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Swanson v. Brewster and the Collateral Source Law (teleconference option available)*

Tuesday December 13

  • By: Ramsey County Bar Association
  • Time: 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Time Zone: Central Time (US & Canada)
  • CLE Credit
  • Location:
    First National Bank Bldg Training Room
    332 Minnesota Street
    Saint Paul, MN
  • Contact:
    Renee Salmon
    Ramsey County Bar Association
  • Website:

Learn about the importance of Swanson v. Brewster, including a brief analysis of the case, Minnesota collateral source law, and Swanson's potential effect on settlement, Medicare issues, and litigation strategy. For instance, the impact of Swanson on vulnerable adults is significant. Fewer damages are generally available to the elderly and disabled, making it difficult to provide meaningful resolution to injury and death claims when applying the case to this type of claim. In addition, the basis for the decision, namely the collateral source determination, may not readily apply in the cases of Medicare and Medical Assistance. The bottom line is that further clarification is needed, challenges are on the way, and the case has a chilling effect on vulnerable adult plaintiffs.

Presenters: David E. Camarotto, Bassford Remele; Kenneth LaBore, Pearson Randall Schumacher and LaBore; Janine M. Loetscher, Bassford Remele; Suzy Scheller, Scheller Legal Solutions LLC

Time: 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Registration: 8:00 to 8:30 a.m.
Cost: $40 for RCBA members; $60 for non-members.

*Participants may attend this CLE via teleconference for $30 per credit hour for RCBA members and $40 per credit hour for non-RCBA members. Instructions for accessing the teleconference will be sent prior to the CLE. We cannot offer the live teleconference to law students for free. Law students may still attend the live presentation for free.

  • CLE Credit Comments: 2 standard CLE credits approved
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