Vaccination Legislation

Legal Update by Attorneys Alison Stewart, Nick Cooling, and Law Clerk Jordan Gehlhaar Five Iowa Senators recently sponsored a bill related to COVID-19 and other vaccinations. Senate File 193 would prohibit employers from imposing vaccination mandates. Under the proposed bill, employers could not refuse ...


Iowa Court of Appeals Rules on Workers’ Compensation Matters

Legal Update by Attorneys Alison Stewart, Nick Cooling, and Law Clerk Jordan Gehlhaar The Iowa Court of Appeals recently addressed workers’ compensation benefits, causation, and penalties in Regional Care Hospital Partners Inc. v. Marrs. Claimant Marrs injured...


Clarissa Bierstedt Named Partner at Peddicord Wharton

Attorney Clarissa Bierstedt was named Partner at Peddicord Wharton effective January 1, 2021.  Clarissa focuses her practice on civil litigation, including personal injury, commercial litigation, products liability, professional liability, contract disputes, and employment law. She represents a range of clients, from individuals to small businesses...


Iowa Supreme Court Rules on Gross Negligence Against Co-Employees

Legal Update by Attorneys Alison Stewart, Nick Cooling, and Law Clerk Jordan Gehlhaar The Iowa Supreme Court recently released an opinion in Terry v. Dorothy, ruling on a gross negligence claim against a co-employee. In October of 2015, Brian Terry, an employee of Lutheran Services ...


Chavez v. MS Technology Shoulder Decision

Legal Update by Attorneys Alison Stewart, Nick Cooling, and Law Clerk Jordan Gehlhaar In Deng v. Farmland Foods, it was determined that “shoulder” under § 85.34(2)(n) is not limited to the glenohumeral joint, and at least ...


Peddicord Wharton Recognized by Best Lawyers® in 2021 Edition

Peddicord Wharton has been recognized in the practice area of Workers' Compensation - Employers by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” for its 2021 rankings. The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client ...


National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network - Virtual Conference

REGISTER TODAY National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network - Virtual Conference Thursday, November 12, 20209:00 am - 6:00 pm  CST Complimentary Seminar Please join us for the NWCDN National Conference which is VIRTUAL this year in response to the COVID-19 restrictions. We look forward to providing you with a full day of valuable information and...


Recent Appeal Decision Expands the Definition of the Shoulder

Legal Update by Attorney Alison Stewart and Law Clerk Jordan Gehlhaar A recent Commissioner Appeal Decision in Deng v. Farmland Foods, Inc., Workers’ Compensation Commissioner Joseph Cortese II determined that the Iowa Legislature intended “shoulder” in section 85.34(2)(n) to encompass more than just the...


Attorney Kaylie Paul Joins Peddicord Wharton Law Firm

Kaylie Paul has joined the Peddicord Wharton law firm as an Associate Attorney. She will be working in the practice areas of workers’ compensation and litigation. Kaylie graduated from Drake University Law School in 2020, as well as from the University of Nebraska Lincoln...


Recent Agency Decision and Hearing Update

Legal Update by Attorney Alison Stewart and Law Clerk Jordan Gehlhaar The Court of Appeals Rules on Commutation of Workers’ Compensation Benefits In VanGetson v. Aero Concrete, LTD & Westco Ins. Co., Claimants filed arbitration petitions with the workers’ compensation commissioner in early March...


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