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Civil Trial Results

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

  • Norman v. Crow Wing Co-op. Jury verdict of over $8,700,000 in stray-voltage litigation.
  • Kronebusch v. A.O. Smith Harvestore. Jury verdict of over $7,000,000 for injuries caused by a defective farm product.
  • Jury Verdict: Recovered $1,400,000 for injuries caused by a defective farm product.
  • Jury Verdict: Recovered over $1,200,000 for injuries caused defective milking equipment installation.
  • D’Huyvetter v. A.O. Smith Harvestore Products.Jury verdict of $275,000 in an economic loss dairy case. Defective feed storage system.
  • Chitwood v. A.O. Smith Harvestore Products and Dodgeland Harvestore.Jury verdict of $425,000 in an economic loss dairy case. Defective feed storage system.
  • Windhorst v. Pine Island Farmers Co-op.Jury verdict and judgment for $1.14 million in an economic loss dairy farm case. Defective computerized milking system causing the 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, Stevens & Borgen, P.C., defended Capouch Livestock, LLC, in this case, in which a jury returned a verdict fully exonerating Capouch Livestock, LLC, of claims that it 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.

Civil Settlements

Bird, Stevens & Borgen, P.C., always tries to get reasonable settlements for our clients before incurring expenses involved in litigation. We have settled more modest cases in the tens of thousands as well as larger cases well into the millions. Some noteworthy examples:

  • Settlement: Recovered $3,500,000 in stray-voltage litigation
  • Settlement: Recovered $1,800,000 in stray-voltage litigation
  • Settlement: Recovered $1,400,000 for a passenger injured in a bus wreck
  • Settlement: Recovered just under $1,000,000 for injuries sustained due to defective product
  • Settlement: Recovered over $600,000 in a wrongful death trucking case
  • Recovered $100,000+ in numerous workers’ compensation cases
  • Settlement: Recovered $1,000,000+ in three separate stray voltage cases

Criminal Defense Results

Bird, Stevens & Borgen, P.C. has extensive experience obtaining favorable results in criminal cases, including the following:

  • Acquittal in a case charging first- and third-degree criminal sexual conduct and burglary
  • Acquittal in a case charging assault with a dangerous weapon, stalking and terroristic threats
  • Acquittal in a case charging third- and fifth-degree controlled substance sale
  • Successfully defended sexual assault allegations in civil proceedings
  • Dismissal of felony drug and DWI charges prior to trial due to a prosecutor’s constitutional violation
  • Dismissal of felony assault charge prior to trial
  • Dismissal of felony terroristic threats charge prior to trial
  • Obtained dismissal of theft charges prior to trial
  • Dismissal of DWI charges based on inappropriate police conduct
  • Overturned orders revoking driving privileges
  • Assisted out-of-state residents with Minnesota DWI charges, including working with multiple states regarding license revocation issues
  • Downward sentencing departures in felony DWI cases
  • Expungements of criminal convictions
  • Dismissal of controlled substance charges prior to trial
  • DWI/DUI: Charges dismissed due to unlawful police conduct
  • Jury Verdict: Not guilty of criminal sexual conduct in the first and third degree
  • Jury Verdict: Not guilty of criminal sexual conduct in the second and fourth degree

Appellate And Federal Results

Bird, Stevens & Borgen, P.C. also has extensive experience litigating cases in appellate court and federal court. Some of our cases:

