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The Ag Docket

The Ag Docket

Offers a perspective on current agricultural law issues. By the Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation at Iowa State University.

http://www.calt.iastate.edu/blogpost
  • Aug 28

    Today's the Day! Or Maybe Not

    Today's the Day! Or Maybe Not
    On the eve of the official effective date of the new Clean Water Rule (Fed. Reg. 37,054-127,), a North Dakota federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction to stop the EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from enforcing it. The court…
  • Aug 21

    With Warranties and the Discovery Rule, Details Matter

    With Warranties and the Discovery Rule, Details Matter
    It’s a rather small detail, but those small details often make all the difference when it comes to litigation. And that’s what happened in a recent case from the Iowa Court of Appeals. The court explained that the limitations…
  • Aug 20

    That Liability Policy May Not Cover What You Think It Doe

    That Liability Policy May Not Cover What You Think It Doe
    The Iowa Court of Appeals recently issued an opinion demonstrating a sometimes misunderstood feature of an occurrence-based liability policy: Insurance coverage ends when the policy lapses. In other words, if a business owner is covered by a…
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The Verdict

The Verdict

Topics range from Iowa to the national scene but concentrate heavily on Iowa cases. By Stephen D Lombardi.

http://www.lombardilaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 28

    Iowa's New Medicaid Managing Firms are Unreliable

    Iowa's New Medicaid Managing Firms are Unreliable
    Iowa's $4.2 billion Medicaid services program is now governed by four companies with history of fraud and mismanagement.  The companies are as follows:1) Amerigroup: paid $225 million to settle charges that it engaged in fraudulent…
  • Aug 27

    Iowa's Attorney General Does Not Want Tort-Reform

    Iowa's Attorney General Does Not Want Tort-Reform
    Amgen recently settled allegations having to do with how it marketed two leading medications. The total payout was $72,000,000 of which Iowa will get $972,000. Iowa Attorney General The claims have to do with how anemia drug Aranesp and…
  • Aug 26

    Supreme Court's Ruling on Gay Marriage Sparks Huge Increase in Gay Divorce

    Supreme Court's Ruling on Gay Marriage Sparks Huge Increase in Gay Divorce
    The Supreme Court's ruling requiring every state to legalize gay marriage and recognize gay marriages that were performed in other states has the secondary result of now allowing gay divorces to proceed.  For many gay couples in the past…
Rank this Week: 491

ISU CALT Articles

ISU CALT Articles

Covers key issues in agricultural law and taxation, including federal and state legal opinions and critical legislative developments. From Iowa State University's Center for Agricultural Law & Taxation.

http://www.calt.iastate.edu/article
  • Aug 27

    Prior Converted Cropland: a 2015 Review

    Prior Converted Cropland: a 2015 Review
    Overview There has been a lot of discussion lately about clean water. Barring a last-hour injunction, the new Clean Water Rule promulgated by the EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will go into effect Friday, August 28.[i] As…
  • Aug 27

    FAA Streamlines Exemption Process for UAV

    FAA Streamlines Exemption Process for UAV
    Overview Six months ago we explained the new rules the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had just proposed for integrating small commercial unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or “drones” into U.S. airspace. These rules, if…
  • Aug 13

    Iowa Court Says Landlord Failed to Prove Oral Crop Share Agreement

    Iowa Court Says Landlord Failed to Prove Oral Crop Share Agreement
    “My handshake is my word” is an admirable philosophy. We should all hope to deal with people true to their word. Even when uttered with the greatest sincerity, however, “my handshake is my word” is not an admirable…
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Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

By Paul McAndrew Law Firm.

http://iowaworkcomplaw.com/
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Rush On Business

Rush On Business

Covers business litigation, employment law, franchise law, incorporation and starting a business. By Rush Nigut.

http://www.rushonbusiness.com/
  • Aug 18

    Rush Nigut Again Named to Best Lawyers List

    Rush Nigut Again Named to Best Lawyers List
    Rush Nigut has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2016 Edition of the Best Lawyers in America© in the practice areas of Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) and Franchise Law. This is the second year…
  • Jul 28

    Are Your Company’s Employee Performance Reviews a Waste of Time?

