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We have tried and won a myriad of cases: from business and commercial cases to products cases for the giants of U.S. industry; from patent and federal trade cases to murder cases where lives hung in the balance; from personal injury cases to civil rights cases that changed the legal landscape. We have decades of trial and appellate experience, and the good judgment such experience brings. Our attorneys are resourceful, tough, and committed to our clients’ interests, and we have the ability to keep the orders, verdicts and judgments we obtain on appeal. Here are a few of the results that we were able to deliver to our clients.

$2.995 million

Total settlement

Castile v. Village of St. Anthony

U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota (2017)
On July 6, 2016, Philando Castile was shot and killed by Jeronimo Yanez, a St. Anthony police officer, after being pulled over. Castile was shot numerous time after informing Yanez he had a permit to carry. The aftermath of the shooting was live-streamed via Facebook.

$54+ million

Total settlement

In re: Individual 35W Bridge Litigation

Hennepin County District Court, Minnesota (2010)
Key member of consortium that obtained settlement on behalf of victims from the Minneapolis 35W bridge collapse

$2 million

Total settlement

Baker v. City of St. Paul, et al.

U. S. District Court, District of Minnesota (2017)
On June 25, 2016, Frank Baker was viciously attacked by Paul Police officer Ficcadenti’s police K9 and kicked three times in the ribs by officer Palkowitsch, while he was trying to comply with the officers’ orders.

$15+ million

Total settlement

Robinson et al. v. Ramsey County et al.

Hennepin County District Court, Minnesota (2010)
Achieved landmark success in a class action on behalf of inmates, who contracted TB while at the Ramsey County Correctional Facility. One of the most successful prosecutions of a TB outbreak against a correctional facility in United States history.

$1.75 million

Total settlement

Sieff v. City of Chaska, et al.

U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota (2017)
On February 7, 2014 Dawn Marie Pfister was shot and killed by Brady Juell of the Chaska Police Department after obtaining a small folding knife with a 3 ¼ inch blade from Matthew Serbus who had held her hostage and menaced her with the same knife.

$8+ million

Total settlement

Taylor v. Minneapolis Golf Club

Hennepin County District Court, Minnesota (2008)
Wrongful death of six-year old girl who was seriously injured while in the kiddie pool at the Minneapolis Golf Club.

$4.5 million

Total settlement

Ngo v. Storlie

U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota (2007)
Police shooting case.

$3.075 million

Total settlement

Smith v. Gorman et al.

U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota (2013)
Federal civil rights wrongful death action.

$3 million

Total settlement

Anonymous v. Anonymous

Hennepin County District Court (2011)
Represented husband and wife after wife was severely injured in a crash caused by a commercial truck. Wife’s injuries included numerous cervical neck fractures that required two months in a HALO and a multi-level fusion. The commercial truck driver was using his cell phone at the time of the crash.

$2.85 million

Total settlement

Yang v. Chadbourne

U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota (2015)
Federal civil rights action stemming from the January 25, 2014 incident where Brooklyn Park probationary police officer Jason Chadbourne panicked and fired his service weapon six times into a snow-covered vehicle was it backed slowly out of its parking space, hitting Shoua Yang three times.  Yang, along with his cousin and friend, were at a banquet hall for a Valentine’s Day party and  decided to leave after a fight broke out.  Chadbourne arrived on the scene and followed the men to determine if they were involved in the fight – they were not.  Chadbourne did not issue any commands to Yang and had no information that Yang had committed any crime.  Yet, Chadbourne positioned himself behind the snow-covered vehicle and fired six times – later claiming the vehicle was speeding in reverse at him – a claim unsupported and refuted by the evidence.  Yang was hit in the back, neck and shoulder and one of the bullets severed his kidney and almost killed him.

$2 million

Total settlement

Bertrand v. Patten, et al.

U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota (2013)
Driver’s Privacy Protection Act (DPPA) class action settlement.

$2 million

Total settlement

Kucera v. Jespsersen, et al.

U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota (2014)
Federal civil rights wrongful death action regarding the suicide of Kathryn Marie Schneider, a 28-year-old mother, who hanged herself at the Koochiching County Jail.