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Iowa Supreme Court Holds Continuing Storm Doctrine Applies Only to “Meaningful, Ongoing Accumulation of Snow or Ice,” and Remains a Valid Defense in Iowa When the Standard is Met

In Gries v. Ames Ecumenial Housing, Inc., issued June 5, 2020, the Iowa Supreme Court held the long-standing continuing storm doctrine or storm in progress doctrine remains good law in Iowa, reaffirming an exception to a land possessor’s ordinary d… Read More
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IOWA SUPREME COURT FINDS INSURANCE POLICY MAY PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR A CLAIM OF GROSS NEGLIGENCE AGAINST A CO-EMPLOYEE

The Iowa Supreme Court was recently confronted with the question of whether, under Iowa law, a commercial general liability insurance policy purchased by an employer, which included its employees as insureds, could provide insurance coverage for a cl… Read More
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Is a Forwarded Email Attachment an Exception to the Hearsay Rule?

The Iowa Court of Appeals recently addressed the above-described question. Normally an admission by a party opponent is not hearsay. A document drafted by a party opponent would clearly fit within such an admission. It is less clear, however, if a pa… Read More
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Iowa Supreme Court Decertifies a Class of Workers Alleging a Violation of Iowa's Workers' Compensation Statute

On March 20, 2020, the Iowa Supreme Court issued its decision in the matter of Roland v. Annett Holdings, Inc., decertifying the class of workers that had been certified by the District Court, alleging violations of Iowa’s Code Chapter 85, which is… Read More
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