Author Archives: Gregory J. Johnson

Minnesota No-Fault Coverage: “Stacking” the Weekly Rate-of-Pay-Limit

By Greg Johnson, Esq. The Minnesota No-Fault Automobile Insurance Act requires that every policy issued in Minnesota afford “a minimum of $40,000 for loss arising loss arising out of the injury of any one person, consisting of: (1) $20,000 for … Continue reading

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G Johnson Law: Neutral Insurance Coverage Evaluations

Mr. Johnson provides neutral insurance coverage evaluations in Minnesota. This is a form of non-binding, alternate dispute resolution where disputing parties agree to submit their coverage positions to a subject expert in writing to evaluate whether coverage exists for a … Continue reading

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Minnesota Auto Coverage: Supreme Court holds that Non-Licensed Insurers Must Pay Minnesota Benefits Too

By Greg Johnson, Esq. The Minnesota Supreme Court recently issued its decision in Founders Ins. Co. v. Yates, No. A15-1174, 2016 WL 7118918 (Minn. Dec. 7, 2016), a case I handled at the Supreme Court level on behalf of Yates. … Continue reading

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Minnesota First-Party Coverages: Recovering Consequential Damages in Addition to the Policy Benefits when the Insurer Declines or Unreasonably Delays Payment.

By Greg Johnson, Esq. Sometimes an unpublished appellate decision has some important rulings. In Swanny of Hugo, Inc. v. Integrity Mutual Ins. Co., 2015 WL 9437571 (Minn. Ct. App. 2015), the Minnesota Court of Appeals addressed the issue of whether … Continue reading

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Auto Coverage: Minnesota No-Fault Act Does not Apply to Out-of-State Insurers?

By Greg Johnson, Esq. In Founders Insurance Company v. Yates, A15-1174 (Minn. Ct. App. Feb. 29, 2016), the Minnesota Court of Appeals recently held that an auto insurer that is not licensed to write motor vehicle insurance in Minnesota (“out-of-state … Continue reading

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Guest Article Jim Ragodna: Compliance vs. Ethics: The Lines are Getting Blurry in the Car Business

By Jim Ragodna. Ethics and compliance are different from each other, but both are vitally important to the long-term success of dealerships and automotive professionals. Often the terms “unethical” and “illegal” are used interchangeably. Ethics is personal – it means … Continue reading

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The Liability Insurer’s “Hidden” Duty to Defend– the Obligation to Pay for its Insured’s Affirmative Claims.

By Greg Johnson. The typical liability insurance policy requires the insurer to “defend” the insured (i.e., dealership) if it is sued by a third-party on a claim covered by the policy. Often, the “defense” feature of a liability policy is … Continue reading

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