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October 5, 2015

Rarely does a week go by that a call does not come from a surviving child whose parent has recently died who is having difficulty with a sibling regarding distribution of an estate, personal property distribution, or some other dispute. Often times the disputes are longstanding and involve a myriad...
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September 17, 2015

A jury in Spencer, Iowa found that even though Debra Wittrock was negligent in the operation of her automobile on July 16, 2012 that her negligence was not the cause of the injuries alleged by Dona Roberts and awarded Roberts nothing. Sealey represented Wittrock.
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September 1, 2015

Heidman Law Firm attorneys obtained a favorable appellate ruling for their client, Siouxland Obstetrics & Gynecology, Inc. The medical practice had been sued by Dr. Edward Hagen, after he was terminated by the practice. The District Court had instructed the jury on the elements of the Iowa tort for at-will...
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July 21, 2015

The constitutions of the United States and Iowa guarantee the right to trial by jury. In order for this constitutionally-protected right to exist, citizens have a civic responsibility to serve when called for jury duty. Depending on the type and complexity of the case at issue, jury service may involve...
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July 16, 2015

After years of hard work (and a little fun), you’ve graduated! With your diploma in hand, you are tackling new challenges…finding a job, moving into a new place, and dealing with “real world” responsibilities for the first time. Getting health insurance may not be your first priority, but in the...
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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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