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Case No. 22-2032

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State of Iowa
Manual J. Seenster Jr.


State of Iowa


Manual J. Seenster Jr.

Attorney for the Appellee

Linda J. Hines, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Christopher Raker

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Mar 27, 2024

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Clayton County, Richard D. Stochl, Judge.  DISTRICT COURT RULING VACATED AND CASE REMANDED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and Badding and Buller, JJ.  Opinion by Tabor, P.J.  (4 pages)

            Manuel Seenster Jr. appeals an order denying his motion for new trial on a remand from this court.  OPINION HOLDS: Because the district court entered the order on a remand before procedendo issued on the first appeal, the district court lacked jurisdiction.  And because the district court lacked jurisdiction, the order is a nullity.  We vacate the order denying the motion for new trial—which leaves us nothing to review.  The case is remanded for the district court to address the pending new trial motion. 

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