Category: Latest News

Mark Thomas and Aaron Lindebak Obtain Summary Judgment in Trucking Case

October 4, 2021

Mark Thomas and Aaron Lindebak represented two transportation brokers, AIT Worldwide Logistics, Inc. (“AIT”) and Total Quality Logistics, LLC (“TQL”) in a wrongful death case in the Southern District of Iowa. TQL was hired by AIT to obtain motor carriers to carry freight. TQL then hired IEX Xpress Inc. to carry the freight. IEX Xpress […]

Sam McMichael and Rachel Morgan Join Grefe & Sidney

We are pleased to announce that Sam McMichael and Rachel Morgan have joined Grefe & Sidney, P.L.C.   Sam McMichael earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Wartburg College before graduating with highest honors from Drake University Law School in May of 2021. While in law school, Sam practiced as a student attorney in the […]

Attorney Spotlight: Tansha Clarke

August 3, 2021

Tansha Clarke is an associate attorney in the firm’s litigation division where she represents clients in a broad range of matters including, but not limited to, workers compensation claims and insurance defense. While in law school, Tansha externed with the Honorable Justice Mansfield of the Iowa Supreme Court and served as an Associate Editor for […]

Mark Thomas Secures Directed Verdict in Legal Malpractice Claim

Following the close of the plaintiff’s case during a trial in Black Hawk County, Mark Thomas obtained a directed verdict on behalf of his client, an Iowa attorney. The plaintiff filed a legal malpractice claim against Mark’s client, alleging the attorney failed to bring an action challenging a tax deed after a tax sale of […]

Andrew Hall and Benjamin Erickson Obtain Favorable Ruling from Iowa Court of Appeals

On July 21, 2021, the Iowa Court of Appeals determined that Andrew Hall and Benjamin Erickson’s client, Liberty Mutual, was not required to reimburse Plaintiff, another insurer, for workers’ compensation benefits totaling over $250,000. The case arises after Plaintiff paid workers’ compensation benefits and later determined it was not the employer’s insurer on the date […]

Trial Attorney Michael Currie Joins Firm

July 8, 2021

We are pleased to announce that Michael D. Currie has joined Grefe & Sidney, P.L.C. Michael has been practicing law since 2014. He attended the University of Iowa where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, Philosophy, and History and then graduated from the University of Iowa College of Law. Michael is in the […]

Erickson Secures Defense Verdict and Counterclaim Judgment in Bailment Claim

On June 28, 2021, Ben Erickson obtained a defense verdict and counterclaim judgment on behalf of a local business. The case stems from Plaintiff’s claim that Erickson’s client wrongfully towed and disposed of over fifteen vehicles in violation of Iowa law. Plaintiff plead multiple legal theories, including negligent bailment, unjust enrichment, and consumer fraud pursuant […]

Attorney Spotlight: Ben Erickson

Ben Erickson is a member of the firm’s litigation division where he represents businesses and individuals in a broad range of matters including but not limited to personal injury, professional negligence, coverage disputes, bad faith, defamation, breach of contract, and workers’ compensation.   What three words best describe you? Motivated, Reliable, Innovative Where are you […]

Attorney Spotlight: Laura Martino

June 17, 2021

Laura Martino is a partner in the firm’s litigation division. She represents clients on a wide array of civil litigation matters including insurance defense, municipal liability claims, professional malpractice, and workers compensation claims. In addition, she represents insurance companies and self-insured clients in coverage and bad faith disputes. Before joining Grefe Sidney, Laura clerked for […]

Iowa Supreme Court Allows Cell Phone Use as Evidence of Habit

Miranda Pomeroy was driving westbound on Cumming Avenue while Matthew Holmes was riding his bicycle on a bike trail heading toward Cumming Avenue. Holmes turned onto Cumming Avenue and collided with Pomeroy’s vehicle, resulting in injuries to Holmes. Holmes sued, alleging negligence. Pomeroy filed a motion in limine requesting the district court preclude Holmes from […]