Archives for April 2012

Settlement Reached in Heemstra-Lyon Case

INDIANOLA, IA. – Nine years of legal battles that followed a bitter and tragic dispute between Iowa farm neighbors ended quietly in a Warren County courtroom on Thursday. During a brief hearing in district court here, Judge Paul Huscher approved a settlement to resolve several long-standing civil lawsuits brought by the estate of Milo farmer Tom […]


After 9 Year Legal Battle Beattie Law Firm Reaches Settlement for Widow

Timeline in Heemstra-Lyon court case 2003 Tom Lyon, 52, dies in January from a single gunshot wound to the head as he tends livestock near his Milo home. Authorities arrest neighbor Rodney Heemstra, who they say shot Lyon with a rifle after an argument about property. Lyon’s wife, Ronda, sues Heemstra for more than $2 […]