A $65.5 Million Jury Verdict For Montana Farmers

Mark Kovacich, Ben Snipes and Ross Johnson were among the attorneys who represented 25 Montana farmers against numerous companies and individuals for negligence, negligent misrepresentation, deceit and fraud for failing to provide the farmers promised payments or reasonably release the harvested hemp crops for sale on the open market. As featured in the recent Forbes article, […]

Mark Kovacich Named To 2022 Best Lawyers In America List

We are proud to announce that Mark Kovacich has been selected for inclusion in the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Mark also received the Lawyer of the Year honors. “Lawyer of the Year” is awarded annually to only one lawyer per practice area in each region with extremely high overall feedback from their peers, making […]

Denying Patients’ End of Life Wishes Can Be Costly

Excerpt from The New York Times. In Montana, a jury delivered what is believed to be the first verdict in a wrongful-life case, awarding $209,000 in medical costs and $200,000 for “mental and physical pain and suffering” to the estate of Rodney Knoepfle in 2019. Debilitated by many illnesses, Mr. Knoepfle had a do-not-resuscitate order and […]

Hospital staff revived a man’s stopped heart — and he sued

Excerpt from The Boston Globe. A successful ‘wrongful prolongation of life’ lawsuit in Montana, among other things, reflects the extent to which many Americans will go to gain — and enforce — their rights to control their final days. HELENA, Mont. — He checked into the hospital for a common procedure and collapsed while unattended, in […]