- Great West Cas. Co. v. National Cas. Co. (8th Cir./ND) – Brought successful declaratory judgment action in case involving trucking vs. non-trucking insurance obligations for injuries to motor carrier’s employee while performing maintenance on tanker used in oil fields.
- Star Ins. Co. v. Continental Resources, Inc., et. al (ND) – Successfully defended and obtained significant reimbursement for insurer in declaratory judgment action seeking determinations as to coverage and indemnity obligations for persons injured in an oil rig explosion.
- Casey v. Smith (U.S./WI) – Successfully obtained decision finding commercial truck driver was not acting “in the business of” a motor carrier as he drove to get unnecessary repairs to semi-tractor such that the non-trucking (bobtail) insurer must afford coverage for an accident.
- Perry v. Zurich North American, Inc. (MN) – Obtained and successfully defended trial court decision that California UIM policy endorsement and California law, not Minnesota, applied and precluded recovery of UIM benefits for wrongful death resulting from a single-vehicle accident.
- Brown v. Sandeen Agency, Inc. (MN) – Obtained decision from court that injured employee was not entitled to receive additional workers’ compensation benefits under Minnesota law as policy afforded coverage only for Wisconsin benefits, and that insurance agency was not assigned insurer’s agent.
- Great West Cas. Co. v. Carolina Cas. Co. (MN) – Obtained favorable decision finding an implied lease and, in turn, that an owner-operator was acting “in the business of” a motor carrier when he stopped for tools and gas on the way to complete paperwork and get the carrier’s placards affixed to his semi-truck per the carrier’s orders so he could continue working on the carrier’s job so trucking insurer was responsible for wrongful death claim.
- Starr v. Metro Systems, Inc. (8th Cir./MN) – Represented employer in action involving issue of whether employer provided adequate notice to terminated employee as to his right to continued health insurance coverage.
- Auto-Owners Ins. Co. v. Great West Casualty (MN) – Obtained favorable decision that insurer of stalled vehicle was responsible for payment of no-fault benefits to person injured as he jumped from the path of the stalled vehicle he was pulling off a transport trailer; injury arose from “maintenance or use” of the vehicle, not the trailer.
- Precision Diversified Indus. v. Colgate (MN) – Obtained summary judgment for trustee’s attorney in legal malpractice claim brought by beneficiaries of their father’s trust.
- Successfully defeated motions seeking to assert claims for punitive damages in commercial trucking, motor vehicle/intoxication, employment, and nursing home cases.
- Represented and negotiated favorable settlement for foreign manufacturer in product defect case which involved a plaintiff who suffered a crush injury to his foot and underwent more than a dozen surgical procedures.
- Represented technology company in case arising from fire in sporting venue due to malfunction in sound system which resulted in several million dollars in damages.
- Represented doctors, nurses and administrators in matters before the MN Board of Medical Practice, MN Board of Nursing, MN Board of Psychology and MN Board of Examiners for Board on Nursing Home Administrators.