Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Kevin S. Carpenter , Carpenter Injury Law Office, St. Cloud, MN, H. Morrison Kershner , Pemberton, Sorlie, Rufer & Kershner, PLLP, Fergus Falls, MN, for appellant.
Dyan J. Ebert , Laura A. Moehrle , Quinlivan & Hughes, P.A., St. Cloud, MN, for respondent.
Richard J. Thomas , Bryon G. Ascheman , Corinne Ivanca , Burke & Thomas, PLLP, St. Paul, MN, for amicus curiae Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association.
Supreme Court of Minnesota.
This appeal requires us to interpret the meaning of Minn.Stat. § 604.02, subd. 1 (2010), to determine whether a defendant must pay an entire damages award when a special jury verdict attributes 50% of the negligence to the sole defendant and 50% of the negligence to a nonparty to the lawsuit. Appellant Staab brought suit against respondent Diocese of St. Cloud for injuries she sustained on premises it owned and operated. The...
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