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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 […]
March 5, 2012

Child Still In Critical Condition After Eastside Des Moines Crash

A 4-year-old child injured in an accident in Des Moines on Sunday remains in critical condition. Fredrick Morris is being treated at Blank Children’s Hospital. Police […]
March 1, 2012

Tort Reform Has Been A Big Push By Big Business

Tort Reform has been a big push by Big Business. Why? Because if they do not have to pay for their mistakes, then they do not […]
February 27, 2012

Thoughts of a Victim’s Attorney Regarding State of Civil Justice System:

Over the last many years, I have spent a great deal of personal time contemplating the meaning of the Civil Justice system when defined in terms […]
January 24, 2012

Police: No Bells, Signals at Crossing Where Train Hit Pickup

Three people were hospitalized after the car they were in was hit by a train just west of Durant at 8:17 a.m. today. According to Trooper […]
January 3, 2012

West Elm Recalls Dover Dining Table Due to Injury Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the […]