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Unemployment Insurance Law – From the Initial Determination to the Court of Appeals

Kyle Kroll will co-present a webinar entitled, ”Unemployment Insurance Law – From the Initial Determination to the Court of Appeals,” sponsored by the Hennepin County Bar Association New Lawyers Section. The webinar will give an overview of the administrative process of unemployment appeals, from filing, to initial determination, to hearing, and request for reconsideration.  It ...

December 9, 2021

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT
Article

Short, Sweet and Specific: Effective Openings and Closings in Oral Argument

A review of openings and closings from the greats reveals key insights.

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Legal Writing Resiliency: Giving and Taking Feedback (from Others and Yourself)

Get tips for developing strong legal writing skills.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT
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Pandemic Adds to Challenges Encountered by Junior Attorneys

By: Kyle R. Kroll

Winthrop & Weinstine Associate Kyle Kroll recently sat down with Minnesota Lawyer magazine to talk about how his practice as a junior attorney has been affected by the global pandemic.  Kyle discussed how the lack of face-to-face meetings is especially difficult when doing depositions, as the virtual setting prevents forging the level of trust necessary ...

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D&O Insurance and the Changing Role of Corporations & Boards

Winthrop & Weinstine’s Insurance Group will host a webinar, “D&O Insurance and the Changing Role of Corporations & Boards,” on October 5, 2021. Public expectations of corporations and their boards of directors have changed – and so has the risk to both. Whereas traditionally D&O coverage was focused on financial and accounting-related allegations, plaintiffs have ...

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT
Client Alert

Eighth Circuit First to Apply “Manifested Defect” Rule to Class Action Fairness Act

By: Kyle R. Kroll

THIS UPDATE WAS PREPARED WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF CO-AUTHOR CHRIS CERNY, SUMMER ASSOCIATE This month, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals issued what appears to be the first appellate opinion applying the “manifested defect” rule to the Class Action Fairness Act’s (“CAFA”) $5 million amount-in-controversy requirement. The manifested defect rule generally states that consumers who ...

Article

Trademark Litigators: Congress Reinstated the Presumption of Irreparable Harm in Lanham Act Cases

Congress overruled the Supreme Court’s decision in eBay v. MercExchange, as applied to Lanham Act cases, but courts and practitioners appear to be largely unaware of this important change.

Client Alert

Eighth Circuit Reinforces Trend Denying Insurance Coverage for COVID-related Loss

By: Kyle R. Kroll

This update was prepared with the assistance of co-author Tess Olinger, Summer Associate In the wake of COVID-19 and governmental closure orders, many businesses were forced to temporarily suspend their operations. Consequently, many consumer-facing businesses lost out on a significant source of income. As previously predicted, some of these business turned to their Commercial General ...

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Attorney Expressions: Visual Art

Kyle Kroll was featured in the July 2021 issue of The Hennepin Lawyer in an article about the creative side of Hennepin County Bar Association members. The article embraces the theory that creativity makes better lawyers. Kyle took up painting in college, and he says, “the art-making process is a great way to open your mind ...

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New Exception to the Rule Against Hearsay: Forfeiture by Wrongdoing

Tom Boyd and Kyle Kroll will present “New Exception to the Rule Against Hearsay: Forfeiture by Wrongdoing” during the Hot Topics in Courtroom Evidence seminar hosted by Minnesota CLE on June 18, 2021. This session will inform practitioners about Rule 804(b)(6), the newest addition to the Minnesota hearsay rules promulgated since the last Deskbook update. ...

Friday, June 18, 2021

12:40 PM - 1:40 PM CT
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Colorado County Attorney’s Association: Tips to Avoid Ethical Mistakes on Social Media

You Can Tweet All Night, But You Only License Once

Friday, June 11, 2021

3:35 PM - 4:35 PM CT
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6 Tips for the Record on Appeal That All Appellate Lawyers Should Know

Kyle Kroll moderated a virtual CLE panel on May 19, 2021, about the record on appeal. The engaging and educational discussion hosted by the Eighth Circuit Bar Association offered useful practice tips and judicial insights on six important topics: Transcripts Correcting/supplementing the record Addendum and appendix preparation Using the record Sealed records The future of the ...

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