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Mr. Dahlmeier is a products liability trial lawyer with extensive experience defending agribusinesses, product manufacturers, and product suppliers across the United States. He is national counsel for several propane suppliers.
As lead counsel on a substantial number of large exposure cases before state and federal courts across the nation, Mr. Dahlmeier leverages his litigation experience and specialized technical knowledge to favorably resolve his clients’ disputes. He has handled more than 500 fire and explosion investigations and cases, often drawing upon his extensive forensic investigation and specialized technical training relating to propane and natural gas. He has also handled many products liability cases related to agribusiness.
Mr. Dahlmeier is chair of Bassford Remele’s Products Liability Practice Group.
Successfully represented homeowner’s association in Minnesota in a construction defect trial. (Construction Defect)
Represented a propane distributor in Iowa in an explosion case involving two minors who sustained serious burn injuries. (Product Liability)
Represented a truck driver in Minnesota in a motor vehicle collision trial [and obtained a favorable settlement for the client]. (Property Damage)
Obtained a defense verdict in Minnesota for a farmers’ cooperative against a plaintiff seeking damages for alleged crop overspray. The court found that plaintiff failed to convince the court that the damages to his corn were caused by the cooperative. The cooperative was awarded monetary damages for products they supplied the plaintiff. (Pesticide Application)
Obtained reversal of a grant of summary judgment in a subrogation action involving a fatal propane explosion on behalf of an insurer. The court held that genuine issues of material fact still existed for the negligence claim. (Product Liability)
Obtained affirmance of a defense verdict where the court of appeals held that the district court did not err when it declined to give the jury a res ipsa loquitur instruction. Tamco Pork II, LLC, 876 N.W.2d 226 (Iowa Ct. App. 2015). (Product Liability)
Obtained affirmance of a grant of summary judgment where defendant repaired water damage in plaintiff’s home after a fire. (Construction Defect)
Obtained a defense verdict in Iowa for a cooperative in a lawsuit alleging that defendant negligently installed a propane system for a new hog-production facility. (Product Liability/Construction Defect)
Defended a gas station in Wisconsin in a personal injury trial, where plaintiff allegedly injured his ankle when he stepped on uneven concrete while exiting his truck. (Premises Liability)
Successfully defended a farmers’ cooperative in North Dakota where an electrician was severely burned when exposed to scalding water overflowing from a condensate tank system designed by defendant. Post-trial, the court denied both plaintiff’s motion for a new trial and plaintiff’s motion to alter and amend under Rule 59(a), holding that defendant was not jointly liable for the percentage of damages allocated to plaintiff’s employer. (Product Liability)
Obtained affirmance of the district court’s grant of summary judgment in an explosion case where plaintiff was severely burned and his house was destroyed. Ciomber, 527 F.3d 635 (7th Cir. 2008). (Product Liability)
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