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Posted on 04/18/2017 at 11:28 AM by John Lande

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&rsq...

Posted on 12/20/2016 at 12:29 PM by Mollie Pawlosky

Lender not required to list all grounds for default when accelerating a note's balance

For several decades, Iowa lenders have been required to “take some positive action to exercise [the] option to dec...

Posted on 11/11/2016 at 04:39 PM by Mollie Pawlosky

Unambiguous “Satisfaction of Mortgage” Did Not Release Debtors’ Note

After defaulting on a home equity loan that was secured by a mortgage on their home, the Bradleys paid the mortgage hold...

Posted on 09/19/2016 at 10:17 AM by Mollie Pawlosky

Appellate Court rejects conclusion that appraising farmland is “merely a speculative endeavor”

The recent opinion by the Iowa Court of Appeals in Wihlm v. Campbell, No. 15-0011 (Sept. 14, 2016), may become important...

Posted on 09/12/2016 at 10:39 AM by Mollie Pawlosky

Developer did not negligently misrepresent sewer hookup location

In 2004, developer Kester provided a “service lateral form” to the City of Marshalltown, detailing sewer con...

Posted on 09/08/2016 at 10:31 AM by Mollie Pawlosky

Court seeks comment on proposed rule 1.904(2) changes

Earlier in 2016, the Iowa Supreme Court noted concerns about a specific area of appellate practice. In Hedlund v. State,...

Posted on 09/07/2016 at 11:39 AM by Mollie Pawlosky

Don't forget to respond to your opponent's arguments

The recent opinion in Slach v. Heick, No. 15-1460 (Ia. Ct. App., Aug. 17, 2016) reminds litigants of the dangers of not...

Posted on 09/02/2016 at 12:30 PM by Mollie Pawlosky

Litigants shouldn’t be afraid to revisit requesting dismissal based on comity

Property Casualty Co. of America v. Flexsteel Industries, Inc. (Ia. Ct. App. Aug. 17, 2016) demonstrates that a litigant...

Posted on 09/01/2016 at 10:39 AM by Mollie Pawlosky

Callen applied to allow rescission after two years from decree date

In Bank One, N.A. v. Daniels, No. 15-1271 (August 17, 2016), the Iowa Court of Appeals issued its first opinion applying...

Posted on 08/31/2016 at 11:49 AM by John Lande

Iowa's mechanics' lien law just got more confusing

Today the Iowa Court of Appeals issued a decision that raises more questions than it answers about how to interpret Iowa...
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