Practice Area: Labor & Employment

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 […]


Erickson Secures Defense Verdict and Counterclaim Judgment in Bailment Claim

July 8, 2021

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 […]


Hall and Lindebak Win Summary Judgment

September 28, 2020

Andrew Hall and Aaron Lindebak obtained a summary judgment dismissal for a factory supervisor sued for gross negligence. The case arose from a catastrophic industrial accident that occurred as a result of a malfunctioning machine. In Iowa, the sole remedy for employees injured in work related accidents is to bring a worker’s compensation claim against […]


COVID-19 Related Litigation

June 22, 2020

Grefe & Sidney is already handling Coronavirus/COVID-19 related litigation.  Countless businesses have been affected by this pandemic, causing disruptions with both demand and supply.  Our firm is involved in defending claims that business interruption clauses contained in many insurance policies should be triggered by pandemic related/government ordered closures.  In addition, the first of what is […]


Thomas and Martino Win Defense Verdict in Breach of Employment Contract Case

November 4, 2015

Mark Thomas and Laura Martino successfully defended a banker at trial accused of breach of contract by his former employer.  After working four and one half years at First American Bank, Nick Moser left to take a job opportunity with Great Western Bank.  A little over a month later, his previous employer served him with […]


Insurers Beware—Pay-For-Performance Program Used to Support Punitive Damages In Bad Faith Claim

July 20, 2015

An eleven year old girl, K.N.T., was seriously injured in an ATV accident. The drivers of the ATV were uninsured, so K.N.T.’s mother filed an uninsured motorist claim with her own insurance provider, American Family. The American Family claims manager responsible for the claim denied it, citing an exclusion contained in a generic American Family […]


MOSER SUCCESSFULLY DEFENDS E.E.O.C. INVESTIGATION

January 14, 2014

Grefe & Sidney attorney Joe Moser successfully defended against claims made by a client’s former employee, who alleged the employer had engaged in sexual discrimination and harassment against her. Over the span of several months, the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission conducted an investigation into the former employee’s allegations. Attorney Moser defended the client during […]