  • Block v. Exterior Remodelers, Inc., 935 N.W.2d 735 (Minn. 2019)
  • Montemayor v. Sebright Products, Inc., 898 N.W.2d 623 (Minn. 2017) (as amicus curaie for Minnesota Association for Justice)
  • Kruckow v. Merchants Bank, 2017 WL 3084391 (D. Minn. 2017)
  • Norman v. Crow Wing Co-Op Power & Light Co., 2016 WL 68772 (Minn. App. 2016)
  • Dennis v. Salvation Army, 874 N.W.2d 432 (Minn. 2016) (as amicus curaie for Minnesota Association for Justice)
  • Binkley v. Allina Health System, 877 N.W.2d 547 (Minn. 2016) (as amicus curaie for Minnesota Association for Justice)
  • State Farm Mut. Auto Ins. Co. v. Metro Council, 854 N.W.2d 249 (Minn. App. 2014) (as amicus curaie for Minnesota Association for Justice)
  • United Islamic Society v. Masjed Abubakr Al-Seddiq, Inc., 2016 WL 449743 (Minn. App. 2013)
  • Wiley v. Robert Half Int’l, Inc., 834 N.W.2d 567, Minn. App. 2013)
  • Habberstad v. Habberstad, 2013 WL 3868076 (Minn. App. 2013)
  • Jacobson v. Third World Friends, 813 N.W.2d 811 (Minn. 2012)
  • Curtis v. Altria Group Inc., 813 N.W.2d 891 (Minn. 2012) (as amicus curaie for Minnesota Association for Justice)
  • Siewert v. Northern States Power Co., 793 N.W.2d 272 (Minn. 2011)
  • Halleck v. MMSI, Inc., 2011 WL 4531052 (Minn. App. 2011)
  • Glorvigen v. Cirrus Design Corp., 796 N.W.2d 541 (Minn. App. 2011) (as amicus curaie for Minnesota Association for Justice)
  • Richey v. Magnuson, 2010 WL 2900335 (Minn. App. 2010)
  • Dykes v. Sukup Mfg. Co., 781 N.W.2d 578 (Minn. 2010) (as amicus curaie for Minnesota Association for Justice)
  • RAM Mut. Ins. Co. v. Meyer, 768 N.W.2d 399 (Minn. 2009) (as amicus curaie for Minnesota Association for Justice)
  • Sipe v. Flegles Transp. & Services, Inc., 2008 WL 2020438 (Minn. App. 2008) (as amicus curaie for Minnesota Association for Justice)
  • Schmidt v. Northern States Power Co., 742 N.W.2d 294 (Wis. 2007)
  • State Farm Fire and Cas. v. Aquila Inc., 718 N.W.2d 879 (Minn. App. 2006)
  • Travelers Indem. Co. v. Bloomington Steel & Supply Co., 718 N.W.2d 888 (Minn. 2006) (as amicus curaie for Minnesota Association for Justice)
  • Duxbury v. Spex Feeds, Inc., 681 N.W.2d 380 (Minn. App. 2004)
  • Leonardt v. Norton, 2004 WL 503790 (Minn. App. 2004) (as amicus curaie for Minnesota Association for Justice)
  • Neumann v. AT&T Communications, Inc., 2004 WL 2050779 (Minn. App. 2004) (as amicus curaie for Minnesota Association for Justice)
  • Peterson v. Wilson Township, 672 N.W.2d 556 (Minn. 2003)
  • Grinnell Mut. Reinsurance Co. v. Ehmke, 664 N.W.2d 409 (Minn. 2003)
  • Nordstrom v. Eaton, 652 N.W.2d 79 (Minn. App. 2002) (as amicus curaie for Minnesota Association for Justice)
  • Martin ex. rel Hoff v. City of Rochester, 642 N.W.2d 1 (Minn. 2002)
  • Minnich v. Isenberg Equipment, Inc., 628 N.W.2d 124 (Minn. 2001)
  • Jensen v. Walsh, 623 N.W.2d 246 (Minn. 2001) (as amicus curaie for Minnesota Association for Justice)
  • Buske v. Minnesota Dept. of Human Services, 606 N.W.2d 448 (Minn. 2000)
  • Taft v. Derricks, 613 N.W.2d 190 (Wis. 2000)
  • Mutual Service Cas. Ins. Co. v. Wilson Tp., 603 N.W.2d 151 (Minn. App. 1999)
  • Martin v. City of Rochester, 1998 WL 566825 (Minn. App. 1998)
  • Ploetz v. Beaver Builders Supply Inc., 1998 WL 865670 (Minn. App. 1998)
  • Martin v. City of Rochester, 1997 WL 1611821 (Minn. App. 1997)
  • Fohram v. Rochester Sand & Gravel, Inc., 1993 WL 79571 (Minn. App. 1993)
  • Chitwood v. A.O. Smith Harvestore Prods, Inc., 489 N.W.2d 697 (Wis. 1992)
  • Kronebusch v. MVBA Harvestore System, 488 N.W.2d 490 (Minn. App. 1992)
  • D’Huyvetter v. A.O. Smith Harvestore Prods, Inc., 475 N.W.2d 587 (Wis. 1991)
  • Rendler v. Markos, 453 N.W.2d 202 (Wis. App. 1990)
  • Gorath v. Rockwell Intern., Inc., 441 N.W.2d 128 (Minn. App. 1989)
  • Ryan v. Jorgenson Chevrolet, 426 N.W.2d 889 (Minn. 1988)
  • Riley v. Home Ins. Co., 1988 WL 44782 (Minn. App. 1988)
  • McBride v. Leon Joyce Blacktop, 422 N.W.2d 255 (Minn. 1988)
  • Meyer v. Parkin, 350 N.W.2d 435 (Minn. App. 1984)
  • Vikse v. Flaby, 316 N.W.2d 276 (Minn. 1982)