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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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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/
  • Feb 10

    Forfeiture Attorney: Iowa’s Cash Seizure Cops Target Out-of-State Driver

    Forfeiture Attorney: Iowa’s Cash Seizure Cops Target Out-of-State Driver
    I’m an attorney, I handle significant forfeiture cases and I know that Iowa’s cash seizure cops do target our-of-state drivers. A few months back I posted an Editorial from the Des Moines Register, “Patrol forfeitures target…
  • Feb 8

    Domestic Abuse and Firearm Prohibition

    Domestic Abuse and Firearm Prohibition
    Today, Des Moines Register published an article concerning about abuse and firearm prohibition. In the article, Des Moines Register reported that more than 80 Iowans have been convicted of violating a state law that bans domestic abusers…
  • Feb 5

    Are Dash Cameras and GPS Navigators Illegal?

    Are Dash Cameras and GPS Navigators Illegal?
    Some drivers install dash cameras in their cars. It is a useful device to have. It is not costly to buy one. At the same time, a dash camera can save you a lot of money. It will definitely help you if you get into the accident. For example,…
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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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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 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…
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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/
  • Nov 29

    Estates in Iowa: Do I Really Need to Go Through Probate?

    Estates in Iowa: Do I Really Need to Go Through Probate?
    A common issue that pops up with family members after someone dies is "do we need to go through probate?"   To answer that question, there are series of follow-up questions to be answered first.  To start the process, you should…
  • Oct 21

    Break Out the Balloons - It is National Estate Planning Awareness Week!

    Break Out the Balloons - It is National Estate Planning Awareness Week!
    Every year I count the days down to this week.  Well, not really.  But it does serve as a regular reminder about the need to address the basics of estate planning.  Despite my best intentions, there continues to be a large…
  • 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…
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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
  • Feb 3

    An examination of alimony guidelines by the Iowa Supreme Court

    An examination of alimony guidelines by the Iowa Supreme Court
    The Iowa Supreme Court noted that “even if spousal support guidelines may provide a useful reality check in some cases, because they are not Iowa law, they can serve neither as the starting point for a trial court nor as the decisive…
  • Jan 13

    Winning the lottery but losing in the divorce

    Winning the lottery but losing in the divorce
    If you are still in the throes (or woes?) of your divorce proceedings, it is very likely that a court would divide your winnings with your soon-to-be ex-spouse because the proceeds will be considered marital property.
  • Jun 26

    United States Supreme Court legalizes same-sex marriage

    United States Supreme Court legalizes same-sex marriage
    In reaching the conclusion that “same-sex couples may exercise the right to marry,” the Court analyzed four fundamental principles of marriage...
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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…
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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
  • Feb 4

    Snow bird blog: The deed of trust, Arizona lenders’ security of choice

    Snow bird blog: The deed of trust, Arizona lenders’ security of choice
    The Deed of Trust is the primary security document used in Arizona. There are many similarities between the Deed of Trust and the Mortgage, which is what most Iowa property owners are familiar with, but there are significant differences as…
  • Jan 27

    Iowa Court of Appeals rules that the Doctrine of Merger precludes the recovery of attorney fees in a Chapter 558A case

    Iowa Court of Appeals rules that the Doctrine of Merger precludes the recovery of attorney fees in a Chapter 558A case
    Appellate Courts in Iowa have long held that the Doctrine of Merger is applicable in a real estate transaction.  Specifically in Lovie v Plum, 250 N.W.2d 56, 62 (Iowa 1977) the Iowa Supreme Court held, “In this jurisdiction a…
  • Jan 21

    Community property in Arizona explained

    Community property in Arizona explained
    Vacation home owners who purchase property will need to consider community property, as Arizona law provides that property which is purchased in Arizona during marriage by persons married outside Arizona, who move into Arizona later, will be…
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Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

By Paul McAndrew Law Firm.

http://iowaworkcomplaw.com/
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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/
  • Jan 18

    How Does an Iowa Workers’ Compensation Claim Work?

    How Does an Iowa Workers’ Compensation Claim Work?
    We have added a new section to our website that gives an overview of how Iowa workers’ compensation claims work.  The new section discusses: The general types of injuries that qualify for work comp coverage. The time limits that…
  • Oct 9

    Truck Driving Injurie

    Truck Driving Injurie
    Under Iowa workers’ compensation law most of the injuries that occur to a truck driver while he is on the road will be considered to be a work injury which entitles the truck driver to work comp benefits. Truck driving is very strenuous…
  • Oct 2

    CNA Injurie

    CNA Injurie
    lCNAs have very physically demanding jobs that lead to a wide variety of work injuries.  We have posted a new section in our website discussing Iowa workers’ compensation cases involving injuries to CNAs. The new section talks…
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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
  • Jan 26

    Updated: New Iowa Senate Bill Would Not Incorporate Federal Tax Break

    Updated: New Iowa Senate Bill Would Not Incorporate Federal Tax Break
      As most readers are aware, Congress permanently extended several key tax breaks at the end of 2015. In the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (PATH Act) (see our summary article of this new law here), Congress…
  • Jan 26

    Updated: Will Iowa Couple with $500,000 Section 179 Deduction?

    Updated: Will Iowa Couple with $500,000 Section 179 Deduction?
      As most readers are aware, Congress permanently extended several key tax breaks at the end of 2015. In the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (see our summary article of this new law here), Congress permanently…
  • Jan 26

    Will Iowa Couple with $500,000 Section 179 Deduction?

