CASES

Section A identifies Greg Johnson’s reported case decisions and Section B identifies auto dealership defense cases in federal court.   

A.  Reported case decisions

Founders Ins. Co. v. James Yates, No. A15-1174, 2016 WL 7118918 (Minn. Dec. 7, 2016), reversing Minnesota Court of Appeals decision in favor of insurer.

North Star Mutual Ins. Co. v. Krueger, 2016 WL 1724292 (Minn. Ct. App. May 2, 2016), reversing district court decision in favor of insurer.

Hutar v. Capital One Financial Corp. et al, 2015 WL 4868886 (D. Minn. July 27, 2015)

Sand Companies, Inc. v. Gorham Housing. Partners III, LLP, 2010 WL 5154378 (Minn. Ct. App. Dec. 21, 2010)

In Re SRC Holding Corp. v. Executive Risk Indemnity, Inc., 545 F.3rd 661 (8th Cir. 2008)

U.S. Fidelity & Guarantee Ins. Co. v. Commercial Union Midwest Ins. Co., 430 F.3d 929 (8th Cir. 2006)

Wooddale Builders, Inc. v. Maryland Cas. Co., 722 N.W.2d 283 (Minn. 2006)

Liabo v. Wayzata Nissan, LLC, 707 N.W.2d 715 (Minn. Ct. App. 2006)

Madrigal v. Kline Oldsmobile, Inc. 423 F.3d 819 (8th Cir. 2005)

Wooddale Builders, Inc. v. Maryland Cas. Co., 695 N.W.2d 399 (Minn. Ct. App. 2005)

Edlund v. Ridgedale Automotive, Inc., 101 Fed. Appx. 180 (8th Cir. 2004)

Reinke v. Harold Chevrolet‑Geo, Inc., 2004 WL 1152700 (Minn. Ct. App. 2004)

Scott v. Forest Lake Chrysler Plymouth Dodge, 668 N.W.2d 45 (Minn. Ct. App. 2003)

Stevens v. Brookdale Dodge, Inc., 2002 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 25406 (D. Minn. Dec. 27, 2002)

Jacobson v. Universal Underwriters Ins. Group, 645 N.W.2d 741 (Minn. Ct. App. 2002)

Scott v. Forest Lake Chrysler‑Plymouth Dodge, 637 N.W.2d 587 (Minn. Ct. App. 2002)

Vang v. Morrie’s Minnetonka Ford, 2001 WL 1589614 (D. Minn., Dec 11, 2001)

Peter v. Village Imports Co., 2001 WL 1640130 (D. Minn., Oct 09, 2001)

Johnson v. Credit Acceptance Corp., 165 F. Supp.2d 923 (D. Minn. Mar 20, 2001)

State Farm Mut. Auto Ins. Co. v. Universal Underwriters Ins. Co., 625 N.W.2d 160 (Minn. Ct. App. 2001)

Lofquist v. Whitaker Buick‑Jeep‑Eagle, Inc., 2001 WL 1530907 (Minn. Ct. App. 2001)

VanDanacker v. Main Motor Sales Co., 109 F. Supp.2d 1045 (D. Minn., July 18, 2000)

Ackerlund v. TCF National Bank of Minnesota, 2001 WL 1631440 (D. Minn. Jun. 11, 2000)

Scott v. Forest Lake Chrysler Plymouth Dodge, 611 N.W.2d 346 (Minn. 2000)

Sharlow v. Wally McCarthy Pontiac-GMC Trucks-Hyundai, Inc., 221 F.3d 1343 (8th Cir. 2000)

Clarin v. Minnesota Repossessors, Inc., 198 F.3d 661 (8th Cir. 1999)

Evans v. Rudy-Luther Toyota, Inc., 39 F. Supp.2d 1177 (D. Minn. 1999)

Revering v. Norwest Bank Minn, N.A., 1999 WL 33911360 (D. Minn. Nov. 30, 1999)

Saice v. Mid-America Bank, 1999 WL 33911356 (D. Minn. Sept. 20, 1999)

Ripka v. City & County Employees Credit Union, 1999 WL 33912090 (D. Minn. Apr. 12, 1999)

Oehrlein v. Western Funding, Inc., 1999 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 17919 (D. Minn. Jan. 26, 1999)

Mutual Service Cas. Ins. Co. v. West Bend Mut. Ins. Co., 599 N.W.2d 585 (Minn. Ct. App. 1999)

Scott v. Forest Lake Chrysler‑Plymouth‑Dodge, 598 N.W.2d 713 (Minn. Ct. App. 1999)

Sharlow v. Wally McCarthy Pontiac-GMC Trucks-Hyundai, Inc., 1998 WL 35249294 (D. Minn. Sept. 28, 1998)

Sharlow v. Wally McCarthy Pontiac-GMC Trucks-Hyundai, Inc., 1998 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 22727 (Aug. 13, 1998)

Lindholt v. Walser Ford, 1998 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 22765 (D. Minn. Sept. 25, 1998)

