Injury Liability — 40 Years Later

Law360, New York (December 16, 2011, 4:05 PM EST) -- On Aug. 1, 2007, during the afternoon rush hour, the 35W bridge spanning the Mississippi River in Minneapolis collapsed, killing 13 and injuring 145. While the victims' claims were largely resolved through settlements with the state of Minnesota and other defendants, the cases continue to plod through appeals as Minnesota appellate courts attempt to resolve issues related to third-party claims for contribution and indemnity.

On Nov. 30, 2011, the Minnesota Supreme Court issued two opinions related to the 35W bridge litigation, holding that claims of contribution...
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