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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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Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

By Paul McAndrew Law Firm.

http://iowaworkcomplaw.com/
  • Sep 22

    Company Fined Over $1 Million After Explosion at Newport, WA, Plant

    Company Fined Over $1 Million After Explosion at Newport, WA, Plant
    Today’s post comes from guest author Kit Case, from Causey Law Firm. Zodiac Cabin & Structures Support LLC has been fined $1,316,000 for workplace safety and health violations following an explosion at its carbon fiber production…
  • Sep 19

    Why I Am Thankful – Two Photograph

    Why I Am Thankful – Two Photograph
    Today’s post comes from guest author Leonard Jernigan, from The Jernigan Law Firm. Recently I took photographs of two men who remind me of why I am thankful every day. One man is sitting in a wheelchair at a restaurant, with his right…
  • Sep 15

    Sometimes You Need Help

    Sometimes You Need Help
    Today’s post comes from guest author Kristina Brown Thompson, from The Jernigan Law Firm. Last month our firm held a planning retreat in the beautiful town of Chapel Hill. We reaffirmed our firm’s slogan: “Accidents Happen,…
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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/
  • Sep 22

    ATV and Motorcycle Crashes Increase Fatality Statistic

    ATV and Motorcycle Crashes Increase Fatality Statistic
    Several motorcycle crashes and an ATV accident on private land are being investigated by the Iowa State Patrol. Anyone involved in such an accident or those who act as estate administrators or executors should act prudently and save the ATV…
  • Sep 21

    Three September 2016 Fatal Car/Truck Accidents on Iowa Road

    Three September 2016 Fatal Car/Truck Accidents on Iowa Road
    We are fast approaching the fall and winter’s ice can’t be far off either. As we get closer to those cold months drivers need to become more aware of the added risks of injury and death. It’s up to you as the driver to…
  • Sep 19

    New York Court Grants Broad Parental Rights to Same-Sex Partner

    New York Court Grants Broad Parental Rights to Same-Sex Partner
    Previous law held that a non-parent did not have standing to seek custody or visitation of a child.  This often came up in the context of grandparents who wanted to seek visitation or custody of their grandchildren, but more recently…
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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
  • Sep 16

    Iowa Supreme Court Considers DMWW Common Law Claim

    Iowa Supreme Court Considers DMWW Common Law Claim
      The Iowa Supreme Court heard oral arguments on September 14, 2016, regarding the common law claims set forth in the Des Moines Water Works complaint. The Court will now consider whether the lawsuit’s claims seeking money damages…
  • Aug 31

    Rural Premises Liability in Iowa: A Legal Review

    Rural Premises Liability in Iowa: A Legal Review
      Overview Owning property is richly rewarding. It can also be fraught with liability. This fact sheet provides a general overview of several key legal issues that owners and occupiers of rural property in Iowa should understand. It is…
  • Aug 31

    New Department of Labor Rule Means Big Changes for Overtime Requirement

    New Department of Labor Rule Means Big Changes for Overtime Requirement
    Overview Beginning December 1, 2016, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) will begin enforcing a new rule that will radically change overtime pay requirements throughout the country. The Final Rule, 81 FR 32391, officially called…
Rank this Week: 1761

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
  • Sep 15

    Iowa Court of Appeals Grants Sister the Home Place

    Iowa Court of Appeals Grants Sister the Home Place
    We’ve discussed in past articles the difficulties that can arise when parents leave farmland to their children as tenants in common. Several sibling may wish to sell, others may wish to keep the land in the family. This type of…
  • Sep 13

    Eighth Circuit Ruling Big Win for CAFO Owners' Privacy

    Eighth Circuit Ruling Big Win for CAFO Owners' Privacy
    The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals granted a big win to CAFO owners last Friday when it ruled that the EPA abused its discretion by concluding that the release of personal information about CAFO owners would not invade substantial privacy…
  • Sep 6

    Iowa Court of Appeals Says Common-Law Marriage Established

    Iowa Court of Appeals Says Common-Law Marriage Established
    It is well-known that fewer people in the United States are getting married. In fact, according to the CDC, marriage rates in the United States have been in a steady decline since the 1980s. Conversely, cohabitation rates are steadily…
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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/
  • Sep 6

    Square One DSM Startup Stories to Feature iEmergent

    Square One DSM Startup Stories to Feature iEmergent
    Laird Hedlund Nossuli, CEO, and Bernard Nossuli, COO will join Mike Colwell for the September edition of Square One DSM Startup Stories to share the tale of a vision conceived and brought to life by company founder and Laird’s late…
  • Apr 19

    Coaches Beware! Lawsuits to Become New Norm?

