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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 15

    Cats, Dogs and No Contact Orders.

    Cats, Dogs and No Contact Orders.
     In the coming months, victims of domestic abuse may have one less deterrent from seeking out necessary help and protection. Under Senate File 2118, "pets or companion animals owned or held" by the parties to a domestic abuse protective…
  • Apr 11

    Conducting an Investigation

    Conducting an Investigation
    An employee just made a complaint of harassment or discrimination. You know you have a duty, as the employer, to investigate the employee’s complaint, but aren’t entirely sure how to conduct the investigation. Here are a few…
  • Mar 17

    How to Navigate Divorce in a Healthy Way

    How to Navigate Divorce in a Healthy Way
    Making the decision to end your marriage can be a very emotional experience.  Oftentimes, the emotions associated with ending your marriage result in anger and/or resentment toward your soon-to-be ex-spouse which in turn can make a…
Rank this Week: 731

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

By Paul McAndrew Law Firm.

http://iowaworkcomplaw.com/
  • Apr 17

    Pierce County, WA Landscaper Charged with Skipping Out on Workers’ Comp Coverage

    Pierce County, WA Landscaper Charged with Skipping Out on Workers’ Comp Coverage
    Today’s post comes from guest author Kit Case, from Causey Law Firm.           A Pierce County, WA landscaper has been charged with failing to pay workers’ compensation insurance…
  • Apr 14

    Confidentiality Agreements and Dennis Rodman

    Confidentiality Agreements and Dennis Rodman
    Today’s post comes from guest author Leonard Jernigan, from The Jernigan Law Firm. Many defendants, particularly celebrities, often try to keep settlement agreements private and they seek confidentiality as part of the bargain. Dennis…
  • Apr 10

    Understanding Your Auto Insurance – Online Flip-Book

    Understanding Your Auto Insurance – Online Flip-Book
    Today’s post comes from guest author Kit Case, from Causey Law Firm. The Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ) has released their publication “Understanding Your Auto Insurance” as an online flip-book. This booklet…
Rank this Week: 925

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/
Rank this Week: 962

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/
  • Mar 24

    5 Reasons to Hire a Franchise Attorney

    5 Reasons to Hire a Franchise Attorney
     It goes without saying considering I am a franchise lawyer, but I agree completely with the Franchise King who offered his Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Franchise Attorney in a recent post. In my experience a lot of prospective franchisees…
  • Jan 22

    Prospective Franchisees Need to Research Further Than FDD for Detail

    Prospective Franchisees Need to Research Further Than FDD for Detail
    I read an interesting article from Entrepreneur on the Key to Understanding a Company's FDD (franchise disclosure document). It's an article I'd recommend prospective franchisees read but they better be prepared to go deeper if they really…
  • Nov 19

    Selling or Buying a Business: Pay Attention to Why Deals Don't Close

    Selling or Buying a Business: Pay Attention to Why Deals Don't Close
    Steve Sink wrote recently wrote a blog post on IowaBiz covering Why Deals do not Close. I recommend buyers and sellers of businesses to read the post. Fortunately, most of the deals I work on tend to close but from time to time…
Rank this Week: 1037

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
  • Feb 14

    Understanding Illinois’ New Settlement Statute

    Understanding Illinois’ New Settlement Statute
    Illinois recently enacted a new settlement statute, with the goal of alleviating some of the hassles of the personal injury practice.  We’ve all had cases that have settled but still sat on the shelf for weeks or months due to…
  • Jan 23

    Juror Collapses in Med Mal Trial – Defendant Doctor saves her. What happens next?

