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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/
  • 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…
  • Dec 11

    “They Said What?!: Iowa Supreme Court’s Misplaced Reliance and Taking Without Just Compensation”

    “They Said What?!: Iowa Supreme Court’s Misplaced Reliance and Taking Without Just Compensation”
    Earlier this month, the Iowa Supreme Court held that the City of Eagle Grove could obtain title to properties in “an advanced state of disrepair” from a private owner without paying any just compensation to that owner. Eagle…
  • Apr 18

    A couple of commas just changed Iowa’s mechanics’ lien law

    A couple of commas just changed Iowa’s mechanics’ lien law
    On April 7, 2017, the governor signed significant legislation affecting contractors who may want to file a mechanics’ lien on residential construction. The law is a response to a significant decision from the Iowa Court of Appeals,…
Rank this Week: 960

RSH Legal blog

RSH Legal blog

Covers Iowa personal injury.

https://www.fightingforfairness.com/free-articles/
Rank this Week: 2422

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

By Paul McAndrew Law Firm.

http://iowaworkcomplaw.com/
  • Feb 22

    Uber: A Tale of Two Citie

    Uber: A Tale of Two Citie
    Today’s post comes from guest author Jon Rehm, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore. While London’s ban of ride-hailing service, Uber, seems poised to continue for the forseeable future, Lincoln, Nebraska may soon lessen formal…
  • Feb 19

    Wisconsin Workplace Deaths on the Rise

    Wisconsin Workplace Deaths on the Rise
    Today’s post comes from guest author Charlie Domer, from The Domer Law Firm. There is a bad trend in Wisconsin: Deaths on the job are on the rise. Specifically, OSHA (on December 18, 2017) issued a release that there were five…
  • Feb 15

    U.S. DOL and TX Pottery Manufacturer Reach Settlement Following Worker Fatality

    U.S. DOL and TX Pottery Manufacturer Reach Settlement Following Worker Fatality
    Today’s post comes from guest author Kit Case, from Causey Wright. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Marshall Pottery, Inc., have reached a settlement agreement including a…
Rank this Week: 3450

RSH Legal Personal Injury Blog

RSH Legal Personal Injury Blog

Covers workers' compensation and personal injury in Iowa.

http://www.fightingforfairness.com/free-articles/
  • Feb 22

    Cerebral Palsy and Iowa Medical Malpractice

    Cerebral Palsy and Iowa Medical Malpractice
    Learning that your child has cerebral palsy can be devastating.  Suspecting that this condition happened as a result of medical malpractice in Iowa is even more heartbreaking. What is Cerebral Palsy... This article Cerebral Palsy…
  • Feb 15

    My Doctor Says I’m Disabled, So Why Was I Denied Social Security Disability Benefits?

    My Doctor Says I’m Disabled, So Why Was I Denied Social Security Disability Benefits?
    If you have recently been to your doctor and they said you are disabled, you may have believed it would be easy to get Social Security Disability benefits.  However, your initial application was den... This article My Doctor Says…
  • Feb 7

    Nurse Case Managers and Iowa Workers’ Compensation Claim

    Nurse Case Managers and Iowa Workers’ Compensation Claim
    After you have been injured at work in Iowa, the workers’ compensation insurance company is required to pay for reasonable medical care related to that work injury.  The insurance company usually ... This article Nurse Case…
Rank this Week: 1042

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
  • Feb 20

    Iowa Supreme Court is Considering the Fate of Iowa Ag Nuisance Law

    Iowa Supreme Court is Considering the Fate of Iowa Ag Nuisance Law
    On February 12, 2018, the Iowa Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case that will shape Iowa nuisance law, as it applies to animal feeding operations.
  • Feb 11

    Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 Revives Many Expired Tax Breaks Retroactively

    Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 Revives Many Expired Tax Breaks Retroactively
    President Trump signed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 into law on February 9. The Act, which was passed to fund the federal government and avoid another shutdown, includes a number of changes to the Internal Revue Code. Many of these…
  • Jan 29

    Water Quality Funding Bill Awaits Governor Reynolds' Signature

    Water Quality Funding Bill Awaits Governor Reynolds' Signature
    On January 23, 2018, the Iowa House finished work that was started last year by the Iowa Senate by passing a new water quality funding bill by a vote of 59-41. SF 512, which was passed by the Iowa Senate last April, is now awaiting the…
Rank this Week: 1813

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/
  • 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…
  • Feb 1

    Starting a Business in Iowa: Do I Really Need a Lawyer?

