Verdicts & Settlements

    • Edward's Client vs. NorthWestern Corporation - Verdicts $21,454,539 Verdict

      $21,454,539 verdict obtained and affirmed in the Montana Supreme Court on behalf of former Montana Power Company employees whose supplemental retirement contracts were wrongfully terminated by NorthWestern Energy in bankruptcy proceedings. It represented the 87th largest verdict nationally that year and one of the largest ever in Montana. The case also included claims from NorthWestern's bankruptcy attorneys from the world wide law firm of Paul Hastings which were settled for a confidential amount one month before trial.

    • Edward's Client vs. Payless Shoes and Payless Store #2655 in Billings, Montana: - Verdicts $1.5 million verdict

      $1.5 million verdict for failing to provide a safe place to work for an employee who was assaulted. The verdict was affirmed by the Montana Supreme Court holding that police officers are not "experts" requiring formal disclosure of opinions under Rule 26.

    • Edward's Client vs. Burlington Northern Railroad Co. - Verdicts $14.5 million verdict

      $14.5 million verdict for environmental and groundwater contamination from toxins wrongfully dumped in the Livingston landfill.

    • Edward's Client vs. United States Fidelity Guaranty Company and the Phillips County Insurance. - Verdicts $7.2 million verdict

      $7.2 million verdict against insurance carrier for failing to pay for the loss and damages when the Malta High School was totally destroyed by a fire.

    • Edward's Client vs. Burlington Northern Railroad Company. - Verdicts $250 million verdict

      $250 million verdict that was later overturned on appeal by the United States Supreme Court.

    • Edward's Client vs. Wabash Life Insurance Company; ICH Companies; Standard Life & Accident Insurance Co.; and Great Commonwealth - Verdicts $1.6 million verdict

      $1.6 million verdict for a wrongful denial of insurance coverage.

    • Edward's Client vs. D-2 Trucking Inc. - Verdicts $3.117 million verdict

      $3.117 million verdict for a mother and her son who were injured in a vehicle accident at the intersection of South Billings Boulevard and the I-90 freeway on-ramp caused by a semi-truck driver.

    • Edward's Client vs. Safeco. - Verdicts $5.225 million verdict

      $5.225 million verdict in a lawsuit for bad faith, fraud, misrepresentation and breach of the insurance contract. Verdict was later reduced to $1 million by the Montana Supreme Court.

    • Edward's Client vs. Western Community T.V., Inc. - Verdicts $2.5 million verdict

      $2.5 million verdict in a wrongful death claim for the estate of a Montana Power Company foreman who was crushed between two vehicles.

    • Edward's Client vs. Vermeer Manufacturing Company. - Verdicts $947,537 verdict

      $947,537 verdict.

    • Edward's Client vs. State Farm. - Verdicts Jury verdict against insurance company

      Jury verdict against insurance company for abuse in pursing a subrogation claim. Affirmed on appeal by the Montana Supreme Court holding that punitive damages are separate and not subject to reduction for comparative negligence.

    • Edward's client vs. Missoula County. - Verdicts $565,500 Awarded

      Jury awarded $870,000 to a woman whom was taken into custody for a probation violation but had suffered from and continued to suffer from alcohol withdrawal seizures. Even though the county new from their intake interview with the woman that she was susceptible to the seizures, the County failed to follow its own policies and procedures to care for the woman and she died while incarcerated from alcohol withdrawal seizures. The jury attributed 35% of the negligence to the woman reducing the total award to $565,500.

    • Edward's Client vs. NorthWestern Corporation d/b/a NorthWestern Energy. - Negligence Claims Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement obtained for business owners and individuals whose property was destroyed by a gas explosion and fire in Bozeman, Montana caused by a ruptured gas service line.

    • Edward's Client vs. NorthWestern Corporation d/b/a NorthWestern Energy. - Negligence Claims Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement obtained in a wrongful death case for the heirs of a Catholic priest who was severely burned in an explosion/fire caused by a cracked gas service line in Butte, Montana.

    • Edward's Client vs. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. - Negligence Claims Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement obtained for an elderly woman whose neck required surgery when a line of shopping carts being pushed by an automatic QuicKart retriever that a Wal-Mart employee was operating rammed into her.

