On February 15th, Partner Craig F. Martin presented at the American Roofing Supply/SRS Distribution’s Week of Education. Craig discussed how contractors, subcontractors, developers, owners, material suppliers and design professionals can deal with construction disputes.
The Iowa Supreme Court recently issued a unanimous, but narrowly written, opinion involving Iowa Code section 147.140, commonly known as the certificate of merit affidavit statute, on February 9, 2024 named Jorgensen v. Smith et. al. The main issue on appeal was whether a plaintiff needs to provide a timely certificate of merit affidavit from a qualified expert to attest that an entity was negligent in retaining medical [...]
Olivia R. McDowell, Attorney What is your definition of success? My definition of success changes daily. Some days, success is winning a big dispositive motion or obtaining a favorable result for a client. Other days, it is just checking something minor off a to do list or supporting a colleague. There has been a trend toward only associating success with big wins or accomplishments, but as an attorney, [...]
So warned IBM in 1979 in its internal training materials. 45 years later, artificial intelligence, at least in the news, cannot be escaped. From OpenAI’s ChatGPT large language model, to Midjourney’s text-to-image generator, the Internet abounds with tools that claim to be able to perform tasks that, until quite recently, required human creativity and spark. Is this something that we should fear? As the author is acutely aware, the creators [...]
LDM is proud to participate in Grow Nebraska Women’s Business Center’s BAIL Series. BAIL stands for banker, accountant, insurance and legal. These entities are crucial to the growth and proper development of a business. LDM’s participation in the office hours for the BAIL series will allow access to quality information. Office Hours for the BAIL Series will be hosted every Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Heartland Workforce [...]
Lamson Dugan and Murray LLP announces the election of Cathy Trent-Vilim as the newest member of the Management Committee. This decision, made by the Partnership of the Firm, solidifies Cathy's position alongside Omaha Partners Patrick G. Vipond and Kyle Wallor, as well as Des Moines Partner Rick Harris. Rick, also a newer member of the Management Committee, joined in January of last year. Cathy specializes in the [...]