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10/22/14
BNM Attorney Peter Thill elected Treasurer of the Iowa Association of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers, Inc. at the Oct. 22, 2014 meeting of the Association
10/22/14
Tyson Foods, Inc. Wins Appeal to Iowa Workers' Compensation Commissioner
9/24/14
Key City Transport, Inc. and New Hampshire Ins. Co. Win Iowa Workers' Compensation Case

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News and Events
10/22/14
BNM Attorney Peter Thill elected Treasurer of the Iowa Association of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers, Inc. at the Oct. 22, 2014 meeting of the Association
10/22/14
Tyson Foods, Inc. Wins Appeal to Iowa Workers' Compensation Commissioner
BNM attorney, Jean Dickson, successfully argued to the Commissioner that the Deputy's award of 45% industrial disability should be reduced. Based on factual arguments, the Commissioner modified the award and held the claimant has only 25% industrial disability. Read More
9/24/14
Key City Transport, Inc. and New Hampshire Ins. Co. Win Iowa Workers' Compensation Case
BNM attorney, Jordan Kaplan, represented the employer and carrier and argued the claimant was precluded from recovering benefits based on the two-year statute of limitations. The Deputy held the defendants proved claimant knew he had a potentially serious and work-related condition in 2008 or 2009. Therefore, the claimant's failure to file suit...Read More
8/27/14
Gerdau Ameristeel and ESIS Win - Iowa Court of Appeals Reverses District Court on Notice Defense
BNM attorney, Jordan Kaplan, represented Gerdau Ameristeel and ESIS in an Iowa workers' compensation claim alleging cumulative bilateral upper extremity injuries. The Deputy agreed with the employer that the claimant failed to satisfy the 90-day notice requirement. The claimant appealed and also filed a new petition alleging different cumulative...Read More
7/3/14
District Court affirms American Honda Motor Co.'s victory in Iowa workers' compensation case
BNM attorney, Mark Woollums, represented American Honda Motor Co. and Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Ins. Co. for a claim wherein the claimant sought temporary and industrial disability benefits. On July 3, 2014, Scott Cty. District Court Judge Thomas Reidel affirmed the Commissioner's ruling that the claimant, Michael Gold, failed to prove...Read More
6/26/14
REM Iowa wins Iowa workers' compensation case
REM Iowa, represented by BNM attorney Ed Rose, was found to be not responsible for the payment of any permanent disability benefits. The deputy commissioner opined: "I am unable to find the work injury of August 20, 2011 to be a cause of Tigani's current physical and mental complaints or a cause of any permanent impairment or permanent...Read More
8/22/14
Osceola Foods wins in Iowa workers' compensation case
BNM lawyer Ed Rose represented Osceola Foods in an Iowa workers' compensation case wherein the deputy commissioner found that the claimant, Tomasa Gallardo, failed to prove she sustained an injury arising out of and in the course of her employment for one injury date and failed to prove she sustained permanent disabiltiy for the other injury date.Read More
8/13/14
Craig Levien and Amanda Richards affirmed by Iowa Court of Appeals re: Saltern v. HNI Corporation
The Iowa Court of Appeals affirmed the district court's granting of defendants' motion for summary judgment. BNM attorneys, Craig Levien and Amanda Richards, represented the defendants, HNI Corp. and Ace Property & Casualty Ins. Co. The plaintiff alleged bad-faith denial or delay of workers' compensation benefits. The district court, as...Read More
9/8/14
Paul Powers is presenting the Iowa Workers' Compensation Commission agency case-law update at the 36th annual IAWC Seminar on 10/24/14 at the W. Des Moines Sheraton.Read More
9/8/14
Jordan Kaplan is speaking on workers' compensation "bad-faith" issues at the annual Iowa Self-Insurers Association (ISIA) Conference on 9/12/14 at the Embassy Suites in Des Moines.Read More

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