Monthly Archives: August 2016

Aden Obtains Defense Verdict in Negligence Case

August 19, 2016

During the week of August 15, 2016, Allyson Aden obtained a defense verdict in favor of a local business in Fort Madison, Iowa.  The Plaintiffs alleged Sears Hometown Store negligently installed a refrigerator inside the Plaintiffs’ home, causing water damage to the property. Sears Hometown Store, represented by Aden, denied  Plaintiffs’ allegations and argued the […]

Court Holds Tentative Construction Proposal is Not an Enforceable Contract

August 10, 2016

In October 2012, Plaintiffs Brian and Tracy Liphardt hired Defendant Scott Shaw to renovate their home. The Liphardts communicated with Shaw, their friend and distant relative, about their desire to convert their garage and add improvements to their home. Shaw provided the Liphards with a document entitled “Remodel and garage addition,” which contained Shaw’s contact […]

Moser Successfully Defends Housing Agency in Discrimination Case

Complainant Sara Wilson filed a complaint with the Iowa Civil Rights Commission alleging the Municipal Housing Agency of Council Bluffs discriminated against her on the basis of disability. Specifically, Wilson claimed she was denied housing based on her prior drug addiction and was denied a reasonable accommodation for her disability. According to Wilson, she was […]

Defense Verdict for Zenor

August 5, 2016

Plaintiff Natasha Shelton sued the Iron Saddle Saloon, an establishment in Dayton, Iowa, alleging it was liable for her injuries (commuted skull fracture and closed head injuries, among other things) from an assault on its premises.  Plaintiff alleged Iron Saddle violated its two safety rules when an altercation occurs on its premises when it (1) […]