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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/
  • Jul 29

    ATV Accident Causes another Spinal Cord Injury

    ATV Accident Causes another Spinal Cord Injury
    Van Dyken-Rouen accident shines spotlight on ATV dangers | FOX31 DenverThis Olympic swimmer suffered a spinal cord injury while driving an ATV. This author reports 100,000 people a year seek medical attention after being injured while riding…
  • Jul 28

    Is a Fitbit putting your legal case at risk?

    Is a Fitbit putting your legal case at risk?
    Fitbit’s tracking function can be valuable evidence in many lawsuits. Technology can be fun to use, it can also be useful. But like any technological device it can be used to prove you are lying or be misused and provide a false…
  • Jul 27

    Paraplegic back to using Calvin Williams as his alia

    Paraplegic back to using Calvin Williams as his alia
    I received several calls over the past two weeks from lawyers practicing in Oregon, Vermont, New Mexico, Pennsylvania and Tennessee. The caller has been identifying himself using the name Carl Torrence reporting he was struck by a UPS truck…
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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
  • Jul 28

    Three Landowners Challenge Iowa Utilities Board Authority to Condemn Ag Land for Pipeline

    Three Landowners Challenge Iowa Utilities Board Authority to Condemn Ag Land for Pipeline
    We’ve been keeping you informed about a Texas company’s proposal to build a crude oil pipeline across Iowa to transport oil from North Dakota to Illinois. Dakota Access has formerly requested a hazardous liquid pipeline permit…
  • Jul 23

    Iowa Court of Appeals Decides That the Thing Did Not Speak for Itself

    Iowa Court of Appeals Decides That the Thing Did Not Speak for Itself
    The Iowa Court of Appeals recently affirmed that negligence must be proved and that merely showing that an accident occurred is not evidence. The case involved a trial court’s denial of a requested res ipsa loquitur instruction in a…
  • Jul 2

    In re Rankin: A Case Study in Disbarment

    In re Rankin: A Case Study in Disbarment
    The Kansas Supreme Court recently disbarred a lawyer. It wasn’t the first disbarment of the year, and it likely won’t be the last.[i] The case of In re Rankin, however, may be the most head shaking. It’s a case study of a…
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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/
  • 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…
  • Jul 22

    Business Ownership Isn’t For Everyone

    Business Ownership Isn’t For Everyone
    My social media news feed is full of articles and stories about business ownership. I am a business lawyer. I represent business people. So it benefits me if I promote business ownership and in general I try to do just that. However, I am…
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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…
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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
  • Jul 24

    Mid-2015 Tax Policy Update

    Mid-2015 Tax Policy Update
    Extender Legislation Of importance to tax practitioners is what the Congress might do with the tax provisions that expired at the end of 2014 that need legislation to extend them through 2015 or beyond.  Of these expired provisions are…
  • Jul 24

    Workers’ Compensation and the Exemption for Agricultural Labor

    Workers’ Compensation and the Exemption for Agricultural Labor
    Overview Agricultural law is often “law by the exception.”  For a variety of reasons, the law views many aspects of agricultural production as significantly different from other industrial enterprises.  As a consequence,…
  • Jul 24

    From Annapolis to Des Moines, Water Quality Remains the Focus This Summer

    From Annapolis to Des Moines, Water Quality Remains the Focus This Summer
    Overview It’s been a wet summer in many places around the country. But much of the attention on water has not stemmed from the heavy rains. Rather, the focus this summer continues to be on water quality.  In previous months,…
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Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

By Paul McAndrew Law Firm.

http://iowaworkcomplaw.com/
  • Jul 23

    Federal Regulators Link Workers’ Comp Failures To Income Inequality

    Federal Regulators Link Workers’ Comp Failures To Income Inequality
    Today’s post was shared by Gelman on Workplace Injuries and comes from www.npr.org A few hours after ProPublica and NPR issued the first in a series of reports about workers’ compensation "reforms" sweeping the country, the…
  • Jul 20

    Workers’ Compensation Basics: What is a Workers’ Compensation Accident?

    Workers’ Compensation Basics: What is a Workers’ Compensation Accident?
    Today’s post comes from guest author Brody Ockander, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore. This blog post is the third in a series that examines the basics of workers’ compensation. To be a covered workers’ compensation claim, an…
  • Jul 16

    Is a Pulmonary Embolism Compensable under Workers’ Compensation?

    Is a Pulmonary Embolism Compensable under Workers’ Compensation?
    Today’s post comes from guest author Brody Ockander, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore. The short answer is yes, but it could be difficult to prove if it is not directly related to another workers’ compensation injury. In Nebraska,…
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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 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…
  • Jan 7

    New Iowa laws help car accident victims get a fair trial

    New Iowa laws help car accident victims get a fair trial
    Originally posted on Iowa Car Accident Law and Facts:Happy New Year! One of the interesting things we see each new year are the new laws that go into effect. The State of Iowa adopted some new rules for smaller…
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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
Rank this Week: 3413

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: 3412

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. …
Rank this Week: 3483

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…
Rank this Week: 1802

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: 1349

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 29

    In the News: Puryear Law Supports Safe and Lawful Gun Ownership

    In the News: Puryear Law Supports Safe and Lawful Gun Ownership
    Since the year 2011, Puryear Law has offered employees a $50/month bonus if they choose to take the training to obtain their permit to carry, lawfully obtain that permit, and lawfully and safely carry at the firm’s office.…
  • 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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3098

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…
Rank this Week: 3466

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 
Rank this Week: 3955

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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