    • Edward's Client vs. The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company. - Negligence Claims Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement of wrongful death claim obtained for a minor whose father died at an unsafe railroad grade crossing located on Hesper Road in Yellowstone County, Montana.

    • Edward's Client vs. Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch. - Negligence Claims Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement for a suicide at a residential treatment facility for youths.

    • Edward's Client vs. Prince Inc. - Negligence Claims Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement reached on behalf of a victim of an improperly marked highway construction zone.

    • Edward's Client vs. Payton. - Negligence Claims Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement of claims against multiple defendants for a traumatic brain injury suffered during an assault at a parent-supervised graduation party for high school seniors.

    • Edward's Client vs. Maur Ranches. - Negligence Claims Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement to a victim of a domestic assault, which rendered her a quadriplegic.

    • Edward's Client vs. UAP Distribution, Inc. d/b/a United Agri Products. - Negligence Claims Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement achieved for the victim of a car wreck near Miles City, Montana.

    • Edward's Client vs. Motor Power Equipment. - Negligence Claims Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement for a family whose vehicle was rear-ended by a semi-tractor trailer.

    • Edward's Client vs. Ashcraft. - Negligence Claims Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement obtained for the family of a Sidney rancher who died as a result of a failure to diagnose cancer.

    • Edward's Client vs. Montana Power Company. - Negligence Claims Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement of a wrongful death claim for the failure to warn of low hanging power lines resulting in electrocution deaths.

    • Edward's Client vs. Frontier Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditions, Inc. and Simpson-Duravent Co. Inc. - Negligence Claims Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement of mold exposure and construction defect claims.

    • Edward's Client vs. Capitol Indemnity Corporation, Madison Wisconsin, Sabine Bieber, and Tiny Tots Daycare. - Negligence Claims Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement of a wrongful death claim of a child at a daycare.

    • Edward's Client vs. The City of Great Falls and Montana Expo Park. - Negligence Claims Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement of a claim for the daughter of a father who was crushed by a negligently installed parking rail at the City/County fairgrounds.

    • Edward's Client vs. Kenyon Noble Lumber Company - Negligence Claims Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement for injuries sustained by Bozeman high school student who was hit by a vehicle while crossing the street by the school. As a result, the city installed a street light.

    • Edward's Client vs. State of MT and The Department of Family Services. - Negligence Claims Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement for adopting parents for the State's failure to disclose the child's disabilities. Case led to a Montana Supreme Court decision establishing a new legal claim for parents.

    • Edward's Client vs. Buttrey Food & Drug Company. - Negligence Claims Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement for a slip and fall on a wet supermarket floor.

    • Edward's Client vs. Bozeman Deaconess Health Services. - Negligence Claims Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement for a failed back surgery.

    • Edward's Client vs. Glendive Medical Center. - Negligence Claims Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement for a delayed delivery during birth.

    • Edward's Client vs. Town Pump, Inc. and Lucky Lil's Casino. - Negligence Claims Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement for injuries sustained when a defective chair broke while playing keno.

    • Edward's Client vs. Sletten Construction Company, Sletten, Inc., and Shumaker Trucking and Excavating Contractors, Inc. - Negligence Claims Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement for a family whose parents' pickup truck was hit by a truck and trailer that crossed the center line in Fergus County causing the death of their father and severe injuries to their mother.?

    • Edward's Client vs. Eagle Stud Mill, Inc. - Negligence Claims Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement for a boy scaled by hot water at a post treating plant.

    • Edward's Client vs. Volmer. - Negligence Claims Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement for damages caused by a rear end collision resulting in an aggravation to a chiari malformation.

    • Edward's Client vs. Mitchell Motors, Inc., Brooks Hanna Ford, Inc., and Montana Muffler and Supply. - Negligence Claims Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement for injuries sustained as a result of carbon monoxide leaking into the passenger compartment of a recently purchased used Ford Contour.

    • Edward's Client vs. Dunbar and Howard's Electric. - Negligence Claims Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement for a rancher who was electrocuted by a live electric wire that the owner and contractor left exposed.

    • Edward's Client vs. Rimrock Stages, Inc. - Negligence Claims Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement obtained for a family in a wrongful death claim against a bus company that failed to secure a door resulting in a fatal automobile accident.

