News Clippings

Heemstra Case

Criminal Case • Jan 2003 – Field of battle • Oct 2003 – Heemstra found guilty Insurance Case • Oct 2003 – Insurance firm blames widow • Oct 2003 – Life insurer balks; Lyon estate to sue • Oct 2003 – Lyon’s insurer can delay payment First Civil Suit • Feb 2006 – 11.5 million […]

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Jan. 2010 – Homeowner injured in explosion

WCF Courier. Jeff Reinitz. January 28, 2010. Homeowner injured in explosion Donna Firgard, 65, was injured during an explosion and fire at her home, 6718 Watters Road, in Hudson. HUDSON – A Hudson woman who was injured when her house blew up in 2008 is taking propane and appliance companies to court. Donald Beattie, a Des Moines […]

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Heck Case

• April 2008 – Settlement reached in AGP blast lawsuit • April 2008 – Trial begins today in wrongful death case

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Nissen and Ryan Case

• August 2006 – Jury awards $9.6 million to victims of tank explosion • August 2006 – Injured worker recounts accident • August 2006 – Anhydrous ammonia case goes to jury • July 2006 – Ammonia leak trial opens

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Aug. 2005 – Iowans who have sued please with Merck finding

Des Moines Register. Tony Leys. August 20, 2005. Iowans who have sued please with Merck finding Friday’s verdict in Texas against Merck & Co. was good news for at least 16 Iowans who have filed federal lawsuits against the company for injuries or deaths allegedly caused by Vioxx. Most of the Iowa plaintiffs say they […]

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May 2004 – Costs mount in SUV crash at track-casino

Des Moines Regster. Jeff Eckhoff. May 31, 2004. Costs mount in SUV crash at track-casino  It cost the two women who were injured in the incident even more.A bad night of drinking and gambling at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino two years ago cost Douglas Kinney a conviction for willful injury and the next 30 […]

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