Johnson Janklow Abdallah Attorney, Scott Abdallah, was featured in a KELO Investigates exclusive that exposed insurance misconduct and the efforts by the powerful insurance lobby to pass legislation that would cover up the misconduct. The KELO investigation focused on the common practice of insurance companies to routinely hire biased out-of-state doctors to refute the opinions of local treating physicians in order to wrongfully deny insurance benefits. Dr. Nolan Segal from Minnesota was featured in the story. KELO reports that Dr. Segal admitted in 2015 that he sided with the insurance company 85-90 percent of the time. A bill introduced in the 2018 legislature would have given insurance companies immunity from suit in state or federal court for wrongfully denying workers compensation benefits to injured South Dakotan workers. After the KELO Investigates story was aired, the bill died in committee on a vote of 6-1.
It is great to work with the attorneys at Johnson, Janklow, and Abdallah. They always provide excellent advice and service that is second to none.
The lawyers at Johnson, Janklow, and Abdallah are consistently ranked as the top business lawyers in the state. Our business can always count on them to aggressively fight for our rights and provide straight-forward advice on complex issues.
Lawyers from Johnson, Janklow, and Abdallah regularly participate in legal education by judging intramural student skills competitions; helping prepare our nationally competitive litigation skills teams; serving or leading the South Dakota State Bar's Law School Committee; and, from time to time , providing guest lecturers. The Law School is grateful for the generous participation of lawyers like those from Johnson, Janklow, and Abdallah.