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30 05, 2019

U.S. Supreme Court Denies Writ of Certiorari to Property Owners’ Class Action Against Railroads Related to 2008 Flood 

2020-12-02T13:33:22-06:00

  Media Only Inquiries Contact: Sam Sheronick of Sam Sheronick Law Firm, P.C. at (319) 366-8193 (Press Release on behalf of: Sam Sheronick Law Firm, P.C.; Cutter Law PC; Eric Ratinoff Law Corp.; Wexler Wallace LLP; Law Offices of Russell G. Petti) PRESS RELEASE (May 30, 2019)—The United States Supreme Court on March 18, 2018 denied the Property Owners’ Class Action Lawsuit seeking restitution for over $6 billion in property damages from Defendant Railroads related to the 2008 Flood in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, reports Sam Sheronick Law Firm, P.C., Cutter Law, P.C., Eric Ratinoff Law Corp, Wexler Wallace, LLP, and the Law Offices of Russell G. Petti. The United States Supreme Court did not rule on whether the Defendants caused the flood damage in Cedar Rapids in 2008, but rather, the U.S. Supreme Court decided it would not review the [...]

U.S. Supreme Court Denies Writ of Certiorari to Property Owners’ Class Action Against Railroads Related to 2008 Flood 2020-12-02T13:33:22-06:00
16 05, 2019

What Playing Baseball Taught Me About Being A Cedar Rapids Personal Injury Attorney

2019-05-16T16:01:19-05:00

Another day at the office (L-R: Alfonso Mota, Vicente Javier, Sam Sheronick, Bruce Spurgeon). What playing baseball taught me about being a Cedar Rapids Personal Injury Attorney.   (Cedar Rapids Personal Injury Law Attorney)—When I was a kid, long before being a Cedar Rapids Personal Injury Attorney, my friends and I dreamed of playing pro baseball.   It was, we thought, the pinnacle of what we could hope to become. The beginning of each baseball season brought us renewed hope that our aspirations would be realized. This week marks the opening of yet another baseball season, and everything seems possible; hope springs eternal once again. Hope sprung eternal 65 years ago this week when Mr. Branch Rickey, President and General Manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, dared to knock down the first domino: he hired Jackie Robinson to become the first [...]

What Playing Baseball Taught Me About Being A Cedar Rapids Personal Injury Attorney2019-05-16T16:01:19-05:00
5 12, 2018

Litigation Over 2008 Rail Bridges Collapse Makes it to the U.S. Supreme Court

2018-12-06T11:12:56-06:00

Media Only Inquiries Contact: Sam Sheronick of Sam Sheronick Law Firm, P.C. at (319) 366-8193 (Press Release on behalf of: Sam Sheronick Law Firm, P.C.; Cutter Law PC; Eric Ratinoff Law Corp.; Wexler Wallace LLP; Law Offices of Russell G. Petti) PRESS RELEASE (December 5, 2018)  Property owners seek restitution for over $6 billion in property damages, reports Sam Sheronick Law Firm, P.C., Cutter Law, P.C., Eric Ratinoff Law Corp, Wexler Wallace, LLP, and the Law Offices of Russell G. Petti. The United States Supreme Court is currently reviewing a case filed by property owners who allege that over $6 Billion in property damages occurred when the Defendants, Alliant Energy’s (LNT) CRANDIC Railway and Union Pacific Railroad (UNP), loaded weighted and joined rail cars onto over century old, dilapidated rail bridges ahead of a near annual minor flood. Plaintiffs allege [...]

Litigation Over 2008 Rail Bridges Collapse Makes it to the U.S. Supreme Court2018-12-06T11:12:56-06:00
10 07, 2018

Without Contingency Fee Personal Injury Trial Lawyers (No Fee Unless You Win), the Little Guy and Gal Will Never Have Access to Justice Which is What Big Business/Big Insurance Wants

2021-01-18T20:57:16-06:00

Contingency Fee personal injury trial lawyer (no fee unless you win)—When you step into a hospital, an airplane, an elevator etc., do you want to know you will be safe because an attorney will represent you should negligence harm you or your loved ones, or would you rather have no access to attorneys and leave your safety to the “conscience” of a for-profit corporation whose only duty is to make its shareholders the most money at the least cost? Throughout our country’s history, the little guy and gal were never intended to have access to the courts which were reserved for the Big Corporations.  In Christy’s painting above, designed to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution, I don’t see too many of the ninety-nine percenters—the little guys or gals like you or me with mud on their boots.  Instead, [...]

