EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the ISBA Annual Meeting being held
next week, the ISBA will not be publishing an Iowa Lawyer Weekly next
Wednesday, June 15.
President-elect Kenyon names new
section chairs President-elect Arnold "Skip" Kenyon, III, names the following to ISBA section chair positions for Fiscal Year 2016-2017:
- Administrative Law - Heather Palmer, Des Moines
- Agricultural Law – Patrick Dillon, Sumner
- Alternative Dispute Resolution - Kristen Hall, Des Moines
- Business Law – R. Scott Van Vooren, Davenport
- Construction Law - Brenton Soderstrum, Des Moines
- Commercial & Bankruptcy Law - Desiree Kilburg, Cedar Rapids
- Corporate Counsel – Nicolle Schippers, Des Moines
- Criminal Law – Steven Drahozal, Dubuque
- eCommerce – Dennis Ogden, West Des Moines
- Elder Law – Greg Kenyon, Des Moines
- Environmental & Natural Resources – Joe Younker, Iowa City
- Family & Juvenile Law - David Cox, Iowa City
- General Practice - Sam Kreamer, West Des Moines
- Government Practice - Margaret Johnson, Des Moines
- Health Law - Alissa Smith, Des Moines, and Benjamin Fee, Des Moines
- Intellectual Property – Jason Sytsma, Cedar Rapids
- International Law – James Sheets, Des Moines
- Labor & Employment Law - Emily Pontius, Des Moines
- Litigation – Tim Semelroth, Cedar Rapids
- Probate, Trust & Estate Planning - Kyle Irvin, Sioux City
- Real Estate & Title Law – Scott Hall, Des Moines
- Taxation - Christopher James, West Des Moines
- Trade Regulation - Sarah Crane, Des Moines
- Workers' Compensation - Thomas Wertz, Cedar Rapids
Early bird registration ends Thursday
Members planning to attend the ISBA Annual Meeting next
week are encouraged to register for the event by 4:30 p.m., tomorrow, June 9,
in order to receive a reduced rate. After Thursday, attendees will be charged
the regular registration fees.
The ISBA Annual Meeting is being held in conjunction with
the Iowa Judges Association and the Iowa Court Reporters Association. The
complete 2016 Annual Meeting program is now available online. Social events, CLE
sessions, maps and other general information about the event are included in the
The annual meeting is scheduled for June 13-15 at the Community
Choice Credit Union Convention Center at the Iowa Events Center in downtown Des
Moines. To register, visit the Annual Meeting CLE event page on the ISBA website.
Lockton: Email impersonation newest
threat for attorneys
Lockton Risk Services is warning lawyers about a particularly
damaging new scam involving real estate and legal settlement transactions.
Criminals attempt to impersonate payment recipients via email and convince
lawyers to wire awarded funds to a fraudulent bank account.
According to Lockton’s brief on the issue, the process begins when hackers access
and monitor a lawyer’s email traffic in order to learn when funds will be
transferred. Then a near identical email is used to provide the bad bank
information for the transfer. Funds are then transferred overseas via a third
party in order to avoid recovery.
The scam also includes sending phony emails to clients
about delays in the payments in order to extend the time for detection. The FBI
says this has already been successfully carried out on attorneys in several
states, leaving those affected liable not just for client funds, but also for
professional misconduct proceedings in failing to protect the funds.
Lockton urges attorneys to focus on details when emailing
clients, as well as continually keeping up-to-date firewall and anti-virus
programs in order to protect against this and other scams.
|Supreme Court Opinions
DES MOINES FLYING SERVICE, INC. vs. AERIAL SERVICES INC.;
CEDAR VALLEY AVIATION, LLC; and KIRK P. FISHER Defendants seek further review of court of appeals decision
affirming a grant of summary judgment on counterclaim based on statutory
immunity. DECISION OF COURT OF APPEALS AFFIRMED IN PART AND VACATED IN
PART; DISTRICT COURT JUDGMENT REVERSED AND REMANDED.
DAVID LOWELL EVENSON vs. WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC. and
SENTRY INSURANCE COMPANY Petitioner appeals from district court judgment affirming on
judicial review workers’ compensation commissioner’s decision. AFFIRMED
IN PART, REVERSED IN PART, AND REMANDED.
SONDRA IRVING vs. EMPLOYMENT APPEAL BOARD Claimant appeals district court judgment affirming denial
of unemployment benefits for a job termination resulting from her