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Posted on 11/28/2016 at 08:37 AM by Laura Wasson

Iowa Court of Appeals word of caution: Subrogation is not for the negligent

Subrogation can be a handy tool for mortgagees finding themselves on lowest rung of the priority ladder. In Iowa, equita...

Posted on 11/02/2016 at 08:15 AM by Mollie Pawlosky

District Court must address whether contract merged into deed

In general, a contract to convey land merges into the deed that is executed in order to convey the land, and the deed th...

Posted on 11/02/2016 at 07:21 AM by Mollie Pawlosky

No guardian ad litem is required for in rem proceedings

The City of Des Moines, after several inspections, brought an action to condemn a house and declare it a public nuisance...

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...

Posted on 08/01/2016 at 10:50 AM by Mollie Pawlosky

“Tentative bid” lacked sufficient definition to constitute a contract

Brian and Tracy Liphardt alleged that they entered a contract with Scott Shaw to renovate their home. After a bench tria...

Posted on 07/28/2016 at 07:30 AM by Mollie Pawlosky

Liquidated damages may not impose a penalty

In Carroll v. REO, LLC, a real estate agent sued her former brokerage, arguing that the liquidated damages term in her i...
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