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  • Billings man sues Remington for faulty trigger

    Bishop, Heenan & Davies and Ramler Law filed a lawsuit in federal court yesterday against Remington on behalf of a Billings man who lost half his foot when a defective Remington 700 rifle discharged. The lawsuit will be heard in …Read More »
  • Getting False Information Off Your Credit Report

    Accurate credit reports are crucial.  When there are problems, you need to dispute them and get your credit fixed. The information contained in your credit report can make a huge difference in your life.  It can make the difference between …Read More »
  • Can the Debt Collector Do That?

    Can the Debt Collector Do That?  What the FDCPA Prohibits. The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”), 15 U.S.C. § 1692k, is a federal statute that restricts certain types of debt collector activities.  The FDCPA is a strict liability statute …Read More »
  • Class Actions Under the Montana Consumer Protection Act

    The Montana Consumer Protection Act is a strong remedy for consumers who are the victims of unfair or deceptive business conduct.  It has been applied broadly to encompass misconduct by banks, debt collectors, car dealers, and mobile home manufacturers among …Read More »
  • Another record jury verdict against Ocwen

    John Heenan, along with California attorneys GianDominic Vitiello of Katchko, Vitiello & Karikomi, PC and Edward Angwin of The Angwin Law Firm, helped California homeowners Frank and Dora Cornejo recover another record verdict against Ocwen Loan Servicing.  The case was …Read More »

Results

$4,600,000 Judgment against Bar that Served Minors

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.

$3,000,000 Recovery for Fire Damage Victims

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.

$2,700,000 Jury Verdict for Insurance Bad Faith

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.

$2,050,000 Jury Verdict for Wrongful Foreclosure

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.

$900,000 Recovery for Family in Wrongful Death Suit

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.

$600,000 Recovery for Injured Truck Driver

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.

$311,000 Jury Verdict for Victim of Debt Collection Abuse

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.

$100,000 Recovery for Auto Accident Victim

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.

Six-Figure Auto Accident

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.

Bad Faith Award for Ten Times the Underlying Injury Claim

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.

Bishop, Heenan & Davies Law Firm
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Billings, MT 59102
(406) 839-9091