Category Litigation

BrownWinick Attorneys Named to 2022 Best Lawyers® List

BrownWinick is pleased to announce that 21 lawyers have been included in the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. BrownWinick would like to congratulate the following attorneys named to the 2022 The Best Lawyers... Read More

Attorney Brian Rickert Named to Super Lawyers’ “Top 10 List” of Iowa Lawyers

  BrownWinick is thrilled to congratulate attorney Brian Rickert for being named to Super Lawyers Top 10: 2021 Iowa Super Lawyers List for Iowa.  The “Top 10 List” is a listing of the lawyers in Iowa who received the highest point totals regardless of practice specialty and is based solely on peer recognition and professional achievement. Only the... Read More

Patent Litigation Team Secures Victory After Eight-Year Battle.

  The United States Supreme Court recently denied a petition for writ of certiorari filed by the opposing party in a patent infringement matter handled by BrownWinick Patent Litigation attorney Michael Dee. Effectively ending more than eight years of vexatious litigation against five BrownWinick clients. The plaintiff, GS CleanTech, filed suit... Read More

Court Grants Motion for Summary Judgment

BrownWinick attorneys Michael Dee and Megan Moritz recently succeeded on a motion asking the court to dismiss a lawsuit filed against its clients, a small floral business, and the business’s owner. The plaintiff, a former employee, sued in state court, making claims of sexual harassment and constructive discharge in violation of the Iowa Civil... Read More

COVID-19 Update: Polk County District Court Matters

  On March 26, 2020, Chief Judge Huppert issued a new Administrative Order  for the Polk County Courthouse Campus. Below is a brief summary of the Order’s provisions for Civil, Family Law, and Magistrate Court matters. The Order also contains provisions for Criminal and Juvenile matters. Civil Matters: All motions are deemed fully submitted on... Read More

Litigation During COVID-19 – Is it time to settle or double down?

  The coronavirus (COVID-19) is throwing many aspects of our lives into question. If you are currently involved in litigation, you may be wondering if you should be settling your case. Recently, here at BrownWinick, we have seen some interesting settlements take place. It is too early to tell if this will be a trend, but we have seen some... Read More

Courthouse Contagion: How COVID-19 is Affecting Your Cases, Hearings, and Proceedings

  Over the last two weeks, the Iowa Supreme Court has issued several Supervisory Orders affecting courthouse schedules and proceedings across the state in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. These Orders can be found on the Iowa Judicial Branch website. Every Monday morning (or as circumstances require), the Judicial Branch will be providing summaries... Read More

Evictions Postponed due to Impacts of COVID-19

  In light of the economic impacts of COVID-19, federal and state authorities are taking steps to suspend evictions and foreclosure actions. Evictions Governor Reynolds suspended the regulatory provisions governing evictions under the Iowa Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act, the Manufactured Home Communities or Mobile Home Parks... Read More

Cleansing Emails May Muddy Legals Waters

Check out BrownWinick attorney Matt McKinney's latest blog post, Cleansing Emails May Muddy Legals Waters, featured in the Business Record's IowaBiz Blog. Read more IowaBiz Blogs at www.iowabiz.com. Read More