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August 17, 2012

Heemstra Ordered to Pay Millions

A nearly decade-long legal battle may finally be coming to an end. At issue is a $7 million wrongful death lawsuit judgment Rodney Heemstra was ordered […]
August 15, 2012

Tips For Natural and Propane Gas Users For Coming Heating Season

There are certain tips for natural and propane gas users for the coming heating season as we head into fall. Tip number one is the recommendation […]
August 7, 2012

Farming Observations

Given where we are in the season, it is worth remembering some of the dangers inherent in farming observations. These past seasons have led to many […]
July 31, 2012

Iowa Workers Compensation – Outstanding Healing Period Ruling

The Iowa Supreme Court issued an outstanding ruling this month supporting the rights of injured Iowa workers to obtain more than one healing period resultant from […]
July 18, 2012

Dram Shop-Condonation

In dram shop litigation, there is a defense of an injured passenger that can be asserted called Dram Shop Condonation. What this simply means is that […]
July 17, 2012

Can Family Members Sue a Family Member Driver

A question that is posed to us frequently is whether one family member can sue another family member who has negligently driven an automobile and caused […]
July 17, 2012

Does Insurance Coverage Exist if A Family Member Driver Injures Another Family Member Passenger

A question we, at the Beattie Law Firm, are frequently asked is whether insurance coverage exists for a family member injured by another family member driver […]
July 17, 2012

Right of Passenger to Sue Driver

Under Iowa law, a passenger has the right to sue the driver of the vehicle in the event that the driver has caused or contributed to […]
July 17, 2012

Can a Passenger Be at Fault

The issue of whether a passenger in a vehicular collision can be held comparatively at fault frequently arises. At first blush it seems almost comical to […]
July 11, 2012

Workers Compensation-Bad Faith

In Iowa, insurance companies insuring employers in workers compensation cases can be liable in bad faith for wrongful conduct toward injured workers. More than 20 years […]
July 11, 2012

Mettler Decision

The Iowa Supreme Court recently decided the decision greatly benefiting injured workers by holding in Waldinger v. Mettler that an injured worker can receive additional benefits after the […]
July 11, 2012

Workers Compensation-Out-Of-State Workers (Truckers)-Right To Seek Medical Treatment In Home State

Worker’s Compensation laws allow out-of-state workers (truckers) the right to be treated in their home state, if injured in the course of employment. This issue has […]