Attorney Bates Obtains Dismissal in Front of Iowa Workers’ Compensation Commission

Attorney Adam Bates obtained a complete defense verdict for his client in front of the Iowa Workers’ Compensation Commission. Claimant had alleged an injury to his low back and claimed entitlement to significant industrial disability as a result. The injury was denied by Mr. ...


Spring 2021 Workers' Compensation Virtual Seminar

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Thursday, May 27, 2021Noon - 3:30 p.m. CST   Sponsored by the American Bar Association – Workers' Compensation and Employers Liability Committee Join us for this 3-hour CLE program. Expert panelists will examine the variations in workers' compensation and employer liability laws across multiple jurisdictions, work-related head injuries, ...


Webinar - Benefits in Iowa - April 15

Complementary Webinar for Peddicord Wharton clients and partners Benefits in Minnesota, Iowa, Michigan and WisconsinThursday, April 15, 2021 at 10:00 am CSTPeddicord Wharton attorney Adam Bates will be among the presenters for the webinar.A Multi-State Webinar produced by the National Workers' Compensation Defense Network, in partnership...


Iowa Supreme Court Rules on Vicarious Liability

Legal Update by Attorneys Clarissa Bierstedt, Adam Bates, and Law Clerk Jordan Gehlhaar In Jones v. The Glenwood Golf Corporation, the Iowa Supreme Court addressed a matter of first impression: Does an injured passenger’s settlement and release of negligence claims against...


Vaccination Legislation

Legal Update by Attorneys Alison Stewart, Nick Cooling, and Law Clerk Jordan Gehlhaar Five Iowa Senators recently sponsored a bill related to COVID-19 and other vaccinations. Senate File 193 would prohibit employers from imposing vaccination mandates. Under the proposed bill, employers could not refuse ...


Iowa Court of Appeals Rules on Workers’ Compensation Matters

Legal Update by Attorneys Alison Stewart, Nick Cooling, and Law Clerk Jordan Gehlhaar The Iowa Court of Appeals recently addressed workers’ compensation benefits, causation, and penalties in Regional Care Hospital Partners Inc. v. Marrs. Claimant Marrs injured...


Clarissa Bierstedt Named Partner at Peddicord Wharton

Attorney Clarissa Bierstedt was named Partner at Peddicord Wharton effective January 1, 2021.  Clarissa focuses her practice on civil litigation, including personal injury, commercial litigation, products liability, professional liability, contract disputes, and employment law. She represents a range of clients, from individuals to small businesses...


Iowa Supreme Court Rules on Gross Negligence Against Co-Employees

Legal Update by Attorneys Alison Stewart, Nick Cooling, and Law Clerk Jordan Gehlhaar The Iowa Supreme Court recently released an opinion in Terry v. Dorothy, ruling on a gross negligence claim against a co-employee. In October of 2015, Brian Terry, an employee of Lutheran Services ...


Chavez v. MS Technology Shoulder Decision

Legal Update by Attorneys Alison Stewart, Nick Cooling, and Law Clerk Jordan Gehlhaar In Deng v. Farmland Foods, it was determined that “shoulder” under § 85.34(2)(n) is not limited to the glenohumeral joint, and at least ...


Peddicord Wharton Recognized by Best Lawyers® in 2021 Edition

Peddicord Wharton has been recognized in the practice area of Workers' Compensation - Employers by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” for its 2021 rankings. The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client ...


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