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Case No. 17-0949

The University of Iowa, Board of Regents, State of Iowa
v.
The American Arbitration Association and Modern Piping, Inc.

Appellant

The University of Iowa, Board of Regents, State of Iowa

Appellees

The American Arbitration Association and Modern Piping, Inc.

Attorneys for Appellant

George A. Carroll, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellees

John A. Templer Jr. and Zachary J. Hermsen
Jeffrey A. Stone and Gail Brashers-Krug, for intervenor Modern Piping, Inc.

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
17-0949
Date Published:
Jan 09, 2019
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Johnson County, Mary E. Chicchelly, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Heard by Potterfield, P.J., Doyle, J., and Danilson, S.J.  Opinion by Doyle, J.  (5 pages)

            The petitioners appeal from the order granting summary judgment on their action to enjoin the American Arbitration Association (AAA) from arbitrating a contract dispute.  OPINION HOLDS: Because the petitioners fall short of showing the “clear absence” of jurisdiction required to divest the AAA of its arbitral immunity, the district court properly granted summary judgment in the AAA’s favor. 

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