    • Edward's Client vs. Piper, Jaffray & Hopwood, Inc. - Negligence Claims Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement obtained from a national brokerage firm that had mismanaged and misappropriated a retirement account.

    • Edward's Client vs. John R. Overall, and G&B Truck Leasing Corp. - Negligence Claims Substantial settlement

      Substantial settlement obtained for severely injured Montana residents whose car was run over by a semi-truck in Colorado.

    • Edward's Client vs. A & R Enterprises. - Negligence Claims Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement obtained on behalf of a rancher who was rear ended by a truck.

    • Edward's Client vs. Butte Silver-Bow County, The Butte-Silver Bow Law Enforcement Agency and Sheriff John McPherson. - Negligence Claims Settlement obtained

      Settlement obtained against law enforcement agency for injuries to a young lady from an automobile accident caused by improper police chase.

    • Edward's Client vs. Yellowstone County, Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office, The City of Billings, Montana, and the Billings Pol - Negligence Claims $400,000 settlement

      $400,000 settlement for the family of our client after she was killed by a car being chased by local law enforcement officials. The officials violated their own policies and procedures when they decided to continue to chase a fleeing suspect whom had reportedly ran into a garbage can. While being chased by the officials the suspect failed to stop at a stop sign and collided with and killing our client.

    • Edward's Client vs. Roman Catholic Church, Diocese of Great Falls, and Reverend Kirk Morgan. - Negligence Claims Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement for a young man who was repeatedly molested by a priest.

    • Edward's Client vs. Large Texas Oil Company. - Oil and Gas Field Injury Claims Substantial eight figure settlement

      Substantial eight figure settlement obtained for a Montana oil field worker who was severely burned while cleaning casing with flammable solvents in the Bakken oil patch in Manderee, North Dakota.

    • Edward's Client vs. Continental Resources, Inc. and Dakota Territory Consulting, Inc. - Oil and Gas Field Injury Claims Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement of a wrongful death claim brought by the heirs of a floor hand employed by Pioneer Drilling Company who was crushed by unsecured and improperly erected stairs on a drilling rig near Fairview, Montana.

    • Edward's Client vs. St. Mary Land & Exploration Company,et al. - Negligence Claims Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement for an oil field worker who, while on his way to work, crashed his vehicle as a result of confronting a washout in a private road located West of Sidney, Montana.

    • Edward's Client vs. True Oil Company, LLC and True Drilling Company, LLC Montana and Rose vs. Faith Drilling. - Oil and Gas Field Injury Claims Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement obtained for a driller in Rosebud County, Montana when a support beam broke on an oil drilling rig crushing the worker and causing him severe injury.

    • Edward's Client vs. PPL Montana LLC. - Safe Place to Work Claims Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement of a wrongful death claim based on the improper energization of the Unit 1 C Scrubber ID fan at the Colstrip Power Plant causing the fan to violently pull the worker/insulator for NAES Power Contractors into the louvered vent covers ultimately resulting in his asphyxiation and death.

    • Edward's Client vs. JTL Group, Inc. - Safe Place to Work Claims Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement obtained on behalf of a foreman who was severely injured when a large, steel barrier plate collapsed on him in an excavated trench approximately 29 feet deep near Shiloh Road and King Avenue in Billings, Montana.

    • Edward's Client vs. Bjordahl. - Safe Place to Work Claims Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement for a subcontractor insulator who fell from an unguarded balcony.

    • Edward's Client vs. Sletten Construction, Inc., Gulfex Inc., Clemtex Corp., Clemetina Ltd., and Ingersoll Rand. - Safe Place to Work Claims Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement for a laborer who was operating sand blasting equipment was injured when the lid on pressure vessel blew off striking the laborer in the face and head.

    • Edward's Client's vs. Montana Power Company and PP&L Montana, LLC. - Safe Place to Work Claims Significant confidential settlement

      Significant confidential settlement for each of the three workers who were severely burned at the Colstrip Power Plant.

    • Edward's Client vs. Rhone-Poulenc Basic Chemicals Company. - Safe Place to Work Claims Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement for a worker for respiratory burns while cleaning phosphorus furnaces at an industrial plant near Butte.

