Great Plains Educational Foundation, Inc. v. Student Loan Finance Corporation, — N.W.2d —, 2020 WL 7690269 (Minn. Ct. App. Dec. 28, 2020) Represents Great Plains Educational Foundation in its lawsuit to recover damages for fraud claims. Anthony Ostlund successfully argued to the Minnesota Court of Appeals that Great Plains’ fraud claims should proceed, causing the Court of Appeals to reverse the district court’s earlier decision to dismiss the case.
Family Business Dispute in Wisconsin (2018)
Represented the majority owners of a large agricultural company in Wisconsin in a shareholder dispute, which settled on a confidential basis after trial.
Towley v. Tavernetti
Served as a special litigation committee (SLC) in a business dispute between the owners of PowerBlock, Inc., a Minnesota Corporation. PowerBlock appointed Vince Louwagie to investigate, evaluate, and make a determination as to whether it was in the best interests of the corporation to pursue certain claims asserted on behalf of the corporation.
Confidential AAA Arbitration
Pursued significant accounting malpractice claims against a Big Four accounting firm on behalf of a group of individual clients. After months of discovery including over a dozen depositions and two weeks of arbitration during which numerous representatives of the accounting firm were cross examined by Mr. Louwagie, Anthony Ostlund was able to negotiate a settlement for its clients.
Govern, et. al. v. Berthel Fisher
Successfully defended broker dealer through FINRA arbitration hearing on customer claim. Claimants sought hundreds of thousands of dollars but were awarded zero. Panel ordered claimants to pay the vast majority of the hearing session deposits.
Tucker, et. al v. Berthel Fisher
Successfully defended broker dealer through FINRA arbitration hearing on customer claim. Claimants sought millions of dollars but were awarded zero. Panel ordered claimants to pay the vast majority of the hearing session deposits.
Soderstrum v. Berthel Fisher
Successfully defended broker dealer through FINRA arbitration hearing on customer claim. Claimants sought hundreds of thousands of dollars but were awarded just $20,000.
Double Black Diamond d/b/a Red Cow v. City of Minneapolis
Successfully obtained restraining order against city in dispute and subsequent settlement relating to a parking restriction which would have had a serious impact on the restaurant business.
Markuson v. Crossroads Mall
Successfully defended mechanics lien case through trial in Dakota County District Court.
Hamelink v. Hamelink
Marital Dissolution case tried to Scott County District Court verdict.
Piper Jaffray v. Dain Rauscher
Successfully prosecuted raiding claim through FINRA arbitration hearing.
ROA Inc., et. al v. Nicholson, et al.
Served as Consensual Special Magistrate presiding over 8-day trial. Decision on the merits affirmed on appeal on all substantive grounds. ROA, Inc. v. Nicholson, No. A12-1695, 2013 WL 2460354 (Minn. Ct. App. June 10, 2013)
Confidential Settlement Dispute
Successfully obtained confidential settlement for client in dispute with competitor and employee involving misuse of confidential information and competitive hiring.
Successfully represented Susan Thornton in dispute with certain Republican members of state legislative staff over her employment as director of Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources.
Recent Broker Dealer Representation Vince has successfully represented broker dealers and registered representatives in defending against literally hundreds of claims since the start of the Great Recession. While many of these matters are resolved on a confidential basis, in the past several years several have gone through a hearing, and Vince’s clients have prevailed. Vince has represented clients through arbitration hearings since 1989.