AHA Seeks to Simplify Contracting Process for Physicians and Suppliers to Meet Increased Staffing Needs Resulting from COVID-19

By: Jennifer Lindberg | 03.24.2020

  Hospitals are facing an increased need for flexibility in implementing new models of care as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. In order to appropriately staff Read…

Courthouse Contagion: How COVID-19 is Affecting Your Cases, Hearings, and Proceedings

By: Ryan Shellady | 03.24.2020

  Over the last two weeks, the Iowa Supreme Court has issued several Supervisory Orders affecting courthouse schedules and proceedings across the state in light Read…

It’s 2020, is Hemp legal yet?

By: Tess Pocock | 02.24.2020

Hemp is still illegal in Iowa. And while legalization is coming, it is unclear how exactly hemp and hemp-derived products, such as certain CBD (cannabidiol) Read…

BW Wins Appeal in $30 Million Contract Dispute

By: Michael Dee | 02.18.2020

  The Iowa Supreme Court on February 7, 2020, held that BrownWinick client Homeland Energy Solutions, LLC (HES) had an enforceable contract with a former Read…

EPA Greenlights Ten Pesticides for Use on Hemp in Advance of the 2020 Growing Season

By: BrownWinick | 01.31.2020

Last month, the EPA approved 10 pesticides—including one conventional pesticide, or synthetic chemical, and nine bio pesticides, or naturally occurring bioactive organisms—for use on the Read…

Tax Update - Qualified Opportunity Zone Final Regulations and Highlights of Tax Provisions in Spending Bill

By: Maggie Simonson | 01.24.2020

Final Regulations for Qualified Opportunity Zones At long last, after two sets of proposed regulations, the IRS finalized its regulations with respect to investing in Read…

SEC Proposes to Expand Accredited Investor Definition

By: Brandon Cole | 12.19.2019

On December 18, 2019, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed to expand the definition of accredited investor. The proposed amendments would ultimately allow more Read…

Iowa Supreme Court Confirms Employers May Use Same Decision Defense in Discrimination and Retaliation Cases

By: Michael Dee | 12.06.2019

The Iowa Supreme Court recently issued an important decision for employers in employment discrimination cases. The Court confirmed that employers are entitled to raise the Read…

BrownWinick Medical Malpractice Defense Team Wins Defense Verdict in Allamakee County

By: Benjamin Merrill | 12.05.2019

Following a jury trial in Allamakee County, BrownWinick attorneys Loree Nelson and Benjamin Merrill received a defense verdict in favor of their client in a Read…

The Admissibility of Criminal Records in a Civil Case

By: Ingrid Johnson | 12.05.2019

What if you find out your opponent has a criminal record? Can their criminal record be used against them in a civil case? Generally, a Read…

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