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Successful at Trial, Appeal, and Mediation

Stephen C. Fiebiger has been successfully representing clients as a Minnesota civil litigation attorney  in state and federal district courts and appellate courts since 1983.  He has briefed, argued, and won reversals at the Minnesota Supreme Court, the Minnesota Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.  His cases have been covered by news outlets.  A few of the notable cases in employment law, personal injury, defamation, and other civil cases are set out below.

  • Larson v. Gannett Co. Inc., 940 N.W. 2d  120 (Minn. 2020), Rehearing denied. Obtained order for

        new trial by supreme court in media defamation case reversing Court of Appeals

  • Stewart v. Rise, Inc., 791 F. 3d 849 (8th Cir. 2015) Obtained reversal of summary judgment on hostile environment/harassment claim for first reported case of harassment of supervisor by subordinates

  • In Re: Guardianship of Jeraldine J. Pates, 823 N.W. 2d 881 (Minn. App. 2012).  Case established

        rule interpreting protective powers under guardianship and conservatorship statutes.

  • Stockton v. Northwest Airlines, Inc., 804 F.Supp. 2d 938 (D. Minn. 2011): Summary judgment denied in disability discrimination case by discharged employee.

  • Lake v. Yellow Transportation, Inc., 596 F. 3d 871 (8th Cir. 2010): Obtained reversal by 8th Circuit

       Court of Appeals of summary judgment in race discrimination case. 

  • Radke v. County of Freeborn, 694 N.W. 2d 788 (Minn. 2005): Supreme court created cause of action for wrongful death -negligence in investigation of child abuse under CARA - obtained settlement and $150,000 judgment.

  • Patterson v. Wu Family Corp., 608 N.W. 2d 863 (Minn. 2000): Supreme court case established rule for waiver of service of process defense permitting lawsuit to proceed.

  • Barton v. Moore, 558 N.W. 2d 746 (Minn. 1997): Piercing of corporate veil case in which supreme

        court established that usurious loans are not void.

  • Onwuka v. Federal Express Corp., 178 F.R.D. 508 (D. Minn. 1997): Obtained prominent federal court

        ruling allowing plaintiff-employee discovery of internal investigation in race discrimination case over

        attorney-client privilege objection.

Notable Published Cases:

  • Stewart v. Rise, Inc., 791 F. 3d 849 (8th Cir. 2015). First federal circuit court decision in the country recognizing  subordinate harassment.

  • EEOC v. Herzog Roofing: Settlement issued on June 8, 2011.

  • Stockton v. Northwest Airlines, Inc., 804 F. Supp. 2d 938 (D. Minn. 2011): Disability discrimination, in an Order Denying Summary Judgment by Chief Judge Michael J. Davis.

  • Young v. McLane Minnesota, 2011 WL 1193092, March 29, 2011, Civil No. 09-1653 JRT/FLN, Order Denying Summary Judgment by Judge John R. Tunheim in an ADA/MHRA disability discrimination case.

  • Bliss v. Morrow Enterprises, Inc., 2011 WL 255365, June 28, 2011, Civil No. 09-CV-3064 PJS/JJG, Order Denying Summary Judgment on ADA disability retaliation and whistleblower claims by Judge Patrick J. Schiltz.

  • Lake v. Yellow Transportation, Inc., 596 F. 3d 871 (8th Cir. 2010): Obtained reversal by Eighth Circuit

       Court of Appeals of summary judgment in race discrimination case in federal court .

Notable Successful Employment Law Cases:

Trust a proven, trial-experienced attorney to represent your case.

I represented the father of a 19-month old boy who was beaten to death in the precedent-setting wrongful death case of Radke v. County of Freeborn, 694 N.W. 2d 788 (Minn. 2005). In Radke, the Minnesota supreme court allowed a negligence claim against a county and two child protection workers in the investigation of child abuse and neglect reports as required by the Child Abuse Reporting Act (CARA), for failing to protect a nineteen-month old boy who had been visited three times by social workers before being beaten to death. I obtained a settlement and $150,000 judgment.  The Radke case received local and national attention.  

Other Results


$150,000 Personal injury settlement for go cart accident - 2016


Confidential employment settlements for race, sex, disability, and discrimination and FLSA, FMLA, and retaliation claims receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars


Trial decision and judgment in breach of fiduciary duty claim - 2015








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