    Juror Collapses in Med Mal Trial – Defendant Doctor saves her. What happens next?
    This is one of the most common war stories you hear in the medical malpractice world – someone in the courtroom collapses during a medical malpractice trial, and the defendant doctor runs in to render aid and save the day. ……
  • Dec 11

    I Relied on TrialPad for Ipad in a Medical Malpractice Trial… Here’s What Happened

    I Relied on TrialPad for Ipad in a Medical Malpractice Trial… Here’s What Happened
    For years I’ve used Trial Director for big cases, and simple things like blowups on posterboard for small cases. (Why posterboard? There are never any “technical” glitches, never a difficulty finding an outlet in a 100 year…
Rank this Week: 2026

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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Iowa Estate Plan

Iowa Estate Plan

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

http://www.iowaestateplan.com/
  • Apr 10

    Governor Branstad Signs New Uniform Power of Attorney Bill in Iowa

    Governor Branstad Signs New Uniform Power of Attorney Bill in Iowa
    Well, it was a long time coming, but following unanimous passage in the Iowa House and Iowa Senate, today Governor Branstad signed the Uniform Power of Attorney bill into law.  The Uniform POA is a substantial and long-overdue…
  • Mar 16

    How to Own Land in Iowa...Let Me Count the Way

    How to Own Land in Iowa...Let Me Count the Way
    Well, in the past week, I had 3 different calls involving issues of how land was owned and resulting problems when one of the owners passed away.  It is not unusual, apparently, for individuals to prepare their own deeds or to not have…
  • Feb 23

    Even the Rich and Famous Fail to Plan Properly

    Even the Rich and Famous Fail to Plan Properly
    Philip Seymour Hoffman obviously had several demons involved in his life before its tragic premature ending, and maybe updating his estate plan wasn't at the top of his list.  However, the legacy he left his family and friends is…
Rank this Week: 2453

Duffy Law Office

Duffy Law Office

Covers estate planning and elder law in Iowa.

http://www.duffylawoffice.com/blog/
  • Apr 17

    Power of Attorney in Davenport: Who May Act as an Agent?

    Power of Attorney in Davenport: Who May Act as an Agent?
    When you plan your estate, you should cover all of your bases. Of course you want to facilitate the transfer of your monetary assets to your loved ones after you pass away. At the same time, you should also prepare for the period of time that…
  • Apr 8

    Senior Star at Elmore Place Offers Virtual Dimentia Tour to Duffy Law Office

    Senior Star at Elmore Place Offers Virtual Dimentia Tour to Duffy Law Office
    Senior Star at Elmore Place Offers Virtual Dementia Tour® for the Community Duffy Law Office is first group in Quad Cities to participate    DAVENPORT, IA (April 10, 2014) – Senior Star at Elmore Place, one of the…
  • Apr 3

    What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of a Guardianship?

    What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of a Guardianship?
    A guardianship hearing can be convened when interested parties feel as though an adult has become incapacitated and unable to handle his or her own affairs.  Clearly, if you were to recognize that someone that you love was in need of…
Rank this Week: 2527

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: 2600

Iowa LLC Blog

Iowa LLC Blog

By Dickinson Mackaman Tyler & Hagen, PC.

http://www.dickinsonlaw.com/blog-search-page/?bcat=31
  • Nov 25

    Single member LLCs cannot escape the authority of a bankruptcy trustee

    Single member LLCs cannot escape the authority of a bankruptcy trustee
    In re First Protection, Inc., 2010 WL 5059589 (9Th Cir. BAP [Ariz.] November 22, 2010) is another case involving the attempt by a single member of an LLC to prevent a bankruptcy trustee from exercising management rights over the LLC.
  • Nov 25

    Iowa State Bar Association’s Business Law Council opposes HSB 42

    Iowa State Bar Association’s Business Law Council opposes HSB 42
    HSB 42 would amend the Iowa Business Corporation Act to mandate that publicly-held Iowa corporations have staggered terms for board of directors and only permit directors of such boards to be removed for cause. The ISBA Business Law Council…
  • Nov 25

    Delaware Chancery Court issues an important ruling on poison pills and hostile takeover

    Delaware Chancery Court issues an important ruling on poison pills and hostile takeover
    In a comprehensive, 153-page ruling, Chancellor Chandler provides a detailed overview of the responsibilities of a target board when faced with a structurally non-coercive, all-cash, fully financed hostile takeover.
Rank this Week: 2653

