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Case No. 21-0998

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Matthew v. State

Paul H. Matthew and Deborah Ann Matthew, as Administrators of the Estate of Deshia Marie Matthew, Deceased, Plaintiffs-Appellants

State of Iowa, Defendant-Appellee

Attorneys for Appellants

Andrew B. Howie

John C. Bush

Michael K. Bush

William Bush

Attorneys for Appellee

Samuel P. Langholz, Assistant Attorney General

Sharon Wegner, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
21-0998
Date Published:
Jun 29, 2022
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Washington County, Crystal S. Cronk, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Heard by Bower, C.J., and Schumacher and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Ahlers, J.  (10 pages)

            In a wrongful death action stemming from a house fire, the administrators of the estate contend summary judgment should not have been granted in favor of the State because the State is not protected by discretionary-function immunity.  OPINION HOLDS: Summary judgment was properly granted as both prongs of the discretionary-function-immunity test are satisfied.

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