Dahl, Richard M.
Address: 222 South Ninth Street Campbell Mithun Tower Suite 3150, Minneapolis, MN 55402
Lawyer Firm: Madigan, Dahl & Harlan, P.A.
|Areas of Practice||Alcohol Beverage Law and Litigation, Administrative Law, Business/Civil/Commercial Litigation, Business/Corporate/Commercial Law, Distribution and Franchise Law and Litigation, Contracts, Insurance Defense|
Rich Dahl is a founding shareholder in the firm of Madigan, Dahl & Harlan. For the past 30 years, he has been actively engaged in a nationwide practice in the above-reference areas representing both companies and individuals in a broad range of sophisticated commercial matters. He is licensed in the states of Minnesota and Wisconsin and the 8th Circuit Court of Appeal. Rich has been AV rated by Martindale Hubble for many years.
Rich graduated (Cum Laude) from Hamline School of Law in 1983, where he was a published author and served as a primary editor of the Hamline Law Review. He received his B.S. (Summa Cum Laude) and Master’s Degree (with honors) in Public Administration from Northern Michigan University (NMU). While attending NMU on an athletic and academic scholarship, Rich was honored as an All American by the NCAA.
During the past thirty years, Rich has represented numerous members and licensees of the beverage alcohol industry in administrative, licensing, regulatory, transactional and litigation matters. Rich’s diverse litigation practice has included the following representative cases:
MillerCoors, LLC v. Larrys Distributing Co., Inc. et al — Wisconsin State Court. Represented two highly successful Wisconsin beer distributors opposing brewer’s efforts to terminate the Defendant’s multi-million distribution rights. MDH asserted the Distributors were protected under with the Wisconsin Dealership Law and successfully defeated the Plaintiff’s Motion for Summary Judgment, after which, Plaintiff dismissed its claims and abandoned its termination efforts awarding Defendants new distribution agreements.Mountain Beverage Co., LLC v. The Foursome, Inc. d/b/a Co-Orrison Distributing, Ltd. and d/b/a Orrison Distributing, Ltd. — Colorado Arbitration.Represented a Colorado beer distributor who received a 1.1 Million Dollar arbitration award following the termination of certain distribution rights.Klindworth v. Prairie Island Mdewakanton Dakota Community, d/b/a Treasure Island Resort and Casino — Minnesota State Court.Represented Prairie Island in a negligence, dram shop, and wrongful death claim arising out of a two-car fatal automobile accident resulting in the death of a young college student. The case was satisfactorily resolved pursuant to a confidential settlement agreement prior to trial.Nott Company v. Todd N. Palmer, et al — Minnesota State Court.Successfully defended a Minnesota Distributor in which Plaintiff sought damages in excess of 3.3 Million Dollars for claims alleging tortuous interference with a non-compete agreement, interference with business relationships, and unjust enrichment. Following a two week trial, the jury returned a unanimous defense verdict in favor of MDH’s client dismissing all of the Plaintiff’s claims.Lucent Technologies, Inc., et al v. Entegris, Inc. f/k/a Fluoroware Corp. et al — Florida State Court (Orange County).Defended a Minnesota-based high-tech valve manufacturer in a subrogation case in which Plaintiff sought damages in excess of 52 Million Dollars arising out of a hydrochloric acid spill, in the clean room of a microchip fabrication facility located in Orlando, Florida. Following extensive nationwide discovery and motion practice, the case was ultimately resolved before trial pursuant to a confidential settlement agreement.New Generation Food Co. v. Dairyland Products, Inc. — Minnesota State Court.Obtained a jury verdict, dismissing Plaintiffs multi-million dollar damage claims after a month long jury trial where the Defendant was accused of misappropriating Plaintiff’s trade secrets and proprietary formula in violation of the Minnesota Trade Secrets Act.Chuck H E Vogel et al v. Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. et al — Wisconsin State Court.Successfully represented two of four shareholders in a shareholder dispute involving a company with annual sales in excess of 2.5 Billion Dollars. Following extensive litigation, the dispute was satisfactorily resolved in accordance with a confidential settlement agreement.
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