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10/8/15
Commissioner Cortese Affirms Deputy's Dismissal of Disputed IA Claim
10/8/15
BNM Attorney Peter Thill Successfully Defends IA Work Comp Claim
9/15/15
BNM Partners Give Presentation at PRIMA Conference in Davenport, Iowa

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News and Events
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
5/11/15
Paul Powers Presenting on Surveillance and Social Media Law
BNM attorney, Paul M. Powers, will present on surveillance law at the 2015 annual Iowa Association of Private Investigators conference in Des Moines, Iowa. On August 5, 2015, Paul will be giving a presentation on How to Effectively Introduce Evidence from Social Media into a Case. Read More
5/21/15
BNM Members Elected to Scott County Bar Executive Council
BNM attorneys, Steven Jacobs and Jordan Kaplan, have been elected as Treasurer and Vice-President, respectively, of the Scott County Bar. Read More
4/24/15
Ed Rose named to Board of Governors of Iowa Association of Workers' Compensation Lawyers, Inc.
3/27/15
BNM attorney, Jordan Kaplan, invited to present at 53rd Annual Iowa Workers' Compensation Symposium
The Advisory Committee for the Iowa Workers' Compensation Symposium has invited Jordan Kaplan to present at its 53rd annual event to be held June 18-19, 2015 at the Marriott in downtown Des Moines. Jordan will present a speech on commutations, a hot-button issue in Iowa workers' compensation law. Read More
3/27/15
Peter Thill to give workers' compensation presentation to State Farm
On October 19, 2015 BNM attorney, Peter Thill, will be giving a presentation to State Farm on Iowa workers' compensation. Read More
3/20/15
United Technologies and Pacific Employers Insurance Co. Defeat Work Comp Medical Benefits Claim
Iowa's new Workers' Compensation Commissioner, Joseph Cortese, filed an appeal decision affirming the Deputy's ruling that denied medical benefits to the claimant. The medical benefits sought were allegedly related to a 1994 work injury. The Commissioner ruled there was no causal connection between the 1994 work injury and the claimed expenses....Read More

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