EXECUTIVE COUNCIL – April 20th – Teleconference only

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EXECUTIVE COUNCIL OF IOWA AGENDA

– Teleconference Only –

Conference Call Phone Number: (866) 685-1580

Conference Code Pin: 0009990993

 10:00 AM

APRIL 20, 2020

  1. Approval of minutes from the meeting held on April 6, 2020
  1. Iowa Code §7D.10 – Page

TAB # 1

  1. Special Counsel Page

TAB # 2

  1. Litigation Expense Fund – Page

TAB # 3

  1. Emergency Allocations – Page
  1. Payment of Cost Items – Page
  1. Information Items –  Page

TAB # 4, 5

  1. Iowa Code §7D.10
  1. Attorney General’s office request Payment for Expenses under Iowa Code §7D.10 in the amount of $19,200.00.

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  1. Special Counsel
  1. The Department of Justice, Attorney General’s Office, requests retention of special counsel to represent the University of Iowa pursuant to Iowa Code section 13.7 to provide counsel in complex construction related matters. 

Firm:                     Harris Winick Harris LLP

Attorney:              Mr. Jeffrey Winick

                              333 West Wacker Drive

                              Suite 2060

                              Chicago, IL 60606

Rate:                      $575 Per Hour

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  1. Litigation Expense Fund
  1. Request from the Attorney General’s office on behalf of the Department of Revenue to expend $100,000 to cover potential expenses for the fourth quarter of the 2020 fiscal year.

      TAB # 3

  1. Emergency Allocations
  1. Payment of Cost Items
  1. Patterson Law Firm L.L.P…….…………………………….………………………….$14.00

729 Insurance Exchange Building

505 Fifth Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50309-2390                                                                        

Dena Nelson v. Glenwood Resource Center, State of Iowa and Second Injury Fund of Iowa

Jeffrey S. Thompson, Solicitor General, has reviewed this invoice and recommends payment.  Payment will be made from the Second Injury Fund.

  1. Patterson Law Firm L.L.P…….………………..………………………………………$154.00

729 Insurance Exchange Building

505 Fifth Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50309-2390                                                        

       Richard Adrian v. University of Iowa, State of Iowa and Second Injury Fund of Iowa

Jeffrey S. Thompson, Solicitor General, has reviewed this invoice and recommends payment.  Payment will be made from the Second Injury Fund.

  1. Patterson Law Firm L.L.P….……………..……………………………………….$1,728.00

729 Insurance Exchange Building

505 Fifth Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50309-2390                                                                        

Belifia “Lou” Parks vs. Iowa Department of Transportation, State of Iowa and Second Injury Fund of Iowa

Jeffrey S. Thompson, Solicitor General, has reviewed this invoice and recommends payment.  Payment will be made from the Second Injury Fund

  1. Patterson Law Firm L.L.P…….……………………………………………………….$140.00

729 Insurance Exchange Building

505 Fifth Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50309-2390                                                                         

Donald E. Dietz v. Iowa Department of Transportation, State of Iowa and Second Injury Fund of Iowa

Jeffrey S. Thompson, Solicitor General, has reviewed this invoice and recommends payment.  Payment will be made from the Second Injury Fund.

  1. Patterson Law Firm L.L.P…….………………..……………………………………..$486.00

729 Insurance Exchange Building

505 Fifth Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50309-2390                                                        

       Jason Loving v. Iowa Department of Transportation, State of Iowa and Second Injury Fund of Iowa

Jeffrey S. Thompson, Solicitor General, has reviewed this invoice and recommends payment.  Payment will be made from the Second Injury Fund.

  1. Patterson Law Firm L.L.P….……………..……………………………………………$60.00

729 Insurance Exchange Building

505 Fifth Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50309-2390                                                                        

Lori Deere vs. Iowa Department of Transportation, State of Iowa and Second Injury Fund of Iowa

Jeffrey S. Thompson, Solicitor General, has reviewed this invoice and recommends payment.  Payment will be made from the Second Injury Fund.

  1. Patterson Law Firm L.L.P….……………..……………………………………………$84.00

729 Insurance Exchange Building

505 Fifth Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50309-2390                                                                        

Robert James Conrad vs. Woodward Resource Center, State of Iowa and Second Injury Fund of Iowa

Jeffrey S. Thompson, Solicitor General, has reviewed this invoice and recommends payment.  Payment will be made from the Second Injury Fund.

