Monthly Archives: January 2023

Iowa Supreme Court Declines to Extend Fair Cross Section Requirement to Civil Jury Trials

January 6, 2023

Michael Savala sued the State of Iowa, the Iowa Department of Corrections, and the director of the Iowa Department of Corrections for employment discrimination. He alleged the defendants discriminated against him on the basis of his age, race, color, and national origin in violation of the Iowa Civil Rights Act. At his trial, Savala raised […]

Clark Mitchell Wins Quiet Title Action

Clark Mitchell recently obtained a favorable ruling on behalf of his client, Metro Turf, in a quiet title and trespass action. The Plaintiff, Metro Turf, brought suit against neighboring property owners that asserted ownership to a portion of Metro Turf’s property through adverse possession. Adverse possession requires proof of possession that is hostile, actual, open, […]

Peter Ickes Joins Grefe & Sidney

We are pleased to welcome Peter Ickes to Grefe & Sidney, P.L.C. Peter will be joining the firm’s Trial Division. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from the University of Northern Iowa. Peter went on to attend Drake University Law School, graduating in 2019. In his free time, he likes to play the piano, […]