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Court Filing and Services Fee Changes Take Effect July 15, 2020 - June 30, 2020

In the 2020 session, the Iowa Legislature passed S.F. 457 changing a number of filing and services fees. Read More »


Iowa Legislature Passes Law to Help Protect Businesses Against COVID-19 Lawsuits - June 19, 2020

Iowa wasted no time enacting new legislation that offers broad protection to businesses, employers, landlords, and medical providers in the face of anticipated COVID-19 litigation. Read More »


Iowa Legislature Addresses "Phantom Damages" in New Bill - June 19, 2020

The Iowa Legislature altered and clarified the recoverable medical expense damages amount in a personal injury lawsuit. Read More »


State of Iowa Unveils COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program - June 1, 2020

The Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Program is now available to provide short term relief to some renters - what landlords need to know. Read More »


Iowa Evictions Resume but Landlords Have More Considerations Than Ever Before - May 28, 2020

Iowa landlords are facing numerous legal considerations as some evictions resume today and with a federal moratorium still in place until July. Read More »


Iowa Supreme Court Enters Order Affecting Residential Evictions, as State Moratorium Set to Expire - May 26, 2020

The Iowa Supreme Court issued an order setting forth new rules and guidelines for residential evictions as state moratorium set to expire. Read More »


Federal Moratorium Effect for Residential Landlords and Property Managers - May 7, 2020

The CARES Act instituted a federal moratorium on some residential evictions until at least July 25. Attorneys address some FAQ's about rental properties, late fees, and more. Read More »


Navigating the Fair Housing Act and Iowa Landlord-Tenant Law during COVID-19 - May 1, 2020

In light of COVID-19, landlords, property managers, homeowners' associations, and others in the business of renting or selling residential properties are in unchartered territory. Read More »


DNR Enforcement Discretion and Regulatory Variances Available to Animal Feeding Operations Facing Challenges - April 30, 2020

With reduced capacity at meatpacking plants, animal feeding operations may take advantage of DNR's available guidance. Read More »


Governor Extends Eviction Moratorium into May - April 28, 2020

Governor Reynolds extends Iowa's eviction and lease termination moratorium applicable to Iowa residential landlords into May Read More »


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