Category: Trial Procedure
WHAT IS COMPARATIVE FAULT?
If an injured party brings a claim or lawsuit arising from the negligence or fault of another, if the case proceeds to trial, the jury may be required to assess the respective percentages of fault of the involved parties, if the Defendant(s) have not admitted to being entirely at fault. Minnesota’s Comparative Fault statute, Minn. […]
DOES THE JURY KNOW THAT THE DEFENDANT IS INSURED?
Generally, if an injury claim needs to be tried to a jury in Minnesota, the jurors are not told that the Defendant (alleged at fault party) has liability insurance coverage that may be available to cover any damages that may be awarded to the injured party (Plaintiff). This rule arises from Minn. Stat. 548.251, the […]