    • Edward's Client vs. Stone Container Corporation. - Safe Place to Work Claims Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement for a worker who was performing high pressure cleaning at the industrial plant in Missoula when the dangerous work conditions caused him to become entangled in his hose and dragged into an auger crushing his left foot.

    • Edward's Client vs. Montana Power Company. - Safe Place to Work Claims Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement for a journeyman systems operator at the power generating plant in Colstrip who was severely burned when a piece of large slag, i.e. a "clinker", fell into the ash hopper causing a release of scalding water, steam and ash.

    • Edward's Client vs. Stone Container Corporation, Smurfit Stone Container Corporation. - Safe Place to Work Claims Confidential seven figure settlement.

      Confidential seven figure settlement involving workers injured in a kiln explosion.

    • Edward's Client vs. Montana Power Company. - Safe Place to Work Claims Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement obtained on behalf of a widow and family in wrongful death claim of a worker electrocuted while inspecting crude oil storage tanks in Musselshell County, Montana.

    • Edward's Client vs. Anderson Steel Supply, Inc. and All Steel Building Co., Inc. - Safe Place to Work Claims Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement obtained on behalf of a laborer constructing a steel building when a heavy, solid steel, rail-type beam fell from a 30 foot wall and struck the laborer causing severe injury.

    • Edward's Client vs. Stillwater Mining Company. - Safe Place to Work Claims Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement of a wrongful death and survival claim brought by the widow of an underground miner who was crushed and killed by a load-haul-dump "LHD" vehicle with inadequate and improperly adjusted floodlights.

    • Edward's Client vs. Zig's Building Materials and U-Haul International, Inc. - Defective Products Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement obtained in a wrongful death case for the heirs of a man who was killed when a defective hitch and ball mount failed causing a trailer to detach and collide into a Ford F350 traveling on I-90 between Billings and Laurel, Montana.

    • Edward's Client vs. General Motors Company - Defective Products Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement in a defective seat belt case arising out of a rollover automobile accident near Challis, Idaho where the shoulder and lap belt system unlatched resulting in spinal injuries and ejection from the Chevrolet Corvette.

    • Edward's Client vs. Dylan Aviation, LLC, Rolls-Royce of North America, Inc., Rolls- Royce Corporation, Allison Engine Company, S - Defective Products Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement of a wrongful death claim brought by the heirs of a passenger in a helicopter with a defective fuel filter assembly that suffered a complete loss of engine power in flight and crashed near Columbus, Montana.

    • Edward's Client vs. Rite-Hite Corporation and Rite-Hite Products Corporation. - Defective Products Confidential settlement

      Obtained a confidential settlement on behalf of a worker injured by a defective vehicle restraining device "Dok-Lok" on the warehouse loading dock at the Western Sugar plant in Billings, Montana.

    • Edward's Client vs. Food Services of America, Inc. and W.B. McGuire, a division of Overhead Door Corporation. - Defective Products Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement obtained on behalf of a repairman who lost his left leg below the knee due to a defective vertical lift/dock leveler.

    • Edward's Client vs. General Motors Corporation. - Defective Products Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement in a defective seatbelt case arising out of an automobile accident near Big Timber, Montana. The failure of the seat back rendered the integrity and function of the seatbelt restraining system useless.

    • Edward's Client vs. Textron/Lycoming, Inc. and Superior Air Parts, Inc. - Defective Products Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement of a wrongful death claim brought by the family of a victim of a helicopter crash because of engine failure in flight.

    • Edward's Client vs. Subaru of America, Inc. - Defective Products Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement obtained for the victim of a faulty seatbelt in an automobile crash.

    • Edward's Client vs. General Motors Corporation. - Defective Products Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement of wrongful deaths claim brought by the children whose parents burned to death in an automobile accident in which their Chevrolet Blazer's defective fuel system allowed gasoline to escape leading to an intense fuel-fed fire and explosion.

    • Edward's Client vs. Quick Machinery Company and Evans Machinery. - Defective Products Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement obtained for a worker whose arm was caught and crushed between the rollers of a defective and dangerous laminating machine.

    • Edward's Client vs. General Motors Corporation. - Defective Products Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement obtained for a woman injured in a rollover automobile accident in Rosebud County by a defective roof, defective restrain system, and inadequate support pillars in her 1993 Chevrolet S-10 Blazer 4x4 SUV because it did not provide adequate occupant protection in a foreseeable rollover event.

