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May 3, 2017
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Summaries of most recent opinions.
No. 15-0418
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. RONALD ROBINSON GOCHETT, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 15-0755
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. MONICA SHEANI WILLIAMS, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 15-0937
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. BRIAN KERRY DEARDEN, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 15-1060
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. DAVID WINSLOW DUNHAM, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 15-1061
       ALLEN KILLINGS, Applicant-Appellant, vs. STATE OF IOWA, Respondent-Appellee.
No. 15-1529
       CHRISTOPHER JOHN SIMPSON, Applicant-Appellant, vs. STATE OF IOWA, Respondent-Appellee.
No. 15-1849
       TODD ALAN MILLS, Applicant-Appellant, vs. STATE OF IOWA, Respondent-Appellee.
No. 15-1979
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. GLENN LEE MCGHEE, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 15-1991
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. JASON SHIMAR KEYS, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 15-2105
       TAMARA STELLMACH and JOHN STELLMACH, Plaintiffs-Appellants, vs. STATE OF IOWA d/b/a UNIVERSITY OF IOWA HOSPITALS AND CLINICS, Defendant-Appellee.
No. 15-2173
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. THEODORE RAY BASCOM, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 15-2184
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. SHAWN KALE NICKERSON, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 15-2188
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. NICHOLAS JOHN LUERKENS, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 15-2227
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. RAYMOND B. HENDERSON, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-0122
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. DALE KUZMICKI, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-0162
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. NGOR MAKUEY, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-0267
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. MICHAEL SCHEFFERT, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-0279
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. THIERNO YAYA DIALLO, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-0287
       SUSAN ACKERMAN, Plaintiff-Appellant, vs. STATE OF IOWA, IOWA WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT, TERESA WAHLERT, TERESA HILLARY, and DEVON LEWIS, Defendants-Appellees.
No. 16-0371
       JAMES DEAN RAYMOND, Applicant-Appellant, vs. STATE OF IOWA, Respondent-Appellee.
No. 16-0388
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. MARK REED BRITT, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-0403
       IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF KENNETH CRANE AND JERRILYN CRANE Upon the Petition of KENNETH CRANE, Petitioner-Appellant/Cross-Appellee, And Concerning JERRILYN CRANE, Respondent-Appellee/Cross-Appellant.
No. 16-0416
       ROMANTIX HOLDINGS, INC., ROMANTIX, INC., ABV MANAGEMENT, INC., BOOKS, INC., PPI, INC., PPA, INC., and SWAN BOOKS, INC., Petitioners-Appellants, vs. IOWA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, Respondent-Appellee.
No. 16-0443
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. JERRY LEON THOMPSON, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-0459
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. KIERRA BENTLEY, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-0557
       IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF LORI A. LEO AND MICHAEL A. LEO Upon the Petition of LORI A. LEO, Petitioner-Appellee, And Concerning MICHAEL A. LEO, Respondent-Appellant.
No. 16-0562
       NATHAN DOMINIC CURTIS, Applicant-Appellant, vs. STATE OF IOWA, Respondent-Appellee.
No. 16-0590
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. VERNARD ARCHER, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-0656
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. AARON LANCE SAMS, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-0664
       JOHN DOE, Petitioner-Appellant, vs. IOWA DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES, Respondent-Appellee.
No. 16-0680
       CURTIS JOHNSON-JEFFERS III, Applicant-Appellant, vs. STATE OF IOWA, Respondent-Appellee.
No. 16-0686
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. JOHN BARKER III, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-0762
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. MARQUIS TAYLOR, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-0827
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. SEAN NEAL DELACY, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-0844
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. MICHAEL RYAN DERBY, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-0934
       ZIMMER & FRANCESCON, INC., Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. RICE LAKE CONTRACTING CORP., Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-0940
       GREATAMERICA FINANCIAL SERVICES CORPORATION f/k/a GREATAMERICA LEASING CORPORATION, Plaintiff-Appellee/Cross-Appellant, vs. PRESTWOOD FUNERAL HOME, INC. and ROY VANCE PRESTWOOD JR., Defendants-Appellants/Cross-Appellees.
No. 16-0963
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. JUSTIN KRUTSINGER, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-1023
       IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF STEPHANIE R. ROSE AND SHANE A. ROSE Upon the Petition of STEPHANIE R. ROSE, n/k/a STEPHANIE R. MILLER, Petitioner-Appellee, And Concerning SHANE A. ROSE, Respondent-Appellant.
