C. L. v. Hay Baler Manufacturer. My partner Robert P. Christensen and I obtained a $1,160,000 jury verdict against a hay baler manufacturer. C.L.'s arm was caught between two compression rollers that were not adequately guarded. The jury found that the hay baler was defectively designed.
R.S. v. Local Group Home. R.S. was raped in a group home for vulnerable adults where she lived in St. Paul, Minnesota. The group home was unwilling to offer a fair settlement for R.S.'s post-traumatic stress disorder injuries, despite the fact that they knew the perpetrator of the rape had violent propensities prior to the date when this incident occurred. As a result, we tried the case to a Ramsey County jury and obtained a verdict of $500,000.
Huelsnitz v. State Farm Insurance Company. Mr. Huelsnitz was involved in a 3-car collision in 2016 resulting in a serious back injury. This lead to chiropractic treatment initially, then epidural steroid injections. We settled with the wrongdoer's liability carrier for the policy limits, then pursued an underinsured motorist claim against my client's own insurance carrier. After months of negotiation with State Farm, we could not get it settled. We took the case to trial in Hennepin County District Court and won a jury verdict for my client in late 2019.
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"There was a time in my life when I viewed the body politic as a group of elitists ruling from their ivory towers. I thought of attorneys as experts in manipulation and distortion. The law was an avenue to power and could be bought or sold."
"I no longer believe that. I now realize that our legal system can be a powerful tool that gives voice to the weakest of our society. That the laws of our land applied judiciously will enhance and protect my freedom. I didn't learn that in my cement truck nor did I read it anywhere. Jim Betz' living example is responsible for my change of conscience."
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