Monthly Archives: March 2016

Iowa Supreme Court Holds Driver Hired by Lessor Trucking Company is An Insured Under Lessee’s Insurance Policy

March 11, 2016

In 2010, United Suppliers entered into a lease agreement with Hanson Trucking for Hanson to provide a semi-tractor and driver for delivery of United Suppliers’ product.  The owner of Hanson Trucking originally did the deliveries, but then hired a separate driver.  On one occasion, the hired driver lost control of the truck resulting in a […]

Mitchell Wins Defense Verdict for Guthrie County Farmer

March 2, 2016

On February 29, 2016, Clark Mitchell obtained a defense verdict for Defendant David Benner, a Guthrie County farmer, who had been accused of wrongfully removing trees near a property line shared with his neighbor.  Plaintiffs alleged negligence, trespassing, and intentional destruction of trees pursuant to Iowa Code section 658.4.  Additionally, Plaintiffs sought punitive damages.  Two […]