DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline) – The Iowa Supreme Court recently affirmed a county court’s summary judgment in favor of the state Legislature in response to claims from two Iowa labor unions that several 2017 amendments to the state's Public Employment Relations Act violated the equal protection clause of the Iowa Constitution.
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Iowa Supreme Court reverses ruling in property owners' case against animal feeding production operators
DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline) – The Iowa Supreme Court has reversed a summary judgment in a case filed by property owners against animal feeding production operators they allege have damaged their property and quality of life.
DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline) – The Iowa Supreme Court has upheld a district court ruling that prohibits a group of property owners from suing railways for damages related to a 2008 Iowa flood.
Iowa SC affirms public-duty doctrine bars county from liability in auto accident case; Dissent calls it 'confusing'
DES MOINES (Legal Newsline) – The Iowa Supreme Court upheld a district court ruling that the public-duty doctrine barred Humboldt County from liability for the injuries a passenger suffered when a car crashed into a concrete embankment put up by the landowner.
DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline) – The Iowa Supreme Court stated that the Iowa Civil Rights Act cannot extend extraterritorially on May 18, granting summary judgment to Deere & Co. in a former manager’s lawsuit claiming civil rights violations under the Iowa Civil Rights Act after he was fired.
DES MOINES (Legal Newsline) - Freedom of information advocates remain baffled by the decision from a state Supreme Court justice to bar a newspaper from publishing publicly available information.
DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline) – Six years after getting hit in the head with a foul ball at a high school baseball game, Spencer Ludman’s case was deemed worthy of a new trial by the Iowa Supreme Court on June 2.
DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline) – The Iowa Supreme Court has reversed a district court decision that would have allowed a collective of similarly situated chiropractors to sue a health insurance company over alleged antitrust violations in the state.
Victor Schwartz, general counsel for the American Tort Reform Association and an expert on tort law, argues some courts in recent years have stretched tort law to impose liability on an innocent party.
Plaintiffs filed a motion for class certification in Muscatine County District Court seeking to certify a class of residents who lived within 1.5 miles of the Grain Processing Corporation's facility and alleged lost-use-and-enjoyment damages as a result of emissions from the defendant’s corn milling plant.
The plaintiffs sued the bank over one-time nonsufficient funds fees it charged when they used their debit cards to create overdrafts in their checking account. The couple, former customers of West Bank in Iowa, alleged the fees violated the state’s usury laws.
The attorney general’s Consumer Protection Division is issuing restitution checks to Iowans from a $40 million settlement from three separate buying club cases.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) - The Alabama Supreme Court has reaffirmed its ruling in a case questioning whether a brand-name drug maker can be held liable for injuries from a generic version.
DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline) -- The Iowa Supreme Court ruled last week that the state can legally tax the personal property of traditional telephone companies but not force wireless providers to pay the same taxes.
Waterman DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline) - The Iowa Supreme Court last week mostly upheld a lower court's ruling in favor of the state's largest health insurer.
Hecht DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline) - The Iowa Supreme Court last week upheld a lower court's ruling in favor of a hospital in a lawsuit over negligent credentialing.
Branstad DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline) - The Iowa Supreme Court, in a ruling last week, called Gov. Terry Branstad's use of item vetoes unconstitutional.
Zager DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline) - The Iowa Supreme Court last week upheld a district court's ruling that reversed a decision of the state's utilities board penalizing a company for "cramming" a business owner.