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Case No. 18-1198

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Melissa Sadler, Individually, and as Parent and Next Friend of S.S., A.S., Z.S., and I.S., Minor Children
v.
Polly Primus and Pathways Behavioral Services, Inc.

Appellant

Melissa Sadler, Individually, and as Parent and Next Friend of S.S., A.S., Z.S., and I.S., Minor Children

Appellee

Polly Primus and Pathways Behavioral Services, Inc.

Attorneys for Appellant

John G. Daufeldt

Attorneys for Appellee

Jason T. Madden and Caroline K. Bettis

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
18-1198
Date Published:
Sep 11, 2019
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Butler County, Linda M. Fangman, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Mullins, P.J., Bower, J, and Vogel, S.J.  Opinion by Mullins, J.  (8 pages)

            Melissa Sadler appeals an adverse summary judgment ruling and dismissal of her civil suit.  She argues the court (1) improperly failed to allow her fifteen days to respond to the defendants’ motion for summary judgment, (2) lacked jurisdiction to entertain the motion when an appeal was pending, (3) abused its discretion in denying her motion to extend expert-witness deadlines, and (4) erred by dismissing the lawsuit when an appeal was pending concerning the propriety of a motion to dismiss granted in favor of other defendants.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the outcome of the district court proceedings.

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