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Litigation Proceedings Explained

By |2020-09-28T11:48:57-05:00September 28th, 2020|News Archives|

Clients and prospective clients often have questions about the different types of proceedings encompassed by the litigation practice area.  The following is a framework of some of the potential avenues of dispute resolution available to parties: Jury Trial This is the traditional scenario where both sides put on evidence and argue their case to the jury. The Judge presides over the trial to make sure only the appropriate evidence is presented to the jury. The jury returns its verdict regarding whether the claims are successful. Personal injury, wrongful death and medical malpractice cases are the type of claims resolved through

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act – Leave Obligations & Return to School

By |2020-08-28T11:10:32-05:00August 28th, 2020|News Archives|

The United State Department of Labor has issued additional guidance on school reopening models and the impact on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)’s emergency paid family and medical leave under the FFCRA. Under the FFCRA, eligible employees will be able to take up to 12 weeks of “public health emergency leave” to care for their child (under age 18) if their child’s school or place of care has been closed, or their child’s child care provider is unavailable, due to a public health emergency. As of now, the FFCRA is set to expire on December 31, 2020. Hybrid-Attendance/Alternate

Congratulations to Julia Ketcham Corbett!

By |2020-08-27T10:20:11-05:00August 27th, 2020|News Archives|

Congratulations to Julia Ketcham Corbett on being with the Blethen Berens law firm for 26 years! Julia concentrates her practice in the areas of employment law, alternative dispute resolution, general civil litigation, and family law.  Thank you, Julia, for all of your contributions to Blethen Berens and our community. We look forward to many more anniversaries. Contact Julia at our Mankato office by calling 507-345-1166 or by requesting a consultation on this website.

Congratulations to Beth A. Serrill!

By |2020-08-27T10:14:45-05:00August 27th, 2020|News Archives|

Congratulations to Beth A. Serrill on being with the Blethen Berens law firm for 15 years!  Beth concentrates her practice in the areas of employment law, family law, and appeals. Thank you, Beth, for all of your contributions to Blethen Berens and our community. We look forward to many more anniversaries. Contact Beth at our Mankato office by calling 507-345-1166 or by requesting a consultation on this website.

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