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May 17, 2017
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Summaries of most recent opinions.
No. 15-1932
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. JODY LYNN HUGHLETTE, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 15-2045
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. CHAD MICHAEL GILLSON, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 15-2073
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. JOEL BROOKS, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-0095
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. JIMMY LEE ALLEN, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-0096
       SOMVANG MEKSAVANH, Applicant-Appellant, vs. STATE OF IOWA, Respondent-Appellee.
No. 16-0164
       SALI DAUD FARAH, Applicant-Appellant, vs. STATE OF IOWA, Respondent-Appellee.
No. 16-0208
       JOHN VETTER, Plaintiff-Appellee/Cross-Appellant, vs. STATE OF IOWA, IOWA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES, AARON LUMLEY and PAUL TAUKE, Defendants-Appellants/Cross-Appellees.
No. 16-0261
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. MIREYA BIANCA BALDERAS, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-0336
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. LEONARD DRAPER JR., Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-0544
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. TODD TERRANCE LARUE, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-0676
       TARRENCE NEWMAN, Applicant-Appellant, vs. STATE OF IOWA, Respondent-Appellee.
No. 16-0753
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. ANTHONY DEMONTA THORPE JR., Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-0754
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. TERRENCE WILLIAMS, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-0811
       AHKINEA DEON COX, Applicant-Appellant, vs. STATE OF IOWA, Respondent-Appellee.
No. 16-0867
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. DARIUS LEJAUN WADE, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-0871
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. DREW WEEHLER-SMITH, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-0936
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. JERON LAVELL GARRISON, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-0996
       IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF JANIE JO DRAKER-FALCON AND ESTEBAN FALCON Upon the Petition of JANIE JO DRAKER-FALCON, n/k/a JANIE JO DRAKER-RANDALL, Petitioner-Appellee, And Concerning ESTEBAN FALCON, Respondent-Appellant.
No. 16-1033
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. STEVEN F. SCARLETT, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-1034
       IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF STEPHANIE KAY MAKELA AND WAYNE L. MAKELA Upon the Petition of STEPHANIE KAY MAKELA, Petitioner-Appellant/Cross-Appellee, And Concerning WAYNE L. MAKELA, Respondent-Appellee/Cross-Appellant.
No. 16-1047
       SCOTT ALLAN MASON, Applicant-Appellant, vs. STATE OF IOWA, Respondent-Appellee.
No. 16-1073
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. CLIFTON L. JOHNSON, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-1118
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. CORNELIUS TYRONE BROWN, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-1173
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. KEVIN RAYMOND JONES, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-1201
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. SUEZ ANN SMITH, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-1240
       IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF CHRISTOPHER LAWRENCE SLAYMAN AND CASSANDRA LYNN SLAYMAN Upon the Petition of CHRISTOPHER LAWRENCE SLAYMAN, Petitioner-Appellant, And Concerning CASSANDRA LYNN SLAYMAN, n/k/a CASSANDRA LYNN ORSI, Respondent-Appellee.
No. 16-1249
       JEREMY BOATMAN and KRISTI BOATMAN, Plaintiff-Appellees, vs. COUNTRY EARTHMOVING, L.L.C., a/k/a CME, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-1304
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. LARA L. WELCH, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-1342
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. ROSE LEE BERANEK, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-1403
       QUALITY EGG, L.L.C., Plaintiff-Appellant, vs. HICKMAN'S EGG RANCH, Defendant-Appellee.
No. 16-1424
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. TIFFANI A. TAYLOR, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-1483
       IN THE MATTER OF THE SIEVERS FAMILY REVOCABLE TRUST DATED JULY 17, 2002, LINDA BARGER Beneficiary-Appellant,
No. 16-1621
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. RAY ALEXANDER SANGSTER, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-1703
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. CLERONE ISAAC REED JR., Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-1772
       IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF LARONNA LEA ORR AND DAVID WAYNE ORR Upon the Petition of LARONNA LEA ORR, Petitioner-Appellee, And Concerning DAVID WAYNE ORR, Respondent-Appellant.
No. 16-1846
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. ADAM B. ARTERBURN, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-1997
       SAO MANSARAY, Plaintiff-Appellant, vs. ANGELINE NAYOU, Defendant-Appellee.
No. 16-2068
       STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. RICHARD YATES III, Defendant-Appellant.
No. 16-2209
       IN THE INTEREST OF O.H. and P.H., Minor Children, T.H., Father, Appellant.
No. 17-0221
       IN THE INTEREST OF S.B., A.B., Z.B., A.B., and D.B., Minor Children, J.S., Mother, Appellant, M.B., Father, Appellant.
No. 17-0242
       IN THE INTEREST OF B.W., M.W., and G.O., Minor Children, A.W., Mother, Appellant, I.W., Father of B.W. and M.W., Appellant, J.O., Father of G.O., Appellant.
No. 17-0244
       IN THE INTEREST OF G.C., Minor Child, C.R., Mother, Appellant.
No. 17-0265
       IN THE INTEREST OF D.Z., Minor Child, A.Z., Father, Appellant.
No. 17-0287
       IN THE INTEREST OF L.M., Minor Child, K.L., Mother, Appellant.
No. 17-0289
       IN THE INTEREST OF X.V. and P.V., Minor Children, N.V., Mother, Appellant.
No. 17-0290
       IN THE INTEREST OF E.M., Minor Child, I.M., Mother, Appellant.
No. 17-0291
       IN THE INTEREST OF D.R., Minor Child, C.M., Mother, Appellant.
No. 17-0347
       IN THE INTEREST OF K.G., M.S., H.S., and J.M., Minor Children, R.S., Mother, Appellant.
No. 17-0356
       IN THE INTEREST OF K.H. and T.H., Minor Children, K.H., Father, Appellant.
No. 17-0384
       IN THE INTEREST OF K.H., Minor child, STATE OF IOWA, Appellant.
No. 17-0406
       IN THE INTEREST OF L.K., Minor Child, S.S., Mother, Appellant, K.K., Father, Appellant.
No. 17-0414
       IN THE INTEREST OF C.C., R.C., and L.C., T.W., Mother, Appellant, J.C., Father, Appellant.
No. 17-0426
       IN THE INTEREST OF D.K. and I.K., Minor Children, M.F., Mother, Appellant.
No. 17-0429
       IN THE INTEREST OF I.B., Minor Child, K.R., Mother, Appellant.
No. 17-0443
       IN THE INTEREST OF J.R. and E.W., Minor Children, K.P., Mother, Appellant.
No. 17-0454
       IN THE INTEREST OF A.R., K.R., and P.R., Minor Children, J.R., Father, Appellant.
No. 17-0459
       IN THE INTEREST OF S.S., Minor Child, K.A.O., Mother, Appellant.
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