We can’t guarantee victory. We’ve lost cases we thought we should win.
But we believe our results speak for themselves… A few are listed below.
Construction & Engineering
2018: following a 9-day Lake County jury trial, a unanimous verdict of $1,569,691 for our Client, Excel Underground, Inc., against the Brant Lake Sanitary District for wrongful termination, breach of the duty of good faith and fair dealing, defective plans and specifications, and systematic and intentional underpayment of contract items; the Trial Court then calculated and added prejudgment interest to that verdict, and entered a judgment in favor of our Client, in the amount of $2,026,483.39.
2017: a confidential settlement following six months of litigation about cost overruns on a residential home and improperly documented mechanic’s liens in Union County
2016: our successful motion for partial summary judgment eliminated over $1,000,000 in alleged liquidated damages that a public entity in Lake County had wrongfully attempted to collect from our Client, a general contractor
2016: residential construction dispute in Lincoln County resulting in a $271,000 settlement package for the homeowner, one month before trial
2017: bad faith insurance dispute in Minnehaha County resulting in a confidential settlement following four years of litigation
2014: fraud and deceit case in Lincoln County against a South Dakota insurance company resulted in a confidential settlement after a 12-month, AAA arbitration proceeding
2015: a challenge to a million-dollar trust and a falsely notarized quitclaim deed in Minnehaha County resulting in a confidential settlement shortly after taking the deposition of the accused wrongdoer
2014: a challenge to a will/probate in McCook County resulting in a $1,185,000 settlement two weeks before trial
2013: successfully defended undue influence allegations in Minnehaha County, resulting in Client’s retention of all farmland
$933,835 Jury Verdict where orthopedic surgeon performed unnecessary and negligent surgeries – Bockholt v. Sossan, Yankton County, S.D.
$600,000 settlement for failure to diagnose and treat infection;
$450,000 settlement for failure to diagnose heart attack;
$193,000 settlement for medication overdose/error; and
Significant settlements for hospital falls.
Current and pending cases include:
Death from complications involving plastic surgery;
Negligent rotator cuff repair;
Bowel perforation during hysterectomy;
Severing ureter during colon surgery and failed repair of ureter;
Hospital falls; and
Violation of patient privacy.
Personal Injury & Wrongful Death
We have achieved results for clients harmed or killed in car accidents, by defective products, and by the negligent actions of other individuals, including:
$2 Million wrongful death verdict in Minnesota – Simonian v. Gertz, Hennepin County District Court;
$745,000 in total recovery for a Yankton County, South Dakota, wrongful death auto crash, including the waiver/forgiveness of over $225,000 in crash-related medical expenses and cash recoveries of $520,000
Motor vehicle crash in Yankton County resulted in a $225,000 settlement for our Client six weeks prior to trial
Dalkon Shield Litigation – we represented several hundred women who were injured by defective intrauterine devices;
Breast Implant Litigation – we represented several hundred women against multiple manufacturers of defective implant products; and
Millions of dollars in total recoveries for clients who have sustained serious injury or death from motor vehicle crashes and accidents.
Business Formation & Disputes
We advise companies of all sizes, at all stages: from start-up, to growth, to exit-strategy, and everything in between. We assist with mergers and acquisitions, employment matters, intellectual property, and corporate governance. Along the way, businesses run into problems, and we understand the stress and frustration that accompanies commercial and corporate disputes. When the need arises, we have handled all types of business litigation, including:
Investor fraud cases
Commercial product disputes, including UCC claims
Secured Creditors and Lender/Borrower disputes
Real Estate Broker or Auctioneer malfeasance
Real Estate & Development Disputes
Litigation involving managers, directors, members, and shareholders; and