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Case No. 16-2145

Luann Huss
The State of Iowa and Iowa State University of Science and Technology


Luann Huss


The State of Iowa and Iowa State University of Science and Technology

Attorneys for Appellee

David Albrecht, Brooke Timmer (until withdrawal), and Whitney Judkins (until withdrawal)

Attorneys for Appellant

George A. Carroll, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Feb 06, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Jeffrey D. Farrell, Judge.  REVERSED AND REMANDED.  Heard by Mullins, P.J., McDonald, J., and Danilson, S.J.  Opinion by McDonald, J.  (11 pages)

            Defendants, the State of Iowa and Iowa State University, appeal the district court’s entry of judgment notwithstanding the verdict in an employment discrimination case favoring the plaintiff, Luann Huss.  OPINION HOLDS:  When considering the evidence in the light most favorable to the defendants, reasonable minds could differ with regard to whether Huss proved her disability discrimination and failure to accommodate claims.  Because reasonable minds could reach differing conclusions, the district court erred in entering judgment notwithstanding the verdict.  We reverse and remand to reinstate the jury’s verdict.

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