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Matt Preston to Present at Legal Seminar

Matt Preston will be speaking on December 21, 2018, at the Civil Trial From Start to Finish seminar, in Cedar Rapids.  He will present the topics of Jury Selection, Court Rules and Updates and Opening Statements in Civil Litigation. Read More
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Categories: Uncategorized

Iowa Supreme Court Examines Timeliness of Lawsuit Brought Regarding Abuse by a Clergyman

On June 4, 2018, the Iowa Supreme Court filed its amended ruling in the case of Bandstra v. Covenant Reform Church (Case No. 16-1078) 2018 WL 2455030 In that case, the Iowa Supreme… Read More
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Distracted Driving on the Rise

As of July 1, 2017, law enforcement officers may now stop a vehicle when they suspect a driver using a cell phone to send text messages.  Prior to the enactment of this law (Senate File 234), texting while driving was only a secondary offense, meani… Read More
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Lawsuits Have Made Us Safer

Most consumers don’t realize the important role that the civil justice system has played in making us safer. We rely on manufacturers to make safe products, employers to maintain safe workplaces and property owners to keep their properties saf… Read More
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Categories: Product Liability

Should Iowa Auto Insurance Companies Be Required to Disclose Limits?

West Virginia’s legislature just passed a law requiring insurance companies for negligent drivers to disclose their liability policy limits to the injured person before a lawsuit is filed.  Similar legislation has been proposed to the Iowa Leg… Read More
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Don't Let the Bed Bugs Bite

In recent years, bed bugs have been on the rise and have become a serious issue for many people in Iowa. A bed-bug infestation is more than a mere inconvenience. It typically results in property loss, expense, and anxiety. It is important to regularl… Read More
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Categories: General

Smart Phones Aren’t So Smart if They Cause Cedar Rapids Car Crashes

With the ever increasing popularity of smart phones, drivers are becoming more distracted on the roads – no matter what the laws are. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), about 13.5 million drivers use cell phone… Read More
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Minimize Brain Injuries in Iowa by Keeping Iowa Kids Safe this Holiday Season

Christmastime is when most toys are bought, and often because most children have been begging mommy and daddy for months for a specific toy. Although most toys are safe due to the higher standards of toy makers and stronger federal rules, some toys s… Read More
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Safe Winter Driving Near Large Trucks Can Prevent an Iowa Truck Accident

Although not every day in winter is treacherous for driving, there are days when freezing rains coat Iowa roads with ice and blowing snow can obscure the vision of drivers on the road. When this happens, car and truck accidents in Eastern Iowa may oc… Read More
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Preparing for a Rainy Day to Prevent Iowa Car Accident Injuries

Car accidents in Iowa and throughout this nation can cause serious, debilitating injuries or even death. Sadly, many crashes occur during winter months, as the weather is harsh, road conditions are dangerous, visibility is limited and vehicles aren&#… Read More
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