Bad Faith Victory

The South Dakota Supreme Court affirmed a jury verdict against American Family Insurance in Biegler v. American Family Ins., 2001 S.D. 13, 621 N.W.2d 592. The original verdict is discussed below. The Supreme Court reduced the amount of the judgment to $165,000, which...

Bad Faith Victory

The South Dakota Supreme Court once again reaffirmed that an insured can sue their insurance company for bad faith in handling a claim in a case we brought before the Court (Brooks v. Milbank Insurance Company, 2000 S.D. 16, 605 N.W.2d 173). After the Court’s...

Insurance Coverage Victory

Circuit Judge Robert Timm handed down a decision determining more than $1,000,000 of insurance coverage was available for our client and other victims. The factual setting in which the case arose is as follows: A car accident occurred on February 14, 1998. The...

Insurance Dispute Victory

The South Dakota Supreme Court handed down a favorable decision inĀ Rumpza v. Donalar Enterprises and Stockholm Farm Mutual Ins. Co., 1998 S.D. 79, 581 N.W.2d 517 (Rumpza II). The decision was another step in an insurance dispute we had been pursuing for five years,...