Publications

Brownson Norby, PLLC's commitment to staying on the cutting edge of legal developments is unparalleled and is evidenced by the many publications and articles we have prepared and made available for our clients.

Legal Guides

Minnesota Insurance, Claims, Liability, and Regulatory Law (2018) MN Legal Guide 2018

The 2018 edition of this exclusive publication is a practical summary of Minnesota law of direct concern to claims professionals, brokers, and corporate risk managers defending legal claims. It's easy to read format makes it a useful guide for either quick reference, or in depth analysis of the Minnesota law. It is updated annually, or more often as necessary, to reflect changes in the law.

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North Dakota Insurance, Claims, Liability, and Regulatory Law (2018) ND Legal Guide 2018

The 2018 edition of this exclusive publication is a practical summary of North Dakota law of direct concern to claims professionals, brokers, and corporate risk managers defending legal claims. Its easy to read format makes it a useful guide for either quick reference, or in depth analysis of the North Dakota law. It is updated annually, or more often as necessary, to reflect changes in the law.

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Current and Historical American Asbestos Regulations Evolution of Asbestos Regulations

Brownson • Norby, PLLC is pleased to announce the publication of the 2017 updated version of Current and Historical American Asbestos Regulations. This exclusive publication is an updated and expanded version of the well-received publication of the same title published by Robert D. Brownson in 1998, and its subsequent updates in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2017. The publication summarizes in one place the historical progression of the federal and select state regulations dealing with all aspects of asbestos.

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Regulatory Law Regulatory Law

Brownson • Norby, PLLC’s annual Regulatory Law summary is useful to businesses seeking legal assistance in compliance and dispute resolution with federal, state, and local agencies –Updated for 2018

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2018 Minnesota Insurance Agent E&O and Standard of Care Update 2018 Minnesota Insurance Agent E&O and Standard of Care Update

2018 Minnesota Insurance Agent E&O and Standard of Care Update, By Aaron Simon

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2018 U.S. 50 State Insurance Agent E&O and Standard of Care Update and Overview 2018 U.S. 50 State Insurance Agent E&O and Standard of Care Update and Overview

2018 United States 50 State Insurance Agent E&O and Standard of Care Update and Overview, By Aaron Simon

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Other Publications

Brownson • Norby Contributes to Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation

Brownson • Norby, PLLC is pleased to share that the firm has contributed to the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, which conducts important research to better understand the cancer and to advance treatments to aid patients with mesothelioma. As a firm that has participated in asbestos litigation for decades Brownson • Norby, PLLC supports funding research like that done by the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation. For more on the foundation's objectives, visit www.curemeso.org.

Asbestos State of Art Reference Library

Brownson Norby, PLLC has assembled and maintains a proprietary collection of medical, scientific, and regulatory literature spanning the time period from 1907 to 2001. It is designed to support the state of art defense in asbestos litigation. Unlike other asbestos literature libraries, the firm has assembled a large amount of obscure, and otherwise publically unavailable, materials which more fully complete the historical story of the state of the art from the perspective of manufacturers and sellers of asbestos-containing products.  This exclusive attorney work product contains over 3,000 publications and reports.

SV-40 Database

Robert D. Brownson has compiled the pre-eminent comprehensive database of materials related to Simian Virus 40 (SV-40), a viral contaminant in polio vaccines from the first polio vaccine trials in 1954 to the present. The database, comprising private, public, and published data, includes over 5,000 items indexed and searchable, including polio vaccine distribution data from the 1950's, papers and materials from leading vaccine researchers Dr. Jonas Salk, Dr. Albert Sabin, and Dr. Joseph Melnick, archives from government and research center sources, and published medical literature. SV-40 is believed by some researchers to have caused cancer and tumors in humans.

Putting an End To Forum Shopping

In recent years, the United States Supreme Court has addressed the topic of personal jurisdiction. Most recently, in 2017, the court clarified its position on specific jurisdiction. On February 22, 2018, attorneys Kristi Brownson and Lindsey Streicher presented on the implications of this decision, and provided an overview of how lower courts have adjusted to the framework. This publication provides a synopsis of this topic along with some valuable case studies.

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Work Comp Intervenors: Appear or Forfeit Claim

In August 2015, Minnesota’s Chief Workers’ Compensation Judge Tammy Pust issued the Standing Order Regarding Required Appearance by Intervenors in Workers’ Compensation Matters. The Standing Order, effective for proceedings scheduled on or after September 15, 2015, is aimed at streamlining the process of dealing with medical intervenors – often the most evasive parties in work comp cases.

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The Text Revolution: Changing Times Call for Changes in your Communication Practices

In today’s day and age there are numerous ways you can communicate with people, including your insurance customers. This includes phone calls, letters, text messaging, Facebook Messenger®, Skype®, LinkedIn®, and so on. The use of what was once known as “non-traditional” forms of communication, particularly text messages, has exponentially increased over the past few years. This article will focus on this rise in text messaging, how you can properly use it to increase and improve your business, and the legal implications of texting for insurance agents.

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