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June 30, 2015

Discovery is the gathering of information that can be used by one party to obtain facts and information about the case from the other party. For example, discovery can be used to find out basic background information about the party on the other side, such as his age, family and...
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June 18, 2015

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a trial court decision that dismissed a Fourth Amendment unreasonable search claim against Heidman Law Firm's clients, four Woodbury County correctional officers. In addition to alleging that she was subjected to an unreasonable search, the Plaintiff had also alleged that the officers...
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June 16, 2015

That tool was compromised significantly by rulings of the prior workers’ compensation commissioner which required disclosure before claimant’s could be deposed and cross-examined about their claims. The Iowa Supreme Court today reversed all of the prior rulings on the disclosure of surveillance materials. The court has determined that the workers’...
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June 3, 2015

Lawsuits can be very complex. There are, however, some very basic features that almost all cases share. We will try to break down these most basic features for you in this blog. The party who feels that they have been damaged files a Petition that sets forth their claims on...
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June 3, 2015

Rosalynd Koob was featured in this month's edition of The Iowa Lawyer, May/June, as a community leader for her commitment to mentoring. "Roz knows she would not be where she is today without the help of mentors along the way." And so Roz tries to give back through mentoring. Click...
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June 1, 2015

Joel Vos and Jake Natwick presented at a joint seminar in coordination with EFS Wealth Management on May 21, 2015 in Sioux City. Joel Vos presented on strategies to protect beneficiaries who may be poor money managers. The presentation discussed trust provisions that can be included in an estate plan...
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May 28, 2015

We expect what we read in the newspaper to be based on the facts. Sometimes that’s the case and other times it clearly isn’t. Recently the Des Moines Register published an opinion piece titled “Woman Went to Prison for a $20 Theft”. It sounded like a pretty harsh judgment. At...
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April 30, 2015

Dan Dykstra introduced associates Allyson Dirksen and Jason Bring to the community at the Siouxland Key Executive Welcome Dinner on April 28. Allyson Dirksen is a graduate of Iowa State University and Creighton University School of Law. She is a member of Heidman Law Firm's Agricultural, Business, Employment, Estate Planning,...
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April 29, 2015

Divorce is a stressful and highly emotional process, and anxiety and worries can be exacerbated during the holidays. If adults feel the heightened sense of stress, those feelings are only magnified for children. While the Iowa courts do not require parents to celebrate holidays together with their children, if families...
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April 22, 2015

Alimony is requested, personal injuries are claimed, or allegations are made which appear plausible based upon the evidence disclosed by parties during the legal process. However, then the golden ticket is found, i.e., the opponent’s Facebook page. Even though the opponent thought their Facebook page was private, news flash…it is...
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