Attorney Conner Wasson Joins Ahlers & Cooney Law Firm

Des Moines, Iowa (November 14, 2014) Conner Wasson has joined the Ahlers & Cooney law firm as an Associate in the firm’s Corporate, Business & Tax practice area. Conner’s practice focuses on environmental law, employee benefits, contract negotiation and real estate transactions. His practice includes advising businesses, non-profit organizations and...
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Attorney Jason Comisky Joins Ahlers & Cooney Law Firm

Des Moines, Iowa (August 18, 2014) Jason Comisky has joined the Ahlers & Cooney law firm as an Associate in the firm’s Public Finance & Law and Corporate, Business & Tax practice areas. Within the Public Finance & Law practice area, Jason works closely with cities and counties on urban...
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Accessing Data Stored in Student Cell Phones

The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled in Riley v. California that police generally may not, without a warrant, search digital information on a cell phone seized from an individual who has been arrested. Although the Riley opinion contemplates cell phone searches of individuals in police custody, the Court's holding rests...
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Municipalities Continuing Disclosure Cooperation Initiative

On March 10, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) introduced the Municipalities Continuing Disclosure Cooperation Initiative (the "Initiative") to encourage self-reporting of possible securities law violations related to misrepresentations in offering documents concerning an issuer's prior compliance with its continuing disclosure obligations. In the press release announcing the Initiative,...
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Iowa Diploma Privilege Overview and Spring 2014 Iowa Civil Case Law Update

Iowa Diploma Privilege Recently, the Iowa State Bar Association "Blue Ribbon Committee on Legal Education & Licensure" submitted recommendations to the Iowa Supreme Court regarding Iowa's bar admission process. The Committee's principal recommendation was that Iowa adopt a "diploma privilege" whereby graduates of the two Iowa in-state law schools, Drake...
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New Rules for Resident Bidder Preference Law: New Form Required

The Labor Commissioner of the Iowa Department of Labor ("DOL") has adopted new rules to enforce the reciprocal resident bidder and labor force preference statute, Iowa Code § 73A.21. The rules set forth requirements for public bodies involved in a public improvement project and set forth procedures for enforcement activities...
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Winter 2014 Civil Case Law Update

Winter 2014 Civil Case Law Update. Over the past three months, the Iowa Supreme Court decided the following cases of interest: Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt;...
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