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185 ABA Journal Iowa articles.

EEOC Hit with $4.5M Legal Fee Award in Losing ‘Pattern & Practice’ Case, Plans Appeal

A federal judge has ordered the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to pay an Iowa trucking company’s $4.56 million legal bill after dismissing what she characterized as a pattern and practice…

Lawyer Suspended for 6 Months Over 3rd Drunken-Driving Conviction

An Iowa attorney’s law license has been suspended for at least six months after he was convicted for the third time of driving while intoxicated, even though there was no…

Would-Be Law Prof Sues for Age Bias, Asks Why Schools Don’t Value Experience

Updated: A Michigan lawyer who didn’t get an interview for a faculty job at the University of Iowa has sued for age discrimination.

Immigration lawyer Donald Dobkin

Teflon Suit Dropped After Judge Denies Class Certification

A lawsuit claiming Teflon cookware poses a health risk was dismissed after plaintiffs lawyers failed in their bid to win class certification.

The suit contended that a chemical used in…

Midsize Midwestern Firms Outside of Big Cities Doing Relatively Well

Midsize Midwestern law firms outside of major urban areas are doing better than their larger counterparts, where layoffs are common and associate start dates are being pushed back.

Midwestern firms…

High Court to Consider Prosecutor Immunity for Using False Testimony

The U.S. Supreme Court has decided to hear a case involving prosecutor immunity from lawsuits for procuring false evidence in a criminal investigation and then using it at trial.

The…

Why Iowa Decision Allowing Gay Marriages Will Be Hard to Overturn

A decision by the Iowa Supreme Court last week striking down the state’s ban on same-sex marriages will be more difficult to overturn by voters than a similar court decision…

Iowa Supreme Court Strikes Down Gay Marriage Ban

The Iowa Supreme Court has struck down the state’s ban on same-sex marriages in an opinion that notes other state rulings at the forefront of civil rights.

The court ruled…

Judge Explains Why He Allowed Reporter to Live Blog Federal Criminal Trial

U.S. District Judge Mark Bennett of Sioux City, Iowa, is a tech-savvy judge in a district with high-tech courtrooms. When he was a practicing lawyer in…

Beaten Hooters Waitress Wins Unemployment Benefits

The Hooters employment manual doesn’t expressly state that waitresses at the restaurant can’t work with bruises and a black eye. But it does say that the women hired to work…

Iowa High Court Mulls Constitutional Right to Gay Marriage

The Iowa Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Tuesday on whether a state law barring gay marriages violates the state constitution.

Dennis Johnson, the lawyer for gay couples challenging the…

After Major ICE Raid, Iowa Hits Kosher Meat Plant With $10M in Labor Fines

A kosher meatpacking plant in Iowa has been hit with not quite $10 million in fines by the state labor commission for alleged violation of wage laws after a May…

Owner, Managers of Iowa Meat Plant Face 9,311 Child Labor Charges

More than 9,000 misdemeanor child labor charges were filed today (PDF) by the Iowa attorney general’s office against the owner and managers of a kosher meatpacking plant…

Judge Won’t Sanction Prosecutor for Making PD Do Unnecessary Work

A judge in Ames, Iowa, has refused to sanction the county prosecutor’s office for making a public defender do unnecessary work.

Assistant Public Defender Annette Boehlje had asked for sanctions…

Hundreds Held in Another Big ICE Raid

In another signpost of stepped-up immigration enforcement, federal agents raided a Mississippi factory yesterday, detaining at least 350 workers who allegedly are in the country illegally.

“The raid follows a…

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