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Luke Draisey and Mike Richards Win Public Duty Doctrine Cases - June 20, 2019

Associate attorney Luke Draisey and shareholder attorney Mike Richards recently presented two cases on the Public Duty Doctrine, winning both for the benefit to taxpayers and public employees.


In a pair of cases from 2016 and 2018, the Iowa Supreme Court reinvigorated the historical precedent of the Public Duty Doctrine, protecting municipalities and employees from liability. Using those decisions, Luke and Mike used the doctrine to obtain a favorable outcome for their municipality clients.


These recent developments are allowing municipalities and insurance companies to re-evaluate liability, potentially lowering costs to taxpayers.