The Minnesota Judicial Branch is exempt from limits on gatherings imposed by Governor Tim Walz’s Executive Orders, but continues to be subject to policies established by the chief justice and court order.
Michael Steinlage Presents to the Brokers & Reinsurance Markets Association on Mass Shootings and Insurance Risk
Attorney Michael Steinlage recently presented to members of the Broker and Reinsurance Markets Association on the insurance liability landscape around mass shootings.
An obstacle course race organizer won summary judgment in a “greater than ordinary” negligence claim brought by a race participant after the participant suffered a significant injury during an obstacle course race. The case had complex discovery and expert issues, and required analysis of the interplay between waiver provisions, Minnesota pleading requirements, and statutory issues.
We asked Judge Christian Wilton of Minnesota’s First Judicial District to outline some of the changes implemented, their effects on trial practices, and tips for how litigants should prepare for and litigate cases in the “new normal.”
Update: Presidential Proclamation Temporarily Suspends Entry of Non-Immigrants into the United States
The Trump Administration announced that entry into the U.S. by certain nonimmigrant individuals will be suspended. This proclamation applies to individuals on H-1B visas, H-2B visas, J-visas for foreign cultural and work exchanges, and L-visas for transfer of foreign workers within a company.
For the first time, the Immigration Service will open the H-1B visa lottery on March 1, instead of April 1. The H-1B visa allows employers to hire foreign nationals to work in many types of professional positions.
On April 11, the Immigration Service announced that it received 201,011 H-1B petitions during the filing period from April 1-5, 2019. This number far exceeded the congressionally-mandated cap.