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Case No. 19-0268

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In the Matter of the Guardianship and Conservatorship of Sylvia M. Olson

Richard Magnuson, Appellant

Attorney for Appellant

R. Scott Rhinehart

Attorney for Appellee

Richard H. Moeller

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
19-0268
Date Published:
Sep 11, 2019
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Woodbury County, Zachary Hindman, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Doyle and Bower, JJ.  Opinion by Doyle, J.  (8 pages)

            Richard Magnuson appeals the ruling of the district court approving the guardian and conservator’s annual report and application for authorization to expend conservatorship funds for caregivers.  OPINION HOLDS: Upon our de novo review of the record, we dismiss two of Magnuson’s three claims on appeal as moot.  And we find Magnuson’s last claim that the care provided to the ward was “contrary to [the ward’s] prior orders” to lack merit, and we agree with the district court that the guardian and conservator did not breach her fiduciary duties.  Thus, we affirm the court’s rulings in all respects and dismiss the two claims as moot.

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