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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
Attorneys for Appellee
Samuel P. Langholz, Assistant Attorney General
Sharon Wegner, Assistant Attorney General
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
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.