Thoughts, opinions, musing. Things you think about when you’re an attorney.
Today, in Bauer v. Brinkman, No. 20-0563, the Iowa Supreme Court unanimously upheld a grant of summary judgment in favor of Mr. Bradley Brinkman who was sued by Richard Bauer, a local landlord. Bauer sued Brinkman after Brinkman posted on Facebook, among other things, that Bauer was a “slumlord” in the community. Many people saw…Read More
In Iowa, if two parents exercise shared physical care (aka 50/50 in common parlance), the required child support order(s) end up being way less because they are off-setting. For the parent who doesn’t really care as much about being a shared caretaker, but who more cares about not getting gouged in child support, he or…Read More
Are You Entitled to a Second Opinion?Read More
If you are injured at work in Iowa and use a personal vehicle to get to medical appointments, you are entitled to reimbursement for your round trip mileage – not your gas receipt, which is too low, and not the outrageous amount of money your “friend” charged you to drive you to your appointment. Try…Read More
This week, I had a work comp carrier admit, after several communications from me, that it was underpaying my client $170.22 per week! I regularly see underpayments by carriers in my practice, but this was the largest I’ve seen in a while. If you have a 10% impairment to your back, in Iowa, that’s a…Read More