December 13, 2022
As the snow continues to pile up outside and the end of the year quickly approaches, it's a great time to look back at all our hard work. Since our last newsletter, we have fundraised and collected over 400 pairs of socks to donate to People Incorporated, welcomed Nathan Heffernan to our team, and kept busy writing articles to keep you up-to-date on the latest legal news and updates, as well as many more legal topics we think you'll be interested in learning about.

We hope you enjoy, and please reach out with any questions you have or topics you'd like us to cover.
The Lommen Abdo Team
Recent Blogs
Change in Minnesota's Rule on Corporate Designee Depositions
Rule 30.02(f) of the Minnesota Rules of Civil Procedure governs depositions of corporations or organizations. An entity that is not a party to the lawsuit can be deposed by service of a subpoena. The Rule now requires the party who notices the “entity” deposition to confer with the organization that is to be deposed about the matters for examination. Read the article by Lauren Nuffort.
Minnesota Supreme Court Adopts the Common Interest Doctrine
Attorney-client privilege is the bedrock of the American legal system. In cases where attorneys may represent different clients but nonetheless have a common legal interest, the threat of waiver of attorney-client privilege looms large…or at least it did before the Minnesota Supreme Court’s September 28 opinion in Energy Policy Advocates v. Ellison. Read the article by Nathan Heffernan.
The Unique Challenges of First-Party Property Claims for Fine Art and Collectibles Following Hurricane Ian
As anyone who has lived through a hurricane knows, the claims adjustment process can be a daunting endeavor even under ideal circumstances. But that process is substantially more complex when dealing with damaged or lost fine art and collectibles during a catastrophic event. Read the article by Mike Moline.
Do You Have a Shoulder Injury From a Vaccination?
It is common to experience side effects like a sore arm or a low grade fever from a vaccination. However, you should be aware that vaccines can cause shoulder injury related to vaccination (SIRVA) when administered incorrectly. Read the article by Kathleen Loucks.
Supreme Court Clarifies the Confusing Question of When Probate Court Orders are Appealable
Determining whether a probate order in a supervised administration is appealable can be challenging. Minn. Stat. § 525.71(a) lists a dizzying array of 17 types of probate orders that are immediately appealable. But probate courts make many decisions that do not fall neatly into any of those 17 categories. Read the article by Michelle Kuhl.

Michelle Kuhl has also recently written about the issues below:
Working With a Lawyer When Starting a Business
Brent Johnson describes the importance of working with a lawyer when starting up a new business in this video. "If they don’t engage a lawyer early in the process and steps are missed, then those goals can be jeopardized." View Brent's bio.
Firm Spotlight
Get to Know Nathan Heffernan
We are very happy to introduce the newest member of our team, attorney Nathan Heffernan. Nathan’s practice is focused on business and corporate law, estate planning and trust formation, and professional liability. We recently had the opportunity to learn more about who he is, how his background as a judicial clerk informs his practice, and what he is most proud of. More.
Jamie Johnson is Producer of the Month
Lommen Abdo attorney Jamie Johnson has been featured as Producer of the Month by Wisconsin Community Media for his work with the Western Wisconsin Journal. Jamie has produced and hosted the WWJ show since 2011 covering regional issues, medical and legal topics, and interviews with regional and state-wide candidates for office. Pictured at right: Jamie interviewing State Rep. Shannon Zimmerman in April 2022. More.
Lommen Abdo Rocks Socktober
Lommen Abdo hosted a fundraising drive collecting socks in support of People Incorporated during the last part of October. People Incorporated’s Street Outreach team integrates mental health, substance use, and support services to meet the needs of individuals experiencing unsheltered homelessness, and gives out thousands of basic survival items every year. More.
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