskbook is a must. It covers nearly every practice issue imaginable, providing you with the orientation, the analysis, and the authorities you need to cite. There’s no doubt that your practice will be more efficient and more effective using the Minnesota Motor Vehicle Accident Deskbook.

  • In-person attendees will receive a hard copy of the Minnesota Motor Vehicle Accident Deskbook.
  • Online replay attendees will receive a 1-year subscription to the LinkedLaw version of the Minnesota Motor Vehicle Accident Deskbook.

8:30 – 8:50 a.m.
CHECK-IN & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST


8:50 – 9:00 a.m.
INTRODUCTION


9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Cannabis and Motor Vehicle Use
Since the recent legalization of recreational cannabis, questions have arisen about how much is too much with regard to operation of a motor vehicle? What right of action do victims of a crash have when the responsible tortfeasor was intoxicated and illegally sold cannabis? And how do you prove it? In this important segment Racey Rodne will review Minn. Stat. § 342.81 and its impact on a significant change in Minnesota law.
– Racey Rodne


9:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Alcohol Related Claims
What happens when a motor vehicle accident involves a drunk driver? What are the available options of recovery for a Plaintiff, including dram shop, social host liability and claims of negligent supervision of minors. And, from a defense perspective, how do you protect your client from a claim of punitive damages for which there is no insurance coverage or hope of discharging in bankruptcy. Matt Johnson, an experienced insurance defense lawyer will share his experiences in defending these claims and protecting his clients from significant financial consequences.
– Matt Johnson


10:00 – 10:30 a.m.
The Science of Toxicology
In claims and defenses involving alcohol, cannabis, and other drug use, what is the science behind determining intoxication? What evidence and information is needed? Hear from a former professor of Biological Sciences and a Consultant in Forensic Toxicology regarding how he analyzes and provides opinions on the overuse of these substances and the impact on dram shop and other claims. 
– Jonathan Van Berkom


10:30 – 10:45 a.m.
BREAK


10:45 – 11:15 a.m.
A Fresh View from the Court of Appeals
Judge Jon Schmidt will present his observations after being appointed last September to the Court of Appeals. He will share what things have surprised him. The challenges transitioning from the advocate to the judiciary. And of course, what joys he has found. You will not want to miss this entertaining segment from one of our newest talented judges who has been on both side of the bench.
– Honorable Jon Schmidt


11:15 – 11:45 a.m.
Ch Ch Changes – From an Experienced Defense lawyer to a New Plaintiff’s Lawyer
Hear from Lee Miller as he went from a young plaintiff’s lawyer to a seasoned defense lawyer and now back to a plaintiff’s lawyer. A true there and back story. Learn how those experiences changed and informed how he evaluates cases, strategizes for trial, and counsels his clients. His observations will be helpful to both plaintiff and defense lawyers alike.
– Lee Miller


11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS


12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
LUNCH (on your own)


1:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Legislative Changes in Personal Injury Law from 2023 Session
2023 was a very robust year of changes at the Minnesota Capitol. Hear from Racey and Andy on what changes went into effect on January 1, 2024, regarding “drop down auto coverage,” umbrella policies, and UIM statute of limitations. How these changes will impact your practice and your own consumer attitudes about insurance purchases and renewals and what you should consider.
– Racey Rodne & Andy Rorvig


1:30 – 2:00 p.m.
In the Year 2000... Discussion of Technology Developments Impacting Auto Litigation
As technology continues to race forward, the concept of autonomous vehicles is more than just an idea. Hear from Mike Skram about how he sees recent and proposed changes in the law and technology may impact personal injury law and insurance coverage moving forward. His presentation will cover not just the future but the current shift in ride sharing and specialized vehicles. He is the Nostradamus of this topic.
– Mike Skram


2:00 – 2:30 p.m.
What Happens When Headlights in the Rear Are Closer than They Appear?
Attorney Rachel Beauchamp will discuss the practical considerations of handling and defending commercial trucking claims. What to ask for and what is practically available during discovery. Rachel has significant experience in defending truckers in the age of “runaway juries” and “nuclear verdicts” in Minnesota and elsewhere in a post-COVID world. Hear her analysis of prior case outcomes and observations of the future when handling these cases from both the plaintiff and defense perspective.
– Rachel Beauchamp


2:30 – 2:45 p.m.
BREAK


2:45 – 3:15 p.m.
Subrogation Is Not a Four-Letter Word – So Long as You Know What Type of Alligator You are Wrestling
Repayment of health insurance policies is often a common obstacle to both plaintiff and defense lawyers alike in seeking to reach a settlement. But are all health insurance policies the same? Is it true that you can “always” negotiate a reduction? What happens when your case is resolved, and the injured person seeks future treatment? Is that covered by health insurance? Hear from Andy Rorvig who has been writing and speaking on these exact issues for almost 20 years. His insights and updates will certainly come in handy.
– Andy Rorvig


3:15 – 3:45 p.m.
Employees Injured in a Motor Vehicle Accident – What do I Need to Know?
Shannon Nelson is an experienced defense lawyer who will share the options faced by injured workers when resolving their torts claims. How may a reverse-Naig impact the Plaintiff? Is a Henning hearing an option? What impact will the case have on ongoing employment? How to cooperate and look for a win-win solution.
– Shannon Nelson


3:45 – 4:15 p.m.
Observations from the Minnesota No-Fault Standing Committee
What is the purpose of the committee? What has it done in the past and will plan to do in the future. How does the committee’s work impact no-fault insurance practitioners? Hear from Committee members Jeanette Wong and Rylee Retzer-Busselman on their experiences and observations in serving our community as members of the committee.
– Jeanette Wong & Rylee Retzer-Busselman


4:15 – 4:30 p.m.
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

LIVE IN-PERSON
Tuesday, June 18, 2024
Minnesota CLE Conference Center
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 370
Seventh Street & Nicollet Mall, Third Floor City Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

ONLINE REPLAY
Thursday, July 11, 2024
Attend online
A moderator will be available to answer questions by email.

$295 MSBA members / $295 paralegals / $345 standard rate

Other discounts that may apply:

Scholarships available!
Need-based scholarships are available for in-person and online seminars. For further information or to obtain a scholarship application, contact us at 800-759-8840 or customerservice@minncle.org.

Minnesota CLE is applying to the Minnesota State Board of CLE for 6.0 standard CLE credits. The maximum number of total credits attendees may claim for this program is 6.0 credits.

MEMBER PRICE
$295.00
STANDARD PRICE
$345.00
MSBA MEMBER, NEW LAWYER, AND OTHER DISCOUNTS, IF APPLICABLE, WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT.
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