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Iowa Court Of Appeals Opinions
April 5, 2017
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Summaries of most recent opinions.
No. 15-0374
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. CORVELLE BEEKS, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 15-0744
       JAMES WILLIAMS, Applicant-Appellant, vs. STATE OF IOWA, Respondent-Appellee.
No. 15-1816
       GUY DELL SUDDUTH, Applicant-Appellant, vs. STATE OF IOWA, Respondent-Appellee.
No. 15-2002
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. MARK WESLEY BROWN, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 15-2115
       BIANCA LORRINE PULLIAM, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. DANNY MAC, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-0027
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. RODERICK WARD, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-0203
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. CHRISTOPHER JEPSEN, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-0235
       GABRIEL VASQUEZ, Applicant-Appellant, vs. STATE OF IOWA, Respondent-Appellee.
No. 16-0283
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. STEPHANY RAMIREZ-HERNANDEZ, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-0314
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. JACK LOSEE, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-0323
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. EDWARD M. CUSIC, Defendant-Appellant.
No.16-0329
       CASEY DIXON, Applicant-Appellant, vs. STATE OF IOWA, Respondent-Appellee.
No. 16-0589
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. CARLOS ENAMORADO MELENDEZ, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-0637
       FRANKLIN LEE HARRIS, Applicant-Appellant, vs. STATE OF IOWA, Respondent-Appellee.
No. 16-0713
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. MELVIN LUCIER, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-1161
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. JAZMOND DEANTRA TURNER, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-1302
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. ALLISON MIRANDA HEDGEPETH, Defendant-Appellant.
No.16-1412
       IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF KATHERINE S. KOONTZ AND DAMON M. KOONTZ Upon the Petition of KATHERINE S. KOONTZ, n/k/a KATHERINE S. HARPENAU, Petitioner-Appellant, And Concerning DAMON M. KOONTZ, Respondent-Appellee.
No. 16-1413
       ESTATE OF LAYNE SCHNEIDER, Plaintiff-Appellant, vs. WADE A. LENTH, Defendant-Appellee.
No. 16-1432
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. GABRIEONA L. FORD, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-1479
       IN THE MATTER OF M.E., Alleged to Be Seriously Mentally Impaired, M.E., Respondent-Appellant.
No. 16-1497
       IN THE INTEREST OF K.S., Minor child, J.S., Father, Petitioner-Appellee M.K., Mother, Respondent-Appellant.
No. 16-1576
       CITY OF NORTH LIBERTY, IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. GARY WEINMAN, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-1653
       IN THE INTEREST OF L.H., Minor child, S.M., Mother, Petitioner-Appellee, J.H., Father, Respondent-Appellant.
No. 16-1822
       IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF JOANNA L. STANLEY AND TYLER L. STANLEY Upon the Petition of JOANNA L. STANLEY, n/k/a JOANNA L. LINN, Petitioner-Appellant, And Concerning TYLER L. STANLEY, Respondent-Appellee.
No. 16-1856
       IN THE INTEREST OF R.W., Minor child, K.W., Mother, Appellant.
No. 16-1954
       IN THE INTEREST OF A.J., Minor Child, D.J., Father, Appellant.
No. 16-1969
       IN THE INTEREST OF C.L., Minor Child, T.C., Father, Appellant.
No. 16-2179
       IN THE INTEREST OF C.H. and F.H., Minor Children, C.H., Father, Appellant.
No. 17-0009
       IN THE INTEREST OF M.C., Minor Child, M.J., Father, Appellant.
No. 17-0010
       IN RE THE INTEREST OF K.N., Minor Child, S.T, Mother, Appellant.
No. 17-0025
       IN THE INTEREST OF A.H., S.S., and T.S., Minor children, J.S., Mother, Appellant.
No. 17-0026
       IN THE INTEREST OF J.V. Minor child, J.V., Father, Appellant.
No. 17-0093
       IN THE INTEREST OF B.T., Minor child, A.P., Mother, Appellant.
No. 17-0134
       IN THE INTEREST OF E.H., Minor child, M.H., Mother, Appellant.
No. 17-0148
       IN THE INTEREST OF C.L., H.L., M.S., and M.S., Minor children, E.L., Mother, Appellant, R.S., Father, Appellant.
No. 17-0174
       IN THE INTEREST OF R.M. and E.P., Minor children, T.P., Mother, Appellant.
No. 17-0236
       IN THE INTEREST OF F.B., J.B., and K.B., Minor Children, D.E., Father, Appellant.
No. 17-0243
       IN THE INTEREST OF I.H., Minor Child, B.F., Mother, Appellant.
No. 17-0258
       IN THE INTEREST OF T.L. and S.L., Minor Children, J.G., Mother, Appellant.
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