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By fiebigerste51715443, Apr 23 2020 03:44AM

On April 15, 2020, Governor Walz signed into law HF 4556 suspending all civil court filing deadlines, statutes of limitations, and other time periods prescribed by law in the district and appellate courts. The limitations are suspended until 60 days after the end of the peacetime emergency from the COVID 19 pandemic.

Today, April 22, Governor Tim Walz issued Executive Order 20-39 that protects and preserves the legal rights of individuals under the Minnesota Human Rights Act (MHRA) to pursue claims of discrimination that may be affected by the COVID 19 pandemic. To ensure that the Minnesota Department of Human Rights can meet the ongoing needs presented, and to protect the health, safety, and well-being of Minnesotans who have experienced discrimination, the Governor’s Executive Order tolls the deadlines to file a verified charge of discrimination and modifies filing requirements during the peacetime emergency as follows:

1. In any instance where the one-year statute of limitation to file a charge of discrimination under the MHRA, Minnesota Statutes Section 363A.28, subd. 3(a) during the peacetime emergency, the charge will be considered timely if it is filed with the Commissioner of Human Rights within 60 calendar days after the termination of the peacetime emergency, or February 15, 2021, whichever is earlier.

2. After March 13, 2020, the Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Rights (MDHR) is authorized and directed to:

a. Accept as a “verified charge,” as provided in Minnesota Statute Section 363A.28, subd. 1, and Minnesota Rules 5000.0050, subpart 12, a charge of discrimination that is signed, by hand or electronically, with an unsworn declaration under penalty of perjury.

b. Serve charges, determinations, and dismissal orders electronically, rather than by first class or certified mail, if the receiving party agrees to receive such information electronically, and provides the Department of Human Rights with an email address for receipt.

c. Extend from 20 days to 60 days the requirement for respondents to submit an answer to a verified charge of discrimination, except when an inquiry is required under Minnesota Statutes Section 363A.28, subdivision 6(a) and (b), as imposed by Minnesota Statute Section 363A.28, subdivision 1, and Minnesota Rules 5000.0500, subpart 1.

d. Extend from 10 days to 30 days the time for parties to submit a request for reconsideration of a determination from the date it is received as imposed by Minnesota Statutes Section 363A.28, subdivision 6 (c) and Minnesota Rules 5000.0700, subpart 1.

The Executive Order allows individuals to preserve their claims of discrimination that may otherwise lapse during the COVID 19 peacetime emergency and remains in effect until the peacetime emergency is terminated or until it is rescinded by proper authority. Stay tuned.

By fiebigerste51715443, Mar 8 2020 05:19PM

On January 28, 2020 the Hennepin County District Court, Probate Court Division, issued an Order denying a petition for guardianship in a contested case in which Stephen Fiebiger represented the proposed Ward as court-appointed attorney. The case was tried in November, 2019, after the Court granted Fiebiger’s motion for a new trial following a previous trial in March and Order appointing a temporary limited guardian of April 23, 2019. The case is In re Guardianship of Roscious Woods, Court File No. 27-GC-PR-19-92.

By fiebigerste51715443, Oct 4 2019 03:21AM

My law office moved down the street to 3000 West County Road 42, Suite 310, Burnsville, MN on October 1. We're at the corner of West County Road 42 and Southcross in the former Klein Bank Building with free parking. I look forward to serving clients from my new location.

By fiebigerste51715443, Jul 2 2019 10:08PM

On June 27, 2019 Governor Tim Walz re-appointed Stephen C. Fiebiger to the state Merit System Council. The three-member panel hears personnel appeals, sets policy for administration of examinations, reviews classification and compensation plans and proposed rule changes. Fiebiger's term begins July 2, 2019 and ends January 3, 2022. Fiebiger was previously appointed to the Merit System Council by Governor Mark Dayton.

By fiebigerste51715443, Mar 31 2018 03:47AM

Steve Fiebiger was among a select group of lawyers, judges, and law professors re-appointed to the Minnesota Supreme Court Advisory Committee on the Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure this week by an Order issued by the Chief Justice. The committee advises the Supreme Court on proposed amendments and rule changes for civil appeals. Fiebiger, who practices civil litigation, including trials and appeals, handles appeals before the Minnesota Court of Appeals and Supreme Court. He was re-appointed until the end of 2020.

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