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Case No. 19-0936

In the Matter of L.M., Alleged to Be Seriously Mentally Impaired

L.M., Respondent-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant

John C. Heinicke

Attorney for Appellee State

Gretchen Kraemer, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Mar 18, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Jasper County, Steven J. Holwerda, District Associate Judge.  REVERSED AND REMANDED WITH DIRECTIONS.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and Mullins and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Schumacher, J.  (9 pages)

            L.M. appeals from a district court order imposing a civil mental health commitment.  OPINION HOLDS: Because the district court’s finding that L.M. is seriously mentally impaired was not supported by substantial evidence, we reverse the decision below and remand for termination of L.M.’s civil commitment under Iowa Code chapter 229 (2019). 

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