Legal Issues

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Litigation Quick Take: Civil Lawsuit - January 14, 2021

Q: What should I expect if a civil lawsuit has been filed against me? Read More »

Litigation Quick Take: Incident Occurring on Your Property - January 7, 2021

Q: What should I do if someone claims they sustained an injury on my property? Read More »

Litigation Quick Take: Mediation - December 30, 2020

Q: The plaintiff has asked to mediate their claim. What is mediation and is it required? Read More »

Iowa Supreme Court Issues Supervisory Order Regarding CDC Eviction Order - December 30, 2020

The Iowa Supreme Court issued a Supervisory Order regarding the implementation of the extended CDC Order by Iowa courts. Read More »

Congress Extends CDC Eviction Order and Provides Additional Rental Assistance - December 29, 2020

Signed into law by President Trump on December 27, Congress’s Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act 2021 has several provisions affecting Iowa landlords. Read More »

Litigation Quick Take: Personal Injury Damages - December 22, 2020

Q: I have been sued for personal injury damages, but I believe the alleged damages are meritless. How can I prove that? Read More »

Litigation Quick Take: Served with a Subpoena - December 17, 2020

Q: I was served with a subpoena. What should I do? Read More »

Further Details Regarding Iowa’s Newest Rental Assistance Program for Low-Income Iowans - December 11, 2020

Iowa has a new rental assistance program that benefits tenants and landlords. Read More »

Litigation Quick Take: Civil Petition - December 10, 2020

Q: What happens if I am served with a civil petition filed in district court? Read More »

Rental Assistance for Low-Income Iowans Announced by Governor Reynolds - December 4, 2020

On Friday, December 4, Governor Reynolds announced financial assistance for low-income Iowans who are at imminent risk of eviction and individuals who have lost housing. Read More »

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