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Case No. 18-0504

John Doe and James Doe
Sally J. Gill


John Doe and James Doe


Sally J. Gill

Attorney for the Appellant

Dean A. Fankhauser

Attorney for the Appellee

John S. Moeller

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Feb 06, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Woodbury County, Jeffrey L. Poulson, Judge.  REVERSED AND REMANDED.  Considered by Potterfield, P.J., Doyle, J., and Mahan, S.J.  Opinion by Potterfield, P.J.  (6 pages)

            On interlocutory appeal, John Doe and James Doe, who are both HIV positive, challenge the district court’s ruling they cannot proceed in an action against Sally Gill for disseminating information about their diagnoses without using their own names in the public court filings.  OPINION HOLDS: We reverse the district court order requiring John and James to amend or restate their petition and remand for further proceedings consistent with this opinion.

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