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Iowa Supreme Court Affirms Favorable District Court Orders For Lane & Waterman’s Client

Lane & Waterman attorneys Mikkie Schiltz and Alex Barnett successfully defended district court orders granting an eastern Iowa college summary judgment and dismissing a former student’s claims under state and municipal law for age and disability discrimination and breach of contract.  The Iowa Supreme Court affirmed the dismissal of the student’s claims arising under the…

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Waterman and Barnett Successfully Defend Defamation Lawsuit

Lane & Waterman attorneys Bob Waterman and Alex Barnett successfully defended a defamation lawsuit before the Iowa District Court in Scott County and the Iowa Court of Appeals.  Both courts held the statement “I swear [plaintiff] is a pedophile, and that is why he is at school so much!?” constituted non-actionable opinion when viewed in…

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Bob Waterman and Abbey Furlong Successfully Defend Eastern Iowa Chiropractor Against Malpractice Lawsuit

Bob Waterman and Abbey Furlong successfully defended an Eastern Iowa chiropractor in a professional malpractice action. The plaintiff alleged a chiropractic adjustment caused him injury but failed to submit the required certificate of merit affidavit from a qualified expert in support of his allegations. The Iowa District Court for Scott County entered an order granting…

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March 20, 2020 COVID-19 Update

To our valued clients: Although much of our staff and attorneys are working remotely for the time being, they all have secure access to client files to maintain strict data privacy and confidentiality. Our reception desk remains open to route calls to those working remotely. Additionally, mail and deliveries are being routed to their intended…

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COVID-19 Update from Lane & Waterman

Dear valued clients, As you are well aware, the emergence and spread of the novel coronavirus (and the COVID-19 disease it causes) has upended both our work worlds and our personal lives. While the scope of this emerging pandemic remains unknown, what is known is that we will all face new unknowns and new challenges…

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Free Filing a Passion for Kay-Decker

With tax season upon us, United Way of the Quad Cities is once again providing Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) to help Quad Citizens with tax return preparation. Spearheading a new location for assistance is Lane & Waterman’s Courtney Kay-Decker. As former Director of the Iowa Department of Revenue, naturally Kay-Decker is passionate about helping…

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Waterman and Furlong Successfully Defend Dubuque Chiropractor in Professional Malpractice Action

Bob Waterman and Abbey Furlong successfully defended a Dubuque chiropractor in a professional malpractice action in which the plaintiff alleged a chiropractic adjustment to his cervical spine caused a disc herniation, requiring the plaintiff to undergo spinal surgery and leaving him permanently injured. The plaintiff further alleged the defendant chiropractor failed to obtain informed consent…

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Waterman and Patterson successfully defend cardiologists in professional malpractice action

          Bob Waterman and Ben Patterson successfully defended two cardiologists and their practice group in a professional malpractice action in which the plaintiff alleged that a failure to timely diagnose and treat a complication following a cardiac catheterization procedure resulted in the patient’s death.  The plaintiff sought $3 million in damages. …

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18 Lane & Waterman Attorneys Selected for 2019 Super Lawyers List

Nine Lane & Waterman attorneys have been selected for inclusion in 2019 Super Lawyers list: Robert V.P. Waterman Jr. is selected for professional liability: defense. Scott Van Vooren is selected for business and corporate law. Richard Davidson is selected for real estate law. Judy Herrmann is selected for employment and labor law. Jason O’Rourke is…

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Kyle Day Explains Why No Good Deed Goes Untaxed

While we know the maxim “no good deed goes unpunished” often rings true, it looks like we may need to wait for the applicable statute of limitations to run in order to find out whether no good deed also goes untaxed. Lane & Waterman Attorney Kyle Day explains the potential tax consequences of crowdfunding campaigns….

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Law Day 2019 Focuses on Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society

The 2019 Law Day theme—Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society—focuses on these cornerstones of representative government and calls on us to understand and protect these rights to ensure, as the U.S. Constitution proposes, “the blessings of liberty for ourselves and our posterity.” In the United States and around the world, freedom of speech and the…

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