    Are Your Company’s Employee Performance Reviews a Waste of Time?
    I read this article from Inc. magazine explaining why employee performance reviews are a waste of time and money. While I don’t necessarily disagree, my experience tells me they usually are awful for different reasons. In my opinion,…
  • Jul 23

    Women-Owned Business Grant

    Women-Owned Business Grant
    I am often asked about business grants for women and minorities. In my experience these grants can be difficult to come by but they do exist. Here is an article from Entrepreneur discussing grants for women-owned businesses and also a…
Rank this Week: 587

Puryear Law Blog

Puryear Law Blog

Covers criminal defense, family law, divorce, juvenile law, business law, discrimination, personal injury, and related matters in the states of Illinois and Iowa.

http://www.puryearlaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 9

    Don’t Wait to Handle Child Support Case

    Don’t Wait to Handle Child Support Case
    When it comes to Child Support, handling the case as soon as possible is almost always the best course of action.  That is true for the parent who is receiving child support, and for the parent who is paying child support. For the parent…
  • Aug 9

    Bankruptcy Basics for Individual

    Bankruptcy Basics for Individual
    For those facing debt that they are unable to repay, bankruptcy an provide a fresh start. The first step is to determine whether an individual is eligible for bankruptcy.  Eligibility under Chapter 7 involves passing the “means…
  • Aug 4

    What to Expect in an Iowa DHS Family Team Meeting

    What to Expect in an Iowa DHS Family Team Meeting
    After the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) becomes involved with a family due to an abuse or neglect accusation, a Family Team Meeting is often scheduled rather quickly.  Handling that meeting properly can have lasting effects…
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Quad Cities Injury Lawyers

Quad Cities Injury Lawyers

Covers personal injury, workers compensation and medical malpractice issues for Illinois and Iowa lawyers. By Michael J. Warner & Associates.

http://qcinjurylawyers.wordpress.com
  • Jul 30

    More Recognition for Warner & Zimmerle Lawyers!!

    More Recognition for Warner & Zimmerle Lawyers!!
    We’re proud to announce some significant accolades for both of our attorneys! Mike Warner was nominated by his peers as a Leading Lawyer in the areas of: ADR Law: Personal Injury; Personal Injury: Professional Malpractice Personal…
  • Jul 7

    Why Haven’t I Served on a Jury?

    Why Haven’t I Served on a Jury?
    As soon as I sat down to write this, I realized that I should have called the post “How to Get Out of Jury Duty” and gotten a lot more hits. Oh well – the current title will find the … Continue reading →
  • May 22

    Calculating Lien Reductions under the Illinois Health Care Services Lien Act (after McVey)

    Calculating Lien Reductions under the Illinois Health Care Services Lien Act (after McVey)
    The Illinois Supreme Court issued an opinion on McVey v. MLK Enterprises this week. Plaintiffs lawyers who accept small and/or difficult cases are frustrated. The Health Care Services Lien Act, 770 ILCS 23/10(c), provides a framework to…
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Iowa Estate Plan

Iowa Estate Plan

Covers information and news on estate planning and probate. By Matthew Gardner.

http://www.iowaestateplan.com/
  • Jul 27

    Changes to the 2015 Iowa Probate Code - Authority of Representative to Get Financial Detail

    Changes to the 2015 Iowa Probate Code - Authority of Representative to Get Financial Detail
    One of the convenient & powerful changes to the Iowa Probate Code from the 2015 legislative session involved the authority of a court-appointed representative to get information or access to financial information or assets.  Iowa…
  • Apr 5

    Probate Patience: How Long Should it Take to Complete Probate?

    Probate Patience: How Long Should it Take to Complete Probate?
    A common question that comes up in client meetings is 'how long does it take to get through probate?'  There a lot of variables that go into that determination.  However, it is fair to recommend some patience for the process to get…
  • Mar 1

    The Trusted Trustee: Who Gets to Have All the Fun?

