Supreme Court Win for Widow in Death Case

A unanimous Supreme Court ruled for our client, who was wrongfully denied widow’s benefits when her husband was killed on the job at the City of Miller.  James “Boney” Bonebright was killed when a trench caved in.  The City had a practice of trenching sewer lines...

Day County jury returned a $300,000 verdict

A Day County jury returned a $300,000 verdict for a local farmer for back injuries arising from a 1999 car accident. At that time, it was the largest verdict ever returned in Day County, and it reaffirms that local juries understand what a back injury means in the...

Wegleitner v. Hartford Insurance

After the South Dakota Supreme Court’s refusal to permit a dram shop cause of action, we tried a jury trial in Marshall County against the underinsurance carrier on October 1, 1998, and obtained a verdict of $600,000 for our client. At that time, it was the...

Wegleitner v. Sattler and Town of Lake City

Wegleitner v. Sattler and Town of Lake City, 1998 S.D. 88, 582 N.W.2d 688, was the last dram shop case decided by the South Dakota Supreme Court. We represented a deputy sheriff who was rear-ended by a drunk driver. In the litigation, we settled with the drunk driver...