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Minnesota District Court Rules Against Harleysville Insurance on the issue of Match Coverage

Last month the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota ruled in favor of an Association against insurer Harleysville on the issue of match coverage In Trout Brook, the storm caused actual physical damage to some but not all of the shingles on the roofs of several buildings However, repairing only those particular shingles would...

When Do I Need A Lawyer When I Have a Property Insurance Claim?

Property owners who experience an insurance loss frequently ask us when they should turn to an attorney for help   If claims are handled properly, an attorney should not need to be involved The unfortunate reality is that not all claims are handled appropriately by all insurance companies If the insurance company is unreasonably delaying...

Trial Court Rules in Favor of S&B Client Allowing Bad Faith Claim to Proceed

An insurer who failed to inform S&B's client of all applicable coverages, specifically denied the existence of a policy that would provide coverage, and offered repeated patterns of conflicting positions on the policy coverages will face a proceeding subsequent to trial on its lack of good faith claims handling  Minnesota Statute Section...

Minnesota Court of Appeals rules against American Family Insurance on the issue of Match Coverage

Last week the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled in favor of an Association and against American Family on the issue of match coverage In Cedar Bluffs,  the storm only caused actual physical damage to two sides of the building However, replacing those two sides would cause the new siding to no longer match the original siding The property owner...

Sauro & Bergstrom, PLLC Proudly Supports Tartan High School’s Production of “Footloose”

Sauro & Bergstrom PLLC is a proud supporter of local youth theatre in Minnesota and recently sponsored Tartan High School’s production of “Footloose”, the musical based on the ‘80s hit movie about a big city kid bringing healing (through rock-and-roll and a high school dance!) to a small town that had suffered a terrible...

PLEASE JOIN SAURO & BERGSTROM TO HELP THE PHILLIPINES

Last Friday, a severe typhoon hit the Philippines causing untold devastation and destruction  The storm is being described as one of the strongest recorded in history As of the time of this writing, over 10,000 are presumed dead and over 600,000 are displaced Natural Disaster Insurance Lawyer in Minnesota Unlike most property owners in the...

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...

National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters’ Summer 2013 Bulletin features Sauro & Bergstrom victory

MINNESOTA COURT THROWS OUT IMPROPER APPRAISAL: AMERICAN FAMILY ORDERED TO PAY ITS INSURED ATTORNEYS FEES A resort that sustained hail and wind damage was not bound by an appraisal award where the insurer’s appraiser and umpire improperly conducted their own investigation during deliberations and failed to allow the insured to present its...

Partner Brenda Sauro Quoted in Finance & Commerce on Real Estate Disclosure

Legal Matters: Full disclosure Posted: 12:09 pm Mon, August 19, 2013 By Dan Heilman Tags: Brenda Sauro, Chad A Kelsch, Christopher R Jones, disclosure, Fuller Seaver Swanson & Kelsch, Hellmuth & Johnson, Minnesota Association of Realtors, Sauro & Bergstrom Of the myriad forms that are filled out during a real estate...