Verdicts

The Montana injury and wrongful death attorneys of Hoyt & Blewett PLLC have received significant judgments in court in favor of their clients, in addition to a wide range of recoveries for clients through settlement just prior to trial, for more than 30 years. The settlements are confidential, but the judgments are public knowledge. The following are some of these significant judgments, including 17 in excess of $1,000,000.00.

  •     2008 Procopio v. Allstate (Bad Faith Claim) ~ $462,000.00
  •     2008 Messick/Bowman v. Patrol Helicopters ~ $2,505,000.00
  •     2007 Procopio v. Allstate (UIM Claim) ~ $300,000.00
  •     2007 Tucker v. Farmers Insurance ~ $516,000.00
  •     2007 Olson v. Shumaker Trucking ~ $940,296.00
  •     2006 Rackley v. Anderson ~ $700,000.00
  •     2005 Oset v. Zentner ~ $204,192.80
  •     2005 Seltzer v. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher ~ $21,350,000.00
  •     2004 Gilchrist v. Cooper Construction, Inc., et al. ~ $1,400,000.00
  •     2003 Woods v. BNSF ~ $969,796.78
  •     2002 Dorn v. BNSF ~ $7,008,000.00
  •     2002 Crippen v. Gliko ~ $200,141.03
  •     2001 Turner and Oskowski v. BNSF ~ $838,500.00
  •     2001 Mangini v. USA & Timberline ~ $656,657.58
  •     2000 Will Lewis v. Amtrak ~ $841,500.00
  •     1998 Bumgarner v. Farmers Union Mutual Ins. ~ $3,202,000.00
  •     1997 Fred Brown v. BN ~ $200,000.00
  •     1997 Gliko v. Montana Power Co. ~ $227,000.00
  •     1996 Frederick Doty v. Campion and USA ~ $2,400,000.00
  •     1996 Eugene Bevacqua v. Union Pacific ~ $320,000.00
  •     1996 Redwolf v. BN ~ $250,000,000.00
  •     1994 William Short v. Amtrak ~ $350,000.00
  •     1993 David Dunkelberger v. BN ~ $450,000.00
  •     1993 Estate of Brockie v. Omo Construction Co. ~ $175,000.00
  •     1993 Tony Rogers v. Howell ~ $330,000.00
  •     1993 J.R. Taylor v. Wurz and Rimrock Colony ~ $1,033,470.29
  •     1992 Kleffner v. Pleasant Valley Colony ~ $500,000.00
  •     1992 Hughes, et al. v. USA ~ $5,000,000.00
  •     1992 Janssen v. BN ~ $1,097,197.96
  •     1991 O'Leyar v. Callendar ~ $2,000,000.00
  •     1990 Counts v. BN ~ $ 430,000.00   
  •     1990 Holmgren v. State Farm Ins. Co. ~ $ 150,000.00
  •     1989 Bink v. First Bank System ~ $175,000.00
  •     1988 Finstad v. Montana Power Co. ~ $ 440,000.00
  •     1987 Nilson v. BN ~ $ 435,000.00
  •     1986 Joyce Jenkins v. All Nation Ins. Co. ~ $650,000.00
  •     1986 Svalstad v. Glaus ~ $325,000.00
  •     1986 Brewington v. BN ~ $ 400,000.00 
  •     1986 Tacke v. Fireman's Fund Ins. Co. ~ $3,500,000.00
  •     1985 Arla Robinson v. Hegle ~ $1,400,000.00
  •     1983 Kenneth and Janet Herold v. BN ~ $9,790,000.00
  •     1983 Lawrence A. Barnes v. BN ~ $3,200,000.00
  •     1982 Robert W. Callihan v. BN ~ $1,031,029.00
  •     1982 Bergen v. BN ~ $270,000.00
  •     1981 Mary Marshall v. BN ~ $825,000.00
  •     1978 Kopische v. First Continental Corp. ~ $422,500.00
  •     1977 Frisnegger v. Gibson ~ $175,000.00
  •     1976 Torchia v. BN ~ $580,000.00
  •     1975 McGee v. BN ~ $618,000.00
  •     1974 Farmer v. Boyles Brothers Drilling Co. ~ $1,200,000.00
  •     1971 Thelma Welch v. State Farm ~ $402,400.00