    The Trusted Trustee: Who Gets to Have All the Fun?
    When you are putting together your estate plan (and shame on you if you haven't done so yet) one of the decisions you may face is 'who should be the trustee?'This question assumes that you are using a trust.  Whether it is due to young…
Rank this Week: 1423

Iowa Real Estate & Land Use Blog

Iowa Real Estate & Land Use Blog

By Dickinson Mackaman Tyler & Hagen, PC.

http://www.dickinsonlaw.com/blog-search-page/?bcat=787
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Iowa Family Law Blog

Iowa Family Law Blog

By Dickinson Mackaman Tyler & Hagen, PC.

http://www.dickinsonlaw.com/blog-search-page/?cat=22
Rank this Week: 4980

Iowa Workers' Compensation Lawyer…

Iowa Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

Covers workers' compensation law and claims. By Gilloon, Wright & Hamel, P.C.

http://www.iowaworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
  • May 20

    Rejected and Denied Claim

    Rejected and Denied Claim
    If your employer or insurance carrier rejects or denies your workers’ compensation claim you do have options. Some claim denials are certainly valid. However, in other situations the denial of the claim is incorrect and you are actually…
  • Nov 12

    Settlements In Iowa Workers’ Compensation Case

    Settlements In Iowa Workers’ Compensation Case
    A large percentage of Iowa work comp cases go to trial.  However, many cases are resolved through settlement negotiations. The Iowa law concerning work injury settlements is fairly complicated.  We have added a new section to our…
  • Jul 31

    The Gilloon, Wright & Hamel Website Has Gone Mobile Device Friendly

    The Gilloon, Wright & Hamel Website Has Gone Mobile Device Friendly
    We have redesigned our website so that it is now mobile device friendly. If you look at the website on a computer or tablet it looks very similar to the previous version. The big change is when you view the website on a cell phone. …
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Beyond The Scope

Beyond The Scope

Covers the practice of interstate drug interdiction and property seizure/forfeiture. By Stowers & Sarcone, PLC.

http://www.interstatedrugbust.com/blog/
  • May 19

    Removed From Iowa Sex Offender Registry

    Removed From Iowa Sex Offender Registry
    Last week Stowers & Sarcone successfully secured the removal of one of their clients from the Iowa Sex Offender Registry. The client met all of the criteria of Iowa Code Section 692A.128 and was determined to be a low risk to re-offend.…
  • May 19

    Iowa Legislature Passes Expungement Bill

    Iowa Legislature Passes Expungement Bill
    On May 1, 2015 Governor Branstad signed Senate Bill 385. “An Act Relating to the Expungement of Not-Guilty Verdicts and Dismissed Criminal-Charge Records…” into law. This is a big step for Iowa which had no general…
  • Jan 27

    Federal Drug Charges vs State Drug Charge

    Federal Drug Charges vs State Drug Charge
    FEDERAL DRUG CHARGES vs STATE DRUG CHARGES: What’s the difference? What makes a federal drug charge vs a state drug charge? Federal drug charges are prosecuted in the United States District Court by the United States Attorney’s…
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Iowa Law Blog

Iowa Law Blog

Covers business, employment, trust & estates family, real estate, regulatory compliance and utility law. By Sullivan & Ward, PC.

http://www.iowa-lawblog.com/
  • Apr 14

    The Implementation of Electronic Filing in the Court

    The Implementation of Electronic Filing in the Court
    In this day of technology, it is no surprise that the court systems are moving to using an Electronic Document Management System (EDMS for short) for parties to file documents with the Court, without even setting foot in the Courthouse. The…
  • Apr 14

    Service by Facebook?

    Service by Facebook?
    A New York judge recently entered an Order allowing a woman to serve her husband divorce papers via Facebook.  In Iowa, generally, a competent adult must accept service or be served in-person in order accomplish proper…
  • Mar 19

    Interactive Process in Action

    Interactive Process in Action
    If you’re not sure what the interactive process is supposed to look like under the ADA, peruse the facts of the 8th Circuit’s decision in Minnihan v. Mediacom.  I’m also going to summarize the facts below, but if you…
Rank this Week: 4480

Duffy Law Office

Duffy Law Office

Covers estate planning and elder law in Iowa.

http://www.duffylawoffice.com/blog/
  • Aug 21

    Why Is Incapacity Planning Important?