Without Contingency Fee Personal Injury Trial Lawyers (No Fee Unless You Win), the Little Guy and Gal Will Never Have Access to Justice Which is What Big Business/Big Insurance Wants2021-01-18T20:57:16-06:00
7 05, 2018

Who is the Best Cedar Rapids Personal Injury Attorney for Your Case?

2018-05-10T13:07:05-05:00

Who is the Best Cedar Rapids Personal Injury Attorney for Your Case?  At the age of six, I learned one of life’s most important lessons when I started pheasant hunting with my Dad in Benton County, Iowa.  Even though we had a cornfield less than 100 yards from our own backyard, we always hunted in Benton County in and around Newhall, Atkins, Walford, Norway, Keystone, Belle Plain, Vinton, Van Horne, etc.   On a cool autumn morning—opening day—I see my father walking in his Key brand overalls with his cap in hand, petting the farm dog as he knocks on the farmer’s door to ask permission to hunt.  More often than not, the farmer and my father have known each other for decades and they catch up on their growing families. My father would then walk back to my uncle’s [...]

Who is the Best Cedar Rapids Personal Injury Attorney for Your Case?2018-05-10T13:07:05-05:00
28 03, 2018

Are Large SUVs and Pick-Up Trucks Really Safer? Car Accident Law Firm Cites Real Case Outcomes That Questions Such Reasoning

2018-04-11T17:18:55-05:00

“Common sense” tells us that larger sports utilities vehicles (SUVs) and pick-up trucks are safer in an accident, but ground breaking studies and our car accident law firm’s experience in over a quarter of a century of handling serious car accident cases, tells us otherwise. Our car accident law firm has seen this fact pattern a surprising number of times: Our client, a strong and hardworking thirty-something pick up truck or SUV driver, is stopped at a stop light, and behind our client is an elderly driver in a Honda or a Toyota, also stopped, when a texting teenager in a new Nissan at full speed slams into the elderly driver’s car which slams into the back of our client’s pick-up truck or SUV. Most people would guess that the pick-up driver or SUV driver will be safer simply because [...]

Are Large SUVs and Pick-Up Trucks Really Safer? Car Accident Law Firm Cites Real Case Outcomes That Questions Such Reasoning2018-04-11T17:18:55-05:00
3 03, 2018

What to Do in an Accident According to Cedar Rapids Personal Injury Lawyer

2018-03-30T12:18:55-05:00

What to do in an accident?  It is important to learn in advance What to Do in an Accident since after a car accident, most people are too shook up to think clearly; Do you know what to do in accident? Review the information below before you are in a car accident so that you will be familiar with what to after an accident: 1. Call 911 to report you have been in accident and ask for a police officer to come to the accident scene; if you are hurt or think you are, or if someone else may be hurt, ask dispatcher to also send an ambulance. IF A POLICE OFFICER THINKS YOU SHOULD GO TO THE HOSPITAL BY AMBULANCE, DO NOT REFUSE! 2. If the other driver caused the accident, INSIST that the police officer tickets the other [...]

What to Do in an Accident According to Cedar Rapids Personal Injury Lawyer2018-03-30T12:18:55-05:00
1 03, 2018

How To Get Straight As

2018-03-30T12:22:26-05:00

I was not a Straight A student in high school. In fact, while I took a number of Advanced Placement courses in English, Physics, Chemistry, etc., I rarely earned As let alone Straight As despite completing the assigned work and studying hard. Well. . .as hard as one could study after football, track, and baseball practice and after playing guitar in a number of metal bands. . .Although I tried hard, I just never thought I was ever going to be Straight A material. To add to my woes, I probably had/have ADHD though I have never been diagnosed, and in fact, I ran into an old baseball coach a few years back who reminded me that during batting practice one day, he literally yanked me out of the batting cage and asked, “ Suh. . .son. . .do you [...]

