Tag Archives: Self-Insured Periods

Minnesota Adopts “Equitable Contribution” to Apportion Defense Fees

Last week, the Minnesota Supreme Court overruled, finally, the archaic “Iowa National” rule.  Iowa National prohibited a defending liability insurer from seeking contribution or reimbursement of attorney’s fees and costs from other liability insurers who refused to defend.   In Iowa National Mutual Insurance Co. v. Universal … Continue reading

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Pro-Rata Time on the Risk: An Insured’s Contribution Obligation

Wooddale Builders, Inc. v. Maryland Cas. Co., 722 N.W.2d 283 (Minn. 2006) is the leading construction defect case in Minnesota.  The case involved several insurers (I represented West Bend) and over eighty separate water intrusion claims.  In that case, the court recognized, … Continue reading

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