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Plaintiffs unable to enjoin FDA from enforcing raw milk regulations
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 27 2012

A federal court in Iowa has denied a motion seeking to preliminarily enjoin the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from enforcing regulations prohibiting the interstate sale of raw milk.


Developments in intercarrier compensation
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • September 26 2011

On September 19, 2011, the Iowa Utilities Board denied a motion filed by Qwest Corp. dba CenturyLink seeking an emergency order requiring Royal Telephone Company to continue processing Qwest special access orders.


Iowa - sophisticated employees bound by reasonable restrictive covenants; plaintiff to post $2 million bond
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • May 11 2011

A recent Iowa U.S. district court decision upheld two-year, geographically reasonable, non-compete agreements signed by 26 veterinarians while they were employed by Iowa Veterinary Specialties, P.C. (IVS), a Des Moines, Iowa clinic they owned.


Notable cases and events in e-discovery
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • USA
  • February 1 2011

This update addresses the following recent court decisions involving e-discovery issues.


Investment fraudmanipulation
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • January 21 2011

SEC v. Hancher, Case No. 5:11-cv-04005 (N.D. Iowa Filed Jan 14, 2011) names as defendants Lowell Hancher, his company Commerce Street, Edward Whelan and his company, Grace Holdings, Inc.


Federal court injunction against implementation of Qwest decision
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • December 8 2009

On November 5, a defendant in the Iowa Utilities Board (“IUB”) traffic pumping complaint case brought by Qwest (Qwest Communications Corp. v. Superior Tel. Cooperative, et al.) (“Qwest”), obtained a temporary restraining order (“TRO”) against the implementation of the IUB’s September 21 Qwest decision.


Class certification denied in fixed indexed annuity interest-crediting case
  • Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
  • USA
  • July 27 2009

On July 23, 2009, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa denied class certification in Duchardt v. Midland National Life Ins. Co., 4:07-cv-00351 (S.D. Iowa July 23, 2009), a putative class action challenging an insurer’s interest-crediting practices with regard to fixed indexed annuities (FIAs).


Iowa appellate court declines to enforce restrictive covenant preventing former Iowa medical school professor from practicing medicine
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • December 4 2008

The Iowa Court of Appeals last week affirmed a trial court’s denial of an injunction sought by the College of Medicine at the University of Iowa to prevent a former professor from practicing medicine in a nearby city.


TMT Manufacturing, Inc. v. Illowa Resource Develop, Inc.
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • November 26 2008

A federal district court judge granted the defendant’s motion to dismiss the plaintiff’s copyright infringement claim as it pertains to damages because the plaintiff did not obtain copyright registration for his work, but the court denied the defendant’s motion to dismiss the plaintiff’s request for a preliminary injunction because, according to the court, copyright registration is not required for a court to enjoin a defendant from continuing infringement.