American Airlines/University Travel Services, Inc. Defended airline against claim by travel agent alleging breach of contract.
Auxi Health/Horras. Compelled arbitration of employment dispute.
Burlington Northern/Hubinger. Represented railroad in arbitration claim for indemnification arising from personal injury to railroad employee on industry siding.
Central Iowa Cooperative/Bell. Defended claim of improper termination of agricultural services agreement.
Chubb/FDCPA Claims. Defended debt collectors against claims arising under the Federal Unfair Debt Collection Practices Act and related common law claims.
Deere Credit Services, Inc./DataScan. Arbitration claim arising out of a breach of software development agreement for wholesale credit system and obtained favorable settlement.
Deere Credit Services, Inc./EPX. Arbitration claim arising out of a breach of software development agreement for point-of-sale system and obtained favorable settlement.
Deere Credit Services, Inc./Smokey Mountain Homes. Defended arbitration claim arising from alleged wrongful termination of floor plan financing agreement.
Grip-Tite/Dry-Basement, Inc. Defended licensor against claims of improper termination of license agreement.
J. Photo WD/brightroom. Defended claims for overpayment by internet-based photo fulfillment company against commercial photography business.
John Deere, Inc./Plastech. Defended multimillion dollar claim for breach of parts supply agreement.
Main Street LLC v. Seventh Inning Stretch, LLC. Obtained adjustment to the purchase price for a minor league baseball team pursuant to the terms of an asset purchase agreement.
Norwest Financial/Corporate Recruiters. Defended against claim for a recruiting fee.
Renewable Energy Group/Iowa Renewable Energy. Defended claims of breach of management agreement involving biodiesel production facility.
Ritchie Bros./IronPlanet. Defended auction company against claims of improper interference with auction listing agreement.
Baker Mechanical/Meskwaki Casino. Defended claims of leaking underground piping.
Geise Construction/Jensen Builders. Defended claim arising out of failed concrete floor in manufacturing facility.
Grinnell University/Washe Interiors. Defended claim of subcontractor for overages due to change orders.
Hawkeye FoodService, Inc./WebberSmith. Brought and recovered cost to repair defective design and construction of large wholesale refrigerated warehouse.
Richard Meier/Des Moines Art Center. Defended internationally known architect against claim in arbitration for negligent architectural services.
Vincent Metals/CNA Insurance. Represented subcontractor on claim against bond provided for the construction of a public improvement.
Anderson/First Albany. Represented claimant in arbitration claim pursuant to NASD rules arising from untimely transfer of securities account, and recovered losses.
Aviva USA. Represented annuity company in many actions alleging unsuitability and other claims arising from sale of annuities.
Equitable Life Insurance/Kloer. Defended claim for improper failure to pay life insurance benefits based upon misrepresentations in insurance application.
First Interstate Bank of Cresco/Knudson. Assisted in defense of bank against claims based upon RICO, extortion and abuse of process, resulting in judgment on RICO claims.
Nationwide Bank/Halman Construction. Defended claim brought by construction company that bank improperly withdrew loan commitment and failed to fund construction.
New England Financial Group/Imus. Defended claims arising out of sale of annuities and variable life policies alleging unsuitability, improper advice and fraud.
Rossi/Heartland Investments. Represented claimant in NASD arbitration claim alleging unsuitable investments and obtained six-figure arbitration award.
U.S.G./Florey. Defended claim of insurance agent fraud and churning.
Wellmark/Thomas. Local counsel with respect to class action by providers relating to claims adjudication and payment methods.
Wellmark/Iowa Health System. Assisted in defense of claim of breach of provider agreement brought by major Iowa health care system against largest health insurer.
Wellmark/Magellan. Defended claim for benefits by ERISA plan pursuant to coordination of benefits provision.
Wellmark/ProAmerica. Defended and obtained dismissal of claims arising out of asset purchase agreement and collected fees due pursuant to third party administrator agreement.
Wellmark/Shermanchoice. Assisted in defense of claims arising out of effort to establish HMO.
