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Case No. 21-0273

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Lisa L. Newell
State of Iowa


Lisa L. Newell


State of Iowa

Attorneys for Appellant

Lisa Newell, self-represented

Attorneys for Appellee

Pope Yamada

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jan 12, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Johnson County, Kevin Mckeever, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Mullins, P.J., and May and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Mullins, P.J.  (9 pages)

            Lisa Newell appeals an adverse summary judgment ruling, arguing (1) the district court failed to acknowledge the suit was a claim for state tort liability as opposed to a medical malpractice action against a person, (2) additional discovery should have been allowed before the grant of summary judgment, and (3) the court erred in concluding the claim required expert testimony.  OPINION HOLDS: Finding no cause for reversal on the issues properly presented for our review, we affirm the entry of summary judgment. 

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