Monthly Archives: March 2021

Iowa Court of Appeals Upholds $39,000 Penalty Award in Workers’ Compensation Case

March 19, 2021

The Iowa workers’ compensation commissioner ordered an employer and its workers’ compensation insurance carrier to pay a $39,000 penalty for failing to pay an injured worker approximately $80,000 in healing period benefits. The commissioner found the employer and insurance carrier terminated benefits without a reasonable cause and awarded a 50 percent penalty in accordance with […]

Iowa Appellate Court Upholds $10.9 Million Commercial Property Assessment

A 2017 county tax assessment valued a Lowe’s store at $11.8 million. Lowe’s challenged the assessment on grounds that it was excessive. After the county review board sided with the county’s assessment, Lowe’s appealed to the Iowa Property Assessment Appeal Board (PAAB). The PAAB held a hearing on Lowe’s appeal in 2018. At the hearing, […]

Aaron Lindebak, Ben Erickson, and Sean Corpstein Have Been Made Partners

Grefe & Sidney is pleased to announce that Aaron Lindebak, Ben Erickson, and Sean Corpstein have become partners of the firm. Aaron Lindebak graduated from the University of Iowa College of Law in 2013. Aaron joined Grefe & Sidney in the Summer of 2016. Prior to joining Grefe & Sidney he clerked for Judge Tabor […]

Grefe & Sidney Celebrates 50 Years of Providing Exceptional Legal Services

March 2021 marks the 50th Anniversary of Grefe & Sidney, P.L.C. Since its inception in 1971, Grefe & Sidney has been providing a superior level of counsel and advocacy to our clients across the state of Iowa from our Des Moines and Pella offices. Members of the firm have distinguished themselves in the legal community […]