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Case No. 20-1350

Erich Riesenberg
v.
Scott Sanders, in his official capacity as City Manager of the City of Des Moines and the City of Des Moines, Iowa, City Council

Appellant

Erich Riesenberg

Appellee

Scott Sanders, in his official capacity as City Manager of the City of Des Moines and the City of Des Moines, Iowa, City Council

Attorneys for Appellant

Erich Riesenberg, self-represented

Attorneys for Appellee

Michelle Mackel-Wiederanders, Assistant City Attorney

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
20-1350
Date Published:
Sep 22, 2021
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Sarah Crane and David Nelmark, Judges.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Tabor and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Ahlers, J.  (6 pages)

            Erich Riesenberg filed a four-count petition alleging the city council of Des Moines and city manager Scott Sanders (collectively “City”) violated Iowa law when the City entered into a contract with a private company.  OPINION HOLDS: We find no error in converting the action to a proceeding for declaratory judgment, dismissing one count for failure to state a claim and two more counts for lack of standing, and granting summary judgment in favor of the City on the remaining count.

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