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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
  • Oct 19

    Iowa's Animal Production Facility Fraud Statute Challenged

    Iowa's Animal Production Facility Fraud Statute Challenged
    It was not unexpected. In 2012, the Iowa Legislature passed and Governor Branstad signed Iowa Code § 717A.3A. This legislation, titled Agricultural Production Facility Fraud, has been called Iowa’s “Ag-Gag” law.…
  • Oct 4

    Update: Proposed Valuation Discount Regulations Withdrawn

    Update: Proposed Valuation Discount Regulations Withdrawn
    Update: IRS formally withdrew these proposed regulations (REG 163113-02) in FR Doc. 2017-2776, filed October 17, 2017, for publication on October 20, 2017. The following was orginally published on October 4, 2017:
  • Oct 4

    Proposed Valuation Discount Regulations Will Be Withdrawn

    Proposed Valuation Discount Regulations Will Be Withdrawn
    On August 2, 2016, IRS proposed regulations under IRC § 2704 (Restrictions on Liquidation of an Interest for Estate, Gift and Generation-Skipping Transfer Taxes (REG-163113-02)) that were met with swift criticism.
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Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

By Paul McAndrew Law Firm.

http://iowaworkcomplaw.com/
  • Oct 19

    Rolling Back The Rules That Have Made OSHA Effective In Protecting Worker

    Rolling Back The Rules That Have Made OSHA Effective In Protecting Worker
    Today’s post comes from guest author Jon Rehm, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore. I am regularly surprised in my job. I recently met with a client who worked in a psychically demanding industrial job who told me that his employer required…
  • Oct 16

    Theodore Roosevelt Pushed For Protection Of Worker

    Theodore Roosevelt Pushed For Protection Of Worker
    Today’s post comes from guest author Brody Ockander, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore. Workers’ Compensation benefits are often confusing and seemingly unfair at first glance to many of my clients. As a result, I often find myself…
  • Oct 12

    Groups Oppose Legislation Aimed to Change Wisconsin’s Advisory Council

    Groups Oppose Legislation Aimed to Change Wisconsin’s Advisory Council
    Today’s post comes from guest author Charlie Domer, from The Domer Law Firm. Wisconsin’s Worker’s Compensation Advisory Council serves as the driving force behind the state’s historically stable and first-rate…
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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/
  • Oct 18

    Truck crash? Now what? First things first.

    Truck crash? Now what? First things first.
    You had a car wreck and are in the hospital, laid up with a broken leg, broken arm or worse. Maybe you aren’t the injured party, maybe you are the spouse. Your husband or wife is lying in bed unconscious or worse.Whatever and whoever it…
  • Oct 15

    Is your Iowa Workers' Compensation Claim Being Denied?

    Is your Iowa Workers' Compensation Claim Being Denied?
    HOW DID YOU VOTE?No. It actually works exactly the opposite. You don’t think so huh?You’re sort of laughing thinking this is good for you and bad for me.Right?Well guess what, it hurts your wallet more than mine.No, you…
  • Oct 12

    Technology Advances Change How Evidence is Used in Criminal Case

    Technology Advances Change How Evidence is Used in Criminal Case
    Police have recently used technology in new ways to piece together evidence in criminal investigations.  An ongoing murder trial charges a husband with the murder of his wife, and police were only able to file these charges because they…
Rank this Week: 118

RSH Legal Personal Injury Blog

RSH Legal Personal Injury Blog

Covers workers' compensation and personal injury in Iowa.

http://www.fightingforfairness.com/free-articles/
  • Oct 17

    Will My Doctor Lose Their Medical License if I Make an Iowa Medical Malpractice Claim?

    Will My Doctor Lose Their Medical License if I Make an Iowa Medical Malpractice Claim?
    If you have been the victim of medical malpractice in Iowa, you want justice for your injury.  You may have been permanently injured or had a loved one killed by a medical mistake.  Taking away the... This article Will My…
  • Oct 10

    3 Tips For Settling Your Own Iowa Car Accident Claim

    3 Tips For Settling Your Own Iowa Car Accident Claim
    Not all Iowa car accident victims need to hire an attorney.  If your crash was only a minor fender-bender, or you suffered no injuries, it is probably safe for you to settle on your own.  The follo... This article 3 Tips For…
  • Oct 2

    Will You Lose Your Job If You Make an Iowa Workers’ Compensation Claim?

    Will You Lose Your Job If You Make an Iowa Workers’ Compensation Claim?
    One of the biggest concerns weighing on a worker’s mind when they suffer a work injury in Iowa is: “If I report it, will I lose my job?” The short answer is – not necessarily. In Iowa, it is ... This article Will…
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RSH Legal blog

RSH Legal blog

Covers Iowa personal injury.

https://www.fightingforfairness.com/free-articles/
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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…
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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/
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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/
  • Oct 6

    PHYSICAL INJURIES COMBINED WITH A MENTAL INJURY

    PHYSICAL INJURIES COMBINED WITH A MENTAL INJURY
    Under Iowa law a worker is entitled to be compensated for mental injuries that are caused or aggravated by a physical work injury. The recent Iowa Workers’ Compensation Appeal Decision of Justin Doty v. Clearly Builders Corporation and…
  • Sep 27

    REVIEW-REOPENING CLAIMS IN IOWA WORK COMP CASES

    REVIEW-REOPENING CLAIMS IN IOWA WORK COMP CASES
    Under Iowa workers’ compensation law if there has been a change of condition in a worker’s situation since the case was settled or went to hearing the worker can receive additional disability benefits.  The worker needs to…
  • Sep 20

    AN INJURED IOWA WORKER DOES NOT NEED TO HAVE A PERFECT CASE

    AN INJURED IOWA WORKER DOES NOT NEED TO HAVE A PERFECT CASE
    The Iowa Workers’ Compensation Commissioner filed a recent appeal decision in the case of Michael McBurney v. Agri Star Meat & Poultry. Mr. McBurney’s claim was that he was knocked down by a fork lift and suffered a low back…
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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
  • 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…
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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…
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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/
  • Jul 12

    Stowers & Sarcone: Vehicular Homicide Case Dismissed!

    Stowers & Sarcone: Vehicular Homicide Case Dismissed!
    VEHICULAR HOMICIDE CASE DISMISSED On July 6, 2017 Dean obtained the complete dismissal of a vehicular homicide case. Unfortunately, Dean’s client rear ended a vehicle on the interstate causing a chain reaction which led to the other…
  • May 9

    Iowa’s New Fireworks Law Explained

    Iowa’s New Fireworks Law Explained
    IOWA’S NEW FIREWORKS LAW Today, May 9, 2017, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad is expected to sign Iowa Senate File 489  – permitting the sale and use of consumer fireworks in Iowa – into law. The law, like Missouri’s,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2127

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: 343

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/
  • 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,…
  • Apr 9

    Buyers' beware: The doctrine of merger and non-mandatory disclosure

    Buyers' beware: The doctrine of merger and non-mandatory disclosure
    Despite growing criticisms that Offers to Buy or Purchase Agreements (“Offers”) are becoming too long and complicated for the professional real estate licensee to explain to her or his client or for a seller or buyer of…
  • Mar 27

    Is earnest money really important?

    Is earnest money really important?
    In today’s world of interstate transactions, real estate professionals are often put in the situation of submitting to Sellers’ agents purchase agreements/offers to buy for Buyers who either live out of state or some distance from…
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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/
  • 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: 401

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: 1423

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: 1391

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…
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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: 2892

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…
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