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We have written detailed reviews of Iowa law impacting agricultural producers and landowners. Access these reviews by clicking on the tiles below. You can also review Iowa cases on a particular subject by searching our list of Iowa case law reviews at the bottom of this page.

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June 1, 2009 | Erin Herbold



Is a public school employee liable for negligent acts committed in the scope of their employment, or is worse conduct required before recovery can be obtained?  That was the issue involved in this case.

November 25, 2009 | Erin Herbold



In Iowa, “if boundaries and corners alleged to have been recognized and acquiesced in for ten years have been so recognized and acquiesced in, such recognized boundaries and corners shall be permanently established”  (Iowa Code §650.14). 


What is an individual’s duty of care as a “possessor of the land”? In Iowa, if a person that owns or possesses property permits a third person to come onto the premises, he is under a duty of care to reasonably control the conduct of that person.  This means that the owner or possessor must prevent the entrant from intentionally harming others. The Iowa Court of Appeals recently examined this issue, bringing to light a parent’s duty to control the actions of those entering onto their property. 

November 28, 2010 | Erin Herbold


Iowa Code §335.2 exempts agricultural land from county zoning regulations.  But, does that exemption apply to a wastewater storage lagoon?  In this case, the plaintiffs argued for an exemption on the basis that the lagoon had an agricultural purpose. The county board of adjustment disagreed, and the plaintiff’s appealed to the county district court. 

December 30, 2010 | Erin Herbold