    • Edward's Client vs. General Motor Corporation. - Defective Products Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement for a man whose lower legs were amputated due to severe frostbite sustained when the defective fuel pump module on his 2005 Chevrolet Colorado Truck failed causing the vehicle to stall in the mountains during severe winter conditions.

    • Edward's Client vs. Cosco, Inc. - Defective Products Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement for injuries sustained from a fall from a defective step ladder.

    • Edward's Client vs. Pack Laboratory, Inc. - Defective Products Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement for the family whose father suffered a stroke caused by deceptive and defective pharmaceuticals.

    • Edward's Client vs. Case Corporation and Tractor & Equipment, Co. - Defective Products Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement for a rancher injured by defective brake unit and doors on an International tractor.

    • Edward's Client vs. Monaco Coach Corporation and Montana RV Center. - Defective Products Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement of a wrongful death and injury claim brought by the widow, who along with her deceased husband, was severely burned by fire/explosion caused by a defectively designed fuel system on a 1982 Holiday Rambler motor home that was later recalled.

    • Edward's Client vs. Ford Motor Company. - Defective Products Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement of a wrongful death claim based on a defective transmission on a 1977 F Series pickup truck.

    • Edward's Client's vs. ExxonMobil Pipeline Company and Exxon Mobile Corporation. - Environmental Claims Confidential settlements

      Confidential settlements obtained for twelve landowners whose property was damaged by oil spilled from a ruptured crude oil pipeline in the Yellowstone River near Laurel, Montana in 2011.

    • Four Individual Edward Client's vs. Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway Co. - Environmental Claims Confidential settlements

      Confidential settlements for claims against BNSF, for damage to property, due to the railroad's release of dangerous contaminants and toxins into the soil and groundwater in Livingston.

    • Edward's Client vs. Town and Country Supply Association, CHS Inc., Cenex Petroleum, Inc. - Environmental Claims Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement achieved for a Molt family whose well and groundwater was contaminated by fuel spills and a leaking underground storage tank.

    • Two Individual Edward Client's vs. Canyon Resources Corporation and C.R. Kendall Corporation. - Environmental Claims Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement achieved for ranch families damages by a gold mine in Fergus County, Montana.

    • Edward's Client vs. AEC Pipelines (USA) Inc., now Encana Pipelines (USA) Inc. - Environmental Claims Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement obtained for ranchers whose ranchland in Carbon County was oversaturated with water from the installation of the Express Pipeline.?

    • Edward's Client vs. Deerfield Hutterite Colony. - Environmental Claims Judgment for $500,000 for damages

      Consent judgment for $500,000 for damages caused to Judith Basin ranchers by trespassing pollution from swine, cattle and fowl operations.

    • Edward's Client vs. Church Universal and Triumphant (CUT) and Elizabeth Clare Prophet. - Environmental Claims

      Appointed as special prosecutor for the State of Montana in an action to force CUT to follow state environmental laws and regulations related to large, underground bomb shelters.

    • Edward's Client vs. Caring for Montanans, Inc. f/k/a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana, Inc. - Insurance Bad Faith Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement obtained for a cancer victim whose health insurance carrier wrongfully denied benefits for cancer treatment.

    • Edward's Client vs. Colony Insurance Company. - Insurance Bad Faith Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement achieved for the failure to attempt in good faith to effectuate a prompt, fair and equitable settlement of a personal injury claim in which liability had become reasonably clear.

    • Edward's Client vs. Fraternal Insurance Company, Inc., et al. - Insurance Bad Faith Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement achieved for the failure to attempt in good faith to effectuate a prompt, fair and equitable settlement of a personal injury claim in which liability had become reasonably clear.

    • Edward's Client vs. Travelers Casualty Insurance Company of America. - Insurance Bad Faith Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement achieved for the failure to attempt in good faith to effectuate a prompt, fair and equitable settlement of a personal injury claim in which liability had become reasonably clear.

    • Edward's Client vs. Farmers Alliance Mutual Insurance Company, et al. - Insurance Bad Faith Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement achieved for the failure to attempt in good faith to effectuate a prompt, fair and equitable settlement of a personal injury claim in which liability had become reasonably clear.

