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14Feb, 2024

Iowa Supreme Court Issued a Unanimous Opinion Indicating a Certificate of Merit Affidavit is Not Required for a Negligent Retention Claim

By |February 14th, 2024|Categories: Latest News, LDM MedMal Forum|

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 [...]

25Jan, 2024

Life at LDM | Attorney Spotlight, Olivia R. McDowell

By |January 25th, 2024|Categories: Latest News, Life at LDM|

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, [...]

25Jan, 2024

AI: Powerful Collaborators, but Not Managers

By |January 25th, 2024|Categories: Artificial Intelligence, Corporate Law, Latest News, Risk Management|

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 [...]

23Jan, 2024

LDM Participates in Grow Nebraska Women’s Business Center’s BAIL Series

By |January 23rd, 2024|Categories: Latest News|

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 [...]

23Jan, 2024

LDM Elects Cathy Trent-Vilim and Rick Harris to Management Committee

By |January 23rd, 2024|Categories: Latest News|

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 [...]

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