Archives for May 2012

Trial Exhibits – Personal Injury

Jury trials are very difficult, and as such, trial exhibits to illustrate a personal injury are an indispensable factor in being successful. One of the major goals of the victim’s lawyer is to be able to as simply as possible present the evidence favorable to your side. Some injuries, like burns, are visible to the […]

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Comparative Fault in Vehicular Collisions

Comparative fault in vehicular collisions is no different than the issue of comparative fault in other types of tort cases. Under Iowa law (Iowa Code Chapter 668) an injured driver does not have to be 100% fault free in order to obtain a judgment against another negligent driver. Under Iowa law, an injured plaintiff can […]

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Workers Compensation- Indemnity Payment Determination-Burton

On Friday May 4 the Iowa Supreme Court issued a workers compensation decision in the matter of Burton v, Hilltop Care Center which was significant regarding Indemnity Payment Determination. Ms. Burton was an employee of Hilltop. About 18 months prior to her termination at Hilltop Ms. Burton received a raise that is now disputed. Hilltop […]

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Profile in Courage-Iowa’s Supreme Court

As a fellow Iowa lawyer I have always applauded and supported the Iowa Judiciary. I have been involved in lawsuits throughout the United States and I can tell you that Iowa Judges are the best in the country. Any judicial system is designed to be truly independent, devoid of any political agenda, and to enforce […]

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