Results

Civil Settlements

Bird, Jacobsen and Stevens always tries to get reasonable settlements for our clients before incurring expenses involved in litigation. We have settled many cases involving agricultural claims in excess of $1 million, and many well into the hundreds of thousands.

Criminal Defense Results

For information on case results for criminal and DUI cases please see Attorney Grant Borgen's Representative Cases.

Civil Trial Results

When the other side is not reasonable or refuses to resolve a case Bird, Jacobsen and Stevens is willing and able try cases to verdict. Some of our verdicts:

D'Huyvetter v. A.O. Smith Harvestore Products. Jury verdict of $275,000 in an economic loss dairy case. Defective feed storage system.

Chitwod v. A.O.Smith Harvestore Productsand Dodgeland Harvestore. Jury verdict of $425,000 in an economic loss dairy case. Defective feed storage system.

Kronebusch v. A.O. Smith Harvestore Products and MVBA Harvestore Systems, Inc. Jury verdict of $3.2 million, at the time the largest verdict in Minnesota in an economic loss diary case. Ultimate recovery was over $5 million after costs, interest and attorney's fees added. Defective feed storage system.

Windhorst v. Pine Island Farmers Coop. Jury verdict and judgment for $1.14 million in an economic loss dairy farm case. Defective computerized milking system causing buildup of molds and bacteria.

Lexvold v. J-Star Industries. Jury verdict of $2 million in an economic loss dairy farm case. Defective feed storage system.

Beyer v. J-Star Industries. Jury verdict for $400,000 in an economic loss dairy farm case. Defective feed storage system.

Duxbury v. Spex Feeds, Inc. Jury verdict of $272,000 in an economic loss hog confinement case. Defective feed additives containing molds and toxins.

Gregg Oehlerts, et al. v. Capouch Livestock, LLC. Bird, Jacobsen & Stevens defended Capouch Livestock, LLC in this case, in which a jury returned a verdict fully exonerating Capouch Livestock, LLC of claims that they knowingly sold an excessive number of sterile calves to the Plaintiffs.

Douglas Lind v. John Rein, d/b/a Rein Angus Farms. After a trial to the court, a judge awarded our client $124,000 due to violations of a farm management contract.

Norman v. Crow Wing Power Coop. Jury verdict of $6.3 million, which is currently the highest jury verdict in a dairy farm economic loss case in Minnesota, and the second largest verdict in a stray voltage case in the country.