How To Get Straight As2018-03-30T12:22:26-05:00
17 03, 2017

2008 Flood Caused by Three Large Man-Made Obstructions in Waterloo, Cedar Rapids, and Iowa City, Not Rainfall

2018-09-21T17:33:43-05:00

Media Only Inquiries Contact:​Sam Sheronick of Sam Sheronick Law Firm, P.C. Phone: (319) 366-8193 (Press Release on behalf of: Sam Sheronick Law Firm, P.C.; Cutter Law PC; Eric Ratinoff Law Corp.; Wexler Wallace LLP; Law Offices of Russell G. Petti) PRESS RELEASE THREE LARGE MAN-MADE OBSTRUCTIONS IN WATERLOO, CEDAR RAPIDS, AND IOWA CITY CAUSED THE 2008 FLOOD
 (March 17, 2017, Cedar Rapids, Iowa) In our last blog post, we discussed the impact of the 2008 Flood, and how certain actions from Union Pacific Corporation (“UP”) and Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Railway Company (“CRANDIC,” wholly owned by Alliant Energy Corporation) allegedly turned what would have been a minor flood into a catastrophic disaster when UP and CRANDIC parked rail cars on rail bridges that were over 100 years old, apparently in an effort to prevent the bridges from collapsing. Unfortunately, [...]

2008 Flood Caused by Three Large Man-Made Obstructions in Waterloo, Cedar Rapids, and Iowa City, Not Rainfall2018-09-21T17:33:43-05:00
16 03, 2017

2016 “Flood” Proves Railroads Caused 2008 Flood in Cedar Rapids, IA: Case Before Iowa Supreme Court

2018-09-21T17:36:35-05:00

Media Only Inquiries Contact:​ Sam Sheronick of Sam Sheronick Law Firm, P.C. Phone: (319) 366-8193 (Press Release on behalf of: Sam Sheronick Law Firm, P.C.; Cutter Law PC; Eric Ratinoff Law Corp.; Wexler Wallace LLP; Law Offices of Russell G. Petti) PRESS RELEASE 2016 “Flood” Proves Railroads Caused 2008 Flood in Cedar Rapids: Case Before Iowa Supreme Court (March 16, 2017, Cedar Rapids, Iowa) A long-running class action lawsuit against railway companies related to flooding allegedly caused by the collapse of their rail bridges in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has made its way to the Iowa Supreme Court. Plaintiffs’ Counsel in Griffioen et al. v. Union Pacific Corporation, Union Pacific Railroad Corporation, Alliant Energy Corporation, and Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Railway Company, Iowa District Court for Linn. County, LACV078694; Iowa Supreme Court Case No. 16-1462, (click 130607 Petition to see PDF [...]

2016 “Flood” Proves Railroads Caused 2008 Flood in Cedar Rapids, IA: Case Before Iowa Supreme Court2018-09-21T17:36:35-05:00
30 05, 2016

Dog Bite Case and Law Discussed by Cedar Rapids Personal Injury Lawyer

2017-06-06T14:13:24-05:00

“Don’t worry, he won’t bite you!”  It seems virtually every dog owner has yelled this to my client before their dog viciously attacked our client in a dog bite case. I have always been a dog lover since I started hunting at the age of 6; unfortunately, not all dog owners take the time to properly train their dogs which can lead to serious injury and even death. Iowa law holds dog owners strictly liable for damages whether their dog bites a person or another animal or whether their dog even merely worries but does not bite a person or another animal.  Iowa Code § 351.29 provides: 351.28 LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES. The owner of a dog shall be liable to an injured party for all damages done by the dog, when the dog is caught in the action of worrying, [...]

Dog Bite Case and Law Discussed by Cedar Rapids Personal Injury Lawyer2017-06-06T14:13:24-05:00
3 05, 2016

Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Cases – $72 Million and $55 Million Verdicts Discussed by Lawyer

2017-08-30T17:04:48-05:00

Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Cases.  In just the past three months, a jury has entered a $72 Million verdict while a separate jury entered a $55 Million verdict against Johnson & Johnson for continuing to use talc in baby powder which the juries found led to cancer. Evidence showed that Johnson & Johnson allegedly knew for over 30 years about the cancer-causing dangers caused by talcum powder, but rather than discontinuing the use of talc—or at least warning consumers of the cancer risk associated with talc found in baby powder and other products—the company continued to sell its products with talc and without warnings.  In other words, business as usual--until these Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Cases. When one reads of $72 Million and $55 Million verdicts, the first thing they think of is a “runaway jury” or “greedy” [...]

Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Cases – $72 Million and $55 Million Verdicts Discussed by Lawyer2017-08-30T17:04:48-05:00
2 05, 2016