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Francis M. Doherty

Francis Doherty’s Legal Cases

8 total

  • Real Estate Dispute

    Practice Area:
    Real Estate
    Date:
    Aug 17, 2010
    Outcome:
    Minnesota adverse possession ligiation. Mr. Doherty's client was awarded sole ownership of the disputed property and was also awarded damages for trespass.
    Description:
    Minnesota adverse possession litigation.
  • Bar Fight Case

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2010
    Outcome:
    Mr. Doherty was able to sercure a pre-trial settlement for insurance policy limits from the individual defendant and an additional substantial amount from the tavern for his client.
    Description:
    Mr. Doherty represented the plaintiff who suffered a severe head injury as the result of a bar fight.
  • Williams v. Auto Owners Insurance

    Practice Area:
    Appeals
    Date:
    Sep 08, 2010
    Outcome:
    Mr. Doherty successfully sought and obtained the reversal and dismissal of a $500,000 judgment against his client in the Wisconsin Court of Appeals.
    Description:
    Mr. Doherty successfully sought and obtained the reversal and dismissal of a $500,000 judgment against his client in the Wisconsin Court of Appeals.
  • State of Minnesota Criminal Trial

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jul 21, 2010
    Outcome:
    After a lengthy trial, Mr. Doherty's client was acquitted of all charges.
    Description:
    When an associate attorney left his firm, Mr. Doherty took over the defense of a criminal case where the client was charged with four felonies.
  • Insurance Defense

    Practice Area:
    Insurance
    Date:
    Nov 04, 2014
    Outcome:
    Claim dismissed based upon summary judgment
    Description:
    A restaurant and its insurance company were sued for premises liability involving a severe injury, but highly questionable liability. Mr. Doherty was hired to defend them and was able to get the claims dismissed after filing a summary judgment under Wisconsin's Safe Place statute.
  • Construction Defect/Insurance Defense

    Practice Area:
    Construction & Development
    Date:
    Oct 29, 2014
    Outcome:
    Settled after successful partial summary judgment motion.
    Description:
    Attorney Doherty was hired to defend a contractor and its insurance companies on a $6 million dollar claim involving over 40 parties relating to the construction of a golf resort. Mr. Doherty successfully brought a motion for partial summary judgment in favor of his client. Shortly after the favorable ruling, his clients were able to get out of the case at mediation on favorable terms.
  • Car Accident

    Practice Area:
    Car Accidents
    Date:
    Nov 25, 2013
    Outcome:
    $750,000 settlement
    Description:
    Mr. Doherty obtained a $750,000 settlement for a client suffering injuries in a car accident after the insurance company initially denied the claim alleging that the client was the cause of the accident.
  • Dog Bite

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Date:
    Oct 29, 2015
    Outcome:
    $100,000 settlement
    Description:
    Obtained a $100,000 settlement on a dog bite claim on behalf of a minor. Mr. Doherty established that the client was entitled to double damages under Wisconsin's dog bite statute. He also overcame the insurance company's attempts to pass off liability to the child's babysitter for alleged failure to supervise the child.