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March 22, 2017
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Summaries of most recent opinions.
No.14-1800
       IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF FRANCIS NEIL SADLER AND JULENE MARRE SADLER Upon the Petition of FRANCIS NEIL SADLER, Petitioner-Appellee, And Concerning JULENE MARRE SADLER, n/k/a JULENE MARRE CHRISTENSEN, Respondent-Appellant.
No. 15-0383
       STEPHEN SHAWN KEYES, Applicant-Appellant, vs. STATE OF IOWA, Respondent-Appellee.
No. 15-0741
       JASON CANNON, Plaintiff-Appellant, vs. BODENSTEINER IMPLEMENT COMPANY, WINDRIDGE IMPLEMENTS, LLC, ECK & GLASS, INC., d/b/a EPG INSURANCE, INC., and CNH AMERICA LLC, d/b/a CASE IH, Defendants-Appellees.
No. 15-1388
       BALAH HASSON RUSHING, Applicant-Appellant, vs. STATE OF IOWA, Respondent-Appellee.
No. 15-1558
       GABRIEL AVILA, Applicant-Appellant, vs. STATE OF IOWA, Respondent-Appellee.
No. 15-1732
       IN RE THE DETENTION OF DAVID L. TAFT JR. DAVID L. TAFT JR. Respondent-Appellant.
No. 15-1863
       DARRYL TYSON, Applicant-Appellant, vs. STATE OF IOWA, Respondent-Appellee.
No. 15-1903
       KENNETH LEE DOSS, Applicant-Appellant, vs. STATE OF IOWA, Respondent-Appellee.
No. 15-2047
       GENE L. FRANKLIN and CONNIE JOHNSON, EXECUTORS OF THE FAE BLACK ESTATE; GENE L. FRANKLIN, CONNIE JOHNSON, CURTIS L. FRANKLIN, and GREGORY S. FRANKLIN, Plaintiffs-Appellees/Cross-Appellants, vs. MICHAEL JOHNSTON, ELIZABETH JOHNSTON, STEVE JOHNSTON, KASONDRA JOHNSTON, JAMES YEAGER, and JUDITH YEAGER, Defendants-Appellants/Cross-Appellees.
No. 15-2053
       MARY BATINICH as PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE of the ESTATE of ALEX BATINICH, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. ARTHUR RENANDER, Defendant-Appellant, vs. JACQUELINE ZARA RENANDER and RAI, LLC, Defendants.
No. 16-0018
       HEATHER R. SMITH, Appellant/Cross-Appellee, vs. JEFFREY MICHAEL JANSSEN, Appellee/Cross-Appellant.
No. 16-0118
       TED A. TORSTENSON, Individually, and TOBY T. TORSTENSON, Individually, Plaintiffs/Counterclaim Defendants-Appellants, vs. BIRCHWOOD ESTATE, L.L.C., Defendant/Counterclaim Plaintiff-Appellee.
No. 16-0301
       JOHN JOSEPH FILIPELLI, Petitioner-Appellant, vs. IOWA RACING AND GAMING COMMISSION, Respondent-Appellee, and IOWA GREYHOUND ASSOCIATION, Intervenor.
No. 16-0324
       JOEY DUPREE COATES, Applicant-Appellant, vs. STATE OF IOWA, Respondent-Appellee.
No. 16-0331
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. MARQUISE D. MILLER, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-0429
       MARK WELLS PAINE and DENISE ANN PAINE, Plaintiffs-Appellants, vs. AMERICAN FAMILY MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY, Defendant-Appellee.
No. 16-0467
       IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF HEATHER LYNN KENNE AND DANIEL JOSEPH KENNE Upon the Petition of HEATHER LYNN KENNE, Petitioner-Appellee/Cross-Appellant, And Concerning DANIEL JOSEPH KENNE, Respondent-Appellant/Cross-Appellee.
No. 16-0469
       TIMMIE DURRELL COLE, Applicant-Appellant, vs. STATE OF IOWA, Respondent-Appellee.
No. 16-0475
       ELIZABETH SIMON n/k/a ELIZABETH HARTSON, Plaintiff-Appellant, vs. ESTATE OF LYLE IVERSON, Defendant-Appellee.
No. 16-0693
       IN THE INTEREST OF Z.N., Minor child, Z.N., Minor child, Respondent-Appellant.
No. 16-0761
       KARA B. SWINGEN, Petitioner-Appellant, vs. CRAIG A. KOCH, Respondent-Appellee.
