Recent Agency Decision and Hearing Update

Legal Update by Attorney Alison Stewart and Law Clerk Jordan Gehlhaar The Court of Appeals Rules on Commutation of Workers’ Compensation Benefits In VanGetson v. Aero Concrete, LTD & Westco Ins. Co., Claimants filed arbitration petitions with the workers’ compensation commissioner in early March...


Alison Stewart Named to Super Lawyers' Rising Stars 2020

Attorney Alison Stewart was named a Rising Star in the area of Workers' Compensation in the 2020 edition of Super Lawyers®, which is...


Recent Agency Decision: Zachary Martinez v. Pavlich, Inc. & National Interstate Insurance

Legal Update by Attorneys Nicholas Cooling & Alison Stewart and Law Clerk Jordan Gehlhaar On July 30, 2020, Workers’ Compensation Commissioner Joseph Cortese II issued an appeal decision in Martinez v. Palvich, Inc. & National Interstate Insurance. Joseph Martinez was injured on April 16,...


Webinar - Back to Basics in Work Comp - September 22

Complementary webinar series for Peddicord Wharton clients and partners Back to Basics in Work Comp - Part 2 of 3Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM CST Peddicord Wharton attorney Nicholas Cooling will be among the presenters...


Six Attorneys Recognized in Practice Areas by “The Best Lawyers in America©”

Four attorneys from Peddicord Wharton were recently selected by their peers to be recognized in respective practice areas by The Best Lawyers in America© 2021 edition for Des Moines. Two attorneys were recognized as Ones to Watch, a new category this year.  Best Lawyers in America (2021 Edition) ...


UPDATE: Supreme Court of Iowa COVID-19 Impact on Court Services

Legal Update by Attorney Tyler Smith and Law Clerk Jordan Gehlhaar On May 22, 2020, the Iowa Supreme Court issued an order regarding the COVID-19 impact on court services. On May 26, 2020 the Iowa Judicial Branch released an updated summary ...


Iowa COVID-19 Legislation

Legal Update by Attorney Alison Stewart On June 18, 2020, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed into law a piece of legislation relating to premises liability immunity for COVID-19 exposure, known as Senate File 2338. The Iowa House had previously passed this legislation. The legislation originally came through...


Premises Liability Case Law Update

Legal Update by Attorney Clarissa Bierstedt On June 5, 2020, the Iowa Supreme Court issued a Ruling in the case of Debra Gries v. Ames Ecumenical Housing, Inc. d/b/a Stonehaven Apts. In the case, Plaintiff, Debra Gries, claimed she slipped...


Medical Malpractice Case Law Update

Legal Update by Attorney Clarissa Bierstedt On March 12, 2020, the Iowa Supreme Court issued a ruling in the medical malpractice case of Sharon Susie and Larry Susie v. Family Health Care of Siouxland, P.L.C. et al. In this case,...


Iowa Workers’ Compensation Agency Update – June 2020

Legal Update by Attorney Alison Stewart 1. The Commissioner has extended the suspension of in-person hearings in regular procedure contested cases proceedings through at least September 14, 2020. More information can be found here. 2. The following information and resources will be in effect from July 1, 2020...


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