    Will Iowa Couple with $500,000 Section 179 Deduction?
    As most readers are aware, Congress permanently extended several key tax breaks at the end of 2015. In the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (see our summary article of this new law here), Congress permanently extended a…
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MOIAFarmLaw.com

MOIAFarmLaw.com

An agricultural law blawg providing information and updates on legal issues and case law in Iowa and Missouri. By Orsborn, Milani, Mitchell & Goedken, L.L.P.

http://moiafarmlaw.com
  • Jan 17

    Boundary by Acquiescence Revisited in Iowa, Again

    Boundary by Acquiescence Revisited in Iowa, Again
    Boundary disputes are not uncommon. They often occur when someone purchases land and then learns that a fence or other boundary marker is not quite where it should be according to the survey. These disputes are often settled through a legal…
  • Sep 21

    Drake Ag Law Center Hosts Conference On Conservation Policy

    Drake Ag Law Center Hosts Conference On Conservation Policy
    The Drake University Agricultural Law Center is providing an opportunity for individuals and organizations interested in Iowa’s soil and water conservation policy to take part in a two-day conference to be held in Des Moines on November…
  • Jul 3

    Land Contracts for Farmland: Advantages and Risk

    Land Contracts for Farmland: Advantages and Risk
    Land contracts for farmland, in which a farm is sold by an owner in exchange for payments over a set period of time, appear to once again be gaining popularity with beginning farmers. Purchasing farmland with an installment contract can be…
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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/
  • Jan 30

    Federal Stolen Motor Vehicle and Chop Shop Charge

    Federal Stolen Motor Vehicle and Chop Shop Charge
    Trafficking in certain motor vehicles or motor vehicle parts, or operating a chop shop, is a Federal offense under 18 U.S.C. § 2321 and 18 U.S.C. § 2322, respectively: 18 U.S.C. § 2321 provides as follows: (a) Whoever buys,…
  • Jan 29

    Who is a “Caretaker” of a Child According to Iowa DHS

    Who is a “Caretaker” of a Child According to Iowa DHS
    Under Iowa law, for a person to be accused of being a perpetrator of child abuse must be a person responsible for the care of a child. A person responsible for the care of a child is defined in Iowa Code 232.68 as follows: a. Parent,…
  • Jan 29

    Supreme Court Rules Juveniles Serving Life Sentences Have Right to Have Their Sentences Reviewed

    Supreme Court Rules Juveniles Serving Life Sentences Have Right to Have Their Sentences Reviewed
    Those convicted of crimes committed as a juvenile who are serving life sentences have the right to seek a review and reduction of those sentences, under a United States Supreme Court ruling that was issued on January 25, 2016. In Montgomery…
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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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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/
  • Feb 9

    Investigate Franchises Carefully Before Investing or Buying

    Investigate Franchises Carefully Before Investing or Buying
    In the Des Moines Register today there is an article about a food truck franchiser that allegedly got cross-wise with investors and franchisees. The article shows just how critical it is to perform due diligence when it relates to franchises…
  • Feb 2

    Iowa Caucus Wrap Up

    Iowa Caucus Wrap Up
    The Iowa caucus may be over but just so we wouldn’t lose all the media attention today we decided to have a snowstorm to keep media in our state for at least another day. As I predicted last week Ted Cruz end up victorious on the…
  • Jan 29

    Predicting Winners of the Iowa Caucuse

    Predicting Winners of the Iowa Caucuse
    The Iowa Caucus is this coming Monday, February 1, 2016. Many in Iowa claim to be happy when the caucus is over but secretly we like all the attention because Iowa only receives this kind of attention every presidential election cycle. So who…
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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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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
  • Feb 11

    Iowa Court Denies Private Condemnation of Right of Way

    Iowa Court Denies Private Condemnation of Right of Way
    Although recent talk of eminent domain has centered on high profile projects such as the Dakota Access pipeline, a less discussed provision of Iowa law confers a narrow power of eminent domain upon private citizens in certain cases where a…
  • Jan 29

    Des Moines Water Works Lawsuit Gets More Complicated

    Des Moines Water Works Lawsuit Gets More Complicated
    This month has seen several important developments in the Des Moines Water Works (DMWW) lawsuit against drainage districts in three northwest Iowa counties. On January 11, Judge Bennett ruled that the Iowa Supreme Court should decide four…
  • Jan 26

    Fence in the Wrong Place? You'd Better Speak Up!

    Fence in the Wrong Place? You'd Better Speak Up!
    A recent case from the Iowa Court of Appeals should again remind landowners to protect their boundaries or lose them.
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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/
  • Feb 11

    Iowa Reconsiders Making Fireworks Legal

    Iowa Reconsiders Making Fireworks Legal
    With a study to show tax revenues in the range of $1 million to $1.5 million the Iowa state lawmakers will likely pass a law legalizing fireworks. Veteran’s groups oppose the bill knowing how exploding fireworks will…
  • Feb 10

    Falling Tree Limb Kills Woman, Untrained Eye Concludes, Freak Accident

    Falling Tree Limb Kills Woman, Untrained Eye Concludes, Freak Accident
    This past week a 90-foot tree fell onto a house in suburban Philadelphia killing a woman in her bed. Falling limbs is a specialty area of the law of personal injury. When limbs or entire trees fall down, they can cause personal…
  • Feb 9

    Is it a free lunch or a taxable time-bomb when student loans are forgiven?

    Is it a free lunch or a taxable time-bomb when student loans are forgiven?
    Is the student loan forgiveness program really all it is cracked up to be or is it a sucker punch waiting to rob you of your inheritance? According the IRS if your loans are forgiven that amount is considered taxable income. (And you thought…
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