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Iowa Law: Walking in a Winter Wonderland of Shoveled Sidewalks

Looking out my window at today's snow accumulation, I am unfortunately reminded of my legal duty to shovel my sidewalk when I get home.  According to Iowa Code Section 364.12(2)(b): The abutting property owner is responsible for the removal of the natural accumulations of snow and ice from the sidewalks within a reasonable amount of [...]

By | December 16th, 2008|General Law|

Iowa’s Brain Drain

A December 2008 report by the Generation Iowa Commission finds: Iowa had a “brain drain” of 19,500 college-educated people for 1995-2000. 12 percent of currently available jobs in Iowa are for college graduates. Iowa’s brain drain is 4th worst in the nation since 2000. Iowa is one of only six states facing a declining rate [...]

By | December 11th, 2008|General Law|

Injunctive Relief for the NFC North title?

On my way into work this morning, I caught a radio segment from ESPN's Mike and Mike in the Morningradio show on 1700 The Champ.  The discussion was regarding the NFL's decision to suspend six players for violating the league's policy on anabolic steroids and related substances.  The players are each suspended for the rest of [...]

By | December 3rd, 2008|General Law|

Election Day in Iowa: Know Your Rights

On this much anticipated first Tuesday after the first Monday in November, millions of people are flocking to the polls to cast their ballots.  For Iowa voters, there are some nuances to election law that are important to keep in mind: Unregistered voters can register and vote on election day.  You must be at the [...]

By | November 4th, 2008|General Law|