On behalf of the American Bar Association’s Forum on the Construction Industry, Attorney Anthony Osborn will be speaking at multiple law schools, including the University of Iowa College of Law, over the next few months. The presentations are designed to educate law students regarding the opportunities available through the ABA, and encourage them to get involved in the ABA’s Construction Forum. Anthony’s practice focuses on business litigation and construction law, and he has taken on an active role within the Construction Forum and within local construction-related groups, including the Homebuilders Association of Iowa.
Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota Law Firm News
Goosmann Law Firm proudly won a $231,000 jury verdict for Rick Bertrand against the Iowa Democratic Party and Rick Mullin. The Woodbury County jury awarded Rick Bertrand $231,000 in damages after finding that Bertrand’s opponent and the Democratic Party committed libel and slander in a television ad in their 2010 race for an Iowa Senate seat.
August 1, 2014. Dave Crary, formerly of the Crary Huff Law Firm, has joined the Goosmann Law Firm team as an Of Counsel attorney. Crary will provide his extensive legal knowledge to the firm’s clients while serving as a mentor to Goosmann’s dedicated team of attorneys. The firm now has over 100 years of combined legal experience with the addition of Crary.
April 30, 2014. Attorney Anthony Osborn received a favorable jury verdict in a state court lawsuit in Union County, South Dakota. In the trial, Osborn represented a contractor seeking damages against a property owner due to the owner’s failure to pay for certain construction materials and services. While the owner had filed a counterclaim, alleging defective workmanship and resulting damages, the jury found Osborn’s client was not negligent, awarded no damages on the owner’s counterclaim, and awarded monetary damages in favor of Osborn’s client.
Anthony Osborn will be speaking later this week at the annual meeting of the American Bar Association’s Litigation Section in Scottsdale, Arizona. More information regarding the conference and the ABA Litigation Section can be found here. Osborn will address pre-trial and trial issues implicated by the email-intensive world, and will provide litigators and trial attorneys with tips to manage those issues. More information regarding Osborn’s practice can be found here.
Federal Judges Mark W. Bennett and Chief Judge Jim Gritzner have notified President Barack Obama that they will be stepping down from full-time judging in 2015. Judge Mark Bennett was appointed to the bench by President Bill Clinton in 1994, and currently sits in the Northern District of Iowa in Sioux City, Iowa. Jim Gritzner sits in Des Moines, Iowa in the Southern District and was appointed by President George W. Bush in 2001 .
Attorney Anthony Osborn, of the Goosmann Law Firm, was recently featured in the March 2014 issue of the American Bar Association's (ABA) Construction Newsletter "Under Construction", the newsletter of the ABA forum on the Construction Industry, for his co-authored article which talks about "How to Draft Lawsuits to Trigger Insurance Coverage".
Anthony Osborn will be speaking at the April 2014 annual meeting of the American Bar Association’s Litigation Section in Scottsdale, Arizona. More information regarding the conference and the ABA Litigation Section can be found here. Osborn will speak on a 4-person panel which includes a South Carolina federal court judge, a Phoenix-based attorney and law professor, and a private consultant who assists attorneys and law firms around the country with law office practice management.
Goosmann Law Firm wins Nebraska Supreme Court Case Enforcing a Personal Guaranty. 286 Neb. 29 (2013). To Read More: http://www.supremecourt.ne.gov/sc/opinions/2013-06-14
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