Grain Dust Explosions Cases

Client v. Defendants (Minnesota 2014)

Facts: The Beattie Law Firm’s clients sustained significant property damage after a failed bearing ignited a grain dust explosion at a grain handling facility in South Dakota. Suit was filed in Minnesota against various defendants.

Settlement: The case was settled for a confidential amount early in the litigation.

Client v. Defendants (Iowa 2013)

Facts: The Beattie Law Firm’s client sustained significant property damage after a failed bearing ignited a grain dust explosion at a grain handling facility in rural Iowa. The case proceed through multiple years of litigation, and well over 50 depositions were taken. The Beattie Law Firm hired some of the leading experts in grain dust explosions, agricultural practices, bearings, and other areas to help establish liability against the defendants.

Settlement: The case settled for a confidential multiple seven figure amount.

Nationwide Agribusiness Insurance Company vs. SMA Elevator Construction, Inc., et al. (Iowa 2012)

Facts: An explosion at a Grain Elevator occurred resulting in property damage due to an overheated or hot pillow block bearing. This case was based on Negligence, Breach of Warranty, Breach of Contract against the manufacturer, designer, and installer among other parties.

Settlement: The Beattie Law Firm obtained a confidential settlement for the Client prior to trial.