Bartlit Beck Wins Jury Trial in Red Wing, Minnesota
Jason Peltz, Hamilton Hill and Ben Whiting recently won a jury verdict in Red Wing, Minnesota for former Minnesota Timberwolves CEO Bob Stein. Mr. Stein filed the case seeking a declaratory judgment that he still owns half the rights to certain silica sand deposits in Goodhue County, Minnesota. Mr. Stein also alleged that defendant Windsor Energy (and its related companies) had intentionally interfered with his contract with the landowner. In April 2013, the Court granted Mr. Stein’s request for a declaratory judgment. Then in June 2013, after a week-long trial, a jury found that Windsor Energy had intentionally interfered with Mr. Stein’s contract with the landowner. The next step is a damages trial, which is expected to be held in late 2013 or early 2014.