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/
  • Feb 13

    Iowa Work Comp Law on Aggravation of Pre-Existing Condition

    Iowa Work Comp Law on Aggravation of Pre-Existing Condition
    Today I am going to talk about the case of Plumrose USA and Zurich Ins. Co. v. Robert Hathaway which was issued by the Iowa Court of Appeals on January 23, 2014. One of the big issues in the case was whether Mr. Hathaway was entitled to…
  • Jan 16

    Shoulder Injuries in Iowa Work Comp Case

    Shoulder Injuries in Iowa Work Comp Case
    The human shoulder has a tremendous range of motion that allows us to perform a wide variety of activities. However, the shoulder is a very complex joint that can be hurt on the job from a wide variety of causes. Shoulder injuries are…
  • Jan 6

    Cumulative Trauma and Repetitive Stress Injuries in Iowa Workers' Compensation Case

    Cumulative Trauma and Repetitive Stress Injuries in Iowa Workers' Compensation Case
    Cumulative trauma and repetitive stress injuries can develop in a wide variety of jobs. Numerous factors can create an increased risk of a worker developing such injuries including high production requirements, frequent lifting and poor…
Rank this Week: 2922

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
  • Dec 16

    The new Business Property Tax Credit

    The new Business Property Tax Credit
    The deadline to take advantage of the Business Property Tax Credit is quickly approaching.
  • Aug 17

    Eighteen attorneys from Dickinson,…

    Eighteen attorneys from Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C. were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2014 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s The Best Lawyers in America. This list is an annual compilation based…
  • Nov 24

    Digging the gold out of family farm corporation

    Digging the gold out of family farm corporation
    During the 1970s, many farm operations were incorporated for succession planning purposes. Today, the number of corporations that own Iowa farmland has soared.
Rank this Week: 3085

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…
Rank this Week: 3440

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/
  • Mar 16

    Dealing with DHS (in Iowa) and DCFS (in Illinois)

    Dealing with DHS (in Iowa) and DCFS (in Illinois)
    Each state has its own child protective services agency.  In Illinois, that agency is called the Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS).  In Iowa, it goes by the name Department of Human Services (DHS).  A person who…
  • Dec 11

    The Importance of Remaining Silent when Accused of a Crime

    The Importance of Remaining Silent when Accused of a Crime
    When accused of a crime, most people will naturally wish to express their innocence and explain exactly how they have done nothing wrong. It is only human nature to want to defend oneself against accusations. However, doing so can be…
  • Nov 16

    Iowa VASCAR Aerial Speed Enforcement

    Iowa VASCAR Aerial Speed Enforcement
    The Iowa Highway Patrol often uses VASCAR (Visual Average Speed Computer And Recorder) as a means of speed enforcement. Often, this will take the form of a police officer in a light airplane, who uses a stopwatch to measure the time it takes…
Rank this Week: 3463

Social Networking Law Blog

Social Networking Law Blog

By Dickinson Mackaman Tyler & Hagen PC.

http://www.dickinsonlaw.com/blog-search-page/?bcat=32
  • Nov 25

    Social media in the workplace: Three NLRB guidance document

    Social media in the workplace: Three NLRB guidance document
    The National Labor Relations Board Acting General Counsel has issued the third guidance document in the last ten months addressing social media activity by employees – one of the fastest developing areas of employment law.
  • Nov 25

    Final GINA regs delayed: GINA & social media considerations for employer

    Final GINA regs delayed: GINA & social media considerations for employer
    With respect to social media issues specifically, GINA makes the mere acquisition of genetic information illegal. Because the Act broadly defines the term “genetic information” (including even medical conditions of family members),…
  • Nov 25

    US Supreme Court issues opinion in Quon sexting case

    US Supreme Court issues opinion in Quon sexting case
    The United States Supreme Court ruled today that a public employer’s search of sexually explicit text messages on a police officer’s employer-issued pager did not constitute an illegal invasion of privacy. The Court overturned the Ninth…
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