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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/
  • Apr 17

    Franchise Attorneys Discuss Buying a Franchise

    Franchise Attorneys Discuss Buying a Franchise
    I had the distinct pleasure of being interviewed by Joel Libava (aka “The Franchise King”) for his exclusive article on buying a franchise. It was a fascinating article for me as well because Joel interviewed fellow franchise…
  • Feb 16

    What if Franchisors Did Not Terminate Franchisees for Poor Performance?

    What if Franchisors Did Not Terminate Franchisees for Poor Performance?
    I recently saw an interesting TED talk on how to be a great leader from Simon Sinek. In the talk he told a story about a business owner who refuses to fire any employees for poor performance. Instead, the company coaches their employees to…
  • Feb 13

    Assault on Iowa Courts Should Worry Everyone

    Assault on Iowa Courts Should Worry Everyone
    A year ago I joked that I didn’t know the governor (Branstad at the time) and the legislature could cut another $7.7 million from our judiciary. While my comment was tongue-in-cheek, my worries were not. Our Iowa judiciary is facing…
Rank this Week: 353

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/
  • Mar 20

    Are You The Next Pedestrian Fatality?

    Are You The Next Pedestrian Fatality?
    Self-driving cars are the rage of every millennial on the planet Earth. Oh-la-la! We can get rides whenever we want and pretty much for free! Just like Google searches!Is that the sound of screeching tires I hear?Uber halts self-driving car…
  • Mar 2

    6,000 Pedestrian Death

    6,000 Pedestrian Death
    The number of pedestrians killed in 2017 is again just shy of 6,000. This is nothing new to the lawyers at the Lombardi Law Firm. We represent injured people and their families. We represent widows, widowers and orphans after the family unit…
  • Dec 8

    Supreme Court Considers How Obergefell v. Hodges Affects Baker's Right

    Supreme Court Considers How Obergefell v. Hodges Affects Baker's Right
    The Supreme Court ruled in 2015 in Obergefell v. Hodges that same-sex couples have the same constitutional right to marry as heterosexual couples.  This was a landmark case and victory for same-sex couples across the U.S.  Since…
Rank this Week: 347

Iowa Estate Plan

Iowa Estate Plan

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

http://www.iowaestateplan.com/
  • Apr 8

    Avoiding Probate Just Got a Little Easier...For Certain Estate

    Avoiding Probate Just Got a Little Easier...For Certain Estate
    Currently in Iowa, if a decedent owns personal property that totals $25,000 or less, and that property would normally pass under a Will or the intestate statute, you can skip probate with just an affidavit.  The governor recently signed…
  • Jun 11

    Intentional Interference With Inheritance - Estate of Boman (2017)

    Intentional Interference With Inheritance - Estate of Boman (2017)
    You gotta love email.  In seconds, I can transmit a message around the globe to one person or to hundreds of people, or I can share a photo of my dog, Georgia.  Or you can email your parents' attorney and tell the attorney what…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 676

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/
  • Mar 30

    Iowa Stand Your Ground Defense Rejected

    Iowa Stand Your Ground Defense Rejected
    STAND YOUR GROUND DEFENSE REJECTED A Johnson County judge rejected defendant Lamar Wilson’s “stand your ground” defense in one of the first publicized uses of the defense since the law was enacted in 2017.  The State…
  • Mar 28

    Iowa Appellate Lawyers: How to Appeal Your Iowa Conviction

    Iowa Appellate Lawyers: How to Appeal Your Iowa Conviction
    IOWA APPEALS AND APPELLATE LAWYERS Criminal appeals can be complicated business. Choosing a lawyer with appellate experience is important. An appeal is not a retrial. There are no hearings, no juries and no new evidence. An appeal is merely…
  • Mar 23

    Iowa Harassment Charge

    Iowa Harassment Charge
    Iowa State Student Charged with First Degree Harassment Story County authorities have charged an Iowa State student with first degree harassment, an aggravated misdemeanor, after the student made threatening comments online and one student…
Rank this Week: 551

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: 456

Ann Brown Legal

Ann Brown Legal

Covers personal injury and employment law including advice for employees and persons injured by others.

https://www.annbrownlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 826

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
  • Sep 7

    Medicare Set-asides – Still Not Required in Liability Case

    Medicare Set-asides – Still Not Required in Liability Case
    The old rules were easily understood. Certain workers comp claims required a Medicare set-aside – and the rules for those claims were straightforward. For other claims – liability and no-fault cases – the parties were still…
  • Jun 2

    Iowa Supreme Court Recognizes Cause of Action for Wrongful Birth (Sort of)

    Iowa Supreme Court Recognizes Cause of Action for Wrongful Birth (Sort of)
    Is this big? Time will tell. Either way, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled in a surprisingly progressive way, joining the majority of states (including Illinois – over 30 years ago) in recognizing a cause of action for wrongful birth. The…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1046

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

By Paul McAndrew Law Firm.

http://iowaworkcomplaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3495

RSH Legal blog

RSH Legal blog

Covers Iowa personal injury.

https://www.fightingforfairness.com/free-articles/
Rank this Week: 1896

RSH Legal Personal Injury Blog

RSH Legal Personal Injury Blog

Covers workers' compensation and personal injury in Iowa.

http://www.fightingforfairness.com/free-articles/
  • Apr 20

    3 Ways Understaffing Can Lead to Iowa Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect

    3 Ways Understaffing Can Lead to Iowa Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect
    Understaffing is one of the biggest causes of nursing home abuse and neglect.  The vast majority of nursing homes in Iowa and the United States are understaffed.  There are a variety of ways that t... This article 3 Ways…
  • Apr 11

    Can I Sue for Pain and Suffering for My Iowa Work Injury?