No. 16-1087
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. EARL LEONARD NELSON JR., Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-1112
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. JASON GENE WEITZEL, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-1138
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. STEVEN GRANT BATTEAU, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-1139
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. SAMUEL LEE HARRIS, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-1155
       CITY OF MONROE, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. DUSTIN M. NICOL and MICHELLE R. STREET, Defendants-Appellants.
No. 16-1164
       MANUELA BAKER, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. MICHAEL R. JONES, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-1169
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. TROY LEE MURE JR., Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-1186
       IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF PATRICIA LYNN LANG AND WALTER PATRICK LANG Upon the Petition of PATRICIA LYNN LANG, Petitioner-Appellant, And Concerning WALTER PATRICK LANG, Respondent-Appellee.
No. 16-1215
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. RICK PETRO, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-1218
       RHONDA BANWART, Individually and as Next Friend of A.B. and M.B., Minor Children, Plaintiff-Appellant, vs. 50TH STREET SPORTS, L.L.C. d/b/a DRAUGHT HOUSE 50, Defendant-Appellee.
No. 16-1262
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. SHANNON TYRONE CRAIG, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-1308
       IN RE THE ADOPTION OF J.B.H., Minor child, P.B., Appellant.
No. 16-1332
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. JOSEPH EDWARD BARNHART, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-1375
       HAYES ELBERT BAKER III, Applicant-Appellant, vs. STATE OF IOWA, Respondent-Appellee.
No. 16-1376
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. DERRICK ALAN MOORE, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-1385
       JAMES TYRONE WOODS, Applicant-Appellant, vs. STATE OF IOWA, Respondent-Appellee.
No. 16-1526
       IN THE INTEREST OF I.M.H., Minor child, B.E.R., Mother, Petitioner-Appellee, J.E.J.H., Father, Respondent-Appellant.
No. 16-1528
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. JAMES PAUL SMITH, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-1573
       IN THE INTEREST OF D.S., Minor Child, J.S., Mother, Petitioner-Appellant, C.T., Father, Respondent-Appellee.
No. 16-1592
       Upon the Petition of KORY M. FUERSTENBERG, Petitioner-Appellant, And Concerning LEAH L. FRETTE, Respondent-Appellee.
No. 16-1675
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. LARRY DAVID BASKERVILLE, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-1729
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. JESSIE JARELL MARSHALL, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-1780
       IN THE INTEREST OF P.G., Minor Child. P.G., Minor Child, Appellant.
No. 16-1867
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. TYSON JAMES RUTH, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-2076
       IN THE INTEREST OF J.H., Minor Child, J.H., Father, Petitioner-Appellee, A.H., Mother, Respondent-Appellant.
No. 17-0066
       IN THE INTEREST OF Z.C. and B.C., Minor Children, J.C., Mother, Appellant.
No. 17-0070
       IN THE INTEREST OF J.R., Minor Child, A.J., Mother, Appellant.
No. 17-0081
       IN THE INTEREST OF J.S. and R.D., Minor Children, A.S., Mother, Appellant, R.D., Father, Appellant.
No. 17-0147
       IN THE INTEREST OF S.M., Minor child, S.B., Mother, Appellant.
No. 17-0156
       IN THE INTEREST OF J.W., C.W., and W.W., Minor children, R.W., Father, Appellant, J.K., Mother, Appellant.
No. 17-0201
       IN THE INTEREST OF J.R., Minor Child, J.R., Father, Appellant.
No. 17-0264
       IN THE INTEREST OF A.H. and A.H., Minor Children, A.H.-W., Father, Appellant.
No. 17-0281
       IN THE INTEREST OF D.W. and N.W., Minor Children, J.W., Father, Appellant, S.M., Mother, Appellant.
No. 17-0286
       IN THE INTEREST OF B.P., C.C., and D.C., Minor Children, J.C., Mother, Appellant, C.P., Father of B.P. and D.C., Appellant.
No. 17-0297
       IN THE INTEREST OF S.W., Minor Child, E.W., Father, Appellant, T.A., Mother, Appellant.
No. 17-0338
       IN THE INTEREST OF A.W., Minor Child, L.C., Mother, Appellant.
No. 17-0357
       IN THE INTEREST OF H.L., Minor Child, M.L., Mother, Appellant, S.L., Father, Appellant.
No. 17-0388
       IN THE INTEREST OF Z.B., C.C., and P.S., Minor Children, C.T., Mother, Appellant, J.C., Father of C.C., Appellant.
No. 17-0437
       IN THE INTEREST OF C.H., Minor Child, A.H.S., Mother, Appellant.
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