Legislature Mulls Expansion of Small Claims Jurisdiction

Currently, if you wish to file a claim in Iowa Courts, the jurisdictional limit for small claims court is $5,000. That means if the total damages or value you seek is not greater than $5,000 your case is filed in small claims court, and if your damages or value exceed $5,000, your case is filed in district court.  [...]

By |2015-10-06T18:04:40+00:00February 25th, 2013|Litigation|

Iowa Fence Law (Needs) Update

Iowa Law Blog recently featured a post regarding the Iowa fence law found at Iowa Code Chapter 359A.  That post discussed that although the fence law was historically enacted for agricultural purposes, the Iowa Supreme Court has ruled that its applicability extends to "serve the broader public good by mediating boundary, fence and trespass disputes."  Gravert v. Nebergall, 539 N.W.2d [...]

By |2019-10-21T18:48:12+00:00December 5th, 2011|General Law|
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