Top Bond Counsel -- Thomson Reuters

Top Bond Counsel (Competitive) First Nine Months 2010 - Equal Credit to Each Firm Rank Firm Amount Issues 1 Foster Pepper PLLC $2,679.4 19 2 Sidley Austin LLP $1,974.3 18 3 Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP $1,919.4 84 4 Squire Sanders & Dempsey LLP $1,762.8 35 5 Dorsey & Whitney...
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Veterans Day -- November 11, 2010 -- New Statutory Obligation

Veterans Day is Thursday, November 11. With that in mind, we wanted to remind you about a statutory obligation for employers that is new this year: Iowa Code section 91A.5A. This statute requires employers to provide employees who are veterans paid or unpaid time off for Veterans Day, November 11,...
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Ahlers & Cooney Selected to Provide Legal Overview for Chambers USA

After being rated in the top band of Chambers USA's rankings again this year, Ahlers & Cooney's Labor and Employment Practice Group was invited by Chambers USA to provide an overview of the legal landscape for Chambers USA's Labor and Employment sector review. Ahlers & Cooney's overview can be found...
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Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Pole Attachments

The FCC's May 20, 2010 Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on pole attachments does not apply to municipally owned utilities. Municipally owned utilities remain exempt from section 224 FCC regulation. "[T]he Commission does not have authority to regulate (and the proposed rules, thus, do not apply to) small...
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2010 Legislative Update: Employment Law

Congress and the Iowa General Assembly recently passed several pieces of legislation that are of particular concern to employers. The following is a brief summary of this legislation.

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Iowa Supreme Court Adopts Restatement (Third) Rules on Duty and Causation, Makes Summary Judgment More of a Long Shot: A Note on Thompson v.Kaczinski, 774 N.W.2d 829 (Iowa 2009)

About Ahlers & Cooney's Client Alerts Our Client Alerts are intended to provide occasional general comments on new developments in Federal and State law and regulations which we believe might be of interest to our clients. The Client Alerts should not be considered opinions of Ahlers & Cooney, P.C., and...
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