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7/14/16
Benjamin J. Samuelson Appointed to Board of Directors for Illinois Defense Association
2/27/16
BNM congratulates Martha Shaff, newly elected President of Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers
1/13/16
Fast Food Restaurant Defeats Idiopathic Fall Causing Injury from Tile Floor

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News and Events
7/14/16
Benjamin J. Samuelson Appointed to Board of Directors for Illinois Defense Association
Benjamin J. Samuelson of Betty, Neuman & McMahon, PLC in Davenport was appointed to a one-year term on the Board of Directors of the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel (IDC) at the organization’s 52nd Annual Meeting, held June 24, 2016, in Chicago. Mr. Samuelson had been appointed to the IDC Board of Directors as a Director at Large...Read More
2/27/16
BNM congratulates Martha Shaff, newly elected President of Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers
BNM congratulates partner, Martha Shaff, who was recently elected President of the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers. Martha will serve a one year term commencing February 27, 2016. Membership in the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers is by invitation only, upon sponsorship and recommendation from peers and judges and unanimous approval by the Board of...Read More
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

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