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Category Archives: Verdicts

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 […]

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 […]

Survey of Recent Work Comp Decisisons – Back Injuries, No Surgery, but Loss of Job

Nelson v. Fitzpatrick Auto Center, Inc.; File Number 5039313 (3/20/2013): 50 yr. old with GED and post-secondary training at the Job Corps in Nebraska; prior work experience includes farm work, Army (infantry) experience with an honorable discharge, as well as work at a seed company, feed lot, night auditor at a hotel, retail store(s), landscaping, […]

Survey of Recent Work Comp Decisisons – Back Injuries with Surgery and Loss of Job

Sturgeon v. Construction Materials Testing; File Number 5039298 (5/14/2013): 56 yr. old high school graduate with additional work certifications in construction; prior work experience includes welding production, testing services attendant; waterproofing steam tunnels, and engineering technician for Defendant; Claimant was originally injured on August 5, 2008, in which he twisted himself, thereby resulting in a […]

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 […]

Survey of Recent Work Comp Decisisons – Back Injuries with Surgery and Return to Job

Cozad v. Russell Corporation; File Number 5015753 (7/26/12): 41 yr. old high school graduate with some community college classes; prior work experience includes food service, road construction, press operator, clerical, telemarketer, and factory work;  began working for Russell in 1998; has pre-existing back injuries but 2004 back injury includes consistent pain and a “popping” of […]

Survey of Recent Work Comp Decisisons – Shoulder Injuries with Surgery and Loss of Job

Cummings v. Care Initiatives; File Numbers 5036558; 5036559 (8/10/12): 32 yr. old high school graduate; CNA certificate; prior work experience included daycare, management, factory work; worked for the nursing home from July 2009 thru October 2010; originally injured left shoulder in March 2010; medical evidence does not document any treatment until June 2010 when Claimant […]

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. […]