    Coaches Beware! Lawsuits to Become New Norm?
    It was reported that Iowa State women’s basketball coach Bill Fennelly and ISU have been sued by former player Nikki Moody. Fennelly is known as a “passionate” and “demanding” coach. In other words, he…
  • Apr 7

    Important Reminder: Review Your Estate Plan

    Important Reminder: Review Your Estate Plan
    There is a really good article in the Des Moines Register today written by Frank Mokosak discussing how a periodic review of your estate plan will alert you to any necessary changes. It seems to come in waves in my legal practice but recently…
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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/
  • Aug 21

    POA Planning for College-Bound Student

    POA Planning for College-Bound Student
    It is hard to believe that my oldest daughter is heading off to college this week at Drake University.  I'm excited for her as she starts this next journey in her life.  In addition to getting all of the necessary supplies, such as…
  • May 30

    Second Marriages and Estate Planning

    Second Marriages and Estate Planning
    Not every marriage works out.  Duh.  Sometimes, after one ends, another marriage begins and several challenges begin.  You have the challenges of "mixing" families together, learning about snoring patterns, and discovering a…
  • Mar 20

    Gaining--Not Losing Power--With Immediate Power of Attorney Authority in Iowa

    Gaining--Not Losing Power--With Immediate Power of Attorney Authority in Iowa
    A financial advisor recently reached out to me regarding the impact of a Power of Attorney document concerning financial matters.  In particular, the question was whether the person signing the document (the "principal") loses any power…
Rank this Week: 428

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/
  • Jul 6

     When can the Police search your Cell Phone?

     When can the Police search your Cell Phone?
    The short answer is: it depends. If the police have a warrant for your cell phone or an exception to a warrant, then yes. If the search has already occurred, you can challenge the legality of the search and the admissibility of evidence…
  • Jun 30

    When are Juveniles tried in Adult Criminal Courts?

    When are Juveniles tried in Adult Criminal Courts?
    Offenders who are 18 years old or older are prosecuted in adult courts. However, there are specific rules for children who are not 18 years old at the time when they commit a crime who are tried in adult criminal courts and sometimes in…
  • Jun 28

    Penalties for Creating, Using or Possessing a Fake ID in Iowa

    Penalties for Creating, Using or Possessing a Fake ID in Iowa
    The constant increase of minors with possession of fake IDs has become a large scale pandemic around America. An article published in the journal, Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental showed that in a study of approximately 1,000 U.S.…
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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
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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: 3277

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/
  • Apr 6

    TRIALS IN IOWA WORK COMP CASES

    TRIALS IN IOWA WORK COMP CASES
    We have added a new section to our website that covers trials in Iowa work comp cases.  The section talks about how our lawyers handle the major recurring issues in Iowa work comp trials, that include: Was there an employer-employee…
  • Apr 6

    TRIALS IN IOWA WORK COMP CASES

    TRIALS IN IOWA WORK COMP CASES
    We have added a new section to our website that covers trials in Iowa work comp cases.  The section talks about how our lawyers handle the major recurring issues in Iowa work comp trials, that include: Was there an employer-employee…
  • Mar 5

    PERMANENT TOTAL DISABILITY:  WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU CAN NEVER WORK AFTER AN INJURY

    PERMANENT TOTAL DISABILITY:  WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU CAN NEVER WORK AFTER AN INJURY
    Our website has a new section that discusses the Iowa work comp law relating to permanent total disability.  The new section covers: The general law on permanent total disability cases. How older workers frequently are more likely to…
Rank this Week: 3365

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
  • Mar 19

    Missouri Strictly Construes Private Road Statute

    Missouri Strictly Construes Private Road Statute
    Missouri Courts recently addressed issues relating to the increase in size and weight of farm equipment and resulting problems accessing farmland. As equipment gets larger and heavier, existing easements and roads that have been used for…
  • Feb 29

    Iowa Finance Authority Holds Workshops for Beginning Farmers and Military Veteran

    Iowa Finance Authority Holds Workshops for Beginning Farmers and Military Veteran
    The Iowa Agricultural Development Division of Iowa Finance Authority is holding eight workshops around the state to educate beginning farmers and military veterans interested in farming about state and federal programs that can help them…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1669

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…
Rank this Week: 306

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: 1209

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…
Rank this Week: 3348

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: 3527

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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