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As you may know, laws are often interpreted, tested, and even changed through the daily events around us. Do you keep up with Iowa legal news? This webpage strives to keep our readers informed of the pertinent legal cases taking place today, as well as what these cases mean to the law in general.

Class Action Settlement: Linn County Iowa Case Number LACV 091106

May 23, 2019

These materials relate to the lawsuit captioned Vondell Prime, Rocky Wicher, Michelle Lutenske, and Joyce Davis, on behalf of themselves and all persons similarly situated v. CR Five Seasons Property LLC, CR Five Seasons LLC, MHPI Finance, Inc. and Universal Utilities, Inc., Linn County Iowa Case Number LACV 091106.

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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Settlement Notice of Class Action Against Kelley Properties

The materials below relate to the lawsuit captioned Katherine Hicks, Ian Hicks, Rosa Sanchez, individually and as representatives of a class of others similarly situated v. Kelley Properties, Inc., Linn County Iowa Case Number Case No. CVCV087317. No… Read More
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IOWA COURT OF APPEALS RECOGNIZES CONCEPT OF A PARENT CORPORATION’S INTERFERENCE WITH A SUBSIDIARY CORPORATION’S CONTRACT

The Iowa Court of Appeals was recently confronted with an issue that it identified as not having been previously decided in the state of Iowa. The question presented is whether, in Iowa, a parent corporation can be found liable for intentional interf… Read More
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Iowa Abandons Longstanding Test Used in Employment Discrimination Cases

The Iowa Supreme Court recently revisited the burden-shifting analysis that is used in an employment discrimination case. The Iowa Supreme Court noted that it had previously moved away from requiring that the employee first show that the employer’s… Read More
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Iowa Supreme Court Rejects Lawsuit Challenging the Dakota Access Pipeline

On May 31, 2019, the Iowa Supreme Court issued its opinion rejecting a lawsuit filed by landowners, and interested parties including various landowner associations and the Sierra Club Iowa Chapter, challenging the Dakota Access pipelines routing thro… Read More
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U.S. Supreme Court Limits Class Action Arbitration

On April 24, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in the matter of Lamps Plus, Inc., et al. v. Varela. Varela, along with other co-employees, had been the victim of a fraudulent tax return that had been filed using information about the em… Read More
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Iowa DOT cannot order removal of traffic cameras

On April 27, 2018 the Iowa Supreme Court issued its decision regarding the issue of whether cities including Cedar Rapids, Des Moines and Muscatine could continue to maintain their traffic cameras on interstates and highways, notwithstanding an Iowa… Read More
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