Dakota Access disputes state archaeologist

A Texas oil company is challenging the findings and recommendation of Iowa’s state archaeologist to reroute its proposed Bakken oil pipeline in order to avoid northwestern Iowa’s Big Sioux River Wildlife area. Native tribes insist that the land is a sacred, ancient burial ground.

Lisa Dillinger, a spokeswoman for Dakota Access, said that State Archaeologist John Doershuk has jurisdiction of overseeing the relocation and handling of historic remains only if human remains found there are older than 150 years. Board Chairwoman Geri Huser was angered over the Iowa Utilities Board’s order to allow the construction because the permit is currently subject to judicial reviews. Dillinger contended that a 2004 archaeological survey cleared the property of any historic or archaeological sites. However, that survey was conducted for fence improvements and noted “no technique is completely adequate to locate all archaeological materials, especially deeply buried ones.” A spokesman for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources stated only: “We are going to continue to work with all of the parties involved until all of the questions have been answered.”

If you have any legal needs relating to a boundary dispute, the legal team at Arenson Law Group, PC can help. Call us at (319) 363-8199 to discuss the details of your situation and learn more about your rights and options under the law.


Ciara’s demand of full custody for son Future turned down

A court recently decided to turn down singer and model Ciara’s request for full child custody of her son, Future.

The 30-year-old music artist claimed that the father of her child, Nayvadius Wilburn, who goes by the stage name “Future,” is a bad parent and is oftentimes away from their son for long periods of time. A court ruling decided that Ciara and Future will share joint custody of their 2-year-old son. The custody battle comes after Ciara filed a $15 million libel and slander lawsuit against Future. She accused the rapper of verbally attacking her and calling her a bad mother.

The lawyers at the Arenson Law Group, PC in Cedar Rapids represent individuals who are going through a divorce or fighting for custody of their children. If you believe that your children’s welfare is compromised by a former partner’s actions, we may be able to help you gain sole custody. Call our office at (319) 363-8199 to explore your legal options.


James Radig recognized with AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating

We would like to take a moment to congratulate our very own James “Jim” Radig, a Senior Associate with Arenson Law Group, PC, on his 2016 AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating. In order to earn the AV® certification mark from Martindale-Hubbell®, lawyers must be reviewed and ranked by their peers as possessing the highest degree of professional excellence.

The Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings are used by attorneys to refer clients to other attorneys who possess both the high ethical standards and professional abilities that are requisite for AV® certification. Jim’s areas of practice include estate planning (wills and trusts), business law, real estate law, corporate law, probate, and litigation.


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