No. 16-0798
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. CLIFTON DUSHAWN LUCKETT, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-0820
       IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF TAMARA K. ANDERSON-GERELS AND JAY D. GERELS Upon the Petition of TAMARA K. ANDERSON-GERELS, RODNEY R. EATON, Administrator of the TAMARA K. EATON (f/k/a TAMARA K. ANDERSON-GERELS) ESTATE, Petitioner-Appellee/Cross-Appellant, And Concerning JAY D. GERELS, Respondent-Appellant/Cross-Appellee.
No. 16-0877
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. EARL A. GRIFFIN, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-0897
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. JUSTIN TODD BROWN, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-0901
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. CHAD JOSEPH MOELLER, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-1013
       LUANA SAVINGS BANK, Plaintiff-Appellant, vs. RONALD CASPERSEN, Defendant-Appellee.
No. 16-1049
       LOIS NOLL and LEONARD NOLL, Petitioners-Appellees, vs. IOWA DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES, Respondent-Appellant.
No. 16-1074
       IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF HEATHER R. HILMER AND JAMES O. HILMER Upon the Petition of HEATHER R. HILMER, Petitioner-Appellee, And Concerning JAMES O. HILMER, Respondent-Appellant.
No. 16-1102
       STANLEY D. RODAMAKER, Plaintiff/Counterclaim Defendant-Appellee, vs. ELAINE K. BIERMANN, f/k/a ELAINE K. WESTEMEIER and KURT BIERMANN, Defendants/Counterclaim Plaintiffs-Appellants.
No. 16-1156
       IN THE MATTER OF M.A., Alleged to be Seriously Mentally Impaired, M.A., Respondent-Appellant.
No. 16-1192
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. STEVEN M. SIFUENTES, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-1203
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. JOSEPH JAMES JEAN, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-1238
       IN THE INTEREST OF M.H. and V.H., Minor children, K.H., Father, Petitioner-Appellee, A.H., Mother, Respondent-Appellant.
No. 16-1270
       IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF RONALD TIMOTHY BACON JUSTIN BACON, Plaintiff-Appellant, vs. SARAH BACON, Defendant-Appellee.
No. 16-1284
       PATRICIA PETERS and JACOB BREWSTER, Individually and as Parents and Next Friends of V.B., Plaintiffs-Appellants, vs. PATRICIA O'DONNELL, Defendant-Appellee.
No. 16-1391
       IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF SARAH L. POURROY AND JARED M. POURROY Upon the Petition of SARAH L. POURROY, n/k/a SARAH L. CLOSE, Petitioner-Appellee, And Concerning JARED M. POURROY, Respondent-Appellant.
No. 16-1492
       KARLEE KAY HINES, Plaintiff-Appellant, vs. CARLOS NEWBORN, Defendant-Appellee.
No. 16-1522
       AMBER KACZINSKI, Petitioner-Appellee, vs. ADAM WELCH, Respondent-Appellant.
No.16-1581
       IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF TIFFANY LIPPSTOCK AND MICHAEL LIPPSTOCK Upon the Petition of TIFFANY LIPPSTOCK, Petitioner-Appellant, And Concerning MICHAEL LIPPSTOCK, Respondent-Appellee.
No. 16-1598
       IN RE THE MATTER OF THE GUARDIANSHIP OF L.O. and D.O. HEIDI LYNN ORTMANN, Petitioner-Appellant.
No. 16-2001
       IN THE INTEREST OF K.B. and K.B., Minor Children, T.B., Father, Appellant, B.B., Mother, Appellant.
No. 16-2127
       IN THE INTEREST OF O.H. and V.H., Minor Children, S.H., Mother, Appellant, B.H., Father, Appellant.
No. 16-2134
       IN THE INTEREST OF H.W.F., a/k/a M.F., Minor Child, C.F., Father, Appellant.
No. 16-2187
       IN THE INTEREST OF Z.G., Minor child, R.H., Father, Appellant.
No. 17-0054
       IN THE INTEREST OF N.M., Minor child, M.K., Mother, Appellant.
No. 17-0077
       IN THE INTEREST OF V.B., D.B., and M.E.-B., Minor Children, B.B., Mother, Appellant.
No. 17-0088
       IN THE INTEREST OF K.G., Minor child, V.G., Mother, Appellant.
No. 17-0097
       IN THE INTEREST OF K.B. and J.O., Minor children, M.S., Mother, Appellant.
No. 17-0098
       IN THE INTEREST OF S.B., Minor child, S.N.B., Mother, Appellant.
No. 17-0120
       IN THE INTEREST OF N.C. and D.C., Minor children, D.C., Father, Appellant.
No. 17-0194
       IN THE INTEREST OF X.M., Minor Child, D.M., Mother, Appellant.
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