    Why Is Incapacity Planning Important?
    Everyone should have an incapacity component embedded within a broader estate plan. In this post we will look at the importance of incapacity planning. Aging of the Population People are living longer and longer lives. The average life span…
  • Aug 21

    Why Is Incapacity Planning Important?

    Why Is Incapacity Planning Important?
    Everyone should have an incapacity component embedded within a broader estate plan. In this post we will look at the importance of incapacity planning. Aging of the Population People are living longer and longer lives. The average life span…
  • Aug 19

    Can Medicaid Take My Home?

    Can Medicaid Take My Home?
    When you plan your estate, you work with an estate planning attorney to devise a strategy for transferring your assets after you pass away. However, if you want to be comprehensively prepared for the future, you should consider the…
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Stowers Law Firm Blog

Stowers Law Firm Blog

Covers Iowa criminal law news.

http://www.stowerslaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 13

    The Basics: Iowa Theft Law

    The Basics: Iowa Theft Law
    In Iowa, a person can commit theft in many different ways. Iowa code § 714.1 defines at least 12 different ways to commit theft. The most common occurs when a person takes another’s property intending to permanently deprive them of…
  • May 13

    The Basics: Iowa Theft Law

    The Basics: Iowa Theft Law
    In Iowa, a person can commit theft in many different ways. Iowa code § 714.1 defines at least 12 different ways to commit theft. The most common occurs when a person takes another’s property intending to permanently deprive them of…
  • May 13

    Federal Drug Crime Laws in Iowa

    Federal Drug Crime Laws in Iowa
    There currently exist many federal statutes governing criminal activity. One of the most important and commonly invoked federal statutes is 21 U.S.C. § 841. This federal statute governs federal drug laws. It can be very complicated and…
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Becker's Iowa Environmental Law…

Becker's Iowa Environmental Law Update

Covers Iowa environmental law topics, including CERCLA, case law, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act and Superfund. By Charles Becker.

http://www.iowaenvironmentallawupdate.com/
  • Jul 10

    Reining In Stormwater Regulation

    Reining In Stormwater Regulation
    "And I wonder, still I wonder, who'll stop the rain."                                                                  Creedence Clearwater Revival  
  • Dec 11

    Rapanos, Guidelines and Deference: Wetlands Beware

    Rapanos, Guidelines and Deference: Wetlands Beware
    The Supreme Court's last determination of what wetlands are subject to the Clean Water Act and hence may not be filled without a permit, left behind a matted mess. In
  • Aug 25

    Storm Water Effluent Limitations On Hold . . . For Now

    Storm Water Effluent Limitations On Hold . . . For Now
    In several prior 
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Chris B Law

Chris B Law

Covers Iowa business law. By Christine Branstad.

http://chrisblaw.com
  • Nov 11

    Business blockbusters from the Iowa Supreme Court

    Business blockbusters from the Iowa Supreme Court
    My last post discussed Summer Reads for Iowa Businesses. Viewers may again watch arguments in front of the Iowa Supreme Court. In case you missed reading Iowa Supreme Court cases this summer, this post reviews some of the summer’s…
  • Aug 23

    Summer Reads For Businesses in Iowa

    Summer Reads For Businesses in Iowa
    Summer Reading for business leaders often includes motivational books. Classics include: Good to Great – Jim Collins Getting to Yes – Roger Fisher and William Ury How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie If you read my…
  • May 13

    The Gift That Keeps on Giving…Until Expirationby

    The Gift That Keeps on Giving…Until Expirationby
    This week, I spoke to merchants from the Historic East Village and answered questions about gift cards. Gift cards, or gift certificates, are subject to state and federal restrictions – some overlapping, some conflicting and some…
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