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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: 359

RSH Legal blog

RSH Legal blog

Covers Iowa personal injury.

https://www.fightingforfairness.com/free-articles/
Rank this Week: 1067

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
  • Sep 14

    Dicamba Drift: What are the Legal Remedies?

    Dicamba Drift: What are the Legal Remedies?
    As the reports of damages stemming from dicamba drift increase, questions swirl. Just what is the problem? Who’s responsible? What can be done to prevent future damage? While there are no clear answers to many of these questions, it may…
  • Sep 12

    Plaintiff Wins $70,100 after Neighbor's Trail Encroached upon Her Land

    Plaintiff Wins $70,100 after Neighbor's Trail Encroached upon Her Land
    The Iowa Court of Appeals recently affirmed a jury verdict awarding a plaintiff $70,100 after her neighbor built a trail encroaching upon her property. The damages included $50,000 for trespass and loss of lateral support and $20,100 in…
  • Sep 12

    Iowa Court Says Settlement Agreement Dictated Inheritance Tax Liability

    Iowa Court Says Settlement Agreement Dictated Inheritance Tax Liability
    Can a family settlement agreement (FSA) govern the imposition of inheritance tax liability? Under the right set of circumstances, yes. After a recent case, the answer to that question in Iowa appears to turn on whether the FSA seeks to avoid…
Rank this Week: 928

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: 1131

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: 965

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: 884

RSH Legal Personal Injury Blog

RSH Legal Personal Injury Blog

Covers workers' compensation and personal injury in Iowa.

http://www.fightingforfairness.com/free-articles/
  • Sep 18

    What To Do If You Are Fired After a Work Injury? (Video)

    What To Do If You Are Fired After a Work Injury? (Video)
    Have you been fired after a work injury in Iowa because of that injury? In most cases, your next step should be to launch a well-documented job search. If you are terminated from your job because of ... This article What To Do If You Are…
  • Sep 12

    Are Bed Sores in an Iowa Nursing Home a Sign of Nursing Home Neglect?

    Are Bed Sores in an Iowa Nursing Home a Sign of Nursing Home Neglect?
    Nursing home neglect can sometimes be difficult to detect. After all, many residents in Iowa nursing homes suffer from bed sores. Is it a normal, but unfortunate, side effect of being in a facility, ... This article Are Bed Sores in an…
  • Sep 7

    Does It Matter Whether Your Lawyer Has Ever Handled an Iowa Truck Accident Case?

    Does It Matter Whether Your Lawyer Has Ever Handled an Iowa Truck Accident Case?
    An Iowa truck accident case is usually a complex situation. After you’ve been hit by a semi-truck in Iowa, you may be suffering from severe injuries. It’s likely you’ll need an experienced truc... This article Does It…
Rank this Week: 2148

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

By Paul McAndrew Law Firm.

http://iowaworkcomplaw.com/
  • Sep 18

    Law Promoting Openness Regarding Pharmacy Benefit Managers Meets Industry Resistance

    Law Promoting Openness Regarding Pharmacy Benefit Managers Meets Industry Resistance
    Today’s post comes from guest author Jon Rehm, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore. A North Dakota law attempting to promote openness about fees and prevent conflicts of interests with so-called pharmacy benefit managers (PBM) would seem…
  • Sep 4

    Phillips 66 Refinery Fined Nearly $325,000 for Workplace Violation

    Phillips 66 Refinery Fined Nearly $325,000 for Workplace Violation
    Today’s post comes from guest author Kit Case, from Causey Wright. Phillips 66 Refinery has been fined $324,000 for failing to correct serious workplace safety and health violations. A Department of Labor & Industries (L&I)…
  • Aug 31

    What Happens If I Get Hurt at My Second Job?

    What Happens If I Get Hurt at My Second Job?
    Today’s post comes from guest author Jon Rehm, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore. An estimated 7 million Americans work at least two jobs. As the holidays approach, many people will take on holiday jobs as well. Getting hurt at a second…
Rank this Week: 3458

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/
  • Sep 11

    Why Your Health Insurance Will Receive Part of Your Personal Injury Settlement

    Why Your Health Insurance Will Receive Part of Your Personal Injury Settlement
    When you suffer injuries in an auto accident or other personal injury accident, your health insurance (depending on your policy terms) will likely pay all or part of your bills.  Whether you have private insurance such as Blue Cross or…
  • Sep 7

    Drowsy Driving Can Lead to Work Comp Claims for Trucker

    Drowsy Driving Can Lead to Work Comp Claims for Trucker
    From: kayla@tuck.comTo: sdlombardi@aol.comSent: 8/28/2017 10:31:50 A.M. Central Daylight TimeSubj: New resources on drowsy driving for Lombardi Law FirmHi Steve,Hope your week is off to a great start! I’m reaching out to you because I…
  • Sep 5

    Robots, Artificial Intelligence and the Working Cla

    Robots, Artificial Intelligence and the Working Cla
    Client wrote this to me, which is your point. Dehumanized.“I'm looking at moving to Virginia with family soon- as I can't afford to live in Maryland anymore! It's one thing when you consider truck driving has minimum living expenses,…
Rank this Week: 2982

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: 1289

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: 3284

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 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…
  • Jul 30

    Farm Income: An Overview

    Farm Income: An Overview
      Preparing tax returns for farmers and ranchers requires specialized knowledge of tax rules and provisions that apply only to those in the business of farming. Individuals, partnerships, and trusts and estates generally report farm…
Rank this Week: 1890

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: 1348

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…
Rank this Week: 3285

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: 1299

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: 4083

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: 3353

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: 3135