    Starting a Business in Iowa: Do I Really Need a Lawyer?
    You want to start a business in Iowa.  Do you really need a lawyer? My answer may surprise you. Absolutely not! Every day, many entrepreneurs do exactly that by using online incorporation kits.  There is definitely a segment of the…
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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/
  • Feb 9

    Is There A Warrant Out For Your Arrest?

    Is There A Warrant Out For Your Arrest?
      Is there a warrant out for your arrest? Chances are you can’t find out on your own. Arrest warrants are sealed until they are executed. That means law enforcement cannot and will not tell you if you have an active arrest warrant.…
  • Feb 8

    Police Airplane Caught You Speeding?

    Police Airplane Caught You Speeding?
    A police airplane caught you speeding? Or did it? The Iowa State Patrol and other Iowa law enforcement agencies utilize aircraft to allegedly catch speeders. This method of speed enforcement seems super hi-tech, right? It isn’t. In…
  • Feb 5

    Child Pornography Investigation: Police seize computers, phones.

    Child Pornography Investigation: Police seize computers, phones.
    Child pornography investigations often start like this: The police show up at your home or business and execute a search warrant.  They seize your computers, phones, hard drives and other electronics. You had no idea you were under…
Rank this Week: 2079

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/
  • Jan 25

    WORSENING INJURIES IN IOWA WORK COMP LAW

    WORSENING INJURIES IN IOWA WORK COMP LAW
    Unfortunately, injuries will sometimes worsen after a workers’ compensation case is resolved.  The Iowa Workers’ Compensation Commissioner recently issued an Appeal Decision in the case of Dautovic v. Concord Hospitality and…
  • Jan 4

    MENTAL INJURIES CAN LEAD TO PERMANENT TOTAL DISABILITY

    MENTAL INJURIES CAN LEAD TO PERMANENT TOTAL DISABILITY
    Sometimes a relatively minor physical injury can lead to a very severe mental injury, and even an inability to work. The Iowa Workers’ Compensation Commissioner recently addressed such a situation in an Appeal Decision issued on…
  • Dec 18

    THE EFFECT OF NON-WORK HEALTH PROBLEMS THAT DEVELOP AFTER A WORK INJURY

    THE EFFECT OF NON-WORK HEALTH PROBLEMS THAT DEVELOP AFTER A WORK INJURY
    The Iowa Workers’ Compensation Commissioner filed an Appeal Decision on December 1, 2017 in the case of Wilson v. Idex Corporation and Liberty Mutual Insurance.  One of the issues in the Wilson case was how non-work health problems…
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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: 1039

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/
  • 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…
  • Nov 2

    Why delay speaking with the opposing insurance adjuster.

    Why delay speaking with the opposing insurance adjuster.
    If you do not buy into having a lawyer’s advice before giving a recorded statement, then you have no reason to read this blog. You can go back to watching television reruns of The Apprentice.GIVING A STATEMENT WITHOUT LEGAL ADVICE FROM…
  • Oct 31

    WHEN DON'T YOU HAVE TO GIVE A RECORDED STATEMENT?

    WHEN DON'T YOU HAVE TO GIVE A RECORDED STATEMENT?
    This question can be answered either way; when do you and when don’t you? Either way you ask it, the answer is basically the same, because it revolves around a contract or no contract.WHEN DON’T YOU HAVE TO GIVE A RECORDED…
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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
  • 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…
  • Jul 30

    Farm Expenses: An Overview

    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: 2129

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: 1489

Iowa Family Law Blog

Iowa Family Law Blog

By Dickinson Mackaman Tyler & Hagen, PC.

https://www.dickinsonlaw.com/blogs-articles/iowa-family-law-blog/
  • 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.…
  • Apr 18

    Enforcing spousal support across state line

    Enforcing spousal support across state line
    When marriages break apart, ex-spouses often obtain a fresh start by relocating to different states, which can lead to obstacles when the relocating spouse falls behind on their spousal support obligation. This problem is so common that the…
Rank this Week: 3159

Iowa Estate Plan

Iowa Estate Plan

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

http://www.iowaestateplan.com/
  • 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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1656

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: 1862

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: 1844

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: 4060

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: 4104