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Transitional Spousal Support Could Help Dependent Spouses Adjust to Post-Divorce Life

The thought of pursuing a divorce is a difficult decision for a number of reasons including whether you can financially make it on your own. Typically, the more vulnerable spouse in the divorce equation is the one who...more

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The Iowa Supreme Court Gives A Male Transgender Employee The Win On The Restroom Dispute and On Gender Reassignment Surgery

The Iowa Supreme Court upheld a jury verdict in favor of a transgender employee assigned a female sex at birth who claimed gender identity discrimination for denying him use of the men’s restrooms and locker rooms. The Court...more

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OFCCP Week In Review: April 2022 #2

The DE OFCCP Week in Review (WIR) is a simple, fast and direct summary of relevant happenings in the OFCCP regulatory environment, authored by experts John C. Fox, Candee Chambers and Jennifer Polcer. In today’s edition, they...more

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Recent Stock Valuation Decisions Reign “Supreme”

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The fair value and fair market value appraisal standards applicable in contested buyout and dissenting shareholder valuations cut across state lines, which is one of the main reasons I occasionally highlight significant court...more

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Iowa Supreme Court Provides Analysis on Workers’ Compensation Shoulder Cases – A Win for Iowa Employers

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Following the 2017 amendments to the Iowa Workers’ Compensation Act, the Iowa Supreme Court has ruled on its first shoulder cases. The amendment to add Iowa Code section 85.34(2)(n) made shoulder injuries part of the...more

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The Iowa Supreme Court has done it again. By a narrowly divided vote, it has snuffed out on procedural grounds litigation challenging the agricultural nutrient pollution of the Raccoon River. Originally published on the...more

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How Do Child Care Costs Affect Child Support?

If you use child care, you are likely familiar with how costly it is. According to the Iowa Governor’s Child Care Task Force, the average monthly cost of child care is $1,031, which is more expensive than housing costs for...more

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Can You Waive Liability for Reckless Conduct? Iowa Supreme Court Finally Says No.

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Earlier this year, litigants tested the limits of liability waivers under Iowa law. In a 6-1 decision, the Iowa Supreme Court joined the bulk of other jurisdictions and held a contractual liability waiver was not enforceable...more

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Iowa Supreme Court Dismisses Claim Alleging Reporting Physician Misconduct is Defamatory

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Physicians often have a legal obligation to report conduct which they believe may constitute negligence, or demonstrate an individual’s inability to practice medicine competently, safely, or within the bounds of the relevant...more

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Iowa Supreme Court Examines Private Sector Drug-Free Workplaces Statute

Since it was passed in 1998, Iowa’s Drug-Free Workplaces Act has been one of the most comprehensive and complex drug-testing statutes in the United States. On June 25, 2021, the Iowa Supreme Court issued a pair of decisions -...more

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Iowa’s E-Filing Rules Amended Regarding Property Management Companies

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On August 30, 2021, the Iowa Supreme Court issued an order (Iowa Order) adopting amendments to Chapter 16 of the Iowa Court Rules. The amendments relate to the electronic filing (e-filing) procedural rules, specifically for...more

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It’s All in the Job: Iowa Supreme Court Clarifies Employee’s Burden of Proof in Disability Discrimination Actions

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The Iowa Supreme Court’s recent decision in Rumsey v. Woodgrain Millwork, Inc., et. al provides needed clarity in what the court described as the “murky” intersection between workers’ compensation and disability...more

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Iowa Supreme Court: City’s “Ban The Box” Ordinance Is Preempted By State Law, But Not Entirely

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The Iowa Supreme Court has ruled that Iowa state law preempts the City of Waterloo’s restriction on employers’ use of applicants’ criminal record history when making hiring decisions. Other aspects of the ordinance, however,...more

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Prescription Practices Called into Question: Iowa Court Applies Four-Factor Test to Physician’s Defamation Claim Based on Report...

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The Supreme Court of Iowa recently reversed the judgment of a district court and remanded the matter with instructions to enter summary judgment in favor of Hamilton County Public Hospital, operating as Van Diest Medical...more

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Iowa Supreme Court Clarifies Requirements for Employee Drug Testing

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In two opinions filed on June 25, 2021, the Iowa Supreme Court clarified the state’s complex employee drug-testing requirements. The opinions shed light on key issues, such as safety-sensitive designations, notice...more

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Iowa Supreme Court Narrowly Upholds Portion of Waterloo, Iowa’s “Ban the Box” Ordinance: What Does It Mean for Other Iowa...

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In the fall of 2019, the Waterloo, Iowa City Council approved the state’s first “Ban the Box” ordinance. Generally speaking, that ordinance made it illegal for any employer to ask about an applicant’s criminal history on a...more

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Iowa Supreme Court Reverses $1.5 Million Verdict Against Former Governor In Sexual Orientation Discrimination Suit

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After nearly a decade of litigation, in Godrey v. State of Iowa et al, Case No. 19-1954 (June 30, 2021), the Iowa Supreme Court reversed a jury verdict granting $1.5 million in damages and $3.1 million in attorneys’ fees to...more

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Iowa Supreme Court Rules on Defamation Claims in Board of Medicine Reports

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There were two cases this year at the Iowa Supreme Court which related to issues involving Iowa Board of Medicine claims.  In one case it was a question of the hospital’s ongoing responsibility to assess physician competence....more

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Iowa Supreme Court Rejects Restaurant’s Allegations of Bad Faith and Breach of Contract After Appraisal

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The Iowa Supreme Court recently reversed the appellate court’s denial of an insurer’s motion for a directed verdict, finding that United Fire did not breach the insurance policy and did not commit bad faith during a property...more

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The Court Rules but also Doesn’t Rule on Negligent Credentialing in Iowa

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Although the Iowa Supreme Court did not give a final ruling on negligent credentialing, employers should take note of the nuance of the decisions and review their processes....more

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Litigation Quick Take: Appeals

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Q:  What does it mean when my case has been appealed? A: If your case is appealed, it can mean different things depending on the venue and stage of litigation....more

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Iowa Supreme Court Issues Supervisory Order Regarding CDC Eviction Order

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As discussed in our January blog post, Congress extended the September 4 CDC Order, which temporarily halts certain residential nonpayment evictions, through March 31, 2021. As anticipated, on March 11 the Iowa Supreme Court...more

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President Biden Extends CDC Eviction Order through March 31

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Within hours of being inaugurated on January 20, President Joe Biden signed several executive orders, including one which directs the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to extend the September 4 CDC Order, which...more

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Iowa Supreme Court Issues Supervisory Order Regarding CDC Eviction Order

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As discussed in our December blog post, Congress recently extended the September 4 CDC Order, which temporarily halts certain residential nonpayment evictions, through January 31, 2021. As anticipated, this afternoon, the...more

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Another Helpful Emotional Support Animal Case

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Facts- Plaintiff, Cohen (“Tenant”) and Defendant, Clark (another tenant, “Clark”) leased separate apartments in the same building on the same day, July 21, 2006. Both leases prohibited pets in the building or on the...more

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