Iowa Tort Guide

Lawrence E. Blades and Charles A. Blades (2000) ($35)

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This is the fifth edition of a practice book covering significant areas of Iowa tort law, the first edition having been published in 1976. All chapters have been updated, many have been substantially revised, and one new chapter on employment discrimination has been added.

The purpose of this book is to provide practicing lawyers a quick and ready access to the basic rules, principles, and authorities in major areas of Iowa tort law. The book is, as its title indicates, a "guide." It is not intended to serve as a definitive word on each subject or as a substitute for the reader's own independent research and interpretation of the law. The lawyer can use this book as a beginning or point of departure, but not as the final or complete, or even accurate, word on each subject.

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About the Authors

Lawrence E. Blades and Charles A. Blades are partners in the law firm of Blades, Carmichael & Rosser, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where they specialize in professional malpractice and other tort litigation, as well as insurance coverage matters. Lawrence E. Blades was dean of the Iowa Law School from 1971-1976. He received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and his law degree from the University of Michigan, where he was a member of Order of the Coif and officer of the Michigan Law Review editorial staff.

Charles A. Blades received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College. He received his legal education at the University of Iowa College of Law, where he was a member of Order of the Coif. He practiced with the firm of Peterson and Ross in Chicago, Illinois, before returning to Iowa.