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Case No. 23-1168

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Ommen v. City of Dubuque

State of Iowa, ex rel. Doug Ommen, Iowa Insurance Commissioner, Plaintiff-Appellee

The City of Dubuque, Defendant-Appellant

Linwood Cemetery Association, Dubuque Township, Julien Township and Dubuque County, Defendants-Appellees.

Attorney for Appellant

Crenna Brumwell

Attorney for Appellees Dubuque Township, Julien Township, and Dubuque County

Steven R. Wilson

Attorney for Appellee State of Iowa, ex. re. Doug Ommen, Iowa Insurance Commissioner

David Faith, Deputy Attorney General (until withdrawal)

Tyler L. Eason, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Mar 06, 2024

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Dubuque County, Monica Zrinyi Ackley, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Greer, P.J., and Schumacher and Ahlers, JJ.  Langholz, J., takes no part.  Opinion by Schumacher, J.  (8 pages)

            The City of Dubuque appeals the district court’s ruling that granted Dubuque County’s motion to dismiss in this action to determine which entity is responsible for future maintenance of a cemetery.  OPINION HOLDS: Because the City is the governmental subdivision with jurisdiction over the cemetery under Iowa Code section 523I.316 (2020), we affirm.

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