A bar in Absarokee served alcohol to a minor who in turn caused the wrongful death of a young man. Bishop, Heenan & Davies prosecuted the bar to judgment in the amount of $4,600,000. Read more here.
Bishop, Heenan & Davies successfully prosecuted a case concerning fire damage to personal property. After protracted litigation, we were able to negotiate a settlement which gave our clients enough money to fix the damage to their properties.
GEICO Insurance Company tried to coerce our client, Louise King, into signing a release in exchange for half of what the company owed under Louise’s deceased husband’s insurance policy. At the start of the case, we offered to settle with GEICO by allowing it to pay what it owed under the insurance contract plus attorney’s fees. GEICO refused and chose to fight. At the start of the trial, we offered to settle with GEICO for $1 million, but again GEICO wanted to fight. At the end of the trial, a unanimous Montana jury awarded Louise the money GEICO owed under the insurance contract plus $100,000 damages for its bad faith and $2.5 million in punitive damages. Read more here.
Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. and Ocwen wrongfully foreclosed on our client, Jason Norman, then took over three years to file corrective paperwork. Deutsche Bank and Ocwen fought Jason in court for almost three years, denying all liability. Prior to trial, we offered to settle for $995,000, but Deutsche Bank and Ocwen chose to fight. At the end of trial, a Yellowstone County jury awarded Jason $450,000 in compensatory damages and $1,600,000 in punitive damages. Jason’s heroic fight against Deutsche Bank and Ocwen received national press attention.
We represented the widow and children of Bart Bieber, who suffered a sudden cardiac arrest at a city pool in Billings, Montana. The staff was not adequately prepared to respond to the emergency, and, sadly, Mr. Bieber died. After years of litigation against the City, on the eve of trial, a settlement was reached in the amount of $900,000. Read more here.
Our client was an over-the-road truck driver who was injured by a forklift at the delivery site. Seriously injured and unable to return to the road, the insurance company denied his claim, blaming him. After we became involved, we helped our client negotiate a settlement of $600,000. He was able to use his settlement proceeds to buy a new truck and get back on the road.
Our client was a disabled janitor who was harassed by a debt collection law firm. Prior to trial, the insurance company refused to pay more than $20,000. At trial, a federal jury awarded our client $311,000 in damages including the statutory maximum in punitive damages. Read more here.
Our client was side-swiped by another motorist, causing great personal injury including internal bleeding and lingering injuries. When she came to us, the insurance company was telling her that it would pay no more than $8,000 for her injuries. After we filed suit and prosecuted the case, the insurance company was required to pay the limits of its $100,000 policy.
Our client, the passenger in a vehicle which had been rear-ended, came to us after the insurance company had refused to make a reasonable settlement offer. We prepared the case for trial, organizing witnesses and a recreation of the trial. The insurance company settled the case just prior to trial for a confidential six figure settlement.
We represented a woman in a relatively minor injury case where, because the insurance company had treated her so poorly before we stepped in to help, her bad faith claim was resolved for ten times more than her personal injury claim.