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Case No. 17-0312

Cynthia Pesce
City of Des Moines and The Animal Rescue League of Iowa, Inc.


Cynthia Pesce


City of Des Moines and The Animal Rescue League of Iowa, Inc.

Attorney for the Appellant

Jamie L. Hunter

Attorneys for the Appellee

Michelle R. Mackel-Wiederanders, Assistant City Attorney
Jason M. Casini

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Aug 01, 2018

           Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Bradley McCall, Judge.  AFFIRMED ON APPEAL.  WRIT ANNULLED.  Considered by Vogel, P.J., and Doyle and Bower, JJ.  McDonald, J., takes no part.  Per Curiam.  (13 pages)

           Cynthia Pesce appeals the district court’s actions in reassigning her seized-property claim to a civil matter, dismissing her second seized-property claim, and holding a hearing after she filed a motion to dismiss and notices of appeal.  Her attorney, Jaysen McCleary, petitions for writ of certiorari regarding the district court’s imposition of sanctions for his actions in the proceeding.  OPINION HOLDS: The district court did not err or abuse its discretion in managing Pesce’s seized-property claims or in holding the hearing.  Additionally, the district court did not abuse its discretion in imposing sanctions

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