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April 19, 2017
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Summaries of most recent opinions.
No. 13-1557
       JORGE PEREZ-CASTILLO, Applicant-Appellant, vs. STATE OF IOWA, Respondent-Appellee.
No. 15-0943
       SHARI KINSETH and RICKY KINSETH, Co-executors of the Estate of Larry Kinseth, Deceased, and SHARI KINSETH, Individually, Plaintiffs-Appellees/Cross-Appellants, vs. WEIL-McLAIN COMPANY, Defendant-Appellant/Cross-Appellee, and STATE OF IOWA, ex. rel. CIVIL REPARATIONS TRUST FUND, Intervenor.
No. 15-1600
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. DAVID TYRONE JOINER, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 15-1985
       IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF MELISSA LYNE SNIDER AND JONATHAN EDWARD SNIDER Upon the Petition of MELISSA LYNE SNIDER, Petitioner-Appellee, And Concerning JONATHAN EDWARD SNIDER, Respondent-Appellant.
No. 15-2104
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. PETE JASON POLSON, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-0129
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. MARK L. KEMP, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-0161
       ROBERT JACKSON WHITE, Applicant-Appellant, vs. STATE OF IOWA, Respondent-Appellee.
No. 16-0257
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. KENDRA D. KOHLMEYER, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-0275
       JAMES E. WRIGHT, JR., Applicant-Appellee, vs. STATE OF IOWA, Respondent-Appellant.
No. 16-0363
       IN RE THE DETENTION OF MARVIN ALLEN MEAD MARVIN ALLEN MEAD, Respondent-Appellant.
No. 16-0393
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. ERVIN LEE WILSON JR., Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-0470
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. SHANNON SEE, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-0620
       JAYSEN MCCLEARY, Plaintiff-Appellant, vs. CITY OF DES MOINES ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT, Defendant-Appellee.
No. 16-0621
       JAMES HEAL, Plaintiff-Appellant, vs. BRIAN ANDERSON, Defendant-Appellee.
No. 16-0626
       JAMES SCHULTZ, Applicant-Appellant, vs. STATE OF IOWA, Respondent-Appellee.
No. 16-0684
       BASTION CAPITAL GROUP, INC., Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. GARY MATTHEWS, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-0715
       ERIC BONITA PEPPERS, Applicant-Appellant, vs. STATE OF IOWA, Respondent-Appellee.
No. 16-0730
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. WILHELM VONHOFSTEDER, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-0770
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. HIRAM ANTONIO SERRANO, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-0876
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. DARIUS A. CRAWLEY, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-0941
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. DAWN DENISE DUNN-GRIDLEY, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-0970
       JAMES M. WINTERS, CAROL A. WINTERS, TED WAITMAN, and DEBORAH WAITMAN, Plaintiffs-Appellees, vs. A.J. CHRISTEN and AUNE CHRISTEN, and their heirs, devisees, grantees, assignments, successors in interest and any unknown claimants of the followed described real estate situated in Allamakee County, Defendants, and DUANE A. TANK and SHEILA M. TANK, Intervenors-Appellants.
No. 16-1035
       IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF LINDA KAY SPENCE n/k/a LINDA KAY WEIR AND TODD ALLEN SPENCE Upon the Petition of LINDA KAY SPENCE n/k/a LINDA KAY WEIR, Petitioner-Appellee, And Concerning TODD ALLEN SPENCE, Respondent-Appellant.
No. 16-1038
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. CHARLES BRANDON LIGHTFOOT, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-1042
       CITY OF DES MOINES, IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. TRAVIS HURLEY, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-1152
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. LUCAS D. LANKFORD, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-1271
       SUNGREEN LAWNCARE, L.L.C. and MATTHEW ROMINE, Plaintiffs/Counterclaim Defendants-Appellees, vs. BEAUTIFUL LAWNS BY LONGS, L.L.C. and BRANDAN LONG, Defendants/Counterclaim Plaintiffs-Appellants.
No. 16-1272
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. JOHN CHARLES PICKERING, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-1291
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. JUSTIN LEE GUNTER, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-1341
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. TIMOTHY SHANAHAN, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-1344
       IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF MICHELLE MARIE WATKINS AND CLIFFORD JAMES WATKINS III Upon the Petition of MICHELLE MARIE WATKINS, Petitioner-Appellee, And Concerning CLIFFORD JAMES WATKINS III, Respondent-Appellant.
No. 16-1485
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. MICHAEL A. MCCANN, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-1558
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. ISIAC JOSEPH BROWN, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-1613
       DAVON ANTWON WRIGHT, Defendant-Appellant, vs. STATE OF IOWA, Respondent-Appellee.
No. 16-1723
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. JOSEPH MANUEL JONES, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-1962
       THOMAS A. REHR, KATHRYN A. REHR, JEFFREY MINNER, RODNEY PETERSEN, BRADY LEMKE, and 1ST GATEWAY CREDIT UNION, Plaintiffs-Appellees, vs. GUARDIAN TAX PARTNERS, INC., Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-2004
       CLINTON JOSEPH JANSSEN, Petitioner-Appellant, vs. HEATHER ANN WITCRAFT, Respondent-Appellee.
No. 17-0024
       IN THE INTEREST OF D.I. and A.I., Minor Children, D.I., Father, Appellant.
No. 17-0078
       IN THE INTEREST OF B.T. and B.T., Minor Children, C.T., Father, Appellant.
No. 17-0079
       IN THE INTEREST OF K.M., Minor Child, R.M., Mother, Appellant.
No. 17-0157
       IN THE INTEREST OF S.G. and J.G.-P., Minor children, S.P., Mother, Appellant.
No. 17-0182
       IN THE INTEREST OF M.S., Minor Child, J.B., Mother, Appellant.
No. 17-0205
       IN THE INTEREST OF J.H., Minor Child, K.S., Mother, Appellant.
No. 17-0259
       IN THE INTEREST OF R.D., I.D., and A.D., Minor children, C.R., Mother, Appellant.
No. 16-1322
       Amended April 24, 2017 IOWA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. RICHARD EDWARD WALBAUM, Defendant-Appellant.
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