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May 15, 18

Johnson Janklow Abdallah is pleased to announce that a federal jury in Sioux Falls issued a favorable verdict to one of the firm's clients injured in a car crash.

The at-fault driver had only $25,000 in available insurance coverage for the injuries sustained by our client.   When the insurance company refused to pay the Defendant’s insurance limits of $25,000, Johnson Janklow Abdallah commenced litigation in federal court.  At trial, the jury was charged with considering the permanent nature of our client's injury. After deliberating for several hours on April 12, 2018, the jury rendered a verdict in our client's favor, finding that the defendant's negligence was the legal cause of our client's injuries and awarding compensatory damages in the amount of $69,032, including interest and costs.  The insurance company was forced to pay the full verdict amount (nearly three times its coverage limits of $25,000) because it failed to reasonably resolve the claim for $25,000 when it originally had the opportunity to do so.

Attorney Scott Abdallah represented the injured driver.

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.

Mike Miller | former NBA player

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.

Mark McNeary | Primrose Retirement Communities, LLC

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.

Tom Geu | former Dean, USD School of Law