Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Arthur Chapman & McDonough, Lommen & Cole and John P. Lommen, Minneapolis, for appellants.
DeParcq, Anderson Perl & Hunegs and Richard G. Hunegs, Minneapolis, for Nieting.
Faegre & Benson, Minneapolis, for Michelin.
Warren Spannaus, Atty. Gen., Peter W. Sipkins, Sol. Gen., John R. Murphy, Asst. Atty. Gen., St. Paul, for the State.
Gordon W. Shumaker, Jr., St. Paul, Adrian E. Herbst and Paul D. Tierney, Minneapolis, for Minnesota Trial Lawyers Assn., amicus curiae, seeking reversal.
Considered and decided by the court en banc.
Supreme Court of Minnesota.
Defendants appeal from an order of the district court dismissing their third-party complaint against the State of Minnesota on the ground that the state is immune from suit. For reasons stated herein we affirm as to this case, but establish a new rule of law in Minnesota for cases arising on and after August 1, 1976.
This case arises from a multiple-vehicle collision involving a tractor-trailer unit and
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