Jul. 13, 2015Mollie Pawlosky, Iowa Banking Law Blog

In deciding the appeal, the Court of Appeals recognized that, based upon Iowa Rule of Civil Procedure 1.602(5), the district court may sanction a party or its attorney if either “fails to obey a scheduling or pretrial order, or if no appearance is made on behalf of a party at a scheduling or pretrial conference.”

Jun. 16, 2015John E. Lande, Iowa Banking Law Blog, Iowa Real Estate & Land Use Blog

A recent decision ensures that junior liens will survive Chapter 7 bankruptcies even when the collateral is worth less than the amount of the first lien.

Apr. 24, 2015John E. Lande, Iowa Banking Law Blog

On April 22, 2015, the United States House of Representatives passed the Protecting Cyber Networks Act (“PCNA”). If PCNA is enacted, it will become the first piece of comprehensive federal legislation to address cybersecurity. The House’s action comes after several high profile data breaches, previously covered by this blog. The legislation requires the federal government […]

Apr. 10, 2015William B. Serangeli, Iowa Banking Law Blog

Recognizing the importance of the issue before it, the Iowa Supreme Court placed the banks’ appeals on an expedited track.

Apr. 2, 2015John E. Lande, Iowa Banking Law Blog, Iowa Real Estate & Land Use Blog

Bank of America challenges ruling that gives the bankruptcy court authority to strip off second mortgages when the collateral’s value is less than the debt owed on the first mortgage.

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