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November 3, 2015

As of the date of this article, it is not 2016 but it will be here very soon. The IRS has already announced that for federal gift tax purposes they have not changed the annual exclusion of $14,000.00.This means that in 2016 you can give $14,000.00 to any person per...
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October 22, 2015

Prepared Statement by Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Judicial Nominations Wednesday, October 21, 2015 Good morning and welcome to the 9th nominations hearing this year. Today we will hear from four nominees to federal district courts: - Gary Brown, for the Eastern District of...
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October 15, 2015

Due to the high cost of care for elderly in a nursing home resources dwindle and it becomes necessary to apply for and get on what is known as Medicaid. Medicaid is a federally funded program administered by the states that provides for payment for nursing care. It is available...
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October 5, 2015

Rarely does a week go by that a call does not come from a surviving child whose parent has recently died who is having difficulty with a sibling regarding distribution of an estate, personal property distribution, or some other dispute. Often times the disputes are longstanding and involve a myriad...
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September 17, 2015

A jury in Spencer, Iowa found that even though Debra Wittrock was negligent in the operation of her automobile on July 16, 2012 that her negligence was not the cause of the injuries alleged by Dona Roberts and awarded Roberts nothing. Sealey represented Wittrock.
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September 1, 2015

Heidman Law Firm attorneys obtained a favorable appellate ruling for their client, Siouxland Obstetrics & Gynecology, Inc. The medical practice had been sued by Dr. Edward Hagen, after he was terminated by the practice. The District Court had instructed the jury on the elements of the Iowa tort for at-will...
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July 21, 2015

The constitutions of the United States and Iowa guarantee the right to trial by jury. In order for this constitutionally-protected right to exist, citizens have a civic responsibility to serve when called for jury duty. Depending on the type and complexity of the case at issue, jury service may involve...
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July 16, 2015

After years of hard work (and a little fun), you’ve graduated! With your diploma in hand, you are tackling new challenges…finding a job, moving into a new place, and dealing with “real world” responsibilities for the first time. Getting health insurance may not be your first priority, but in the...
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June 30, 2015

Discovery is the gathering of information that can be used by one party to obtain facts and information about the case from the other party. For example, discovery can be used to find out basic background information about the party on the other side, such as his age, family and...
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June 18, 2015

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a trial court decision that dismissed a Fourth Amendment unreasonable search claim against Heidman Law Firm's clients, four Woodbury County correctional officers. In addition to alleging that she was subjected to an unreasonable search, the Plaintiff had also alleged that the officers...
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