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Case No. 21-1390

Dutton, Daniels, Hines, Kalkhoff, Cook and Swanson, P.L.C.
v.
Iowa District Court for Black Hawk County

Plaintiff

Dutton, Daniels, Hines, Kalkhoff, Cook and Swanson, P.L.C.

Defendant

Iowa District Court for Black Hawk County

Attorneys for the Plaintiff

David J. Dutton and Joshua M. Moon
David L. Brown

Attorney for the Defendant

Peter R. Lapointe, Kevin J. Driscoll, and Andrew T. Patton

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
21-1390
Date Published:
Jun 29, 2022
Summary

            Certiorari to the Iowa District Court for Black Hawk County, Linda M. Fangman, Judge.  WRIT SUSTAINED AND CASE REMANDED.  Considered by May, P.J., and Schumacher and Badding, JJ.  Opinion by May, P.J.  (17 pages)

            A law firm seeks certiorari review of a district court order imposing monetary sanctions.  OPINION HOLDS: We find the district court did not abuse its discretion in concluding a sanction was appropriate.  But we do not agree with all of the grounds on which the district court based its decision to sanction.  So we remand with instructions to reconsider the amount of the sanction.

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