    Can I Sue for Pain and Suffering for My Iowa Work Injury?
    After a work injury in Iowa, many workers come to us asking if they can sue for pain and suffering.  Unfortunately, Iowa law does not allow injured workers to do this.  Workers’ compensation is l... This article Can I Sue…
  • Apr 4

    What You Need to Know Before You File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Iowa

    What You Need to Know Before You File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Iowa
    When a loved one is killed in Iowa because of someone else’s fault, well-meaning people often urge family members to file a wrongful death lawsuit. This suggestion is sometimes made without a clear... This article What You Need to…
Rank this Week: 1720

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 17

    FOOT AND LEG INJURIES CAUSING BACK PROBLEMS

    FOOT AND LEG INJURIES CAUSING BACK PROBLEMS
    In some Iowa work comp cases foot or leg injuries end up causing low back problems to the injured worker because of changes in their gait.  Iowa workers’ compensation law provides that if a worker suffers an injury to one part of…
  • Mar 23

    COMPLEX REGIONAL PAIN SYNDROME CASES IN IOWA WORK COMP

    COMPLEX REGIONAL PAIN SYNDROME CASES IN IOWA WORK COMP
    I.  MEDICAL BACKGROUND OF COMPLEX REGIONAL PAIN SYNDROME The cause of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is not well understood.  The current theories are that CRPS is caused by an injury or an abnormality of the peripheral and…
  • Mar 8

    CAN A NON-WORK INJURY CUT OFF A WORKER’S RIGHT TO MEDICAL CARE FOR AN EARLIER WORK COMP INJURY?

    CAN A NON-WORK INJURY CUT OFF A WORKER’S RIGHT TO MEDICAL CARE FOR AN EARLIER WORK COMP INJURY?
    The Iowa Workers’ Compensation Commissioner recently issued an Appeal Decision in the case of McDonald v. Sedona Staffing and Ace American Insurance Co.  The McDonald case is factually very complex, and deals with the issue of…
Rank this Week: 3403

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
Rank this Week: 2529

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
  • Apr 10

    Highlights of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act for Agricultural Producer

    Highlights of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act for Agricultural Producer
    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) ushered in the most significant changes to our tax code in more than 30 years. On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed the TCJA into law. Although most changes went into effect January 1, 2018, meaning…
  • Oct 16

    Guest Article - The Syngenta Settlement with Farmers: What Does it Mean?

    Guest Article - The Syngenta Settlement with Farmers: What Does it Mean?
      Everyone interested in the farmer lawsuits against Syngenta knows about reports of a settlement between the disputing parties, achieved in the midst of a jury trial.  But the settling parties aren’t saying what the details…
  • Jul 30

    Deducting Farm Expenses: An Overview

    Deducting Farm Expenses: An Overview
      Farmers, like other business owners, may deduct “ordinary and necessary expenses paid . . . in carrying on any trade or business.” IRC § 162.  In agriculture, these ordinary and necessary expenses include car and…
Rank this Week: 2544

Iowa Real Estate & Land Use Blog

Iowa Real Estate & Land Use Blog

By Dickinson Mackaman Tyler & Hagen, PC.

https://www.dickinsonlaw.com/blogs-articles/iowa-real-estate-and-land-use-blog/
  • Mar 30

    Title Insurance: What is it good for anyway?

    Title Insurance: What is it good for anyway?
    A recent decision from the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals may have property owners wondering what title insurance really covers. Captiva Lake Investments v. Fidelity National Title Insurance Company is a familiar story involving…
  • Feb 1

    Avoiding Aggravation in Ag Lending Webinar February 20 & 27

    Avoiding Aggravation in Ag Lending Webinar February 20 & 27
    Dickinson Law Attorneys Jeff Baxter, Ben Bruner, Brad Kruse, John Lande, Mollie Pawlosky, and David Repp will be presenting a two part webinar Avoiding Aggravation in Ag Lending February 20 and 27.  The series focuses on how to…
  • Jan 9

    The Disappearing Right of First Refusal and Potentially Other Property Interest

    The Disappearing Right of First Refusal and Potentially Other Property Interest
    Iowa Court of Appeals Rules That Rights of First Refusal In Real Estate (And Potentially Other Property Rights) May Be Unenforceable Under Certain Circumstances West Lakes Properties, L.C. vs Greenspon Property Management, Inc. has the…
Rank this Week: 3281

Iowa Family Law Blog

Iowa Family Law Blog

By Dickinson Mackaman Tyler & Hagen, PC.

https://www.dickinsonlaw.com/blogs-articles/iowa-family-law-blog/
  • Mar 7

    Adoptions in Iowa Include Enforceable Surrogacy Contract

    Adoptions in Iowa Include Enforceable Surrogacy Contract
    As a family law attorney, one of the most rewarding roles I have is serving as legal counsel in adoptions. From step-parent adoptions to private adoptions to interstate adoptions, I have assisted many families in becoming legally established…
  • Aug 14

    Iowa revamps its child support guidelines--sort of

    Iowa revamps its child support guidelines--sort of
    Since 2009, Iowa has used the Pure Income Shares Model approach to determine what amount of support is sufficient for parents who have separated. This model combines each parent’s income, compares it to a schedule that sets support on…
  • May 23

    Temporary Modification

    Temporary Modification
    A common occurrence that arises subsequent to a divorce is when a parent receives word that his or her ex-spouse or partner is spontaneously taking a job 75 miles away or moving out of the state to reunite with his high school sweetheart.…
Rank this Week: 3276

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: 2527

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: 2625

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

    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…
Rank this Week: 3950