Michael LaFountaine started 2012 with a trial in Long Prairie before Todd County Judge Jay Carlson. Mr. LaFountaine represented the driver of a vehicle that was in the passing lane when the vehicle being passed turned left into a driveway. The driver and passenger of the vehicle that was turning left both sued Mr. LaFountaine’s client and asked the jury for more than 1.2 million dollars.

The jury placed fault on both drivers, but determined that the total damages payable to the Plaintiffs will amount to something between $27,000 and $43,000 for the driver (depending upon post trial motions) and $10,000 for the passenger.