    • Edward's Client vs. Farmers Insurance Exchange, et al. - Insurance Bad Faith Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement obtained against an insurance carrier who, in bad faith, failed to pay benefits associated with a fire loss of an apartment building.

    • Edward's Client vs. Fortis Insurance. - Insurance Bad Faith Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement for insurance bad faith against an insurance company for failing to defend and indemnify its insured.

    • Edward's Client vs. Fortis Insurance Company. - Insurance Bad Faith Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement achieved on behalf of a man whose health insurer denied coverage for the treatment of the disease.

    • Edward's Client vs. Safeco Insurance Company of Illinois and First National Insurance Company. - Insurance Bad Faith Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement in a bad faith insurance case arising out of an automobile accident in Virginia.

    • Edward's Client vs. Lumbermens Mutual Casualty Co., Cunningham Lindsey U.S. Inc., and Cunningham Lindsey Claims Management Inc. - Insurance Bad Faith Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement achieved in an insurance bad faith case for failing to effectuate a prompt fair and equitable settlement of claims in a personal injury case in which liability was reasonably clear.

    • Edward's Client vs. Safeco Insurance Company of America. - Insurance Bad Faith Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement for insurance bad faith against an insurance company for failing to defend and indemnify its insured.

    • Edward's Client vs. Travelers Insurance Co. - Insurance Bad Faith Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement for the failure to provide insurance coverage for a catastrophic explosion that destroyed the school gym.

    • Edward's Client vs. Fireman's Fund Insurance Company and Fireman's Fund Agribusiness. - Insurance Bad Faith Confidential settlements

      Confidential settlements obtained for numerous farmers improperly denied and/or adjusted crop insurance damage claims in South Central Montana.

    • Edward's Client vs. Mountain West Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company. - Insurance Bad Faith Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement obtained on behalf of a girl injured when a pickup ran over her in ranch pasture and the underinsured motorist insurance carrier failed to pay in bad faith and in violation of Montana's Unfair Trade Practices Act.

    • Edward's Client vs. American Bank. - Commercial Litigation Cases

      Successfully defended a condemnation proceeding brought against a local bank in Whitefish, Montana.

    • Edward's Client vs. Wilson Sporting Goods Co. - Commercial Litigation Cases Confidential settlement

      Obtained a confidential settlement on behalf of Baden Sports in a patent infringement case involving basketball design.

    • On behalf of Edward's Client. - Commercial Litigation Cases Defeated a $23,000,000 claim

      Defeated a $23,000,000 claim asserted by Seafirst Bank against Big Bud Tractor.

    • Edward's Client vs. Thompson Insurance, Inc. - Commercial Litigation Cases Dispute successfully resolved

      100-Year-old local bank shareholder dispute successfully resolved on behalf of our client.

    • Edward's Client vs. Barnard. - Commercial Litigation Cases Sued for millions.

      Successfully defended a commercial agriculture operator sued for millions.

    • Edward's Client vs. Dinkel Enterprises. - Commercial Litigation Cases Favorable confidential settlement

      Favorable confidential settlement in a claim of a multi-million dollar fraud scheme involving the sale of a business.

    • Edward's Client vs Mountain Mudd, LLC, and Mountain Manufacturing, Inc. vs. J&B and Two Moons, LLC. - Commercial Litigation Cases Favorable settlement

      Defeated Client in Business Dispute and achieved a favorable settlement in a copyright/business claim.

    • Edward's Client vs. Arts-Way Manufacturing and Deere & Co. - Commercial Litigation Cases Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement obtained for a business that had its franchise agreement wrongfully terminated.

    • Edward's Client vs. MOI Drilling Fluids Company, Halliburton Co., Dresser Industries, Inc., Federal Ore and Chemicals, Inc.; Fed - Commercial Litigation Cases Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement of a mineral rights dispute .

    • Edward's Client vs. Banner Pipeline Company, LLC. - Commercial Litigation Cases Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement in a construction contract dispute obtained on behalf of a contractor who constructed an oil pipeline in Richland County, Montana.

    • Edward's Client vs. USA/BLM. - Commercial Litigation Cases Permanent injunction

      Permanent injunction obtained against the government in federal court (affirmed by the Ninth Circuit) regarding the BLM's wrongful eviction of ranchers' cattle in drought year.

