Tag: Cory Gourley

Three Million Dollar Gross Negligence Verdict

Vinton, Benton County, Iowa. Cory F. Gourley was part of a legal team representing the family of a young man who was killed in a tragic mining accident.  The extraordinarily difficult part of such cases is that injured individuals, and even families of those who are killed in workplace accidents, generally have no recourse against their negligent employer, other than the limited recovery available through worker’s compensation claims. The primary exception however, is if a worker’s superior and/or co-worker acted in a grossly negligent manner.  Unfortunately for Iowans, the law surrounding such claims makes it extremely difficult to prevail on […]

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2022 Year in Review

What. A. Year!  2022 was a whirlwind at GRL.  The year seemed like it was in non-stop fast-forward from the very beginning.  Cases backlogged by COVID were finally able to proceed.  Insurance companies that had been sitting on their reserves throughout COVID finally found themselves staring down the reality of a jury trial on civil cases and saw the writing on the wall.  When trials are available, things begin to move.  Move they certainly did. The Civil Division secured over 5 MILLION dollars in verdicts and settlements making a positive impact for GRL’s clients and the community.  Founding Partner Cory […]

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Persistence Pays Off – GRL Law Secures Payment of Over Half-a-Million Dollars for Victims of Nursing Home Negligence

Ottumwa, Iowa.  After a long, drawn-out battle, GRL Law finally received payment totaling $580,194.79, for clients whose mother died as a result of nursing home negligence while residing at Good Samaritan Society nursing home in Ottumwa, Iowa. Rather than accept responsibility, Good Samaritan fought tooth and nail, drawing the proceedings out as long as possible, hoping that GRL Law and the family would give up hope.  Good Samaritan even fired their Iowa defense lawyers and hired the law firm of Fudge & Broadwater, a Florida based law firm marketing itself as “the Trial Defense Firm for the Long-Term Care Industry!” Despite […]

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