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 Read More
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 Read More
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 Read More
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 Read More
Recently, in Anderson v. Bushong, 829 N.W.2d 191 (Table), 2013 WL 530961 (Iowa Ct. App., Feb. 13, 2013)(hereinafter Anderson), the Iowa Court of Appeals clarified the standard of gross negligence; Read More
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, Read More
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; Read More
In a cause of action brought to recover damages arising out of the ownership or operation of a motor vehicle, the failure to wear a seatbelt or safety harness by Read More
In Iowa, there are three types of spousal support that the court can award: traditional support, rehabilitative support, or reimbursement support. Traditional support is long-term, sometimes permanent, and is meant Read More
In recent years, legislatures across the country have been faced with a rising call for change in alimony laws. Approximately 420,000 Americans receive some type of alimony, but, increasingly, both Read More
Iowa Code Section 85.33(3) directs that if an employee is temporarily or partially disabled and the employer offers him suitable work consistent with the employee’s disability, the employee must accept Read More
The Iowa Supreme Court stated in Thompson v. Kaczinski, 774 N.W.2d 829 (Iowa 2009) (hereinafter Thompson), that “the general duty of reasonable care [for negligence] will apply in most cases, Read More
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