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June 6, 2012

Workplace Accidents, Co-Employee Gross Negligence

If you have sustained injury in a workplace accident one of the remedies available to you for injuries that you have received is filing a lawsuit […]
June 6, 2012

Effects of Guilty Pleas in Civil Litigation

Many people do not understand the effect of a guilty plea in civil litigation. It most commonly arises in situations involving vehicular collisions. If a defendant […]
June 5, 2012

Liability Insurance Limits for Vehicular Accidents

Liability insurance limits for vehicular accidents is often misunderstood. It is common knowledge that if someone owns or drives a vehicle the State of Iowa requires […]
June 5, 2012

Property Damage Insurance Coverage for Items Other Than the Vehicle

Typically automobile insurance policies provide property damage insurance coverage for items other than damage to the vehicle itself. This is a little known fact among owners […]
May 25, 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 […]
May 24, 2012

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 […]
May 8, 2012

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 […]
May 8, 2012

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 […]
April 27, 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 […]
April 27, 2012

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 […]
March 28, 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 […]
March 13, 2012

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 […]