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  • Right-of-Way Dispute

    We are pleased to announce another trial court victory by Steve Hance in a real estate dispute. We represented property owners who depended on an adjacent strip of land for access to their home. The neighboring property owner, who owned the underlying land, subject to certain public rights, claim... Read On

  • Ly v. Nystrom

    Represented the prevailing argument in the seminal Minnesota Supreme Court case construing the circumstances in which attorney's fees are recoverable under the Minnesota Consumer Fraud Act and the Minnesota Private Attorney General Statute. The underlying case involved allegations of fraud in the... Read On

  • Thomson Publishing Co. v. Tax Materials, Inc.

    Represented a start-up publishing company and related parties that were sued by international publishing conglomerate in federal district court in Dallas, TX and accused of various business torts including: breach of fiduciary duty, trademark and copyright infringement, misappropriation of trade ... Read On

  • Business/Shareholder Litigation

    Represented a marketing firm in an action against a former shareholder and other former employees following their departure from our client firm. The complaint accused the defendants of various business torts including breach of fiduciary duty, breach of loyalty, misappropriation of trade secrets... Read On

  • Business/Contract Litigation

    Represented Minnesota manufacturer and purveyor of wood chopping equipment sued under the commercial rules of the American Arbitration Association by a former affiliate who claimed a contractual right to royalties from sales. The Plaintiff claimed entitlement to over $1 million at the arbitration... Read On

  • Business/Complex Collection Litigation

    Represented a group of 10 promissory note holders collectively in an action against a related debtor who was known to have a valuable asset in the form of stock in a valuable assisted living facility and business. Secured summary judgment against debtor in district court but when the debtor filed... Read On

  • NASD (now FINRA) Arbitration

    Initiated an NASD (now FINRA) arbitration action on behalf of a private investment account holder against a national broker-dealer and one of its registered representatives for allegedly engaging in market trades that were unauthorized, unsuitable and for churning resulting in massive account los... Read On

  • Business/Patent and UCC Case

    Represented manufacturer and distributor of chemical and biological testing products in defense of a patent infringement claim brought by a party that claimed patent rights relative to certain elements of the products distributed by our client. Immediately filed motion for dismissal based on juri... Read On

  • Real Estate Fraud Litigation

    Brought action on behalf of real estate investor client regarding a fraudulent commercial property investment scheme in Iowa. Following trial in an Iowa district court, secured judgment award including attorney's fees and punitive damages, which eventually resulted in the conviction of the defend... Read On

  • Closing/Escrow Services Liability Claims

    Defended series of claims against title companies alleging negligence in handling closing and escrow services. All resolved by dismissal or nominal settlement. Read On

  • Title Insurance Recoupment Defense

    Defended series of claims by national underwriter seeking to recoup losses from policies issued by local agent. All resolved to the satisfaction of our clients. Read On

  • Real Estate Fraud Defense

    Defended series of clients accused of engaging in fraud and/or violating statutes such as the Foreclosure Reconveyance Act against claims by former homeowners or contract buyers. All cases setteld by either dismissal or nominal settlement. Read On

  • Wrongful Death Recovery

    Represented widow of man who died in a head on collision auto accident. Secured limits of available insurance coverage for client. Read On

  • Fire Insurance Recovery

    Represented insured in claim against property and casualty insurer for its refusal to provide an appropriate level of insurance payout following fire damage to insured property. Following an arbitration under the commercial rules of the American Arbitration Association secured substantial additio... Read On

  • Environmental Defense Litigation

    Represented publicly traded oil company in defense of a claim brought by a railroad company that our client had polluted property owned by the Plaintiff. Following depositions and substantial discovery that was national in scope, resolved the case on terms that were very satisfactory to our client. Read On

  • Business/Contract Litigation

    Represented fortune 100 company in claims against investment group pursuant to a set of written contracts. Sued former investment group and who in turn filed a counterclaim alleging wrongful pricing practices in the industry. Following discovery the case was resolved in a way that was satisfactor... Read On

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    Commercial Arbitration

    March 2014

    Hance Law Firm is victorious in a commercial arbitration which involved a dispute between a specialized engine components manufacturer and an exclusive buyer/distributor from New Jersey. After a 4-day arbitration, our client, the manufacturer was granted an award in excess of $300k as well as the right to continue manufacturing. Read On

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