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Case No. 21-0580

In re the Marriage of Gray

Thomas Edward Gray, Appellee

Normaleena Ramirez Gray n/k/a Normaleena Ramirez Griebe, Appellant

Attorney for Appellant

P. Shawn McCann 

Attorney for Appellee

Leslie A. Christensen


Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Aug 03, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Pottawattamie County, Margaret Reyes, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Vaitheswaran and Chicchelly, JJ.  Opinion by Vaitheswaran, J.  (8 pages)

            Normaleena Ramirez Grebe appeals the district court’s dismissal of her application for rule to show cause on res judicata grounds.  OPINION HOLDS: Grebe’s application is not barred under issue preclusion because the prior court did not decide whether Thomas Gray’s post-military career constituted “federal service.”  However, Grebe’s application is barred under claim preclusion because Grebe had a full and fair opportunity to litigate the “federal service” issue in the prior action.

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