Picht v. Stillwater Ford-Lincoln-Mercury, Inc., 1998 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 22766 (D. Minn. Aug. 17, 1998)

Shelley v. Wells Fargo, 1998 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 22580 (D. Minn. July 2, 1998)

Logan v. McCarthy’s Oldsmobile-GMC Trucks, Inc., 1998 WL 34072617 (D. Minn. May 5, 1998)

West Bend Mut. Ins. Co. v. American Family Mut. Ins. Co., 586 N.W.2d 584 (Minn. Ct. App. 1998)

LeBeau v. John Deere Ins. Co., 574 N.W.2d 83 (Minn. Ct. App. 1998)

Cullen v. Art Goebel, Inc., 1997 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 23682 (D. Minn. July 23, 1997)

Hudson v. Richfield Mitsubishi, 1997 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 23674 (July 11, 1997)

Pettee v. Silk, 1996 WL 81502 (Minn. Ct. App. 1996)

Kinzel, et al. v. Southview Chevrolet Co., 892 F. Supp. 1211 (D. Minn. 1995)

Kivel v. Milwaukee Guardian Ins. Co., 1994 WL 637816 (Minn. Ct. App. 1994)

Richards v. Milwaukee Ins. Co., 518 N.W.2d 26 (Minn.1994)

Agency Rent‑A‑Car, Inc. v. American Family Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., 519 N.W.2d 483 (Minn. Ct. App. 1994)

Waataja v. American States Ins. Co., 1993 WL 89657 (Minn. Ct. App. 1993)

Richards v. Milwaukee Insurance Co., 505 N.W.2d 97 (Minn. Ct. App. 1993)

Northbrook Ins. Co. v. American States Ins. Co., 495 N.W.2d 450 (Minn. Ct. App. 1993)

Clusiau’s Range Drive‑U‑Self, Inc. v. Federated Mut. Ins. Co., 1992 WL 340521 (Minn. Ct. App. 1992)

Beliveau v. Progressive Casualty Ins. Co., C8-92-1371 (Minn. Ct. App. 1992)

Gieser v. Home Indem. Co., 484 N.W.2d 256 (Minn. Ct. App. 1992)

Barneson v. Western National, 486 N.W.2d 176 (Minn. Ct. App. 1992)

State Farm Fire & Cas. Co. v. Strope, 481 N.W.2d 853 (Minn. Ct. App. 1992)

Meister v. Western Nat. Mut. Ins. Co., 479 N.W.2d 372 (Minn. 1992)

Kothrade v. American Family Mut. Ins. Co., 462 N.W.2d 413 (Minn. Ct. App. 1990)

U.S. Fire Ins. Co. v. Fireman’s Fund Ins. Co., 461 N.W.2d 230 (Minn. Ct. App. 1990) (wrote brief)

B.  Auto Dealership Defense Cases (United States District Court only):

3:95-cv-00504-DDA-FLN Rutford, et al v. Wally McCarthy, et al. Represented Wally McCarthy Pontiac-GMC Trucks-Hyundai, Inc.

3:96-cv-00634-MJD-JMM Hendrickson v. McCarthy’s Olds, et al. Represented McCarthy’s Oldsmobile-GMC Trucks, Inc.

3:96-cv-00671-RHK-FLN Scott v. Forest Lake Chrysler, et al. Represented Forest Lake Chrysler-Plymouth-Dodge.

4:94-cv-00529-JMR-FLN Kinzel v. Southview Chevrolet, et al. Represented Southview Chevrolet Co., Southview Chevrolet Co.

4:96-cv-00007-DSD-JGL Sims v. Tousley Ford Inc., et al. Represented Tousley Ford, Incorporated, Automotive Financial Services.

4:96-cv-00160-DSD-JMM Cullen v. Courtesy Ford Inc., et al. Represented Courtesy Ford.

4:96-cv-00253-JMR-FLN Hudson, et al v. Richfield Mitsubishi, et al. Represented Richfield Mitsubishi.

4:96-cv-00446-JMR-JGL Meyer, et al v. First Bank NA, et al. Represented Dondelinger Chevrolet.

6:96-cv-00297-MJD-JMM Dahl v. Messelt Automotive. Represented Messelt Automotive Center.

0:97-cv-00020-JRT-RLE Sharlow, et al v. Wally McCarthy, et al. Represented Wally McCarthy Pontiac-GMC Trucks-Hyundai, Inc.

0:97-cv-00124-DSD-JMM Huber v. Chrysler Financial, et al. Represented Courtesy Ford.

0:97-cv-00273-PAM-JGL Penrose v. Airlake Ford Mercury, et al. Represented Airlake Ford Mercury.

0:97-cv-01446-RHK-JMM Koza v. Rosedale Dodge, Inc., et al. Represented Rosedale Dodge, Inc.

0:97-cv-01663-JRT-RLE Roberts, et al v. Mahowald Motors Inc. Representing Mahowald Motors Inc.

