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Clark Kauffman

Clark Kauffman

Iowa Capital Dispatch Deputy Editor Clark Kauffman has worked during the past 30 years as both an investigative reporter and editorial writer at two of Iowa’s largest newspapers, the Des Moines Register and the Quad-City Times. He has won numerous state and national awards for reporting and editorial writing.

Tyson asks U.S. Supreme Court to shield it from COVID-19 lawsuits in Iowa courts

By: - July 26, 2022

Faced with court rulings that say a Trump administration directive doesn’t protect Tyson Foods from liability caused by workers’ deaths due to COVID-19, the food giant is now asking the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on the matter. Arguing that recent court rulings against the company will have “drastic consequences for the next national […]

JBS Swift Pork faces wrongful-death claim that cites new congressional report

By: - June 1, 2022

The family of an Iowa meatpacking plant employee who died from COVID-19 is suing JBS Swift Pork, alleging the company and other industry leaders ignored years of warnings about the threat a pandemic might pose to their workers. The federal lawsuit is brought by the family of Luciano Sican-Soloman, a 23-year employee of the JBS […]

Iowa fast-food worker’s wage lawsuit survives in U.S. Supreme Court

By: - May 23, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a small, but potentially significant victory to a fast-food worker from Iowa. The court did not address the basic premise of Robyn Morgan’s lawsuit – that the Taco Bell restaurant she worked for had violated wage-and-hour laws. The court did, however, address a procedural issue that could have […]

Minnesota Board of Medical Practice disciplines Iowa physician for ‘dangerous prescribing practices’

By: - March 24, 2021

The Minnesota Board of Medical Practice has disciplined an Iowa doctor accused of dangerous prescribing practices. The physician, Dr. Dennis E. Colby, voluntarily surrendered his license and can no longer practice in Minnesota. Colby now faces a statement of charges by the Iowa Board of Medicine, as well. The Iowa board has not publicly disclosed […]