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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…
Rank this Week: 219

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/
  • Apr 27

    The Passenger's Death Case: How, when, who and why?

    The Passenger's Death Case: How, when, who and why?
    We currently have several passenger cases where there is either a serious injury or a death. The death cases are a special sort of case in many different ways. We handle these differently than we do the serious injury cases.The Wrongful Death…
  • Apr 27

    Take the time to fully describe your injury

    Take the time to fully describe your injury
    We have a client whose case has problems that could have been avoided if they just taken more time to fully describe their injury. We understand he hurt, he was tired and he was hopeful he’d be right back to work, but I can’t…
  • Apr 25

    Potential Employers May Not Be Allowed to Ask About Previous Salary

    Potential Employers May Not Be Allowed to Ask About Previous Salary
    Cities and states across the U.S. are looking to enact laws that would potentially help job applicants.  The laws seek to prevent employers or hiring managers from asking job applicants about their previous wages.  This has long…
Rank this Week: 676

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 8

    Protect Your Confidential Business Information

    Protect Your Confidential Business Information
    I often see cases involving the theft of confidential business information by former employees. Attorney Eric Roth has some helpful tips in a recent blog post on how to deal with the problem. The main take away reminder in my opinion is to…
  • Feb 14

    Roles of Shareholders, Directors and Officers in Closely Held Businesse

    Roles of Shareholders, Directors and Officers in Closely Held Businesse
    I came across this blog post from the Family Business Advocates Blog and thought it was worth sharing. The post describes the various roles of shareholders, directors and officers in closely held family businesses. It’s good information…
  • Jan 11

    Iowa Governor Branstad to Cut $7.7 Million from Judiciary Budget

    Iowa Governor Branstad to Cut $7.7 Million from Judiciary Budget
    Governor Branstad announced his proposed budget yesterday with $110 million in cuts. This includes $7.7 million in budget cuts for the judiciary. The budget cuts in the judiciary are alarming. Today, Chief Justice Mark Cady will give his…
Rank this Week: 1235

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: 1391

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
  • Apr 28

    How Did Agriculture Fare During the 2017 Iowa Legislative Session?

    How Did Agriculture Fare During the 2017 Iowa Legislative Session?
    The Iowa Legislature’s 2017 session drew to a close on April 22, 2017. For agriculture, the session was largely marked by the state’s revenue shortfall, which left tax cuts important to farmers on the table. It also meant the…
  • Apr 27

    Unveiling of Tax Reform "Plan" Generates More Questions Than Answer

    Unveiling of Tax Reform "Plan" Generates More Questions Than Answer
    As President Trump’s first 100 days were winding down, his Administration unveiled a purported tax reform proposal designed to stimulate “economic growth” and increase “American jobs.” The proposal was unveiled…
  • Apr 20

    D.C. Circuit Says Commercial Animal Farms Must Report Air Emission

    D.C. Circuit Says Commercial Animal Farms Must Report Air Emission
    Last week, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia vacated an EPA final rule that had been in place for nine years. The Rule[i] exempted most farms from CERCLA[ii] and EPCRA[iii] reporting requirements for air releases…
Rank this Week: 2111

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/
  • Apr 26

    COULD IT GET WORSE FOR CHRIS SOULES?

    COULD IT GET WORSE FOR CHRIS SOULES?
    Yesterday’s post discussed Chris Soules potential civil and criminal liability. To keep it simple, I left out one vital piece of the puzzle. So, could it get worse for Chris Soules? Oh ya! As I explained yesterday, Chris…
  • Apr 26

    Chris Soules 911 Call

    Chris Soules 911 Call
    Des Moines based KCCI Television has posted an audio recording of Chris Soules 911 call. He called 911 and attempted to help Mosher before fleeing. Warning: Some might find this disturbing. Click Here. The post Chris Soules 911 Call appeared…
  • Apr 25

    What Will Happen to Chris Soules?

    What Will Happen to Chris Soules?
    Let me start off by noting that while this is a news story many people are interested in, a man died.  According to the Iowa State Patrol, 66-year-old Kenneth Mosher, a farmer from Aurora, Iowa, was killed Monday night when Soules truck…
Rank this Week: 2106

MOIAFarmLaw.com

MOIAFarmLaw.com

Provides updates and discussions on agricultural law issues in Iowa and Missouri. By Orsborn, Milani, Mitchell & Goedken, L.L.P.

http://moiafarmlaw.com
  • Feb 21

    Right to Hunt Amendment Introduced in Iowa Again

    Right to Hunt Amendment Introduced in Iowa Again
    For the second year, a bill was introduced that would add an amendment to the Iowa Constitution declaring that Iowans have a right to hunt, fish, trap, and harvest wildlife.  The amendment’s supporters cite the need for the…
  • Jan 24

    New Resource for Conservation In Farm Lease

    New Resource for Conservation In Farm Lease
    A new resource is available for landlord’s looking to incorporate cover crops and other conservation practices into their farm lease.  Iowa Learning Farms, a part of Iowa State University Extension, just published a series of…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2118

Iowa Estate Plan

Iowa Estate Plan

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

http://www.iowaestateplan.com/
  • Jan 15

    Take That Step

    Take That Step
    This past year, I had the opportunity to go skydiving. What a blast! I had wanted to skydive for a while so I was anxious to jump out. However,  when you are on the edge of the plane door, looking out at the ground several thousand feet…
  • Dec 26

    Avoid Inheritance Taxes in Iowa? Adopt that Nephew!

