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Case No. 18-2181

Dorothy Hollinger
State of Iowa


Dorothy Hollinger


State of Iowa

Attorney for the Appellee

Melissa C. Hasso and Mark D. Sherinian

Attorney for the Appellant

Molly M. Weber, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 27, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Karen A. Romano, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Heard by Doyle, P.J., and Tabor and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Doyle, P.J.  (9 pages)

            The State of Iowa appeals the order entering judgment for Dorothy Hollinger on her claim of employment discrimination based on disability.  OPINION HOLDS: Our decision in a prior appeal of this case determined that squatting and kneeling are major life activities under the Iowa Civil Rights Act.  Because that decision is the law of the case, the district court relied on it in finding Hollinger is substantially limited in those major life activities and thus is a person with a disability under the statute. 

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