legal http://iowapublicradio.org en Chiropractic School Must Accommodate Blind Students http://iowapublicradio.org/post/chiropractic-school-must-accommodate-blind-students <p></p><p>The Iowa Supreme Court ruled Davenport’s Palmer College of Chiropractic discriminated against a blind student when the school did not provide accommodations for his disability.</p><p>A few years before Aaron Cannon entered Palmer’s graduate program, the school started requiring students to read and interpret X-rays, to meet industry standards.</p><p>Cannon told the school he could complete the course work with the assistance of a sighted aid. Palmer said this wouldn’t suffice since the aid would be interpreting X-rays by describing photos to Cannon.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 19:27:53 +0000 Sarah Boden 42907 at http://iowapublicradio.org Chiropractic School Must Accommodate Blind Students Medical Billing Class-Action Suit http://iowapublicradio.org/post/medical-billing-class-action-suit <p>A class-action lawsuit that could involve thousands of Iowans has been filed against HealthPort Technologies.</p><p>The Georgia-based company is a medical records and billings statement provider.&nbsp; The suit alleges HealthPort overcharges costumers for duplications of their medical records and billing statements.</p><p>The lead attorney for the plaintiffs is James Bisconglia of the Des Moines law firm LaMarca &amp; Landry<strong><em>. </em></strong>Bisconglia says that Iowa Code limits the amount a consumer can be charged for a records request.</p> Tue, 27 May 2014 20:06:30 +0000 Sarah Boden 41299 at http://iowapublicradio.org Medical Billing Class-Action Suit Iowa Supreme Court: 2013-2014 Session http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-supreme-court-2013-2014-session <p>Host Ben Kieffer examines several cases before the Iowa Supreme Court this term dealing with a wide breadth of issues including <a href="http://www.buzzfeed.com/cerealcommas/how-an-hiv-positive-man-was-sent-to-prison-for-having-sex-wi">HIV criminalize</a>,<a href="http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2014301230070&amp;nclick_check=1"> solar energy</a>, <a href="http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2014301230087&amp;gcheck=1">defamation in campaign ads</a>, and the <a href="http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2014301300058&am Tue, 18 Feb 2014 20:24:22 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Sarah Boden 36444 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa Supreme Court: 2013-2014 Session Suing for Freedom http://iowapublicradio.org/post/suing-freedom <p>In 1857 the Supreme Court ruled in <a href="http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/ourdocs/DredScott.html"><em>Dred Scott v. Sandford</em></a> that a slave could not sue for his freedom. Many call this ruling the worst Supreme Court decision of all time.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 20:29:21 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Sarah Boden 35562 at http://iowapublicradio.org Suing for Freedom News Buzz: Military Contracts http://iowapublicradio.org/post/news-buzz-military-contracts <p>Host Ben Kieffer <span class="userContent">covers a number of topics in a roundup of the week's news including a conversation with Iowa Public Radio's </span>Cedar Rapids reporter <a href="http://iowapublicradio.org/people/durrie-bouscaren">Durrie Bouscaren</a> on how <a href="http://iowapublicradio.org/post/impact-military-spending-cuts-uneven-among-iowas-defense-companies">Iowa military</a> <a href="http://iowapublicradio.org/post/wars-end-iowa-defense-contractors-seek-new-markets">contractors have</a> <a href="http://iowapublicradio.org/post/decline-contracting-means-new-roles-service-me Fri, 06 Dec 2013 20:01:16 +0000 Ben Kieffer, Sarah Boden & Ben Stanton 33161 at http://iowapublicradio.org News Buzz: Military Contracts Transparency at the Iowa Supreme Court and Post-9/11 Muslim America http://iowapublicradio.org/post/transparency-iowa-supreme-court-and-post-911-muslim-america <p>In 2010 three Iowa Supreme Court Justices lost their election for retention.&nbsp; The defeat sparked major changes which increased transparency and public outreach at the state’s highest court.&nbsp; Today Sarah Boden fills in for Ben Kieffer and discusses this new era of transparency with <a href="http://www.law.uiowa.edu/faculty/todd-pettys.php">Todd Pettys</a> of the University of Iowa's College of Law.</p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 19:05:54 +0000 Katherine Perkins & Sarah Boden 29166 at http://iowapublicradio.org Transparency at the Iowa Supreme Court and Post-9/11 Muslim America The Supreme Court of Iowa: 2012-13 Session Wrap Up http://iowapublicradio.org/post/supreme-court-iowa-2012-13-session-wrap <p>Does <a href="http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cnn.com%2F2012%2F12%2F21%2Fjustice%2Fiowa-irresistible-worker&amp;h=-AQHCo0S0AQFvdRT6aemY0pdjQ5n0Nt_k7_AexciqcWDtXw&amp;enc=AZOm-L2pn_mKf319YqEbyHy8VDq0_oWr6dXfNG8fwFe_eZRr0TLhfxNHPm05Iu-T4WnZtA74XRfLJUDrCQ56bQd1&amp;s=1">firing someone because you find them irresistibly attractive</a> constitute gender discrimination? Fri, 02 Aug 2013 18:55:29 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Sarah Boden 26835 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Supreme Court of Iowa: 2012-13 Session Wrap Up Can't find a law job? Think small. http://iowapublicradio.org/post/cant-find-law-job-think-small <p>Plenty of young aspiring lawyers dream of landing at a high-powered big-city firm after graduating. So an internship in a sleepy, rural town might not sound like a dream summer job. But that&rsquo;s just what three law schools in Iowa and Nebraska are encouraging their students to consider.</p><p>And with new grads facing one of the worst job markets in decades, some say working in smaller towns is looking better.</p> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 11:28:15 +0000 Sarah McCammon 4389 at http://iowapublicradio.org Can't find a law job? Think small.