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Here at the Lombardi Law Firm we add blog content that is personal to those involved in accidents. We write this way so you have an understanding of how we think and handle cases - your case. We invite you to call us if you think we can help you resolve your legal problems. We settle most of our cases, because we do the basic legal work necessary to understand the facts of your case. We offer on our website, relevant and concise information that you will be helpful to you as you get ready to settle or to try your case. 

We can and will do the same for you. That's my promise. So call us today!

Steve Lombardi, 515-222-1110 or sdlombardi@aol.com 


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4/24/2014
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What’s mediation and how does it work?

What I learned about strategy and procedures at the mediation table

Category: General

4/23/2014
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PIneda-the-Pinhead Does It Again

Even for a Yankee, Pineda is the world's dumbest professional baseball player

Category: Whistleblowers / Financially Ripped Off?

4/23/2014
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Iowa gun laws as revised for 2011 took discretion away from permit issuers

Sheriffs can't make arbitrary decisions about whether you should be issued a gun permit

Category: Guns & Handgun Rights

4/22/2014
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Waiting for regulations to prevent potentially-fatal dust fires in factories

How do you regulate the airborne dust in a factory? In the meantime, employees may be in danger.

Category: Workers' Compensation

4/21/2014
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Fired for breaking a rule that’s never enforced? Too bad, it’s still misconduct

Man failed to present evidence that the rule was never enforced and therefore his claim fails.

Category: Unemployment Benefits in Iowa

4/19/2014
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Gun Owners: The SCOTUS Castleman Decision Should Be Renamed Castlewoman

Iowa Firearm Lawyer Steve Lombardi discusses how the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision (Castleman) could affect your rights to possess a gun. Domestic Violence

Category: Guns & Handgun Rights

4/18/2014
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Fired for not claiming responsibility for defective work? Still eligible for Iowa unemployment benefits!

Refusing to sign contract taking responsibility for mistakes isn’t misconduct

Category: Unemployment Benefits in Iowa

4/17/2014
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‘Deadly force’ was the same as ‘reasonable force’ when armed felon held couple hostage, took phones

Couple defended themselves and their home by shooting escaped inmate

Category: Guns & Handgun Rights

4/15/2014
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Rule #1:Staying eligible for unemployment benefits - Don’t be lazy

If you don't accept suitable employment, you're going to get booted from receiving benefits

Category: Unemployment Benefits in Iowa

4/14/2014
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What if, what is wrong with you has to do with fake prescription drugs?

Have you ever wondered if your not getting better has more to do with the prescription drugs than your immune system? Save the drugs and get them tested. Lombardi

Category: Professional Licensure Defense for Doctors, Dentists, Pharmacists, Nurse Practitioners and Nurses

4/11/2014
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Were you overpaid unemployment benefits? Keep track of the amount you receive so you don’t get an unpleasant surprise

If you’re overpaid, you’re going to have to pay it back, and you might have to give up your income tax refund to do it.

Category: Unemployment Benefits in Iowa

4/10/2014
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Fired for missing a lot of work? It might not be misconduct

“Excessive absenteeism” is misconduct, but excused absences don’t count; you also need to know that you were risking getting fired for it to be misconduct

Category: Unemployment Benefits in Iowa

4/9/2014
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My crash course in guns: Lawyers need to get permits to carry so they don’t get screwed over by clients

My personal introduction to guns, gun laws, and learning how to shoot

Category: Guns & Handgun Rights

4/8/2014
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Inventory slipup isn’t misconduct for purposes of Iowa unemployment benefits law

Employee didn’t take inventory because he was doing important work elsewhere in the store

Category: Unemployment Benefits in Iowa

4/7/2014
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Actions speak louder than words: You say you were fired, you act like you quit? Don’t expect to win Iowa unemployment benefits

The gray area between quitting and getting fired is getting a little clearer now

Category: Unemployment Benefits in Iowa

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4/4/2014
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Why you need to triple-check to make sure you’re doing everything right in your unemployment benefits appeal

If you don’t show up to your hearing, you can’t expect to win

Category: Unemployment Benefits in Iowa

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4/3/2014
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General Motors Company Facing Serious Legal Troubles Due to Faulty Ignition

GM is dealing with a backlash after ignoring safety issues in one of their car models.

Category: Large Damage, Major-Serious Injury and Death Cases

4/2/2014
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Can you get unemployment benefits and healing period/temporary disability benefits at the same time? What happens if you’re overpaid?

Yes, you can get them at the same time. But remember to let Iowa Workforce Development know.

Category: Unemployment Benefits in Iowa

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4/1/2014
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What does it mean to be fired for misconduct?

Just missing work isn't normally enough for employer to justify firing you

Category: Unemployment Benefits in Iowa

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4/1/2014
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Utah College Student Miraculously Survives Campus Accident

A young woman hit by a car on campus is doing well a few weeks later.

Category: Large Damage, Major-Serious Injury and Death Cases

3/31/2014
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The #1 rule of staying eligible for Iowa unemployment benefits? Don’t be lazy

If you want to keep getting unemployment benefits, you need to abide by the rules

Category: Unemployment Benefits in Iowa

3/28/2014
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Iowa unemployment benefits are not a game: if you want to stay eligible, stay on your toes

Remember to make your weekly continuing claims, or you could find yourself in hot water

Category: Unemployment Benefits in Iowa

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3/28/2014
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A work-related injury leads to a struggle for Iowa unemployment benefits

You can get Iowa unemployment benefits even if you are unable to do your job, as long as you are able to do SOME job

Category: Unemployment Benefits in Iowa

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3/28/2014
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Attorney Lombardi to Speak at Farm Business Law Seminar

Attorney Lombardi will speak at the Farm Business Law seminar on April 24, 2014 providing the ethics component for Iowa lawyers.

Category: Professional Licensure Defense for Doctors, Dentists, Pharmacists, Nurse Practitioners and Nurses

3/27/2014
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Settlement Offered in DePuy Defective Hip Implant Litigation

DePuy hip implants failed enormously several years ago, leading to extensive litigation by patients.

Category: Hip & Knee Implants