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Recordings in Family Law

By : Laura Lockwood “Can I record my ex in my family law case?” This is a common question that arises as we guide our clients through a divorce or child custody action. People often don’t consider whether the can legally obtain those recordings or whether the recordings are even admissible in their court proceedings.

Charlie Wittmack representing physician in Mitchell County

Hartung Schroeder attorney Charlie Wittmack is representing Dr. Mark Haganman, a physician in Mitchell County, who was abruptly terminated during the pandemic after 3 decades of service. In court documents filed last week, Dr. Haganman, formally employed by MercyOne, said as the COVID-19 pandemic triggered shutdowns and dozens of deaths in Mitchell County, healthcare leaders conspired

Did the Doctor Make a Mistake?

By : Brad Schroeder “I have never sued anyone before, or even thought about it, but my dad died recently while in the hospital for what was supposed to be a routine procedure. Several hospital staff have indicated to us we should maybe talk to someone about what happened, and the doctor avoids us and

Maternity Leave in Iowa – The Basics

By : Jon Garner Employers are often confused about what is required of them when an employee has a child. Under Iowa law, an employer with four (4) or more employees must allow eight weeks of unpaid leave if the employee is disabled due to pregnancy or childbirth. However, the analysis does not end here.

Property Disclosures in Iowa

By : Travis Brenner Are you thinking about selling your home? If so, Iowa law requires sellers to make certain disclosures about the condition of the property. Failing to make the required disclosures may subject sellers to unwanted litigation and legal liability. Iowa Code chapter 558a covers the required real estate disclosures when selling a

Avoiding Regret

By: Brad Schroeder We get calls regularly from people who have gotten themselves into a bind. Usually it’s through no particular fault of their own, and it’s simply a matter of circumstances. Sometimes, though, the clients who call us are doing so because they avoided picking up the phone at an earlier point in time,

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