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Author: Ryan Muldoon

Impact of COVID-19 on Replevins, Foreclosures, and Garnishments in Iowa

By May 22, 2020 Posted in News

            The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic has significantly affected the financial health of millions of Iowans.  Unfortunately, the struggling economy resulted in monumental job layoffs, terminations, and furloughs.  A historical number of Iowans have filed for unemployment benefits.  The collateral effect of the depressed economy is that debtors and borrowers may experience difficulty making regular loan payments on their mortgage, car, and other monthly expenses.            In order to combat this anticipated issue, Governor Reynolds […]

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Landlords Beware of the Companion Animal  

By Feb 26, 2020 Posted in Articles

Generally, landlords have the authority to prohibit tenants from bringing a pet onto the rental premises.  Conversely, landlords may utilize a lease provision which requires a tenant to pay a pet security deposit as well as a monthly fee to keep the pet in the rental unit. However, a situation may arise where a tenant requests to live with a companion animal as part of a treatment plan for a mental or emotional disability. The Fair […]

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Should We Put This in Writing? Enforceability of Oral Contracts

By Jan 29, 2020 Posted in Articles

Common public perception is that no legally binding contract exists between two or more parties who engage in a “handshake” deal absent a written agreement.  However, a court may rule that oral contracts are enforceable.  The party seeking to enforce the contract must establish three basic elements:  an offer, consideration, and acceptance of the offer.  Consideration is either a benefit given or to be given to the person who makes the promise [or some other […]

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Medical Liens Affecting Personal Injury Settlements

By Dec 4, 2019 Posted in Articles

Dealing with the aftermath of an automobile accident can be an exhausting endeavor. Besides making arrangements to repair or replace your vehicle, you must deal with both the at-fault driver’s insurance company and your insurance company, schedule and attend medical appointments to assess potential injuries, and possibly consult with an attorney to protect your legal interests. Complications inevitably arise when an automobile accident victim has zero to minimum health insurance coverage.  Specifically, the victim most […]

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Damages: What’s the Value of My Personal Injury Case?

By Nov 4, 2019 Posted in Articles

Damages: What’s the Value of My Personal Injury Case?  After sustaining an injury, there are many obstacles to overcome during the road to recovery. Specifically, an accident victim will have doctor appointments, medical bills, unanticipated missed work, and adjustments to daily living activities. Moreover, dealing with the aftermath of injuries can also contribute to depression. If the injury was caused by a negligent individual or business, then the injured party has to make a decision whether […]

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Resolving a Claim with Your Insurance Company: The Release of Liability

By Oct 14, 2019 Posted in Articles

Has your insurer ever presented you with a release of liability?  Did you take the time and effort to carefully read the entire release prior to signing?  Did you completely understand the contents of the release? Were you comfortable signing the release? The reality is most individuals hastily sign on the dotted line to quickly obtain payment without thinking twice about the potential legal consequences. A common situation involving releases of liability occurs when an insurance […]

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