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Case No. 18-0811

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James Rixner and the Sioux City Human Rights Commission of the City of Sioux City
v.
James W. Boyd Revocable Trust and Jennifer Boyle and James W. Boyd, Individually

Appellant

James Rixner and the Sioux City Human Rights Commission of the City of Sioux City

Appellee

James W. Boyd Revocable Trust and Jennifer Boyle and James W. Boyd, Individually

Attorneys for Appellant

Connie E. Anstey, Assistant City Attorney

Attorneys for Appellee

Patrick T. Parry

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
18-0811
Date Published:
Oct 09, 2019
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Woodbury County, Jeffrey L. Poulson, Judge.  REVERSED AND REMANDED.  Heard by Potterfield, P.J., and Bower and Greer, JJ.  Opinion by Greer, J.  (11 pages)

            James Rixner and the Sioux City Human Rights Commission argue the district court abused its discretion in striking a paragraph of their petition alleging housing discrimination and erred in finding the plaintiffs are not aggrieved parties.  The defendants argue the petition is time barred, the plaintiffs have failed to argue they are the real party in interest, and the plaintiffs do not have standing to pursue this action.  OPINION HOLDS: We decline to address the statute of limitations and motion to strike issues and conclude that the plaintiffs have established they are aggrieved parties under the statute and have standing to pursue their claims.  We reverse and remand to the district court for further proceedings. 

Date Amended:
Oct 15, 2019
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