  1. Patterson Law Firm L.L.P…….………………..……………………………………..$154.00

729 Insurance Exchange Building

505 Fifth Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50309-2390                                                        

      Cherie Kreger v. University of Northern Iowa, State of Iowa and Second Injury Fund of Iowa

Jeffrey S. Thompson, Solicitor General, has reviewed this invoice and recommends payment.  Payment will be made from the Second Injury Fund.

  1. Patterson Law Firm L.L.P….……………..……………………………………….$154.00

729 Insurance Exchange Building

505 Fifth Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50309-2390                                                                         

Rory Aschbrenner vs. Iowa State University, State of Iowa and Second Injury Fund of Iowa

Jeffrey S. Thompson, Solicitor General, has reviewed this invoice and recommends payment.  Payment will be made from the Second Injury Fund.

  1. Patterson Law Firm L.L.P….……………..……………………………………….$1,042.00

729 Insurance Exchange Building

505 Fifth Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50309-2390                                                                        

Melody Colvin v. Woodward Resource Center, State of Iowa and Second Injury Fund of Iowa

Jeffrey S. Thompson, Solicitor General, has reviewed this invoice and recommends payment.  Payment will be made from the Second Injury Fund.

  1. Patterson Law Firm L.L.P….……………..………………………………………….$294.00

729 Insurance Exchange Building

505 Fifth Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50309-2390                                                                        

Larry Opal v. Clarinda Correctional Facility, State of Iowa and Second Injury Fund of Iowa

Jeffrey S. Thompson, Solicitor General, has reviewed this invoice and recommends payment.  Payment will be made from the Second Injury Fund.

  1. Patterson Law Firm L.L.P….……………..………………………………………….$252.00

729 Insurance Exchange Building

505 Fifth Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50309-2390                                                                        

Mary Kimball v. Woodward Resource Center, State of Iowa and Second Injury Fund of Iowa

Jeffrey S. Thompson, Solicitor General, has reviewed this invoice and recommends payment.  Payment will be made from the Second Injury Fund.

  1. Patterson Law Firm L.L.P….……………..………………………………………….$280.00

729 Insurance Exchange Building

505 Fifth Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50309-2390                                                                         

Debra Breckenridge  v. Iowa Judicial Branch, State of Iowa and Second Injury Fund of Iowa

Jeffrey S. Thompson, Solicitor General, has reviewed this invoice and recommends payment.  Payment will be made from the Second Injury Fund.

  1. Richard J. Bennett, Sr..……………………………………………………….$2,154.00

PO Box 65666

West Des Moines, IA 50265

Special Counsel for the Criminal Appeals Division of the Iowa Attorney General’s Office

Jeffrey S. Thompson, Solicitor General, has reviewed this invoice and recommends payment.  Payment will be made from the Attorney General’s Office’s Forfeiture Fund. 

  • Gray Miller Persh, LLP…………………………………………………………..$218.50

2233 Wisconsin Avenue NW

Suite 226

      Washington, D.C. 20007

Iowa Public Television

Jeffrey S. Thompson, Solicitor General, has reviewed this invoice and recommends payment.  Payment will be made from the funds of Iowa Public Television.

  1. Gray Miller Persh, LLP………………………………………………………..$1,660.60

2233 Wisconsin Avenue NW

Suite 226

      Washington, D.C. 20007

Iowa Public Television

Jeffrey S. Thompson, Solicitor General, has reviewed this invoice and recommends payment.  Payment will be made from the funds of Iowa Public Television.

  1. Wandro & Associates, P.C. …………………………………….……………$6,525.00

      2501 Grand Avenue, Suite B

      Des Moines, IA 50312

      Unclaimed Property Probate Matters

….. Jeffrey S. Thompson, Solicitor General, has reviewed this invoice and recommends payment.  Payment will be made from the Unclaimed Property Fund.

  1. Davis Brown Law Firm………………………………………………………..$2,578.00

      215 10th Street, Suite 1300

      Des Moines, IA 50309-3993

….. Unclaimed Property Probate Matters & Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)

      Jeffrey S. Thompson, Solicitor General, has reviewed this invoice and recommends payment.  Payment will be made from the Unclaimed Property Fund.

  1. Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts, P.C……………………………………….$188.70

The Davis Brown Tower

      215 10th Street, Suite 1300

Des Moines, IA 50309-3993

Legal Services to state agencies on issues related to the visa status of prospective state employees

….. Jeffrey S. Thompson, Solicitor General, has reviewed this invoice and recommends payment. Payment will be made from the funds of the Iowa Department of Justice.

  1. Information Items
  1. Status of State Aid (Iowa Code 29C.20) Allocations quarterly update.

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