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Grassley, Cornyn Seek Details on Obscure Third Party Litigation Financing Agreements

Grassley, Cornyn Seek Details on Obscure Third Party Litigation Financing Agreements

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn are examining the impact third party litigation financing is having on civil litigation in the United States. In letters to Burford Capital, Bentham IMF and Juridica Investments Ltd., three of the largest commercial litigation financing firms, Grassley and Cornyn requested details regarding the


Helicopter Pilots Conduct Student Tour at Operation LZ

Operation LZ has several attractions including a museum, military equipment of the Vietnam War, and helicopters such as the Huey which served in many capacities. The restored Huey Helicopter               Photo: A. J. Taylor Other transport and combat helicopters are also on display. Patti Meek flew the Cobra helicopter that escorted The Wall into Forest City.

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Iowa State Patrol Heading Up 16-State Traffic Safety Challenge

The Iowa Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Iowa State Patrol is heading up a 16-state, I-80/I-35 Border-to-Border traffic safety challenge this weekend. Starting Friday, August 28 through Sunday, August 30, sixteen state highway patrol agencies, where I-80 and I-35 pass through, will have increased enforcement on the interstates. The main focus of this special traffic


Moped Safety Class in Charles City

On Saturday, September 12, a Moped Safety class will be held from 8:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m. at the North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) Charles City Center located at 200 Harwood Dr. This course is required for anyone under 16 who wants to obtain a moped license. Iowa DOT Certificates will be issued to students

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Grassley Seeks Stronger Labor Department Oversight to Prevent Violence at Job Corps Centers

Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa is seeking better oversight from the Department of Labor to prevent violence at federally funded Job Corps centers.  His inquiry comes amid two murders of Job Corps students in the last four months, one in St. Louis, another in Homestead, Fla., and long-standing disciplinary problems documented by the agency watchdog.

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Commissioner Gerhart Orders Texas Oil and Gas Promoters to Stop Fraudulent Sales of Unregistered Securities to Iowans

Iowa Insurance Commissioner Nick Gerhart announced today that he has issued a summary order to cease and desist to Carson Energy, Inc. of Austin, TX, Earl Carter Bills II of Austin, TX, Anthony Weber of Austin, TX, and Jerrold S. Rothouse of Austin, TX. Gerhart also ordered the payment within 30 days of more than