Federal Court Finds No Standing in Three “Drive By” Discrimination Lawsuits

By: Michael Dee | 08.28.2020

  In the course of one week in early August 2020, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers Iowa and other Midwestern states, struck Read…

BrownWinick Wins Ruling Resulting in Substantial Impact on the Livestock Production Industry

By: BrownWinick | 07.08.2020

On July 6, BrownWinick attorney, Danielle Smid, and Texas attorney, Shawn Twing, obtained a ruling with potential for broad impact on the livestock production industry. Read…

Judge rules on Round-Up cancer warning

By: BrownWinick | 07.01.2020

  California’s Proposition 65 will not be enforced against Bayer, the manufacturer of Round-Up, a federal court ruled on June 22nd. The proposition required that Read…

Governor Reynolds Extends Emergency Proclamation

By: BrownWinick | 06.29.2020

  On Thursday, June 25th, Governor Reynolds extended Iowa’s Emergency Proclamation. The Proclamation enacts certain requirements, restrictions, and/or relief in the following areas due to Read…

Candor Conference Deadline Extended to One Year

By: BrownWinick | 06.29.2020

  Changes to Iowa’s Candor law creating an extended timeline for initiating the Candor process will take effect July 1, 2020. The Candor process was Read…

SCOTUS Rules Gay and Transgender Employees Protected by Title VII

By: BrownWinick | 06.23.2020

  In a highly anticipated decision, the United States Supreme Court declared that employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity is Read…

BrownWinick Law Firm wins the dismissal of Clean Water Act and RCRA claims filed against New Fashion Pork

By: BrownWinick | 03.27.2020

  On March 27, 2020, Northern District of Iowa Federal District Court Judge C.J. Williams granted a motion for summary judgment in favor of New Read…

COVID-19 Update: Polk County District Court Matters

By: Ryan Shellady | 03.27.2020

  On March 26, 2020, Chief Judge Huppert issued a new Administrative Order  for the Polk County Courthouse Campus. Below is a brief summary of Read…

Identification of "Essential Business" Employees

By: Amy Johnson | 03.26.2020

  As more cities and states are moving to require citizens to “shelter in place,” how do “essential business” employees identify themselves?  The “shelter in place” Read…

Clarification Provided on Remote Notarizations

By: Karen Karr | 03.25.2020

  On March 24, 2020, the Iowa Secretary of State issued guidance for remote notarizations. It clarifies that remote notarization must comply with Section 6 Read…

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