Randall D. Armentrout: Lawyer with Nyemaster Goode, P.C.

Randall D. Armentrout

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Des Moines,  IA  U.S.A.
Phone(515) 283-8161

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Practice Areas

  • Trade Secrets
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Banks and Financial Institution Litigation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Administrative Hearings, Arbitrations, and ADR
  • Employment Counseling and Risk Avoidance
  • Trade Secret and Non-Competition
  • Employment Litigation
  • Labor & Employment
  • Employment, Labor, and Discrimination
 
University University of Iowa, B.S., 1988
 
Law SchoolDrake University, J.D., with honors, 1991 Executive Editor, Drake Law Review, 1990-1991
 
Admitted1991, Iowa; All State and Federal Courts in Iowa, the Eighth and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court
 
Memberships 

Professional and Community Affiliations

American Bar Association

Iowa State Bar Association
Labor and Employment Law Section

Polk County Bar Association

Iowa Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education, 2000-2005

Iowa Supreme Court Grievance Commission, 2009-present

 
BornCedar Rapids, Iowa, June 23, 1965
 
Biography

Randy is a member of the firm's Litigation and Labor and Employment Departments. He has litigated and tried a variety of commercial law and employment law cases in federal and state court. Randy also regularly advises clients on employment and business dispute issues.

Recognition

Chambers USA, 2005-2013

Super Lawyers, Employment & Labor, 2009-2013

Executive Editor, Drake Law Review, 1990-1991

Professional and Community Affiliations

American Bar Association

Iowa State Bar Association
Labor and Employment Law Section

Polk County Bar Association

Iowa Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education, 2000-2005

Iowa Supreme Court Grievance Commission, 2009-present

Significant Cases

REG Seneca, LLC v. Harden (S.D. Iowa 2013). Obtain preliminary injunction for Iowa employer preventing former employee from working for employer's Mississippi competitor in violation of non-compete agreement and Iowa Uniform Trade Secrets Act.

Dr. Fagre v. McFarland Clinic, P.C. (Iowa State Court for Story County 2011). Obtain defense verdict for employer following jury trial in perceived disability case.

Anderson v. Goldleaf Financial Solutions, Inc. & Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. (S.D. Iowa 2011). Obtain $522,000 jury verdict in breach of employment agreement case.

GreatAmerica Leasing Corp. v. Davis-Lynch, Inc., 2011 WL 167248, 73 UCC Rep. Serv.2d 532 (N.D. Iowa 2011). Enforcement of equipment lease for finance company against allegation of vendor fraud.

GreatAmerica Leasing Corp. v. Wahoo Prods. Of Florida, Inc., 2011 WL 155935 (N.D. Iowa 2011). Successful trial for finance company to enforce equipment lease against defenses of lack of delivery and forged signature.

Reis v. Iowa District Court for Polk County, 787 N.W.2d 61 (Iowa 2010). Successful enforcement of protective order including court holding opposing party in contempt for wrongfully using litigation documents.

Rouse v. Walter & Assocs., LLC, 513 F. Supp. 2d 1041 (S.D. Iowa 2007). Successful defense of Copyright Act infringement claim based on work-made-for-hire doctrine.

Cagin v. McFarland Clinic, 2006 456 F.3d 903 (8th Cir. 2006). Enforcement of employment contract on behalf of employer.

GreatAmerica Leasing Corp. v. Star Photo Lab, 672 N.W.2d 502 (Iowa Ct. App. 2003). Enforcement of "hell or high water" provision of finance lease.

Professional Experience

Law Clerk, Hon. George G. Fagg, United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 1992-1994

Law Clerk, Hon. James H. Carter, Iowa Supreme Court, 1991-1992

 
Reported CasesSignificant Cases: REG Seneca, LLC v. Harden (S.D. Iowa 2013). Obtain preliminary injunction for Iowa employer preventing former employee from working for employer's Mississippi competitor in violation of non-compete agreement and Iowa Uniform Trade Secrets Act. Dr. Fagre v. McFarland Clinic, P.C. (Iowa State Court for Story County 2011). Obtain defense verdict for employer following jury trial in perceived disability case. Anderson v. Goldleaf Financial Solutions, Inc. & Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. (S.D. Iowa 2011). Obtain $522,000 jury verdict in breach of employment agreement case. GreatAmerica Leasing Corp. v. Davis-Lynch, Inc., 2011 WL 167248, 73 UCC Rep. Serv.2d 532 (N.D. Iowa 2011). Enforcement of equipment lease for finance company against allegation of vendor fraud. GreatAmerica Leasing Corp. v. Wahoo Prods. Of Florida, Inc., 2011 WL 155935 (N.D. Iowa 2011). Successful trial for finance company to enforce equipment lease against defenses of lack of delivery and forged signature. Reis v. Iowa District Court for Polk County, 787 N.W.2d 61 (Iowa 2010). Successful enforcement of protective order including court holding opposing party in contempt for wrongfully using litigation documents. Rouse v. Walter & Assocs., LLC, 513 F. Supp. 2d 1041 (S.D. Iowa 2007). Successful defense of Copyright Act infringement claim based on work-made-for-hire doctrine. Cagin v. McFarland Clinic, 2006 456 F.3d 903 (8th Cir. 2006). Enforcement of employment contract on behalf of employer. GreatAmerica Leasing Corp. v. Star Photo Lab, 672 N.W.2d 502 (Iowa Ct. App. 2003). Enforcement of hell or high water provision of finance lease.
 
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Wellness Programs
Randall D. Armentrout,Amanda M. Atherton,Thomas M. Cunningham,Mary E. Funk,Katie Graham, September 9, 2014
Some wellness experts advise that a truly effective wellness program must include real incentives and penalties to induce active participation - and medical examinations to gauge employee progress. For quite some time, we at Nyemaster have been warning that one of the risks associated with an...

Iowa Supreme Court Embraces the ADAAA
Randall D. Armentrout, July 14, 2014
On June 27, the Iowa Supreme Court decided in Goodpaster v. Schwan’s Home Service, Inc., that it will look to the ADA (Americans with Disabilities) Amendments Act of 2008 (“ADAAA”), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12101-12213, when interpreting the meaning “disability” under...

No. 6 - Social Media and the Workplace: 2014 Trends
Randall D. Armentrout, December 17, 2013
One of the hottest areas in employment law in 2013 was how employers dealt with employees’ use of social media in the workplace. This trend will continue in 2014 as more employees go online to social media websites while working and courts struggle to balance the interests of employers and...


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Randall D. Armentrout

700 Walnut, Suite 1600
Des MoinesIA 50309




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