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Most would say that Bettendorf is spitting distance from Illinois. Bettendorf is a Scott County, Iowa city that makes up 1/4th of the Quad Cities. Bettendorf is just across the Mississippi River from Illinois and was originally a territory of Wisconsin and today is the known as the originator of the riverboat casino.
Bettendorf is also home to a number of local lawyers who are familiar with local court procedures. Lawyers in Bettendorf counsel on a wide range of cases like bankruptcy, divorce, wrongful termination, DUI charges, and the drafting of wills and trusts.
Recently, a Bettendorf woman, Geri M. Raba, was charged with serious injury by vehicle after an alleged drunk driving rollover last Christmas. Raba and Rachel Koester of Welton were traveling on U.S. 61 when Raba rolled the car which ejected Koester. Koester suffered hand, ankle, knee, foot, rib and spine fractures which forced her to be placed in the case of a nursing home for physical therapy.
If you have a lawsuit to file in Bettendorf, you will probably be visiting the 7th Judicial District Court in Davenport. Iowa district courts retain exclusive jurisdiction over civil, small claims, domestic relation, criminal (including appeals), juvenile, traffic, and other ordinance violation cases. District courts are also responsible for hearing criminal appeals and acts as the only trial level court with which to file.
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