Monthly Archives: February 2024

Iowa Supreme Court holds evidence insufficient to show negligence in cow-on-the-highway case

February 8, 2024

In the early morning hours of January 26, 2019, an errant cow escaped confinement and made its way onto I-80 in rural Cass County. Driver Simranjit Singh struck the wayward bovine with his semi-truck, causing injuries to Singh’s person and damage to his vehicle. The cow died. Singh subsequently filed a lawsuit against the departed […]


Peter Ickes obtains suppression of alcohol breath test results

Peter Ickes was able to successfully obtain suppression of breath test results for blood-alcohol content in an OWI – first offense, leading to a far better outcome for his client. In this matter, his client was charged with operating while intoxicated. The client’s breath test result for blood alcohol content came back above the 0.15 […]


Mark Thomas and Stella Maris Strohman win motion for summary judgment in slip and fall case

Mark Thomas and Stella Maris Strohman recently won a motion for summary judgment in defense of a convenience store in a slip and fall case in Monona County. The case arose after the plaintiff allegedly slipped and fell on ice outside the convenience store on February 21, 2021. The plaintiff filed his petition on February […]