Debt Collection in Iowa

In Iowa, several laws protect consumers. One law is the Iowa Debt Collection Practices Act, which applies to creditors, debt collectors, and collection agencies and prohibits them from engaging in deceptive and abusive collection tactics. The other one is the Iowa Consumer Credit Code, which prohibits creditors from engaging in abusive collection practices.

Evictions (Forcible Entry and Detainer) in Iowa

In Iowa, to evict a tenant, a landlord cannot engage in self-help but must obtain a court order to evict a tenant. The procedure in Iowa to evict a tenant is called a forcible entry and detainer (FED) action.

Petition for Writ of Certiorari in Iowa

In Iowa, a party claiming that a judge exceeded his or her jurisdiction or otherwise acted illegally may file a petition for writ of certiorari with the Iowa Supreme Court. The petition for writ of certiorari must be filed within thirty (30) days after the challenged decision. If a motion to amend, enlarge, or reconsider is filed, the petition must be filed within thirty (30) days after the ruling on the motion. No extensions are allowed except for the failure … Continued

Defamation (Libel and Slander) in Iowa

Defamation in Iowa consists of the torts of libel and slander—libel consists of written statements and slander consists of oral statements. Defamation laws in Iowa embody the public policy that persons should be free to enjoy their reputation unimpaired by false and defamatory attacks. An action for defamation is based on a violation of this right