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Minnesota Unified Certification Program’s Newest DBE Company

We are pleased to announce that Sauro & Bergstrom, PLLC is the Minnesota Unified Certification Program’s newest DBE (Disadvantaged Business Enterprise) company for construction projects As a 100% women-owned law firm, we have been approved as a DBE small business providing legal services including contract formation, insurance and risk...

Property Owners Inventory Obligations in the Event of a Large Loss — Documentation is Critical

Property owners devastated from a large loss such as a tornado, fire or flood are often shocked to learn that the burden is on them to come up with an inventory of all of the personal property that they lost during the catastrophe in order to be fully compensated for the loss  Having been denied claims, many home owners are lost over their rights...

New Law Means Changes for Minnesota Construction Industry

Newly revised language of Minn Stat § 33705 means drastic changes for construction contracts  On May 24, 2013, Governor Dayton approved a legislative bill, SF 561, that significantly limits when one party to a construction contract can insure (and, therefore indemnify) another party The new law changes the language of Minn Stat  33705 and...

New Commercial General Liability Endorsements

ISO’s 2013 Commercial General Liability (CGL) filing makes significant revisions to dozens of endorsements as well as introduces six new CGL endorsements, at least two of which will impact the construction industry Endorsement CG 20 01-- Primary and Noncontributory – Other Insurance Condition: CG 20 01 is a new, optional endorsement that has...

A failure to be accurate on a proof of loss can have dire consequences!

Last week a jury in a federal court case in Minnesota found that the homeowners in a fire loss had overstated their proof of loss on contents State Farm was able to convince the jury that the owners could not possibly have purchased various items when they said they did based on financial records As a consequence the entire policy was declared...