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Supreme Court Overturns Denial of Fee Award to Injured Worker

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 | 0

The Minnesota Supreme Court overturned a denial of attorney fees to counsel for an injured man, finding the worker had a “genuinely disputed” claim. Case: Lagasse v. Horton, No. A21-1745, 11/30/2022, published. Facts and procedural history: Larry Horton worked for Aspen Waste Systems Inc. He suffered severe injuries in June 2017 when he was run over by a garbage truck. Horton hired attorney C. Jeremy Lagasse to pursue a workers’ compensation claim on his behalf. Horton agreed that Lagasse would receive up to 20% of the benefits recovered as a fee for his services. Followi...

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