Legal Memorandum: Preverdict Interest on Pecuniary Damages in MN

Issue: What is the standard for determining and accrual date for prejudgment interest on pecuniary damages in Minnesota?

Area of Law: Litigation & Procedure
Keywords: Prejudgment interest; Pecuniary damages
Jurisdiction: Minnesota
Cited Cases: 587 N.W.2d 61; 639 F.3d 857; 189 N.W.2d 499; 845 F. Supp. 2d 975; 553 F.3d 609
Cited Statutes: Minn. Stat. § 549.09, subd. 1(b); Minn. Stat. § 549.09, subd. (c)(2); Minn. Stat. § 549.09
Date: 04/01/2013


North Dakota law provides that a political subdivision may be held liable for injuries “proximately caused by the negligence or wrongful act or omission of any employee . . . under circumstances in which the employee would be personally liable to a claimant in accordance with the laws of this state.”  N.D.C.C. § 32-12.1-03.  A political subdivision’s liability is limited to $250,000 per person and $500,000 for three or more persons per occurrence.  Id.


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