Monthly Archives: September 2015

Thomas and Martino win appeal

September 30, 2015

This case involved a dog bite injury to a child who was under the childcare services of the insured.  Grefe & Sidney attorneys Mark Thomas and Laura Martino obtained a declaratory judgment ruling in district court, which held there was no coverage under the insured’s homeowner’s policy due to the “business pursuits” and “childcare services” […]

Alcala v. Marriott International, Inc.

Marriott appealed a jury verdict which awarded Plaintiff damages for a slip and fall at the Marriott hotel in Bettendorf, IA.  Marriott argued the jury should have been instructed on the “continuing storm doctrine,” which generally allows businesses, landlords, carriers, or other inviters to wait until the end of a storm and a reasonable time […]