    Avoid Inheritance Taxes in Iowa? Adopt that Nephew!
    Adoption can be a wonderful thing.  My niece, in this picture, is adopted and she is a wonderful addition to our family.  However, adoption can have some funky applications in the estate planning world.  A recent ruling from…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1568

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/
  • Nov 16

    Healing Period Benefits if you are Laid Off or Terminated

    Healing Period Benefits if you are Laid Off or Terminated
    We have added a new section to our website discussing a workers’ eligibility for healing period benefits if they are laid off or terminated. Under Iowa workers’ compensation law an injured employee is entitled to receive healing…
  • Nov 16

    Healing Period Benefits if you are Laid Off or Terminated

    Healing Period Benefits if you are Laid Off or Terminated
    We have added a new section to our website discussing a workers’ eligibility for healing period benefits if they are laid off or terminated. Under Iowa workers’ compensation law an injured employee is entitled to receive healing…
  • Oct 19

    LIGHT DUTY WORK

    LIGHT DUTY WORK
    We have added a new section to our website concerning light duty issues in Iowa work comp cases.  The topics relating to light duty work include: Employees being given light duty work that is too hard for their work restrictions.…
Rank this Week: 2381

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: 2484

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: 2125

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: 1736

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

By Paul McAndrew Law Firm.

http://iowaworkcomplaw.com/
  • Apr 27

    The Safety Hazard Right Under Your Wheel

    The Safety Hazard Right Under Your Wheel
    Today’s post comes from guest author Jon Rehm, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore. The collapse of the Interstate Highway-35W bridge over the Mississippi River killed 13 people and highlighted the safety hazards related to poor…
  • Apr 24

    Proposed changes to Iowa workers compensation cruelly target elderly employee

    Proposed changes to Iowa workers compensation cruelly target elderly employee
    Today’s post comes from guest author Jon Rehm, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore. Anti-worker changes could be coming to Iowa workers compensation. To me the cruelest reform would be the proposal to end permanent total disability benefits…
  • Apr 20

    Increase in Work-Related Fatal Injuries in 2015 – North Dakota the Highest

    Increase in Work-Related Fatal Injuries in 2015 – North Dakota the Highest
    Today’s post comes from guest author Anthony L. Lucas, from The Jernigan Law Firm. According to the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, in 2015 the number of work-related fatal injuries increased nationally. There were 4,836…
Rank this Week: 4145

RSH Legal blog

RSH Legal blog

Covers Iowa personal injury.

https://www.fightingforfairness.com/free-articles/
Rank this Week: 2554

RSH Legal Personal Injury Blog

RSH Legal Personal Injury Blog

Covers workers' compensation and personal injury in Iowa.

http://www.fightingforfairness.com/free-articles/
Rank this Week: 2762

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
  • Feb 21

    Right to Hunt Amendment Introduced in Iowa Again

    Right to Hunt Amendment Introduced in Iowa Again
    For the second year, a bill was introduced that would add an amendment to the Iowa Constitution declaring that Iowans have a right to hunt, fish, trap, and harvest wildlife.  The amendment’s supporters cite the need for the…
  • Jan 24

    New Resource for Conservation In Farm Lease

    New Resource for Conservation In Farm Lease
    A new resource is available for landlord’s looking to incorporate cover crops and other conservation practices into their farm lease.  Iowa Learning Farms, a part of Iowa State University Extension, just published a series of…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2590

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 27

    Iowa Supreme Court Sides with Drainage District

    Iowa Supreme Court Sides with Drainage District
      The Iowa Supreme Court today issued a ruling favoring the drainage districts in three northwest Iowa counties in the high profile Des Moines Water Works nitrate litigation. This ruling effectively means that the federal court will…
  • Dec 30

    2016 in Review: An Agricultural Law Summary

    2016 in Review: An Agricultural Law Summary
      As we close out the year, we pause to review important developments in agricultural law from 2016. The year saw several important rulings with respect to the Clean Water Act,as well as the progression of several key Clean Water Act…
  • Dec 28

    Webinar Replay - Iowa Cooperatives: Understanding Equity and Patronage

    Webinar Replay - Iowa Cooperatives: Understanding Equity and Patronage
      This December 20, 2016 webinar is designed for both practitioners and producers. Teaching this webinar is Dr. Keri Jacobs, an assistant professor and cooperatives extension economist in the Department of Economics at Iowa State…
Rank this Week: 2608

Duffy Law Office

Duffy Law Office

Covers estate planning and elder law in Iowa.

http://www.duffylawoffice.com/blog/
  • Dec 14

    Trusts and the Estate Tax

    Trusts and the Estate Tax
    Last week, we told you about what the Presidential candidates are proposing to do with the estate tax. This week, we want to tell you that regardless of what the estate tax is now or what it will be in the future, there are certain estate…
  • Dec 14

    Attorneys Want to Help

    Attorneys Want to Help
    One of the most difficult things for most attorneys to deal with is meeting with potential clients, hearing their stories, and having to say, “I’m sorry. I cannot help you.” The popular image of attorneys is that they are in…
  • Dec 14

    Attend a Free Estate Planning Seminar

    Attend a Free Estate Planning Seminar
    Studies show that most people have not executed all the necessary estate planning documents. A lack of information can lead to procrastination, because many people do not know why planning is importance. Others recognize the need, but they…
Rank this Week: 4565

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: 4621

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: 4422

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…
Rank this Week: 4829

Puryear Law Blog

Puryear Law Blog

Addresses criminal defense, family law, and other legal matters in the states of Illinois and Iowa.

https://www.puryearlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2763