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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Business Law for Iowa on
Q: Should my organization get a lobbyist?
Jefferson Fink
Jefferson Fink
answered on May 2, 2024

An organization might choose to hire a lobbyist to represent them in front of the Iowa Legislature for several reasons:

1. Advocating for Interests: Lobbyists can advocate for the organization's interests, whether it's related to specific legislation, regulatory issues, or...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Gov & Administrative Law for Iowa on
Q: Were my rights violated? cops beat me like it was a gang initiation & injected me with ketamine. I stopped breathing.

In Omaha I got into it with the bouncers and the cops came. I was drunk. The cops ended up beating & choking me till my head n lips were blue n purple. half of it on video. They were beating on me with their fists hitting me in my head repeatedly. They did everything to me except shoot me taze... View More

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answered on Jan 28, 2024

Based on the details provided, it does sound like there could have been violations of your rights and excessive use of force by the police officers. Some key things to consider:

- The repeated beating and choking clearly seems excessive, especially once you were subdued and not posing an...
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Q: Can i sue primary health care for misrepresenting me defamation of character amd conflict of interest

I was homeless 2021 2022 and i lived on the streets so i and a girlfriend decided to sign into the homeless outreach program through primary health care tp which we were assigned a case worker by the name of xx now this worker never assited me in any of the services that primary health care offer... View More

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answered on Nov 16, 2023

To consider a lawsuit for defamation of character, misrepresentation, and conflict of interest against Primary Health Care, you'll need to establish specific legal elements. For defamation, you must prove that a false statement was made about you to a third party, causing harm to your... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Gov & Administrative Law for Iowa on
Q: Should my teen's car be titled in their name or parent?
T. Augustus Claus
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answered on Aug 15, 2023

The decision to title a teen's car in their name or the parent's name depends on various factors. If the teen is the primary driver and responsible for the car's expenses, titling it in their name can provide a sense of ownership and responsibility. However, if the parent is... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Employment Discrimination and Gov & Administrative Law for Iowa on
Q: How do I apply to be on the board for Iowa?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jul 22, 2019

It would depend on the board; there are many boards within the state that cover different areas, and each would likely have its own process, whether through appointment, election, application, or other route. Good luck

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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Public Benefits, Legal Malpractice and Social Security for Iowa on
Q: I filed a SSD claim. Hired a Lawyer. Lawyer did not get medical records in time. Evidence was not allowed into hearing.

2 years of medical records not admitted due to my Lawyer did not get records into evidence.

4 different chronic, progressive, and eventually fatal all because my lawyer missed the timely

submission of these records. Administrative Law Judge angerly told me and especially my Lawyer... View More

Erik Luthens
Erik Luthens
answered on Jun 21, 2018

In any legal malpractice case the primary issues are: (1) whether your attorney breached the standard of care or in other words, did something (or failed to do something) that an attorney in a similar situation would have done; and (2) whether your attorney’s error is a proximate cause of your... View More

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Q: Does the chairperson on a city board of adjustment of five members vote? Or is he/she strictly there to run the meeting?
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on Sep 30, 2015

Normally, the chairperson would vote, but it depends on the rules of the board of adjustment, which may be in the ordinance or statute creating the board, or elsewhere. If it's a five-person board (including the chair), that's further evidence that the chair may vote, because otherwise a... View More

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