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1/13/16
Fast Food Restaurant Defeats Idiopathic Fall Causing Injury from Tile Floor
12/10/15
Paul Powers selected as Young Lawyer Liaison Chair for DRI's Workers’ Compensation Committee
12/9/15
Amanda Richards gives presentation at Employment Law Conference

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News and Events
1/13/16
Fast Food Restaurant Defeats Idiopathic Fall Causing Injury from Tile Floor
BNM attorneys Jean Dickson and Paul Powers won an arbitration decision written by Deputy James Christenson involving an idiopathic fall onto a hard level floor causing serious injuries. The claimant had a seizure disorder and was self-medicating with alcohol and had stopped taking prescription medication. He was witnessed falling backwards and...Read More
12/10/15
Paul Powers selected as Young Lawyer Liaison Chair for DRI's Workers’ Compensation Committee
BNM congratulates attorney Paul Powers who has been selected the Young Lawyer Liaison Chair for the Workers’ Compensation Committee of the Defense Research Institute (DRI), the leading national organization of defense attorneys and in-house counsel. This is a national-level position, so Paul's contributions will have a significant impact...Read More
12/9/15
Amanda Richards gives presentation at Employment Law Conference
On December 9, 2015, Amanda Richards gave a presentation titled “Fair Labor Standards Act and Wage and Hour Crackdown" at the Building Blocks of Employment Law Conference hosted by Sterling Education Seminar in Bettendorf, Iowa. Read More
11/1/15
Jordan Kaplan elected to Board of Directors of Community Health Care, Inc.
10/30/15
BNM attorney, Ben Samuelson, presents speech to Rock Island County Bar Association
On October 30, 2015, Ben presented a speech titled "Liens on Tort Settlements and Judgments in Illinois and Iowa" at the Rock Island County Bar Association 2015 Fall Seminar hosted on campus at Western Illinois University - Quad Cities.Read More
10/29/15
Deputy Commissioner Rules in Favor of Kraft Heinz Co.
Deputy commissioner rules in favor of Kraft Heinz Co. in disputed industrial disability claim based in part on claimant’s two medical experts having incorrect history of claimant’s actual job duties. BNM attorney, Peter Thill, represented the employer and carrier in this contested claim and arbitration hearing.Read More
10/8/15
Commissioner Cortese Affirms Deputy's Dismissal of Disputed IA Claim
Commissioner Cortese affirmed an arbitration decision in favor of New Hampshire Ins. Co. and their insured employer, represented by BNM attorney Jordan Kaplan. Commissioner Cortese dismissed the claim based on the statute of limitations and held claimant cannot, as a matter of law, file suit against employer/carrier based on an injury that was...Read More
10/8/15
BNM Attorney Peter Thill Successfully Defends IA Work Comp Claim
Cell phone and VA records of claimant support defendants' compensability and notice defenses to claim and errode claimant's credibility. Claimant takes nothing in disputed lumbar fusion claim.Read More
9/15/15
BNM Partners Give Presentation at PRIMA Conference in Davenport, Iowa
The Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota chapter of Public Risk Management Association ("PRIMA") held a conference in Davenport, Iowa from September 13-15, 2015. BNM partners, Peter Thill, Amanda Richards and Jordan Kaplan, provided a group presentation on tips for keeping claims out of the courtroom and effectively managing claims from the time of...Read More
8/19/15
General Mills Defeats Knee Replacement, Altered Gait and Hearing Loss Claim
BNM expert witnesses carry the day for General Mills in a hotly disputed knee replacement, altered gait (hip), and hearing loss claim. Deputy Grell concludes claimant, a former employee of General Mills, failed to meet his burden of proof to establish that any of his current health conditions and alleged loss of earning capacity and permanent...Read More

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