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BrownWinick Ranked in U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2021 “Best Law Firms” List

  BrownWinick is excited to announce the firm has been included in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2021 "Best Law Firms" publication. This marks the 11th consecutive year that BrownWinick has been recognized as one of Iowa's "Best Law Firms".  Firms included in the 2021 "Best Law Firms" list are recognized for professional excellence with... Read More

Federal Court Finds No Standing in Three “Drive By” Discrimination Lawsuits

  In the course of one week in early August 2020, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers Iowa and other Midwestern states, struck a blow to so-called “drive by” discrimination lawsuits – and bolstered employers’ defenses thereto – by holding in three separate lawsuits that three different plaintiffs who alleged violations of the... Read More

BrownWinick Attorneys Named to 2021 Best Lawyers in America List

BrownWinick is pleased to announce that 26 lawyers have been included in the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers® has published their list for more than three decades, earning the respect of the... Read More

Judge rules on Round-Up cancer warning

  California’s Proposition 65 will not be enforced against Bayer, the manufacturer of Round-Up, a federal court ruled on June 22nd. The proposition required that products containing the chemical glyphosate be labeled as a carcinogen. However, the judge ruled that “the statement that glyphosate is ‘known to the state of California to cause cancer’... Read More

Governor Reynolds Extends Emergency Proclamation

  On Thursday, June 25th, Governor Reynolds extended Iowa’s Emergency Proclamation. The Proclamation enacts certain requirements, restrictions, and/or relief in the following areas due to COVID-19 concerns: Protection of Vulnerable Iowans Reopening of Businesses and Establishments Mass Gatherings Nonessential or Elective Surgeries and Procedures... Read More

Candor Conference Deadline Extended to One Year

  Changes to Iowa’s Candor law creating an extended timeline for initiating the Candor process will take effect July 1, 2020. The Candor process was created to encourage a frank discussion between a health care practitioner and a patient or patient’s family in the aftermath of a negative medical outcome resulting from either unforeseeable... Read More

SCOTUS Rules Gay and Transgender Employees Protected by Title VII

  In a highly anticipated decision, the United States Supreme Court declared that employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity is prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (the “Act”). The decision was handed down in the consolidated case Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia on Monday, June 15th by a... Read More