Category Archives: Firm News

Patterson Law Firm Attorneys Obtain Successful Dismissal of Putative Class Action Lawsuit

On September 12, 2016, Patterson Law Firm attorneys Jason Miller and Jeffrey Boehlert obtained dismissal of a putative class action lawsuit filed against the firm’s client in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa.  The lawsuit asserted a claim under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”).  The U.S. District Court accepted […]

Patterson Law Firm Attorney, Michael S. Jones, Wins Four Consecutive Defense Verdicts

On March 18, 2015, the District Court for Polk County granted the Defendant’s renewed motion for directed verdict in the case of Atzeni v. Quiktrip Corporation, LACL129272. The Plaintiff slipped and fell when exiting the Defendant’s men’s restroom. The Defendant, represented by Patterson Law Firm attorney Michael S. Jones, denied that the Defendant breached its […]

Patterson Law Firm Supports the First Tee of Greater Des Moines and Skywalk Golf Classic

Patterson Law Firm is proud to be a supporter of the First Tee of Greater Des Moines by being a sponsor of the Skywalk Golf Classic.  The law themed #9 hole was enjoyed by the many participants on 2/15/14.

Iowa Court of Appeals Defense Ruling

The Iowa Court of Appeals recently affirmed a summary judgment granted to Patterson Law Firm client Mid-Century Insurance Company in a declaratory judgment action seeking a determination no insurance coverage existed under an “all risk” policy for a loss caused by sand boils.   See MGM Apartments, LLC v. Mid-Century Ins. Co., Case No. 03-1022 (Iowa […]

Work Comp Defendants Need to Appeal to Courts to Get Proper Temporary Benefit Overpayment Credits

Since the Iowa Supreme Court ruling in Swiss Colony v. Deutmeyer, 789 N.W.2d 129 (Iowa 2010), claimant attorneys began to argue that the expansive language in the Deutmeyer ruling applied not only to permanency benefit overpayments (historically governed by Iowa Code 85.34(5)) but also to temporary benefit overpayments (historically governed by Iowa Code 85.34(4)). (see […]

Polk County Defense Verdict

On October 2, 2013, in the case of Dorothy Welsch v. Kimberly Reisner, a Polk County jury returned a verdict favoring the defendant.  The case involved a rear-end collision that was admittedly the fault of the Defendant.  The Plaintiff sought over $30,000 in damages for an alleged permanent neck injury.  The Defendant, who was represented […]

Supreme Court Defense Ruling

On February 1, 2013, the Iowa Supreme Court entered its opinion in the case of Boelman v. Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Co. (No. 11-0570).  Boelman was a farmer whose operations included contract-feeding nursery hogs for others.  Boelman had obtained insurance which was reinsured by Grinnell Mutual.  Several of the hogs involved in the operation suffocated when […]

Patterson Law Firm Supports Des Moines Playhouse and Hollywood Halloween

Patterson Law Firm is proud to be a supporter of the Des Moines Playhouse by being a corporate sponsor of the Hollywood Halloween event.  Reserve your tickets today to join us on 10/26/12.

Johnson County Defense Verdict

On August 23, 2012, a jury returned a defense verdict in the case of Lynn Worrell v. Aristotle Pappajohn, LACV072470.  The Plaintiff’s foot was crushed by Defendant’s vehicle in the parking lot of Kinnick Stadium on the morning of a University of Iowa football game.  The Defendant, represented by Patterson Law Firm attorney Michael S. […]