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Law Offices of Gallner & Pattermann, P.C.

Defamation Lawyer | Council Bluffs, IA

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712-581-0508

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Law Offices of James P. Hoffman

Defamation Lawyer | Serving Council Bluffs, IA

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866-435-0728

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Over 41 Years of Experience
Member of the Iowa Association of Workers' Compensation and the American Association for Justice

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Personal jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority over a person, in order to bind that person to the judgment of the court, based on minimum contacts. International Shoe Co v. Washington is a landmark Supreme Court case outlining the scope of a state court's reach in personal jurisdiction.

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