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Case No. 20-1320

Jay Driesen, Substitute Petitioner for Cindy Davis
Katherine Kerr-Davis


Jay Driesen, Substitute Petitioner for Cindy Davis


Katherine Kerr-Davis

Attorneys for Appellant


Attorneys for Appellee

Steven E. Ort

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Oct 06, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Washington County, Crystal S. Cronk, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Greer and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Greer, J.  (7 pages)

            Cindy Davis appeals the order dismissing a petition for relief from elder abuse filed on her behalf by a substitute petitioner.  OPINION HOLDS: I. Because Cindy is the party in interest and participated in the proceedings below, we deny the motion to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction.  II. Cindy does not meet the definition of a “vulnerable elder” under Iowa Code chapter 235F (2020).  Because the petition does not show a right of recovery under any state of facts, we affirm its dismissal. 

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