It is common for workers’ compensation insurance adjusters to not respond to phone calls and emails. Often times it takes getting an attorney involved to get their attention and then the insurance company also often turns it over to their attorney.
If workers' comp isn't returning your calls, it's time to give 'em a nudge. They're supposed to be responsive to your concerns, so don't be shy about insisting on the attention you deserve. If they keep ignoring you, we might need to explore some legal avenues to get...View More
I’m paying almost 5k a year on my newly possessed comercial building and it has a small mechanic shop in the garage. It’s an old gasoline station no pumps, no gas tanks just my new residence. My insurance agent made an additional charge of 1.5k for the small business shop in the back and it’s... View More
An Iowa attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. However, it would be difficult to answer your question about whether you need additional insurance. This is something to go over with your insurance carrier or broker, who would review your needs in more detail....View More
Teen daughters danced at a studio. Annually fill/sign a standardized code of conduct form agreeing to policy of treatment of others. My kids (and others) were bullied by suburb mean girls. Owner informed. Kids were blamed by owner instead of helping. We told our kids to be overly nice (too nice to... View More
I absolutely understand your frustration- both of my daughters danced on competitive teams for several years (my wife was also the varsity dance coach at Urbandale High School for several years). However, this is not a matter to be litigated in court (small claims or otherwise). If I were you, I...View More
Non-Disparagement Agreements are being quite common. They are enforceable, however, if no liquidated damages are stated in the agreement it might be quite difficult for the company to prove actual damages if you breach the agreement and say something derrogatory about the company, its officers,...View More
I was hired not knowing I was self contracted. The owner kept saying she would pay me on different dates and when those dates came she made excuses and no payment was recieved. She still hasn't paid me what she owes. There is also another "employee" she has done this to, she owes the... View More
It appears that the owner of the company is asserting that you are an independent contractor rather than an employee; there are many factors which determine this. You should immediately contact an Iowa attorney who handles employment / workers’ compensation claims.
Father and two siblings put farm into LLC (split 50/25/25). One of the siblings is going to nursing home and selling their membership units (25%). An agreed price has been established for units. Should the LLC buy the seller's units and then sell them to me? OR Should I buy into the LLC first?... View More
You need to hire a professional. There's a few things in your question that are not correct in regards to how an LLC functions. You're going to need more detailed advice than should be given through this forum.
for example: Courts also look at the price of the contract in determining whether certain damages for breach of that contract are proper. A lack of proportion between the two numbers is an indication that the requested damages are improper. In other words, if a party is only be paid a small amount... View More
There are, but “damages” is a broad subject, where there are different types of damages, such as compensatory, punitive, consequential, among others. If this is for general knowledge or research, you can find a great deal of information on the subject of damages. If this is for an actual...View More
I have an LLC, but they insist I also need to be named a Leasee individually. The purpose of the LLC is to maintain separation from me individually, so I don't want to be on the Lease as an individual, just the LLC. Is this legal?
Unless Iowa-specific state statutes or court decisions say otherwise, a landlord or other creditor is entitled to ask for a personal guarantee from a corporation's principals. You are also entitled to say no.
Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is general information that is given for legal education only. It is not legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is...View More
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