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Case No. 18-1553

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Bela Animal Legal Defense and Rescue
v.
City of Des Moines, Des Moines City Council, Christine Hensley, Chris Coleman, Skip Moore, Linda Westergaard, Bill Gray, and T.M. Franklin Cownie

Appellees

Bela Animal Legal Defense and Rescue

Appellant

City of Des Moines, Des Moines City Council, Christine Hensley, Chris Coleman, Skip Moore, Linda Westergaard, Bill Gray, and T.M. Franklin Cownie

Attorneys for Appellees

Jaysen C. McCleary
Cami N. Eslick

Attorneys for Appellant

Michelle Mackel-Weideranders and Lawrence Dempsey (until withdrawal)

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
18-1553
Date Published:
Jun 03, 2020
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Jeffrey Farrell, Douglas F. Staskal, and Jeanie Vaudt, Judges.  APPEAL DISMISSED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and Mullins and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Mullins, J.  (5 pages)

                A municipality and several officials appeal following a district court ruling determining their motion for summary judgment to be moot, arguing the district court erred in granting the appellee additional time to respond to their motion for summary judgment, and claiming the court should have ruled on the motion.  OPINION HOLDS: We find no remaining justiciable controversy and dismiss the appeal as moot.

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