Monthly Archives: May 2021

COVID-19 Update

May 17, 2021

In light of the CDC’s recent pronouncement that fully vaccinated individuals are no longer required to wear masks or distance while indoors, Grefe & Sidney is changing its mask and distancing policy effective immediately to reflect the CDC’s pronouncement. Pursuant to the CDC’s updated guidance, Grefe & Sidney requests that people who have not been […]

Iowa Supreme Court Issues Ruling on Appeal Deadline

May 5, 2021

A mother whose son developed disabling injuries from bacterial meningitis brought an action for medical negligence against the physicians, and their employers, who treated her son. Various Defendants entered settlement agreements with the mother. Two physicians and an employer of one physician went to trial. The jury issued a verdict in their favor, finding the […]

Iowa Court of Appeals Affirms District Court’s Preclusion of Treating Doctor’s Opinion

Plaintiff Mengwasser’s sued Joseph Comito and Capital City Fruit Company following a 2015 car accident. The jury awarded damages for past pain and suffering and past loss of function, but awarded no damages for future medical expenses, future pain and suffering, future loss of function or future loss of earning capacity. The district court limited […]

Attorney Spotlight: Sean Corpstein

Sean Corpstein is a partner in the firm’s trial division. His practice focuses on complex civil litigation, trial work, appellate practice, and white collar criminal defense. Most recently, Sean was admitted to the Civil Justice Act Federal Defender’s Panel. In his civil practice, Sean represents individuals and businesses in a wide-array of matters, including breach […]