Wellmark/Tuel. Defended ERISA claim for benefits by ineligible plan member.
Wellmark/Mueller. Defended antitrust claims by class of chiropractors.
American International Group/Various. Defended insured against various claims, including claims for bodily injury arising out of accidents, insurance bad faith and products liability.
American States Insurance Company/Various. Defended insured against various claims, including claims for bodily injury arising out of accidents, insurance bad faith and products liability.
IWCPA/Mendenhall. Defended adjuster and third-party administrator against claims of bad faith failure to pay workers' compensation benefits.
Jensen Golf, LC d/b/a The Harvestor/General Casualty Ins. Co. Represented insured in claim against agent and insurer arising from wind storm damage to nationally-ranked golf course.
Lexington Insurance/Beach Girls. Defended dram shop in claims pursuant to state statute.
Lexington Insurance/Douglas Carr, et al. Defended dram shop in action pursuant to state statute, and obtained dismissal on summary judgment based upon complicity.
Pharmacists Mutual Company/Various. Defended insured pharmacists of large specialty insurer against claims of malpractice, state licensure disciplinary proceedings, and related claims.
Chamness Technology, Inc./Arnold. Defended claims of nuisance arising out of operation of compost facility.
Climax Molybdenum/Boley, et al. Responsible for defense and management of litigation brought by 40 plaintiffs alleging sulfur dioxide exposure.
Schildberg Construction Co., Inc./Rex, et al. Defended nuisance claim arising out of operation of quarry.
West Central Cooperative/Anderson. Defended claims of over 150 plaintiffs of toxic exposure to plant emissions.
ABTCo/Various. Assisted in defense of claims of defective hardboard siding.
BP Amoco/Asbestos claims. Defended claims of asbestos exposure arising out of use of grinding wheels.
Clopay Building Products, Inc./Soper. Defended overhead door manufacturer against claim arising out of spinal injury.
Deere & Company, et al./Anderson, et al. Assisted in defense of 30 premises liability claims arising from alleged asbestos exposure.
Deere & Company, et al./Ganske. Assisted in defense of claim alleging cancer due to asbestos exposure. Iowa Supreme Court affirmed dismissal of plaintiff’s claim against Deere on basis of exclusivity of workers' compensation.
Detroit Diesel/Clayton. Defended claim arising out of fire caused by alleged defective truck engine.
General Electric/Asbestos claims. Defended client against claims of asbestos exposure arising out of wire and cable products and turbines.
Kornhauser/Civic Center. Represented plaintiff who sustained permanent neurological damage due to fall from defective riser, and obtained favorable settlement.
PACCAR Inc a/k/a Peterbilt/City of Waterloo. Represented vehicle manufacturer in products liability claim arising from fire in automated garbage truck.
Pharmacists Mutual/Ranes. Defended pharmacy in matter alleging stroke due to ingestion of prescription drugs containing phenylpropanolamine (PPA), and obtained summary judgment under Daubert. Affirmed on appeal.
Robinson Fans/ADM. Defended manufacturer of large industrial fans against claims of product failure and business interruption.
AGRI Industries/Aspermont. Represented client in condemnation proceedings and obtained award of $1.5 million.
City of Clive/City of Waukee. Assisted in representation of City of Clive through six year effort to annex territory in Dallas County, Iowa, including appeal.
Iowa Newspaper Association/Various. Served as retained counsel for association to provide timely legal advice to Iowa newspapers on issues involving defamation, open records, and related issues.
Iowa Society of CPAs/Kemin. Counsel on appeal for amicus curiae on claim alleging accounting malpractice.
Kmart Corporation/Board of Pharmacy. Defended disciplinary action alleging retaliatory discharge of pharmacist.
Sedar Motors/Grimm. Assisted in defense of employer against claim of improper termination. Prepared successful summary judgment motion dismissing claim. Iowa Court of Appeals affirmed.
Toulouse/Nestle. Assisted in representing plaintiff in claim of sexual harassment and obtained favorable settlement.