Archives for March 2012

State High Court: BNSF Not Entitled to New Trial in Fatal 2003 Collision

By Beattie Law Firm of Beattie Law Firm, P.C. posted in Current Events on Wednesday, March 28, 2012. Article by: RICHARD MERYHEW and PAUL LEVY , Star Tribune The opinion reversed an appellate ruling that said a new trial was warranted because of faulty instructions to the jury from the trial judge. The Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled that Burlington Northern Sante Fe […]

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Iowa Workers Compensation – Big Decision for Truck Drivers

In a very significant Iowa Workers Compensation law decision, and a big decision for truck drivers, the Iowa Supreme Court established a precedent that prevents various Iowa Transportation Companies and others from engaging in various shenanigans designed to get injured workers to quit employment. Under the Iowa compensation laws, when an injured worker is placed […]

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Child Still In Critical Condition After Eastside Des Moines Crash

A 4-year-old child injured in an accident in Des Moines on Sunday remains in critical condition. Fredrick Morris is being treated at Blank Children’s Hospital. Police said he was a passenger in a car driven by his mother, Danielle Levy, 23, of Oskaloosa. The crash occurred shortly after 6 p.m. in the 3700 block of […]

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Tort Reform Has Been A Big Push By Big Business

Tort Reform has been a big push by Big Business. Why? Because if they do not have to pay for their mistakes, then they do not have to spend money on proper engineering and they can make decisions that help them and harm you. When the safety of many products is concerned, it is often […]

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