    • Edward's Client vs. Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC et al. - Consumer Law Settlement

      Settlement obtained in a national class action on behalf of consumers who had improper, robo-signed affidavits used against them in debt collection actions.

    • Edward's Client vs. Bank of America Corporation, BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP and Bank of America, N.A. - Consumer Law Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement obtained for a family in which Bank of America serviced a mortgage loan on their home and refused to honor a Modification Agreement resulting in overcharges and wrongfully threatened foreclosure.

    • Edward's Client vs. A.U.L. Corporation and Steve's Auto Sales, Inc. - Consumer Law Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement obtained on behalf of a family that was harmed when the vehicle service contract that they purchased for a used pickup truck was not honored when the transmission failed in the truck.

    • Edward's Client vs. Montana Federal Credit Union. - Consumer Law Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement obtained on behalf of consumers who were wrongfully denied credit disability insurance benefits.

    • Edward's Client vs. Tiki Hut. - Consumer Law Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement obtained on behalf of a consumer who received a pay day loan with a 405.56% annual interest rate for violation of the Montana Consumer Protection Act.

    • Edward's Client vs. NorthWestern Corporation d/b/a NorthWestern Energy. - Employee Benefits Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement obtained on behalf of a worker was improperly denied health and welfare benefits (medical, dental, vision, life insurance) and pension benefits.

    • Edward's Client's. - Employee Benefits Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement obtained for 650 railroad workers who were wrongfully denied merger protective benefits.

    • Phillipsburg School District. - Employee Benefits Resolution of Termination

      Resolution of Termination, teachers' health insurance.

    • Edward's Client vs. Evergreen Healthcare Management, LLC and Evergreen at Laurel Health and Rehabilitation Center. - Nursing Home Claims Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement of a wrongful death claim brought by the family of an elderly woman who was improperly fed at a nursing home.

    • Edward's Client vs. Marquis Companies I, Inc. - Nursing Home Claims Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement of a wrongful death claim brought by the family of an elderly woman who was unsupervised and allowed to leave the premises of the care facility.

    • Edward's Client vs. Endogastric Solutions, Inc. - Whistleblower Claims Settlement of up to $5.25 million

      Settlement of up to $5.25 million to resolve allegations that a medical device manufacturer violated the False Claims Act by misleading health care providers about how to bill federal health care programs for a procedure using a device managed by the company and by paying kickbacks.

    • Edward's Client vs. Montana State University - Bozeman. - Wrongful Discharge from Employment Settlement of $240,000

      Settlement of $240,000 obtained on behalf of a successful Division I football coach to resolve libel and slander claims.

    • Edward's Client vs. Attorneys Liability Protection Society, Inc. - Wrongful Discharge from Employment Confidential settlement

      Confidential settlement of a wrongful discharge claim based on an employee's refusal to violate public policy.

    • Edward's Client vs. Farm Service Agency. - Other Notable Results Significant confidential settlement

      Significant confidential settlement obtained from the United States on behalf of a rancher who suffered damage to his ranching operations as a result of low flying military aircraft.

    • Edward's Client vs. United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. - Other Notable Results Prevailed initially but lost on appeal.

      Represented an organization consisting of 8,700 cattle producers in an attempt to stop Canadian beef from entering the United States because of the risk of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow disease). Prevailed initially but lost on appeal.

    • Notable Pro-Bono or Charitable Cases - Notable Pro Bono or Charitable Cases Supreme Court ordered substantial investments.

      In re The Charles M. Bair Family Trust: Represented the Friends of the Bair Museum (all residents of Meagher and Wheatland Counties) on a pro bono case in litigation for several years that included trial and appeal. The Montana Supreme Court ruled that the Board of Advisers for the Charles M. Bair Family Trust breached its duty when it closed the Bair family museum at Martinsdale, Montana at the end of the 2002 season and attempted to move the $6 million art collection to Billings, Montana. As a result of the case, the Montana Supreme Court ordered substantial investments in the Martinsdale Bair home as well as the building of a state-of-the-art new facility for displaying the art and artifacts of the Bair collection that is known world-wide as a leading Western art museum.