0:97-cv-01834-DSD-JMM Logan, et al v. McCarthy’s Olds. Represented McCarthy’s Oldsmobile-GMC Trucks, Inc.

0:97-cv-01839-ADM-JGL Picht v. Stillwater Ford, et al. Represented Stillwater Ford Lincoln-Mercury, Inc.

0:97-cv-02140-ADM-JGL Lindholt v. Walser Ford, Inc. Represented Walser Ford, Inc.

0:97-cv-02730-MJD-JGL Foster v. Walser Chevrolet/Geo, et al. Represented Walser Chevrolet/Geo.

0:98-cv-00869-JMR-RLE Stange v. Houston Ford, Inc. Represented Houston Ford, Inc.

0:98-cv-01180-JRT-RLE Evans v. Rudy Luther Toyota. Represented Rudy Luther Toyota, Inc.

0:98-cv-01339-DSD-JMM VanDanacker, et al v. Main Motors Sales Co, et al. Represented Main Motors Sales Co.

0:98-cv-01692-JMR-FLN Fondie v. Motorwerks, Inc. Represented Motorwerks, Inc.

0:98-cv-02303-JMR-FLN Dawson, et al v. Consumer Portfolio, et al. Represented Shakopee Chevrolet-Oldsmobile-Pontiac-Geo, Inc.

0:99-cv-00109-JRT-FLN Woyee v. Richfield Motors Inc. Represented Richfield Motors Inc, Richfield Motors Inc.

0:99-cv-01213-DWF-AJB Lofquist v. Whitaker Buick Co, et al. Represented Whitaker Buick Company.

0:00-cv-00362-RHK-SRN Stramer, et al v. Southview Chevrolet, et al. Represented Southview Chevrolet Co.

0:00-cv-01478-ADM-AJB Edlund v. Ridgedale Automotive, et al. Represented Ridgedale Automotive, Inc. and Bob Ryan Motors, Inc.

0:00-cv-02301-JRT-SRN Deloia, et al v. Stillwater Ford. Represented Stillwater Ford Lincoln-Mercury, Inc.

0:00-cv-02632-JNE-JGL Stevens, et al v. Brookdale Dodge Inc. Represented Brookdale Dodge Inc.

0:00-cv-02633-RHK-JMM Stewart, et al v. Morrie’s Brooklyn Pk. Represented Morrie’s Brooklyn Park Daewoo.

0:00-cv-02658-JNE-JGL Lieske v. Morrie’s Brooklyn Park, et al. Represented Morrie’s Brooklyn Park Daewoo.

0:01-cv-00012-DSD-JMM Peter v. Village Imports Co. Represented Village Imports Company.

0:01-cv-00082-DWF-AJB Vang v. Morrie’s Minnetonka. Represented Morrie’s Minnetonka Ford.

0:01-cv-00118-ADM-AJB Webb v. Harold Chevrolet. Represented Harold Chevrolet, Inc.

0:01-cv-00247-PAM-JGL Goepfert, et al v. Stillwater Ford. Represented Stillwater Ford Lincoln-Mercury, Inc.

0:01-cv-00822-ADM-AJB Barlow v. Hecker, et al. Represented Lake Country Auto Center Inc.

0:01-cv-01882-JRT-FLN Jamison v. Morrie’s Automotive. Represented Morrie’s Automotive Group.

0:02-cv-03593-JRT-FLN Lange v. White Bear Lake Pontiac. Represented White Bear Lake Pontiac-GMC Truck-Hyundai, Inc.

0:03-cv-03263-DSD-SRN Madrigal v. Kline Oldsmobile Represented Kline Oldsmobile.

0:04-cv-00071-JNE-AJB Broeckelman v. Toyota Motor Credit, et al. Represented Toyota Motor Credit Corporation and Carlson Toyota

0:04-cv-00164-JNE-JGL Fuller v. New Buffalo Chrysler. Represented New Buffalo Chrysler, LLC.

0:05-cv-00636-MJD-AJB Ewert et al v. Bonham Chrysler Plymouth Dodge Jeep Eagle, Inc. et al. Represented Bonham Chrysler Plymouth Dodge Jeep Eagle.

0:05-cv-02411-JNE-JJG Hamlin v. Luther Automotive Group et al. Represented Luther Automotive Group, Chrysler LLC.

0:06-cv-00156-DWF-JJG Kia Motors America, Inc. v. MPA Autoworks et al. Represented Wayzata Nissan LLC.

0:06-cv-05129-JRT-FLN Schuster et al v. Royal Nissan Inc. Represented Royal Nissan Inc.

0:08-cv-00698-JRT-JJK Washington v. DaimlerChrysler Financial Services America LLC et al. Represented Shakopee Dodge, Inc.

0:11-cv-03092-RHK-JJG Superstore Automotive, Inc. v. Delphi Automotive, LLP et al. Representing Superstore Automotive, Inc. Transferred to MDL in Eastern Michigan.

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